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EYELID SURGERY IN SYDNEY
Dr Alan Evans has over 25 years of experience in cosmetic upper and lower eyelid surgery

EYELID SURGERY IN SYDNEY
Dr Alan Evans has over 25 years of experience in cosmetic upper and lower eyelid surgery

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Eyelid surgery in Sydney (blepharoplasty) is designed to remove loose skin, excess fatty tissue, and a strip of muscle if indicated, from both the upper and lower eyelids to give a firmer, more youthful look.

It is often combined with other cosmetic treatments such as a brow lift and face lift although it can be also be carried out on its own.

You may decide to have both the upper and lower eyelids corrected or you may decide to have only upper eyelid or lower eyelid surgery in Sydney – it’s up to you. Dr Evans will be able to help you with your decision, which ultimately depends on your condition and the results you are hoping to achieve.

Dr Alan Evans is a respected ENT and facial plastic surgeon who regularly performs cosmetic eyelid surgery in Sydney. Patients can rest assured that with over 25 years of experience, they are in safe and capable hands.

Why do people undergo blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)?

Blepharoplasty is a short but highly effective procedure that often delivers immediate changes with very little down time. It’s ideal for those seeking a more youthful and rejuvenated facial appearance and can help to improve a person’s physical and psychological well being. Dr Evans will consider patients fit for treatment if they

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So, what can patients expect when undergoing cosmetic eyelid surgery in Sydney?

Patients new to cosmetic surgery may be a little apprehensive when considering treatments, so what can patients really expect?

Stage 1 – The consultation

Dr Evans will ask you to point out what you don’t like about your eyes and what you are hoping to get out of the procedure. After checking your medical records, he will discuss the possibilities with you given your existing age, profile, and condition.

Be sure to mention any medications that you are taking and in particular, any history of dry eyes, repeated conjunctivitis and glaucoma. Some eye disorders can make eye surgery in Sydney more of a risk, so you should always mention any form of eye problems that you might be aware of during this initial consultation.

Having established what can be done, some photographs will be taken and any questions, concerns or fears that you have will be answered.

Note: Do remember that a blepharoplasty is not designed to get rid of eye wrinkles located in the outer corners of your eyes. These are what are known as ‘crow’s feet’ and are better removed using safe and proven non-surgical methods like laser resurfacing treatment. Or with anti-wrinkle injection treatments, dermal fillers or, a combination of both.

Stage 2 – The surgery

The procedure can be done under local or general anaesthetic (this can be discussed with Dr Evans at your initial consultation). Dr Evans will begin by making tiny incisions along the natural creases of your eyelids. The excess tissue is removed to create the desired effect and incisions are closed with tiny sutures, leaving a fine line that will fade in no time at all.

The whole procedure takes between 1 and 2 hours depending on whether only the lower or upper eyelids are corrected or whether both are done.

Stage 3 – The recovery

Lower eyelid surgery in Sydney (blepharoplasty) is a minimally invasive procedure with a short recovery time. Patients can expect some slight swelling and in some cases blurry vision, or watery/dry eyes. However symptoms should dissipate within 2-3 days. Once symptoms have subsided you should be able to notice a definitive difference. Patients are also advised to rest up for one week and avoid UV light 2-4 weeks after surgery. One week after surgery you will be seen at the consulting rooms for a checkup and removal of the sutures. and then 6 weeks later for a final check up.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should always seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

If you would like to know more about eyelid surgery in Sydney or would like to book a consultation with Dr Evans, call us on (02) 9158 6375.