Dr Tavakoli’s Philosophy on Blepharoplasty / Eyelid Surgery in Sydney
One of the first signs of early aging is bagginess or puffiness around the eyes, often associated with wrinkling of the eyelid skin. Blepharoplasty, often referred to as eyelid surgery or Asian double eyelid surgery, is designed to correct this condition and to restore the youthful, alert appearance of your eyes. In my experience as a plastic surgeon and in the number of Sydney blepharoplastyI’ve performed, I have found people age very differently around the eyes depending on their family genes. Some girls can lose their crisp eyelid look as early as aged 25 and others can look great and fresh well in their 50s.
This condition may be present in the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It may also be associated with looseness of the skin of the eyebrows or temple region. Modern thinking of cosmetic eyelid surgery has changed dramatically to include the total appearance of the Forehead, eyebrow and cheek junction. Far more is known of the anatomy of the periorbital region of the face in the past 5-7 years. Surgery has become less invasive with more skin and fat preservation reducing postoperative hollowness and complications. the trend has become less for “crazy-Hollywood” blepharoplasty and more towards Natural results.
The treatments now include non-surgical such as muscle relaxants to treat crows feet, dermal fillers for Tear trough. These 2 procedures alone have made blepharoplasty surgery less popular.
However blepharoplasty eyelid surgery has a place. Where there is extra skin and festoons, surgery can intervene to dramatically improve tired and angry look.
Frequently Asked Questions about Blepharoplasty:
One of the first signs of early aging is bagginess or puffiness around the eyes, often associated with wrinkling of the eyelid skin. Blepharoplasty is designed to correct this condition and to restore the youthful alert appearance of your eyes. This condition may be present in the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It also may be associated with looseness of the skin of the eyebrows or temple region.
Normally, everyone has a small amount of fat around the eyeball. If the quantity of fat increases, or the local tissues stretch and weaken, the fat begins to bulge, producing “bags.” Occasionally this bulging is seen in young patients and is an inherited family trait and not a result of aging. The laxity and wrinkling of eyelid skin may be seen alone or in conjunction with excess fat. These changes have a striking effect on one’s appearance. An attractive face with these early signs of aging can affect a patient’s self image, attitude, and sense of well-being.