The eyes are the focus of attention: the first contact we make with another person is usually through eye contact. Loose upper eyelid skin can make you look tired, old, sad or even grumpy. The skin fold at the outer half of the upper eyelid can even restrict vision. As for the lower eyelids, Wrinkles around the eyes, loose eyelid skin, and unattractive “bags” can all contribute to the tired, unrested, even unhealthy look.
Surgical improvement of eyelid appearance is usually a relatively simple and quick procedure, which corrects all the hallmarks of aging eyes. The operation involves removing the excess, loose skin from the upper eyelid and the unsightly bulges at the inner corner of the upper eyelid.
The correction of the upper eyelid is sometimes combined with a browlift to improve the overall position of the eyelid skin and to “open up” the eyes. The lower eyelid can also be improved dramatically by removing the eyelid “bags” to return the eyelid to a tighter, more youthful appearance. The operation can usually be performed in a day surgery.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery is also known as blepharoplasty. The effects of sun damage and natural ageing process leads to loss of elasticity in the facial skin. Combined with the effects of gravity, this can cause sagging, particularly around the eyes and cheeks. The aim of blepharoplasty is to remove the drooping and wrinkled skin of the upper eyelids that can make you look tired or sad.
It can also eliminate bags under the eyes by removing excess fat and tighten the lower eyelid skin. The result is a younger, more alert and rested appearance. Cosmetic eyelid surgery can be performed on adults of any age. Some people ask for eyelid surgery to correct problems associated with ageing, while others seek treatment in their 20's or 30's to correct inherited features.
|Upper eyelid reduction||$3,900||If you have private Medical cover and a medical item number applies to your situation, you may get between $200 and $1,350 rebate.|
|Correction of Lower eyelid pouches and "bags"||$5,900|
|Combined browlift and upper eyelid reduction||$5,900||If you have private Medical cover and a medical item number applies to your situation, you may get between $200 and $1,350 rebate.|