Eyelid Surgery Sydney

Address the appearance of lax eyelids, under-eye skin and wrinkles.

The area around your eyes is especially sensitive to the effects of sun damage, ageing, and other environmental aggressors that cause skin elasticity to decline. Dr John Flood uses eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) at his Sydney-area practice to address the tissue around the eyes, addressing concerns such as lax eyelids, under-eye skin and wrinkles.

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a delicate procedure and should only be performed by a highly-trained surgeon.

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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) in Sydney

Dr Flood offers eyelid surgery in Sydney for the upper and lower eyelids. These treatments can be performed as individual procedures or combined for a more extensive approach.

Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may be suitable for patients who have puffy eyelids or excess skin obscuring the eye fold. In some cases, loose skin may even hang over the eyelids or lashes, impairing vision. This procedure tightens the area around the upper eye. If sagging eyebrows accompany an upper eyelid condition, then a brow lift may be recommended.

Lower Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can reduce under-eye puffiness and address a drooping lower lid. With surgery, Dr Flood is able to remove or redistribute fat under the eyes in an approach that suits each patient’s features. Laser skin resurfacing or wrinkle reduction treatments can also be used to reduce deep wrinkles in the outer corners of the eyes.

What To Expect

Dr Flood is dedicated to making sure that you feel informed and confident about your surgery the day of your procedure. Any questions you have will be thoroughly addressed and answered with openness and honesty.

Initial Consultation

During your first visit, Dr Flood will ask you about any medical conditions or eye concerns you have, such as allergies, “dry eye,” or vision concerns. He will then examine your eye area and check for skin elasticity, imbalances, sagging, and puffiness. Photographs are taken at the initial consultation to see whether a Medicare Item Number can be assigned for your upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).

After pinpointing your skin characteristics, he will discuss your options for surgery. You may be invited back for a follow-up consultation to review your personal surgical plan and discuss any remaining questions.

Your Surgery

At Dr Flood’s practice near Sydney, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) typically takes about 1.5 – 2.5 hours, depending on the extent of the procedure, and can be performed under general or local anaesthetic. Upper eyelid surgery usually takes 1.0 – 1.5 hours, and lower eyelid surgery may take up to 1.5 hours of surgery. Incisions are made in either the natural crease (upper eyelid) or along the lash line (lower eyelid) so that scarring is nearly imperceptible. Additional skin and tissue is excised and the surrounding skin is tightened.

For lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), extra fat may be removed to reduce under-eye bags or a fat graft may be used to add volume to shallow areas. In some cases, muscles are altered to achieve longer-lasting results. Lasers can be combined with eyelid surgery to address skin laxity and reduce wrinkles.

After Your Procedure

Dr Flood will provide you with instructions for post-operative care, which usually includes sleeping with your head elevated and applying cool compresses to your eyes as needed. Most patients experience surprisingly little pain but may feel a “tight” sensation around the eyes and some mild discomfort. The degree of swelling and bruising varies greatly with each individual patient but usually resolves in one to two weeks.

Once you have recovered and the full results are visible, the skin around your eyes should appear tightened and lifted. Results are personalised and should be assessed on an individual basis, according to your personal procedure goals and your personalised procedure steps. Some patients with vision impairment due to upper eyelid sagging may even see a little clearer after their procedure.

As an adjunctive treatment, Dr Flood may also recommend anti-wrinkle injections to maintain the results of blepharoplasty surgery. This treatment can be helpful for addressing lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead.


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