As we age, our eyelids begin to droop and puffy bags form under the eyes. Unfortunately, this can leave us looking tired and older than we really are, and even interfere with vision. If you are wanting to rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes, eyelid surgery, otherwise known as blepharoplasty, may be ideal. If you are considering this procedure, take a look at Dr Laniewski’s before and after photos to see if his work appeals to you.
What is eyelid surgery?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the eyelids, addressing concerns such as:
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds in the upper eyelid
- Excess fatty deposits and puffiness in the upper eyelid
- Under eye bags
- Droopiness of the lower eyelid
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
This procedure is performed through the following steps:
Incisions: For an upper blepharoplasty, incisions will be made in the natural creases of the upper eyelids. For lower eyelid surgery, incisions will be made just below the lower lash line.
Improving the eyelids: Once incisions have been made, Dr Laniewski will remove or reposition fat deposits, tighten muscles and reduce excess skin.
Closing the incisions: Once the procedure is complete, Dr Laniewski will close your incisions with fine sutures.
If you are concerned by sagging, excess skin, puffiness, dark circles or crepe-like wrinkles on the upper or lower eyelids, you may be a candidate for blepharoplasty. Contact Dr Laniewski’s clinic in Sydney to organise a consultation to determine whether you are the ideal candidate for this procedure.
Following your eyelid surgery, Dr Laniewski will lubricate your eyes with an ointment and apply a bandage. Once the anaesthetic wears off, you may find that your eyelids to feel sore and tight, however this is normal. Your eyes will begin to bruise around three days after surgery, although these will fade within a week or two. Your eyes may also be sensitive to light for a few days after surgery and we recommend wearing sunglasses to protect them.
Dr Laniewski will give you specific instructions regarding post-operative care and will let you know when you will be fit to return to your regular activities.
For more details about procedure, please visit main eyelid surgery page, or contact our clinic and schedule your consultation with Dr Peter Laniewski.