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Blepharoplasty

Amelia Trappett

Posted on December 20 2015

Blepharoplasty

Known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that tightens drooping, sagging and puffy skin around the eyes- to give a more youthful, more relaxed and taut appearance.
Surgery can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids and can take years off your appearance. Your eyes are your most important facial feature and drooping, heavy eyelids can age you quickly and make you look tired and far beyond your years.

The expected Blepharoplasty costs in Australia are:

Cost of upper eyelid Blepharoplasty - $2,500-$4,500 (AUD)
Cost of lower eyelid Blepharoplasty - $2,500- $4,500 (AUD)

Which are broken into a number of components:-
Surgeon’s fees, assistant surgeon’s fees, anaesthetist’s fees, hospital and theatre cost’s and follow up visits.

Blepharoplasty is usually performed as a day surgery and can take up to two hours to perform. Blepharoplasty (and cosmetic surgery in general) has come a long way in the last 10-15 years, however
what ever you decide on, make sure you do your research.
Plasticsurgeryaustralia.com is a great start, and a great cosmetic surgery forum is plasticsurgeryforum.com.au
Book not one consultation, but several with different surgeons. Don’t be scared to ask the questions and don’t rush into anything. Make sure you feel 100% comfortable with the surgeon and the procedure and that you are well informed.
Some private health companies offer rebates, if your droopy eyelids are causing difficulty in driving or day to day activities.

While the results can be dramatic, there is always those who are unsure to go under the knife for varying reasons. The hefty price tag, the fear of complications and recovery, or the fear of the dreaded permanently ‘stunned’ look- a look that’s achieved by removing too much skin from around the upper eyelid!

Until surgery date- or for those wanting the refreshed eyelid look with going under the knife- our No.1 selling Eye Define- transparent strips will offer you an instant solution to droopy eyelids and they are suitable for daily use!

Good luck with whatever option you choose ☺