There are several types of eyelid surgery and oculoplastic procedures:
Suppose you suffer from sagging eyelids or excess skin on your upper or lower eyelids. In that case, blepharoplasty can give you back a fresh, youthful appearance, as well as allowing you to see properly.
We can perform blepharoplasty under local anaesthetic and mild sedation. You’ll be able to go home the same day.
Before blepharoplasty surgery
After blepharoplasty surgery
Drooping upper eyelids, or ptosis, can give the appearance of tiredness. It can also affect your vision, as well as causing eye discomfort. Ptosis surgery is quite straightforward. We can perform the procedure under local anaesthetic. After ptosis surgery, you will look more alert, have a more youthful appearance, and improved eye function.
Before ptosis surgery
After ptosis surgery
Eye Institute specialists can administer Botox ® to treat age and stress-related facial lines and wrinkles. It can also treat involuntary eyelid twitches that interfere with your vision. This fast and effective treatment takes only a few minutes, doesn’t require anaesthesia, and the effects last about four months.
For deeper lines that Botox ® alone cannot treat, facial fillers are an ideal solution. A natural, injectable gel can smooth contours and plump up areas that have sunk inwards. We can perform this simple procedure with the anaesthetic cream, and the effects last between six and 18 months.
Eyelid ectropion, eyelid entropion and misdirected eyelashes
Occasionally, eyelids can turn outward (ectropion), giving your eyes a red-rimmed appearance, or inward (entropion) causing your eyelashes to rub your eyes. Misdirected eyelashes can also grow the wrong way, irritating the eye. Our surgeons can correct these conditions easily, with straightforward procedures carried out under local anaesthetic.
Before ectropion repair surgery
After ectropion repair surgery
Eyelid and facial skin tumours
Your eyelids are one of the most susceptible places on your face for benign, sun-related lumps and skin cancers. But if detected early, we can remove tumours and restore good looks and function to your eyelids. Our oculoplastic surgeons have substantial experience in this type of surgery, so you know you’ll be in safe hands.
If you suffer from watering eyes caused by poor tear drainage (rather than dry eyes), you may need surgery to correct the problem. Our oculoplastic surgeons will accurately diagnose your condition and recommend appropriate surgery. We typically perform the procedure under local anaesthetic, and you can go home the same day.
Preventing the need for eyelid surgery
Skin tumours, wrinkles, blotchy skin and eyelid ectropion, are largely caused by long-term sun exposure. You can guard against many of the conditions that require eyelid surgery with regular use of sun protection.
Protect yourself by:
- Using sun-block or a UV-blocking moisturiser
- Wearing sunglasses
- Not smoking
- Eating a balanced diet with lots of fresh vegetables
- Drinking plenty of water
- Getting adequate sleep