Upper Eyelid Surgery / Upper Blepharoplasty
Upper eyelid surgery otherwise known as upper blepharoplasty involves removal of excess eyelid skin and prolapsed orbital fat and formation or reformation of the upper eyelid fold.
Upper eyelid surgery is commonly done for aging changes. Insurance only covers eyelid reduction in Thyroid Eye Disease, post-traumatic scarring, facial palsy or if your eyelid skin obscures your vision. Your optometrist, GP or specialist will advise if this is the case and refer you to an oculoplastic surgeon for further review.
The upper eyelid surgery (upper blepharoplasty) is performed in day surgery under local anaesthetic with intravenous sedation and takes approximately 1 hour. For more prolonged procedures such as upper and lower blepharoplasties a general anaesthetic is required in day surgery, this surgery takes approximately 2 hours.
During the surgery Dr Davies will make incisions in the eyelid crease and carefully remove the excess skin and fat using the most advanced techniques to obtain optimum results and minimal scarring.
Post-operatively after upper eyelid surgery patients are asked to use antibiotic drops and ointment for a week and apply ice compresses during the first 24 – 48 hours to reduce swelling and bruising. Sutures are removed 1 week after surgery. Most patients return to work or normal activities without feeling excessively swollen 7-10 days post surgery.
used with the written permission of his patients.
Many of our patients are sent to us by referring doctors for a consultation, and we strive to promptly report our findings and recommendations. It is helpful if medications, x-rays or other tests related to your condition are brought with you to your appointment.
Dr Davies – Consulting
Tuesday – 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
Every 2nd Friday – 8.00 am – 4.00 pm (small procedures)