Eyelids are often one of the first areas on your face to show the visible signs of ageing including droopiness, puffiness, and a look of permanent tiredness. Dr Carmen in Melbourne offers Eyelift surgery as one of the most powerful facial rejuvenation procedures available.
Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelift surgery is able to address the signs of ageing on both the upper and lower eyelids which is generally caused by a combination of water retention, excessive skin, and herniating fat.
Dr Carmen Munteanu is a specialist plastic surgeon and eyelid lift expert. She provides dedicated and compassionate care to her patients who wish to undergo this surgery and reshape their eyelids.
Both upper and lower eyelid surgery involves reducing excess skin and fat bulges or puffiness to help restore a more youthful appearance.
It is possible that drooping of the upper eyelid could be caused by relaxation of the brow and forehead, or by stretching of the levator muscle. Dr Carmen Munteanu will conduct an in-depth analysis to ensure the best procedure is chosen for your circumstances.
Lower eyelid surgery is a particularly delicate procedure; it?s essential to choose a highly skilled surgeon for this procedure to ensure the correct amount of skin is removed.
“The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.” ? Audrey Hepburn
Eyelift surgery can:
At your pre-operative consultation Dr Carmen will discuss your reasons for wishing to undergo this surgery and your desired outcomes. She will also discuss the options available, potential complications, aftercare, and her recommendations.
A health check and examination will also be performed to ensure you?re an eligible candidate.
For your comfort an eyelift surgery is normally performed under a local anaesthetic combined with intravenous sedation, or a general anaesthetic. Dr Carmen will advise of the best choice for your circumstances.
The specifics of your eyelift surgery will vary depending on the details of the plan decided on by yourself and Dr Carmen at your consultation.
Normally an incision will be made across the natural eyelid crease to treat sagging and excess skin on the upper eyelid. For the lower lid, normally the incision will be made just below the lashes, or on the inside of the lower lid. Excess fat can be completely removed, or repositioned, and underlying tissues are tightened with sutures.
Recovery and aftercare
You will be provided with personalised aftercare instructions. Please be sure to follow this to ensure the success of your procedure.
Long Term Results
Blepharoplasty generally provides a high degree of satisfaction by rejuvenating the upper part of your face, leaving you looking fresher and more relaxed.
Recovery after Eyelid lift Surgery
After your surgery, you will be taken to a recovery room and closely monitored. At this time, your eyelids will be wrapped with gauze dressings. After a few hours, you may be permitted to go home and rest.
Before you leave our surgery, you will receive detailed instructions to help you care for your eyelids, prescribed medication to aid in the healing process and reduce the risk of infection, and your follow-up date with Dr Carmen.
The instructions you receive will be personalised to perfectly suit your unique circumstances. It’s essential that you follow all instructions carefully to ensure the best possible outcome.
You will also receive Dr Carmen’s private number to address any concerns or prevent further complications immediately.
Following a post-surgical recovery period of about 24 to 48 hours and an additional reduced activity period it is likely you will experience discomfort and swelling to the surgical area for a few weeks.
You can begin introducing exercise and normal activity under the direction of Dr Carmen.
For more information about recovery visit the recovery page.
How much is Eyelid lift Surgery in Melbourne? – prices & costs
All Surgery is customised and Dr Carmen’s team will give you a price for your Eyelid lift surgery that will depend on the exact type of procedure you require, the hospital you attend and the length of your stay.
After your initial consultation, you will be given a detailed quote. This will include the Surgeon’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee and the hospital fees.
We can also provide information on Payment Plans, Finance, Private Health Insurance and different methods of payment.
How to find the best Eyelid lift Surgery surgeon in Melbourne
Look for a surgeon with significant experience in your chosen procedure. Always get an opinion from a specialist plastic surgeon rather than an under-qualified doctor calling themselves a cosmetic surgeon. Make sure you check the AHPRA and ASPS websites to ensure they are really a plastic surgeon.
If you’re looking for a top Eyelid lift plastic surgeon always look at their before and after patient photos and search online for reviews and comments from their past patients.
Artistic skill, experience and good judgement are needed to avoid complications and to achieve an outstanding fat transfer result.
Planning your Eyelid lift Surgery
During your consultation Dr Carmen will carefully listen to your concerns and expectations, as well as discussing your reasons for surgery, health history, and risk factors. Your diet, exercise, personality, body frame and quality of your Eyelid lift tissue are also factors which will need to be taken into consideration.
After conducting a comprehensive medical examination, Dr Carmen will advise you of the options she feels are best suited to your individual case. She will also further discuss the expected results, and recommend a treatment plan, from the preparation stage through to the aftercare.
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Risks and Complications of Eyelid LIft Surgery
Dr Carmen will cover your risks and complications in detail during your consultation as part of your informed consent. You will be given written documentation to consider. She will also do everything possible to reduce and minimise your risks.
All surgery has risks. Please read the general risks and complications of Surgery.
In addition there are specific risks and complications of Eyelid Surgery including
o Lagopthalmos (difficulty with eyelid closure)
o Dry eye
o Watery eyes
o Ectropian, scleral show
o Ptosis of upper lid
o Prolonged Oedema
o Pigmentation in lower lid
o Residual ‘crepiness’ of skin
o Chemosis (irritation) and sub conjunctival haematoma
o Visual changes
o Inclusion cysts
o Corneal abrasion
o Loss of lashes
o Residual fat pad herniation
Dr Carmen has 25 years of expertise in breast & tummy surgery as well as excess skin removal for weight-loss patients. Her favourite surgery is Breast Reduction. She also has significant experience in using fat transfer & fat grafting processes to the breast for augmentation and enhancement.
Dr Carmen is a FRACS Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon – she is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
She is a precise surgeon and customises her surgery procedures and placement of surgical incision lines for each patient to get the best outcomes.
Caring and engaging, Dr Carmen is highly regarded by her peers and patients.
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