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.
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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