Eyelid Surgery in Sydney – Procedure
What happens during eyelid surgery in Sydney?
When you book your appointment to discuss eyelid surgery in Sydney, you will be sent a Patient Information Form. Completing this and returning it prior to your appointment will streamline your appointment.
Consultation appointments prior to eyelid surgery in Sydney
At your first appointment, you should expect to spend about an hour with Dr Gavin Sandercoe discussing eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty). During this time he will take a thorough history and perform a full facial examination. Your main points of concern, and a detailed examination of your eyelids and surrounding structures, will help plan which is the most appropriate surgical technique for your eyelid surgery in Sydney. Digital photographs are taken to assist with planning and explaining any asymmetries or limitations.
Dr Gavin Sandercoe is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon with training and experience in many techniques of blepharoplasty. He does not favour one particular technique – instead, he will help you understand which procedure will best suit your upper face and your recovery needs, creating a personalised plan for your eyelid surgery in Sydney.
Dr Gavin Sandercoe will discuss what you wish to achieve from your procedure. The risks and expectations of the procedure are then discussed and you are given a take home information package to review before your second consultation.
You are offered a second consultation free of charge to give you the opportunity to ask more questions that may have arisen after reading your information package, and to confirm your aims and choices for your eyelid surgery in Sydney.
The day of your eyelid surgery in Sydney
Dr Gavin Sandercoe only performs blepharoplasty in Sydney in accredited hospitals and day surgeries, ensuring that your safety is paramount. Prior to your operation, you will have planning marks drawn on you and a digital photograph taken.
You are put to sleep by a specialist anaesthetist (general anaesthetic), and pain relief and antibiotics are given through a drip before the operation is started. The antibiotic helps to prevent an infection from developing in the incisions, keeping you healthy and helping to improve your results.
Local anaesthetic is instilled in the operating area. The incisions are made and the eyelid skin is lifted up to allow manipulation of the underlying tissues into a more youthful position. Any excess skin is removed, and the incisions are closed and dressings applied.
Most eyelid surgery is a day surgery procedure, so you will be able to go home on the same day as your blepharoplasty operation. Dr Gavin Sandercoe will monitor you to ensure your safety during and after your eyelid surgery in Sydney.
Learn more about the procedure for eyelid surgery in Sydney
If you’re interested in more detail about what the blepharoplasty procedure entails, here’s an animated video created by the American Society for Plastic Surgeons showing the procedure. Dr Sandercoe would also be happy to discuss the surgical process with you in detail and answer your questions about it during your consultation appointments.