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Blepharoplasty Gold Coast

Choose Dr Terrence Scamp for your Blepharoplasty also known as eyelid surgery at our Marina Mirage practice on the Gold Coast.

Awarded Plastic Surgeon What is eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Cosmetic eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty or hooded eyelid surgery, removes the excess fat and wrinkled skin of the upper or lower eyelids. This is often done for aesthetic reasons due to concerns about the look of lax eyelid skin. The surgery can also have functional benefits for those whose eyelid movement or sight is impeded by excess skin.

Gold Coast eyelid surgeon Dr Terrence Scamp, aims to give tailored care to every patient. He will discuss your needs with you and help you decide whether surgery is a good course of action. Book your consultation to learn more about this procedure.

Awarded Australian Plastic Surgeon The benefits of surgery

As we get older, it is common for signs of ageing to show on the face. The eye area in particular has delicate skin that is prone to wrinkling and laxity. These signs of ageing can appear due to natural (genetics, age) and lifestyle (smoking, sun damage) factors. The skin around the eyelids can begin to stretch over time, along with a weakening of the muscles beneath. This can make some men and women unhappy with the appearance of their eyelids. In order to address these aesthetic issues, blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can be an option. It aims to remove excess skin according to the patient’s goals and desired outcomes.

The surgery can also suit people who are concerned about functional eyelid issues. These can include issues with excess skin that conceals part of the vision and concerns about eyelid movement. If you are concerned about any of these issues, a meeting with Dr. Scamp can give you a clearer idea of your options.

Surgeons can perform the procedure on both the upper or lower eyelids. This depends on what the patient is seeking to achieve and their areas of concern. The procedure is suitable for men and women in their late twenties and older, with no upper age limit. However, patients must be healthy, aware of the risks, and have realistic goals to be fit for surgery.

After assessing your eyelid area, Dr Terrence Scamp will be able to decide what incision method will be best suited to you. In some cases, we can perform the surgery with another procedure, such as a brow lift (endoscopic brow surgery). The consultation process will allow patients to ask questions or raise any concerns about their surgery plan. We will also explain the risks before the procedure.

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Your consultation with Dr Terrence Scamp

Before getting any surgery, it is important to understand what it involves and whether you are a candidate. For this reason, eyelid surgeon Dr Terrence Scamp will speak with you during a consultation.

At this meeting, you will need to explain your reasons for wanting to get surgery. Whether for aesthetic or function-related reasons, Dr Scamp will advise whether this procedure may suit your goals. He will also need to know about any health issues that may impact your treatment options. For example, you will need to mention any medications or ongoing health issues. Dr Scamp will then explain your options, as well as the risks and benefits of the procedure.

You should also take this time to bring up any concerns or questions. You should ask Dr Scamp about what to expect, recovery times, how to prepare, and any other questions you may have. Getting clarity during your appointment will help you feel prepared and secure in deciding whether to undergo surgery.

Blepharoplasty cost in Gold Coast

One of the things you may discuss with Dr Scamp is the cost involved in your procedure. It is important to understand the costs in order to be properly prepared and understand what is involved in your surgery.

Since every patient may have a different surgical plan, costs will vary according to this. It is important to speak with us about your concerns, health, and needs so that we can provide you with a cost estimate.

In our initial discussion, we will need to speak about whether you are getting surgery on the upper or lower eyelids or both. We will also discuss the extent of your surgery, as some patients will require a more in-depth procedure than others. For some patients, we may combine eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) with another procedure such as a facelift (rhytidectomy). We must consider these factors, as they will have an effect on the total cost of your procedure.

When outlining costs based on your surgical plan, we will consider the surgeon’s fee, as well as the cost of anaesthesia and any required aftercare. We can discuss all of these factors during your initial appointment with us, and you will be welcome to ask any questions. Book your consultation for more information about costs.

Blepharoplasty Medicare criteria

In some cases, patients may be able to receive a rebate from Medicare towards their surgery. This only applies to patients for whom surgery is deemed medically required. Such patients will have to meet certain Medicare criteria to be eligible, and Dr Scamp can advise you on whether you may qualify.

Awarded Plastic Surgeon Procedure for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

The procedure involves a general anaesthetic to help reduce any possible pain during the procedure.

Only upper blepharoplasty, or upper eyelid reduction, is suitable for some patients. Others may opt for surgery only on the lower eyelids. You will discuss this with Dr Scamp before surgery to ensure you have a good idea of what your surgery will involve.

The surgery will involve incisions in the upper or lower eyelids. Dr Scamp will then remove any unwanted excess skin and fat tissue. Some fat may also be repositioned on the lower eyelids to reshape the periorbital area. While it will depend on the patient, the surgery can last between one to three hours. After the procedure is complete, Dr Scamp will secure the incisions with suture strips to promote healthy healing and support the new eyelid shape. Usually, the post-op appointment will take place four to five days after the procedure, where the stitches will be removed.

Blepharoplasty recovery

After the procedure, it is normal to have some swelling in the eyelid area. This should gradually decrease over the course of a week. We encourage patients to apply ice packs or a cold compress to minimise swelling. We can also prescribe pain relief to aid with any discomfort in the initial healing phase.

It is common for patients to have blurry vision for a few days after the surgery, which generally resolves on its own. Patients can often be back at work within 10 days. We advise that patients wear tinted sunglasses to protect their eyes from strong wind and sunlight. Any eye makeup and contact lenses should be avoided for two weeks to aid recovery.

You should be able to see results within a few months of the procedure. As the incision techniques used are usually along natural folds and creases in the skin, there should be minimal scarring. Patients should note, however, that there is a risk of visible scarring after surgery, and good results are not guaranteed. You should be aware of this, as well as other risks, before getting this procedure.

Following the aftercare guidance of Gold Coast surgeon Dr Terrence Scamp will help you avoid risks and aid the healing process.

Risks of eyelid surgery

Risks are important to consider, as potential healing issues can occur from any surgery. Although severe problems are rare, you should still be aware of these to make a well-informed decision. The risks of this procedure include:

  • Anaesthesia reactions
  • Visible scarring
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Numbness
  • Impaired vision
  • Discomfort
  • Ongoing swelling
  • Dry or watering eyes
  • Poor results
  • Further surgery

Patients may reduce but not remove these risks by choosing a well-qualified and trained surgeon such as Dr Scamp to perform their procedure. In the case of the above issues, or any other concerning symptoms, please contact us for advice.

Cosmetic Surgical Procedure The Most Frequently Asked Questions

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