Blepharoplasty is surgery to yourr upper and lower eyelids to freshen and rejuvenate them by removing excess skin and/or fat and tightening the lids. Blepharoplasty will help correct sagging upper eyelids. A brow lift will elevate your brow, replacing it to a more youthful position and restoring your brow arch. This will reduce the tired, angry look.



Anyone who is tired of hearing comments about “how tired they look,” or being ask why they are “looking worried or sad.” Upper eyelids can sag so much that they actually interfere with vision. Blepharoplasty will remove this excess skin.

Blepharoplasty is surgery to yourr upper and lower eyelids to freshen and rejuvenate them by removing excess skin and/or fat and tightening the lids. Blepharoplasty will help correct sagging upper eyelids. A brow lift will elevate your brow, replacing it to a more youthful position and restoring your brow arch. This will reduce the tired, angry look.



Anyone who is tired of hearing comments about “how tired they look,” or being ask why they are “looking worried or sad.” Upper eyelids can sag so much that they actually interfere with vision. Blepharoplasty will remove this excess skin.

 

Dr Broadhurst will review your past medical history including any previous eye or brow operations and any medications you may be taking. A thorough clinical examination will be performed which will determine the factors that are causing the droopiness of your eyelids or brow.

It’s only after this examination that an assessment can be made about whether a blepharoplasty or brow lift is the best option for you. There is a close relationship between the position of your brow and the droopiness/sagging of your eyelids. In many cases the best results are achieved by operating on both.

The operation will then be explained to you including what you should expect after surgery. A further consultation will be scheduled to ensure you completely understand the procedure and to give you a chance to ask any further questions.

Dr Broadhurst will review your past medical history including any previous eye or brow operations and any medications you may be taking. A thorough clinical examination will be performed which will determine the factors that are causing the droopiness of your eyelids or brow.

It’s only after this examination that an assessment can be made about whether a blepharoplasty or brow lift is the best option for you. There is a close relationship between the position of your brow and the droopiness/sagging of your eyelids. In many cases the best results are achieved by operating on both.

The operation will then be explained to you including what you should expect after surgery. A further consultation will be scheduled to ensure you completely understand the procedure and to give you a chance to ask any further questions.

 

A date for your operation will be chosen and you will be provided with an information package that will include everything you need to know including the operation day and time, where to go, what to bring, diet restrictions and related items.

A date for your operation will be chosen and you will be provided with an information package that will include everything you need to know including the operation day and time, where to go, what to bring, diet restrictions and related items.

 

Blepharoplasty and brow lifts are generally performed under general anaesthetic as a day surgery procedure. After arriving at the hospital there will be some paperwork that must be completed including admission forms. You will meet your anaesthetist who will discuss the details of your general anaesthetic and your options for pain relief following your operation.

Dr Broadhurst will see you to answer any final questions before the surgery. He will then draw markings on your eyelids, brow and forehead where the incisions will take place. After completing the pre-operative formalities you be taken into the operating theatre.

The excess skin on your upper eyelids will be removed with a small component of the underlying muscle. At the same time any fat bulges will be corrected and dissolving stiches used so there is no need for suture removal.

Blepharoplasty and brow lifts are generally performed under general anaesthetic as a day surgery procedure. After arriving at the hospital there will be some paperwork that must be completed including admission forms. You will meet your anaesthetist who will discuss the details of your general anaesthetic and your options for pain relief following your operation.

Dr Broadhurst will see you to answer any final questions before the surgery. He will then draw markings on your eyelids, brow and forehead where the incisions will take place. After completing the pre-operative formalities you be taken into the operating theatre.

The excess skin on your upper eyelids will be removed with a small component of the underlying muscle. At the same time any fat bulges will be corrected and dissolving stiches used so there is no need for suture removal.

 

A brow lift will elevate the outside part of your eyebrow the most. The inner part will be lifted very little if at all. Elevation of the inner part of the brow gives the “surprised” look and is to be avoided.

There are two different types of brow lift:

  1. Open brow lift
    An incision is made in the hairline and the brow lifted. The excess scalp is removed and then the incision is closed. This is the more traditional operation with a longer scar concealed in the hairline.
  2. Endoscopic brow lift
    Three small incisions are made on the hairline and the brow is lifted. The brow is fixed in place with tiny screws and sutures. This procedure has the advantage of smaller scars. In both cases a
    small plastic drain tube will be inserted and dressings applied. The drain will removed after two days.

The operation itself will take one to two hours and once completed your anaesthetist will wake you.

After surgery you will be taken to the recovery room where you will be closely observed by our experienced nursing staff. They will take care of you until you are fully awake and ensure that you are comfortable.

You will be allowed to go home once you have fully recovered from your general anaesthetic which is usually three hours after the operation is completed.

After your operation it is very important that you remain in the care of a responsible adult who will stay with you overnight.

Your anaesthetist will prescribe pain killers for you to take in the days following your surgery. There will be mild to moderate discomfort following your operation and it is advisable that you take it easy for the first week. An appointment will be made for you to see Dr Broadhurst two days after your operation to remove your drain and then a week later to remove your stitches.

A brow lift will elevate the outside part of your eyebrow the most. The inner part will be lifted very little if at all. Elevation of the inner part of the brow gives the “surprised” look and is to be avoided.

There are two different types of brow lift:

  1. Open brow lift
    An incision is made in the hairline and the brow lifted. The excess scalp is removed and then the incision is closed. This is the more traditional operation with a longer scar concealed in the hairline.
  2. Endoscopic brow lift
    Three small incisions are made on the hairline and the brow is lifted. The brow is fixed in place with tiny screws and sutures. This procedure has the advantage of smaller scars. In both cases a
    small plastic drain tube will be inserted and dressings applied. The drain will removed after two days.

The operation itself will take one to two hours and once completed your anaesthetist will wake you.

After surgery you will be taken to the recovery room where you will be closely observed by our experienced nursing staff. They will take care of you until you are fully awake and ensure that you are comfortable.

You will be allowed to go home once you have fully recovered from your general anaesthetic which is usually three hours after the operation is completed.

After your operation it is very important that you remain in the care of a responsible adult who will stay with you overnight.

Your anaesthetist will prescribe pain killers for you to take in the days following your surgery. There will be mild to moderate discomfort following your operation and it is advisable that you take it easy for the first week. An appointment will be made for you to see Dr Broadhurst two days after your operation to remove your drain and then a week later to remove your stitches.

 

An appointment will be made with Dr Broadhurst one week after your operation. He will see you again after six weeks and then three, six and 12 months. Extra appointments can be made at any time.

An appointment will be made with Dr Broadhurst one week after your operation. He will see you again after six weeks and then three, six and 12 months. Extra appointments can be made at any time.

 

There are risks involved with any operation and these are the anaesthetic and the operation itself. If you are fit and healthy then the risk of complications is generally very low but Dr Broadhurst will discuss all risks with you prior to your operation.

There are risks involved with any operation and these are the anaesthetic and the operation itself. If you are fit and healthy then the risk of complications is generally very low but Dr Broadhurst will discuss all risks with you prior to your operation.

 
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