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Cosmetic Surgery

Dr Murray Explains: Blepharoplasty

11 Apr 2023

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, has been a popular topic in the media lately. In this blog, we’ll go over some vital information that Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner, has shared about the procedure. Dr Murray refers to blepharoplasty as peri-orbital rejuvenation because it’s a complex process that involves more than just removing excess skin.

For example, addressing the fat pads in the upper eyelid is essential because if they’re not repaired, they can protrude or pop out later, even if the skin has been repaired. The upper lid can be treated with a simple skin-only procedure or a three-layer procedure that includes skin, fat, and muscle. It is vital to understand the cause of the eyelid drooping or sagging as it can be caused by the brow alone, the eyelid alone, or a combination of the two areas. If your brow is in a regular place, you may find that you have very little skin sagging, and the heaviness is caused by a sagging brow.  If you have a flat, low brow,  and upon lifting it, there is still sagging, this means that the skin, fat, and muscle in the brow and eyelid are causing the sagging together.

Regarding the lower eyelid, there are three fat pads that can be treated by making minor cuts and removing fat from inside the eyelid. Cutting the eyelid on the outside and stitching it can cause ectropion, where the eyelid turns outward. The inside of the eyelid is a better option as there are no stitches or scars. However, if there is a deep tear trough, fat transfer may be required to fill in the hollow.

Finally, if you have loose and crepey skin, laser treatment can be used as an alternative to cutting a big piece of skin out, which can cause the eyelid to droop. Overall, blepharoplasty is a complex procedure that requires careful consideration and the expertise of a cosmetic practitioner. If you would like to understand more about your anatomy, and discover if a blepharoplasty is the right decision for you, book a consultation with Dr Murray today at 1300-new-you. Please note that before scheduling a consultation with Dr. Murray, a referral from a general practitioner (GP) is required. Additionally, two consultations must be arranged, and a mandatory cooling-off period of seven days must be observed before booking any cosmetic surgery procedure.

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Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner. General disclaimer: Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as... genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. This website contains imagery which is only suitable for audiences 18+.

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