Blepharoplasty Melbourne

Blepharoplasty surgery, also known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that can improve the appearance of your eyelids and address issues such as excess skin, bags under the eyes, and wrinkles.

Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty surgery, also known as eyelid surgery, is a popular cosmetic procedure focused on the appearance of your eyes. If you’re looking for an experienced plastic surgeon in Melbourne for your blepharoplasty, Dr Rodrigo Teixeira is here to help. With years of experience in facial surgery, including eyelids and periorbital (around the eye) procedures, Dr Teixeira uses a more defined technique to aid the appearance to the periorbital area.


As we age, the skin around our eyes may sag and become loose, and excess fatty tissue in the upper and lower eyelids can lead to puffiness and the development of eye bags. These changes can make you appear tired, sad, or older than you really are. Dr Rodrigo can evaluate your anatomy thoroughly to determine the causes of your eyelid appearance, and recommend the most appropriate surgical technique to achieve your desired results.

If you’re considering blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) in Melbourne, contact Dr Rodrigo Teixeira today to schedule a consultation.

Your eyes are a crucial part of your appearance and identity, as they express your emotions and affect how others perceive you. The size, shape, and symmetry of your eyes, as well as the presence of wrinkles and drooping eyelids, can impact your confidence. The appearance of tiredness is another factor that can greatly impact the overall appearance of your eyes. Dark circles, bags under the eyes, and drooping eyelids can all make you look tired and older than you actually are.

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes by removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from your upper and/or lower eyelids. There are several techniques used for blepharoplasty, including the traditional method and newer, more advanced techniques such as transconjunctival blepharoplasty and laser blepharoplasty. Each technique has its own benefits and risks, and the appropriate technique will depend on your individual needs and goals. A skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr Rodrigo Teixeira can evaluate your anatomy and help determine the most appropriate technique to achieve the best possible outcome for your unique situation.

Upper Blepharoplasty (Upper Eyelid Surgery)

Upper eyelid surgery, also known as upper blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure focused on the appearance of the upper eyelids and involves removing excess skin and fat. As we age, our skin loses elasticity, and the muscles that support our eyelids weaken, causing the skin to sag and droop, resulting in hooded eyelids. This may even interfere with vision.


Upper blepharoplasty can be performed under local anaesthesia and involves making a small incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid, through which excess skin and fat can be removed. The incision is then carefully closed with fine sutures to ensure the best possible result.


The procedure generally takes around 1-2 hours to complete and most patients can return to work and other normal activities within a week of surgery. Results can be seen immediately after the procedure.


If you are considering upper blepharoplasty, it is important to consult with an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Rodrigo Teixeira, who can assess your individual needs and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for you. With proper care and attention, the results of upper eyelid surgery can last for many years.

Lower Blepharoplasty (Lower Eyelid Surgery)

Lower eyelid surgery, also known as lower blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that addresses the signs of ageing and the appearance of the lower eyelids. This procedure targets excess skin, wrinkles, and puffiness in the lower eyelid area. It is ideal for patients who have under-eye bags or dark circles.


During the surgery, the surgeon may remove excess skin and fat from the lower eyelids and reposition or tighten the lower eyelid muscles. The result is a smoother and firmer lower eyelid contour. This procedure can also improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the lower eyelid area.


Lower blepharoplasty can be performed using different techniques, including transconjunctival, subciliary, and transcutaneous approaches. The appropriate technique will depend on the individual needs and desired outcome of the patient. The procedure can be performed under local or general anaesthesia and typically takes about one to two hours to complete.


If you are considering lower blepharoplasty, it is essential to consult with an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon. Dr Rodrigo Teixeira, a plastic surgeon based in Melbourne, has extensive experience in performing lower blepharoplasty procedures. During your consultation, he will evaluate your lower eyelids’ anatomy and recommend the most suitable technique for your individual needs.

Double Blepharoplasty (Double Eyelid Surgery)

Double blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery), also known as Asian eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that creates a crease in the upper eyelid. This procedure is often sought after by individuals of Asian descent who are born without a natural upper eyelid crease. The creation of a double eyelid can make eyes look larger and more awake.


During the procedure, an incision is made in the upper eyelid to remove excess skin and fat. The surgeon will then create a crease in the remaining eyelid tissue, which can vary in height and shape depending on the individual’s desired outcome. The incision is then closed with sutures and a small dressing is applied.


Double blepharoplasty is a highly individualised procedure and the best approach will depend on a variety of factors, including the patient’s anatomy, their desired outcome, and their surgeon’s experience. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with double blepharoplasty, such as bleeding, infection, and scarring. It is important to choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to perform this procedure.


If you are considering double blepharoplasty, consult with a specialist plastic surgeon experienced in eye aesthetics to discuss your options and determine if this procedure is right for you.

Possible risks with Eyelid surgery

While blepharoplasty is generally considered safe and effective, as with any surgery, there are possible risks involved. As a highly experienced plastic surgeon in Melbourne, Dr Rodrigo Teixeira will carefully evaluate your individual needs and provide you with a detailed understanding of the potential risks associated with your specific procedure.


Some possible risks of blepharoplasty include bleeding, infection, scarring, changes in sensation, dry eyes, asymmetry, and difficulty closing your eyes. Other potential risks include sensitivity to sun or other bright light, difficulty closing your eyes, ectropion, which is pulling down of the lower eyelid, temporary or even permanent change in vision, and a very rare chance of blindness. Dr Teixeira will take all necessary precautions to minimise these risks and ensure the best possible outcome for you.


It’s important to follow all post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon to reduce the likelihood of complications. Additionally, it’s recommended to discuss any concerns you may have with Dr Teixeira prior to the surgery, so that he can provide you with the necessary reassurance and guidance.


Overall, with the right surgeon and proper precautions, the risks associated with eyelid surgery can be greatly minimised, and you can enjoy long-lasting benefits.

Dr Rodrigo Teixeira

Common Treatments Combined With Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Blepharoplasty can also be combined with other treatments to achieve a more comprehensive result. Common treatments that are often combined with blepharoplasty include browplasty (brow lift), meloplasty (facelift), dermal fillers, and autologous fat grafting.

A browplasty (brow lift) can help address the sagging of the eyebrows that can contribute to the appearance of hooded eyelids. By lifting the brows, the upper eyelids can also be lifted, providing a more open look to the eyes.

Meloplasty (facelifts) can help address sagging skin and wrinkles in the lower face and neck area. When combined with blepharoplasty, the overall effect can be a more balanced appearance to the face.

Autologous Fat Grafting can be used to restore volume to the hollows under the eyes or to smooth out wrinkles around the eyes. When used in conjunction with blepharoplasty, autologous fat grafting can provide a more complete and natural-looking appearance of the eyes and face.

It is important to discuss your options with a specialist in facial plastic surgery to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs. By combining blepharoplasty with other treatments, you can achieve a more comprehensive and long-lasting result.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Recovery

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a popular cosmetic procedure that can help to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes. While the results of the surgery can be impressive, it is important to understand the recovery process and what to expect after the procedure.

Following the surgery, it is common to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the eyes. Cold compresses and pain medication can help to manage these symptoms. Patients should also avoid strenuous activity and take time off work to rest and allow the body to heal.

It is important to attend follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor the healing process and ensure there are no complications. In some cases, sutures may need to be removed, and your surgeon may recommend specific post-operative care instructions, such as using ointments or avoiding certain activities.

Most patients are able to return to normal activities within one to two weeks after the surgery, although it may take several weeks for all swelling and bruising to subside. While the recovery period can be challenging, the results of the surgery can be long-lasting, providing a more youthful and refreshed appearance to the eyes.

Finding your specialist Eyelid surgeon

If you’re considering blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), finding the right surgeon is critical to ensuring the best possible outcome. Here are some tips for finding a qualified and experienced surgeon:

Research credentials: Look for a surgeon who is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and has extensive experience in plastic surgery of the face. 

Schedule a consultation: Once you have identified potential surgeons, schedule a consultation to meet with them in person. This is an opportunity to discuss your goals and concerns and to get a sense of the surgeon’s approach to blepharoplasty. Dr Rodrigo offers personalised consultations to discuss each patient’s unique goals and expectations.

Ask questions: Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the surgeon’s experience, training, and approach to facial surgery. Your surgeon should be able to answer your questions to help you make an informed decision about your surgery.

Look for personalised care: A good surgeon will take the time to understand your unique needs and goals and will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan. Dr Rodrigo and his team are committed to providing personalised care and support to each patient, from the initial consultation through the recovery process.

By following these tips and working with a skilled and experienced specialist facial surgeon like Dr Rodrigo Teixeira, you can achieve the best possible results while ensuring a safe experience.

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Find your specialist Eyelid surgeon

If you’re considering blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), finding the right surgeon is critical to ensuring the best possible outcome. Here are some tips for finding a qualified and experienced surgeon:

Research credentials: Look for a surgeon who is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and has extensive experience in plastic surgery of the face. 

 

Schedule a consultation: Once you have identified potential surgeons, schedule a consultation to meet with them in person. This is an opportunity to discuss your goals and concerns and to get a sense of the surgeon’s approach to blepharoplasty. Dr Rodrigo offers personalised consultations to discuss each patient’s unique goals and expectations.

Ask questions: Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the surgeon’s experience, training, and approach to facial surgery. Your surgeon should be able to answer your questions to help you make an informed decision about your surgery.

Look for personalised care: A good surgeon will take the time to understand your unique needs and goals and will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan. Dr Rodrigo and his team are committed to providing personalised care and support to each patient, from the initial consultation through the recovery process.

By following these tips and working with a skilled and experienced specialist facial surgeon like Dr Rodrigo Teixeira, you can achieve the best possible results while ensuring a safe experience.

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