Also known as an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty is a surgery performed by Dr Morris Ritz to improve the appearance of your upper and lower eyelids. If reduced elasticity and weakened muscles in your eyelids are making you look tired or aged beyond your years, this procedure may help. An eyelid surgery provides both aesthetic and functional benefits though. Not only can this surgery remove drooping skin and improve puffiness and eye bags, it can also improve vision that has been impaired by saggy skin.
During your initial consultation with Dr Ritz, he will discuss your concerns and what sort of out come you would like. He will discuss your medical history such as any past surgery or medical conditions we need to be aware of and any medication you take, he will discuss lifestyle factors such as what you do for work and exercise. He will assess you to ensure you are a suitable candidate, and will then determine the best course of treatment. There are different options for this procedure, he will explain them and advise which he feels is best for you. He will discuss the risks associated with this procedure, there are risks associated with any surgery no matter how big or small, it is important you are aware of them and understand them. Once you have seen him you will see his Personal Assistant Georgie, she will discuss the costs and booking procedures.
On the day of surgery you will admit to the hospital 1 hour prior to surgery. Dr Ritz will see you to discuss the procedure again and draw pre operative markings on you. This procedure is performed under general anaesthetic. You will have a consultation with the anaesthetist prior to going into surgery.
This procedure is performed as day surgery so you can go home the same day.
Depending on what you do for work you will require anywhere from 1-2 weeks off. You are unable to drive for the first week. You are also limited with physical activity, including heavy lifting and going to the gym which you cannot do for the first 6 weeks. You will be given detailed post operative care instructions prior to surgery.
**Individual results will vary based on factors such as genetics, age, diet and exercise. The outcome experienced by one person do not necessarily reflect the outcomes that other people may experience.
All surgery carries risks. These risks include but are not limited to bleeding, infection, scarring, pain, numbness, asymmetry. All surgery requires a recovery period and post operative care. This will be all discussed in further detail during your consultation**
Morris Ritz is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon
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