Blepharoplasty (Eyelid) Surgery
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed to alter the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids.
As a person ages or sometimes as a hereditary defect, the eyelid skin of the upper eyelids can become loose and create folds of skin that can droop over the eyes and impact on a person’s vision. In medical cases such as these, a percentage of costs for the procedure may be covered by health insurance. Sometimes the lower eyelids can droop and ‘bags’ can develop under the eyes and this can be remedied with Blepharoplasty.
However the blepharoplasty procedure will not take away dark circles, lift eyebrows or eliminate crow’s feet and Dr Milovic will discuss the limitations of this surgery with you, prior to any surgery being performed.
Encompassing a variety of procedures
Dr Milovic performs a variety of different blepharoplasty techniques, including:
- Composite upper blepharoplasty
- Tarsal fixation
- Ptosis correction, where present
Dr Milovic assesses every patient as an individual case, keeping in mind their natural facial anatomy, and a technique will be tailored to the patient’s needs.
In some cases, there are functional reasons for having blepharoplasty surgery, and Medicare item numbers may apply. In these cases, vision may be obscured by the ptotic or droopy eyelid/s. Dr Milovic will assess your eligibility for Medicare item numbers at your initial consultation. You should seek a GP or Specialist referral to Dr Milovic should you wish to claim a rebate.
Discuss your circumstances with Dr Milovic today and find out how the staff at our Malvern, Melbourne and Deakin, Canberra surgeries can support you. Make an enquiry through our contact page or call your nearest location to learn more.
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BEFORE & AFTER BLEPHAROPLASTY
This 54 year old female patient underwent the blepharoplasty (eyelid) surgery performed by Dr Milovic.See more Before & After Results