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Eyelid Tuck explained

Upper Blepharoplasty

If you are wanting to look younger and are not interested in big operations or long downtime then you may consider an upper eyelid tuck.

It is also attractive for those on a budget as it can either be done as a day case in hospital or occasionally even as an outpatient in the rooms under local anaesthetic. If you are considering value for money then this cosmetic operation ranks above all others.

Upper Blepharoplasty is pound for pound the best value cosmetic surgery that you can get


The eyes are said to be the entry to our souls but even if you don’t believe this then most would agree that they are a central feature to the face and attractive eyes go a long way to improving the general appearance of the entire face. This operation opens the eyes, removes the tired sad appearance, improves visual obstruction, makes you look younger and does all of this with a virtually invisible scar! The scar is not visible when the eye is open and almost impossible to see with the eyes closed. Most (80%) of the cosmetic result is gained from removal of the skin, with the removal of fat behind the eye providing the “icing on the cake” in terms of the final aesthetic outcome. Your friends and colleagues will notice an immediate difference but won’t be able to recognise exactly what has been done.

The other advantage is that it’s risk profile is very low. In select cases a medicare item number may even be applicable and thus some of the costs may be covered by your private health insurance. To meet this criteria the upper eyelid skin needs to rest on the eyelashes when looking straight ahead in forward gaze and thus impedes the vision.

This opinion piece was brought to you by Dr Damien Grinsell.

For more information or to answer any of your questions please feel free to call 03 8560 2999 or email enquiries@horizonplasticsurgery.com.au