PEACE Talk Expanded: From Eyelid Surgery to Facelifts
Last weekend I was asked by Oculoplastic Surgeon, Dr Angelo Tsirbas, to present at the Personal Eyes Annual Conference Event (PEACE) on upper eyelid surgery and the deep plane facelift.
100 people, including over 80 optometrists, attended the event held at the elegant Queen Victoria Building’s third floor Tea Room.
Bleparoplasty – or upper eyelid surgery – is one of those procedures that can make a big impact on a person’s life. On the way they look, the way they feel… and in some cases, on the way they see!
Droopy eyebrows, excess skin and fat in the upper eyelids and bags under the eyes – it happens to the best of us. The passing of time, gravity, collagen loss… while many of these things creep up slowly and can be addressed with self acceptance, or by covering mirrors and focusing positive attention elsewhere… when it starts to impact on your ability to see… it is time to consider action.
For some people the call to action comes from being told by friends, relatives and work colleagues that they look tired, cranky or sad when in fact they are happy and fully rested.
Rejuvenating the upper face can restore a fresh appearance to tired-looking eyes and drooping eyebrows.
Browlift surgery re-suspends the eyebrows to a natural and youthful position. Eyelid surgery can help correct hooding of the upper eyelids, which can impair vision.
I use a variety of surgical techniques, depending on the needs of my patients.
You can read more about these techniques and my philosophy here: My brow and eyelid surgery philosophy
If you are concerned that excess, drooping skin, is contributing to you feeling more tired, if it is impairing your vision, or if you have aesthetic concerns related to the impact of this on your appearance, then it is worthwhile making an appointment to explore your treatment options.
When evaluating a patient’s suitability for eyebrow or eyelid surgery, there are a number of things I take into account, including: skin quality (colour, tone, elasticity…), upper eyelid margin, fat prolapse, eyelid crease, eyebrow fat pad, bone structure, symmetry, dynamic lines, ethnic variations…. and other individual factors.
Undergoing surgery is a very personal decision making process; I provide thorough information as part of your individually tailored assessment.
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Meet Dr Marcells
MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
Past President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons
Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.