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Male Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)

Male eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) works to counteract excess skin and fat around the eyes

Dr Hunt has performed hundreds of upper and lower blepharoplasties on men throughout his 20-year career.

Blepharoplasty aims to remove excess skin from the upper eyelids, or fat tissue from the lower eyelids, according to the patient’s aesthetic desires. The surgery can also be performed to improve eyelid function and vision that has been impaired by excess skin in this area.

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Recovery after Male Blepharoplasty

The recovery period after male eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can take up to two weeks for most patients. During this time, make sure to take analgesic medication to alleviate potential pain and discomfort.

It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first two weeks after surgery and make sure to take time off from work to allow your body to heal. Here are more recommendations for the recovery period after male eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty):

  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
  • Sleep with your head elevated
  • Keep the incisions clean and dry at all times
  • Have a healthy and balanced diet
  • Keep your body hydrated

To avoid risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period make sure to follow Dr Hunt’s indications.

Risks and Complications

Some risks are involved in blepharoplasty surgery, and it is important to know what these are. Dr Hunt can explain the risks in more detail during your consultation. The risks of the procedure may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding and bruising
  • Reactions to anaesthesia
  • Poor scarring
  • Healing problems
  • Unwanted results
  • Impaired vision
  • Numbness
  • Further surgery

How much does Male Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees

The costs for a male blepharoplasty in Sydney are between $6.000 for an upper blepharoplasty to $13.000 for lower blepharoplasty. Dr Hunt and his team will provide you with a detailed quote after your first consultation.

Is male blepharoplasty covered by Medicare or private health insurance?

If you meet certain strict criteria, you might be eligible for a partial rebate by Medicare or health insurance subsidy for plastic surgery.

You can learn more about possible Medicare & Health Fund coverage, Male Eyelid Surgery Payment Plan, or the costs for male plastic surgery on our Surgical Costs page.

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The facial procedures guide has been created by Dr Hunt and his team as a useful tool to help you plan and consider these procedures.

Throughout the guide, we will discuss the ins and outs of different types of surgery what makes a suitable candidate, pre-surgery planning answers to the most frequently asked questions received from patients.

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With over 20 years of experience as a plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt aims to provide patient-tailored procedure outcomes using different surgical techniques.

Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care and attention he offers and that begins from the day of first consultation.

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Male Blepharoplasty FAQs

Should I have a male eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)?

If you are concerned about the appearance or function of your eyelids, blepharoplasty could be an option to address this. It may involve a procedure on the upper or lower eyelids, or both.

During your consultation with Dr Hunt, he will assess your current situation, discuss your goals, and recommend the male eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) he believes is most suitable.

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What's involved in male blepharoplasty in Sydney?

The male eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) will be performed under either a local or general anaesthetic at your preferred hospital. Regardless of the location, this anaesthetic will be performed by a member of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, hand selected by Dr Hunt.

Dr Hunt will then make tiny incisions along the natural lines of your upper or lower eyelids. Dr Hunt will then remove any excess fat, skin or muscle.

When can I go home after surgery?

You will usually be able to go home the same day as your blepharoplasty. You will be given a prescription for medication at this time, so that you can manage any pain once you get home.

Will I have to return for post-operative care after a blepharoplasty in Sydney?

You will see Dr Hunt five days after your surgery, at which time the first of your sutures will be removed. You will then see Dr Hunt again a week later, to discuss your progress and remove the remainder of your sutures.

You’ll then have a series of follow up visits. These visits will happen at six weeks, and again at three, six and 12 months.

How long will I be off work after blepharoplasty?

You should plan on taking seven to 10 days off work.

When can I resume my normal activities after my blepharoplasty for men?

When you get home from hospital, you should stay at home to rest with cold packs over your eyes. This should help reduce any swelling and bruising. You should also sleep with your head elevated on two pillows.

You will be able to wash your face the day after your surgery, however should not over exert yourself until you are completely healed.

When will I see the end result of my male eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)?

You should be able to see the results three weeks after your surgery.

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About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Dr Hunt has a strong interest in helping his patients achieve their desired results by employing the most appropriate practices for each individual patient.

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