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The benefits of eyelid surgery

01 May

Have you been considering eyelid surgery?   Many patients will consider eyelid surgery for aesthetic reasons.   They present with concerns about their appearance, that they look old and tired.  Others are concerned about their vision.    We hear many comment after surgery on the brightness of their eyes, that their vision has improved and that they look like they've been on a long holiday. 

You may however be surprised to note many patients who undergo eyelid surgery notice additional surprising benefits to the surgery.  We will deal with 6 surprising benefits passed on to us by patients but we are sure there are more.    


Contact Lenses

"I can easily pop my contact lenses in now".   This could be for a two-fold reason:  there is less skin to get in the way and their vision has improved allowing easier placement.


Decreased Forehead Wrinkles

After eyelid surgery, the forehead muscles are no longer compensating for the eyelids and many patients notice their forehead wrinkles improve.


Bloodshot eyes/headaches

"I am able to concentrate on my work without getting sore and bloodshot eyes".   

Before surgery many patients complain of sore eyes and headaches particularly after work or after time spent on their devices.  


Driving Safety

"I can see much better when I am driving at night, the windscreen seems larger now".   This is obviously a benefit to everyone!


Personal Safety

When skin overhangs your eyelids, your peripheral vision is reduced and you may not see low hanging objects such as cupboards.   

Eyelid surgery may help you literally see out of the corner of your eye!


Reading in Dim Light

"I can read a menu in a dim restaurant".   "I can read again at night."   


We hope you found these additional benefits to eyelid surgery interesting.  If you have any other questions or concerns about eyelid surgery, plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery please call our office on 02 9387 2110 to make a time to see Dr Somia in person or send an enquiry on our contact page and we will do our best to help.   


Please note:  All procedures carry risk and results vary for each patient.   The above information does not replace a consultation with a plastic surgeon.   



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Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS

Written by Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS

Dr. Naveen Somia is a Sydney Plastic Surgeon who listens to his patients, understands their problems and works alongside them to help achieve their aesthetic goals by applying his skills and years of experience in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. A published author on Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Naveen’s blog is aimed at helping you make the right choices and stay safe in your quest to look your personal best.