Brighter Eyes with Blepharoplasty by Dr Bryan Mendelson

You can’t hide your eyes. You can cover up a lot of things but not your eyes. They are a focal point for all social interaction; their shape can change the way your whole face looks, not to mention they are an extremely important part of seeing your way through life. Having surgery on your eyes has to be one of the most important things to get right. Dr Bryan Mendelson, internationally renowned plastic surgeon based in Melbourne, VIC is one of the best. Not only does he mentor other surgeons and speak on the world medical circuit teaching his methods, but he has patients coming from all over the world to have him operate on their eyes.

Up until very recently it was thought that tightening the skin was the best method for smoothing out those wrinkles and lines that come with ageing. However this is not necessarily the case. Dr Bryan Mendelson, Plastic Surgeon and internationally recognised authority on facial anatomy and ageing, uses a procedure he calls “Bright Eyes”, or Internal Fixation, being lauded as the most natural and lasting technique around today.

Internal Fixation Technique

We know now that just pulling skin doesn’t work to provide long term results for any facial procedure. It’s the same with the eyes. That’s why the “internal fixation” technique is so effective. This is the technique that Dr Mendelson uses and he tells us why. “The aim of upper lid surgery is to bring the skin back to where it was pre-ageing, when there was a nice, clean fold above the eye. Using the technique known as ‘Internal Fixation’, the skin is gently returned to its previous position, by recreating the internal fixation that held it in place during youth. The eyelid skin itself is not stretched or removed.”

It is because this technique follows the natural shape of the eye that it produces such a natural looking result. It is unique for each person and as such does not make the eyes appear “done” as it surgery might do with other techniques. It simply helps your eyes appear as they might have done maybe ten or so years ago.

Blepharoplasty has helped thousands of patients restore and refresh the eye area to turn back the clock. The Internal Fixation technique is where the skin is brought back to where it was before it started to sag, creating a more distinct fold above the eye. Not stretching or removing any of your actual surface skin, the skin is gently pulled back to its original position due to the anchoring that occurs underneath the skin. Dr Mendelson says, “The longevity of the Internal Fixation procedure is due to it taking effect beneath the skin, and not on it. Any procedure that pulls or removes excess skin in this area (as all areas on the face), will lead to distortion and short term results, as the skin stretches over time, and is not recommended.”

Facial ageing occurs because of the loosening of muscles and tissues beneath the skin in the deeper layers. As Dr Mendelson says, tightening the skin will only be a temporary solution and is often noticeable and appears “forced”.

Natural Looking Results

The Internal Fixation technique is said to give completely natural looking results as the skin does not appear pulled or overstretched. Dr Mendelson clarifies why, “The natural shape of the eye forms the basis for the internal fixation with the result being that the eyes look bright and full of life. There is only one small incision, carefully concealed in the eyelid crease, which is undetectable within four months, even when the eyes are closed.”

Blepharoplasty, or eye surgery, is one of the best procedures for turning back the clock a few years. Eyes are one of the first areas of the face to show ageing. The procedure can offer other benefits such as:

  • Restoring vision by lifting any skin that drapes over the eyes;
  • Reduce any fat deposits that give the eye a puffy appearance beneath the eyelid;
  • Help reduce bags under the eyes;
  • Minimise the appearance of crow’s feet (will not eliminate them entirely);
  • Improve the shape and contour of the eyes.

If you’d like more information on how blepharoplasty can help you, or to arrange a consultation with the highly skilled and expert Dr Mendelson visit his website.

Dr Bryan Mendelson

Dr Bryan Mendelson

Minimal to no scarring

People are often concerned about any scarring that might occur for any eyelid surgery. Dr Mendelson says the trick is to make sure the incision is right where the crease or natural fold of the eye is. If the surgeon is skilled, the incision is hopefully undetectable. In Dr Mendelson’s case, he says you shouldn’t see any indication of his incision scar after four months, even with the eye closed.

Dr Mendelson is an expert on facial anatomy. His knowledge on the deeper layers of our face is what makes him so skilled in being able to turn back the clock a few years, whether it’s eye surgery or one of his signature facelifts. Dr Mendelson’s book, “In Your Face” highlights his journey to becoming one of the most sought after surgeons for eye surgery and facelifts around the world, and we are lucky enough to have him here in Australia.

If you’d like more information on Dr Bryan Mendelson or the procedures he performs you can give his clinic a call or arrange a consult on 03 9826 0977, or if you’d like to read more about Dr Mendelson check out the blogs below:

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Trish

Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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