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.
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.
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 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: