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Rhinoplasty, brow lift and eyelid surgery are some of Australia’s most popular facial procedures.

Cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly popular around the world, and Australia ranks in the top ten countries when it comes to the amount of money that is spent on cosmetic procedures. Breast augmentation, liposuction, abdominoplasty and breast reduction are some of the most popular treatments, but when it comes to the face, many people are opting for rhinoplasty, brow lift and eyelid surgery.

Read on to find out more about these popular treatments, what they involve, and if they are right for you…


Rhinoplasty can be performed for a number of different reasons. In fact, the procedure has both cosmetic and functional benefits. Individuals who are simply dissatisfied with the appearance of their nose may opt for the surgery for aesthetic reasons, but the surgery can also be performed in order to repair a past injury or resolve a structural concern that may be affecting one’s ability to breathe. It is, however, possible to have rhinoplasty performed for a combination of cosmetic and functional reasons.

If you are a suitable candidate for rhinoplasty, your surgeon will work with you to plan your treatment based on your particular concerns. A 3D camera will be used to visualise your results before the procedure even begins. This is very helpful as you will be able to see exactly what can be changed, as well as any potential limitations.

Eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery is currently one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in Australia. The surgery, known as blepharoplasty, is often performed to get rid of excess skin on the eyelids and achieve a more youthful-looking appearance. Individuals who have noticed puffiness and loose skin around the eyes may choose to undergo surgery.

Blepharoplasty can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelids. Upper blepharoplasty gets rid of excess skin on the eyelids and helps to redefine the crease above the upper eyelid. It also resolves puffiness that may be affecting the inner corners of the eyes. Lower blepharoplasty, on the other hand, is highly effective when it comes to addressing dark shadows and hollows underneath the eyes. The procedure helps to flatten out puffiness and smooth wrinkles underneath the eyes.

Brow lift

If you have noticed a heaviness above your eyes that make you tired or angry all of the time, you might consider brow lift surgery. The brow lift procedure is best suited to individuals who are dissatisfied with a heavy brow that has become wrinkled over time, or which has even started to droop over the eyes.

A brow lift procedure allows the brow muscle to relax, which in turn reduces forehead wrinkles and reduces heaviness and sagging over the eyes. This helps to open up the eyes and achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance. One of the benefits of brow lift surgery is that all surgical techniques result in scars that are hidden very discreetly in the hairline.

How can we help?

Dr Sophie Ricketts is a specialist plastic surgeon based in Melbourne. She offers a number of cosmetic procedures for the face, nose and neck. These include brow lift; eyelid surgery; face and neck lift; chin surgery; ear surgery; and rhinoplasty. If you are considering one of these procedures, we encourage you to come in for a consultation with Dr Ricketts so that she can get to know you and learn about your particular needs and concerns. She will then guide you through your treatment of choice and answer any questions that you have throughout the process.

Dr Sophie Ricketts also offers procedures for the breasts and body, including breast augmentation; breast reduction; breast lift; gynaecomastia; abdominoplasty; and mummy makeovers. To find out more about the full range of available services, please have a look here.

If you would like to arrange a consultation with Dr Sophie Ricketts, please don’t hesitate to get in touch here.