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Signs of ageing are often prominent around the eyes. Over time, we begin to see excess skin on the upper eyelid, which can start hanging onto the upper eyelashes. This can become bothersome for women when applying eye makeup, and in some cases, it can also lead to problems with vision. If you are seeking to improve the functionality of your eye area or address the appearance of laxity above the eyes, blepharoplasty surgery may be a suitable option

Blepharoplasty, also called eyelid surgery, is one of the most common aesthetic facial procedures. Experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Bish Soliman, tailors every procedure to the individual patient’s health and goals.

BlepharoplastyWho is a good candidate?

Blepharoplasty is a personalised procedure. You will need to have an initial consultation with Dr Bish in order to ensure you are a good candidate and discuss the best surgical approach for you. You will discuss your health, any medical conditions, as well as what you hope to achieve from your blepharoplasty.

Good candidates for this procedure are generally in good health and non-smokers.

BlepharoplastyBenefits of surgery

Blepharoplasty can offer several benefits. It addresses skin laxity by removing excess skin from above the eyes. Everyone’s facial shape and anatomy are different, and an experienced surgeon will take this into account when developing a surgical treatment plan. The procedure is often undergone to address:

  • Lines and wrinkles around the upper and lower eyelids
  • Sagging skin above and around the eyes
  • Drooping of the lower eyelid
  • Excess fat and puffiness around the eyes

Since each procedure is personalised, results may vary, depending on the patient’s individual circumstances and surgical plan.

Your personal consultation

Before your procedure, get personalised guidance from highly skilled Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Bish Soliman. With years of experience, he will tailor your treatment for your body, health, and ideal outcomes. Book your personal consultation to receive:

  • In-depth information about your desired procedure
  • Personalised advice from Dr Soliman
  • A customised treatment plan tailored to your needs

BlepharoplastyThe procedure

Blepharoplasty is performed as a day surgery procedure and can be performed under either local or general anaesthesia.

Upper Blepharoplasty

This procedure takes 45 minutes to perform. Dr Bish surgically removes the excess skin, muscle and fat from the upper eyelid to improve its shape and help the eye to open without obstruction. This procedure can be combined with other facial rejuvenating procedures.

Lower Blepharoplasty

This procedure is more involved and takes 60-90 minutes to perform. Dr Bish combines an external skin excision with an internal trans-conjunctival approach to address the lower eyelid. This approach leaves the eye muscle intact which reduces the risk of complications. Sometimes the lower eyelid requires suspension with internal sutures, called a canthopexy.

Sometimes mid-facial volume requires replacement. Dr Bish does this by fat injections to address volume loss.

BlepharoplastyAftercare and risks

Your eyelids will be bruised for one to two weeks following your procedure. Sleeping with your head elevated and using a cold compress can reduce these effects after surgery. It is important to take appropriate care of your incision sites after your procedure. Patients should take one to two weeks off work and should not do any strenuous exercise for four weeks.

Every surgical procedure has some risks. Following your at-home care instructions after eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) will help minimise complications and encourage your incisions to heal properly. Some of the risks associated with blepharoplasty surgery include:

  • Poor wound healing and scarring
  • Bleeding and infection
  • Temporary changes in vision that will normalise after a few days
  • Complications from anaesthesia

Learn More About Dr Bish Soliman

Dr Bish Soliman is a Sydney based Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in complex microsurgical reconstruction including breast reconstruction, aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body as well as skin cancer surgery.

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Blepharoplasty FAQ

What should I do to prepare for surgery?

Will I have scarring after my blepharoplasty?

What happens after eye surgery(blepharoplasty)?

When can I return to work after my procedure?

Can I combine eyelid surgery with other procedures?

About Dr Bish Soliman

Dr Bish Soliman - Sydney Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, about us 01 2x
Specialist Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon
FRACS (Plas), MS (Plas), MBBS (Hons 1), BCom

AHPRA Registered Medical Practitioner MED 0001679053 Specialist Registration in Plastic Surgery

Dr Bish Soliman is a Sydney-based Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who performs aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body as well as skin cancer surgery.

He currently holds two consultant microsurgery positions in major Sydney hospitals performing complex microsurgical reconstruction including DIEP breast reconstruction.

After graduating from The King’s School, Dr Bish completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Sydney. After working briefly at a major Sydney finance firm, he decided to pursue his passion and long-term goal of a career in medicine. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame at the top of his class, receiving First class honours and the prestigious Bower and Sherrard medal. He then went on to complete his junior medical training at Westmead Hospital during which time he was awarded Junior Medical Officer (JMO) of the Year, as well as a finalist for NSW Doctor of the Year.

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Next Steps

Do your Research

  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read the risks and complications page
  • Visit our procedure pages and Blogs to learn more about your intended procedure

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Dr Bish
  • Take notes during the consultation and review all the documents provided
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider your options
  • You may need to undress for a physical exam so wear comfortable clothes

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

  • Call us to find out more about surgery pricing and how you can pay for your surgery
  • Request more information about your procedure – call or contact us.

How to Book Your Consultation

  • A GP Medical Referral is now essential to see Dr Bish Soliman for any type of surgery.
  • You can book your consultation with Dr Bish Soliman by paying the consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment.

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