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