Blepharoplasty in Sydney NSW

Reduce excess skin on the eyelids

Dr. Adam Najem's blepharoplasty procedure reduces excess skin on the eyelids, creating a more youthful, fresher look that revitalises the entire face.
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Dr. Adam Najem’s blepharoplasty procedure reduces excess skin on the eyelids, creating a more youthful, fresher look that revitalises the entire face.

What is Blepharoplasty?

Excess skin and fat in the upper and lower eyelids can create unsightly bulging and sagging. Blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid reduction surgery) is a procedure that aims to transform the patient’s eyes by reducing this unwanted weight on the lids.

Having drooping, fatty eyelids may leave one of your eyes looking bigger than the other, or make both appear narrower than they are. Both of these issues can have a significant negative impact on your self-confidence.

The eyes are a key defining feature and one of the first things people notice about your face. With large, baggy eyelids you may look tired or older than you actually are.

At a practical level, sagging eyelids can also reduce your vision, potentially affecting your ability to read, watch television, perform everyday tasks or even drive safely.

If you have drooping eyelids, blepharoplasty can restore your normal vision while enhancing your natural beauty. It may be combined with additional facial procedures to maximize their effect too, such as anti-wrinkle injections, a thread facelift or facial rejuvenation.

What does Blepharoplasty involve?

Eyelid reduction surgery involves cutting along the eyelids’ natural creases, separating the skin to remove any excess fat or flesh.

On the upper eyelid, the fat and skin will be removed to leave a fine scar along the crease , to minimize visibility.

On the lower lid, the surgery is performed from the lid’s inner surface, again to avoid visible scarring.

After the surgery, these incisions will be stitched as discretely as possible, with cuts made strategically for minimal visible impact. Leaving no or little trace is a crucial factor for many patients, and Dr. Najem always endeavours to do just that.

How long will the Blepharoplasty procedure take?

Your eyelid reduction surgery usually takes roughly 60 minutes. Times may vary from one case to another, but Dr. Najem will provide a more accurate length during your consultation.

What will the recovery period involve?

The recovery period after your blepharoplasty procedure is usually fairly brief, with stitches staying in place for no more than one week.

You should be free to wear makeup again shortly after your blepharoplasty, and you may be able to resume work or other duties three to seven days following the procedure.

There are certain steps you can take to get the most out of your recovery period:

  • Keep your head propped up with pillows while you rest for a couple of days, as this minimizes swelling
  • Place a cold pack (or a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel) over your eyes for the first few days of your recovery process
  • Clean your eyelids with prescribed eyedrops or ointment, but do so very carefully
  • Wear sunglasses when outside, to keep your eyes protected from the wind and sun
  • Avoid any strenuous exercise (such as running or swimming) for the first few days of your recovery period
  • Be careful not to rub your eyes for the first few days
  • Contact lenses should not be worn for a week

What side effects should you expect?

You may experience the following side effects after your eyelid reduction surgery:

  • Mild swelling around the eyes for two or three weeks
  • A feeling of tightness
  • Bruising is possible but less common than the previous side effects
  • Pink scars may form, but these will fade and be almost invisible over time
  • Your eyes might feel irritated, watery, or sensitive

What are the potential risks?

Blepharoplasty does have potential risks, as with any form of surgery. These include:

  • The eyes may appear slightly asymmetrical after the procedure
  • Your vision could be blurred or you may see double on a temporary basis
  • Scarring might be noticeable
  • A pool of blood can form beneath the skin, though this typically vanishes after a few weeks
  • Infection can occur

Dr. Najem will discus these risks during your consultations, and make sure you fully understand the procedure in-depth.

Will I be asleep during the procedure?

During eyelid reduction surgery, the majority of patients choose to be sedated with a local anaesthetic, though it can be performed under a general anaesthetic too.

It’s vital that you tell Dr. Adam Najem if you have had any negative experiences with anaesthetic in the past, no matter how minor they may seem.

Why should you choose Dr. Adam Najem?

Dr. Najem has years of experience performing blepharoplasty on patients of various ages, and employs the latest surgical techniques to achieve the most natural results.

He offers a free in-depth consultation ahead of your procedure, to examine your eyelids and discuss your personal goals. He treats each case as unique to ensure the highest standard of individual care.

If you want to learn more about Dr. Adam Najem’s eyelid reduction surgery, book your consultation now.

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Disclaimer: Prior to considering any cosmetic surgery procedure, it is advised that you learn about the procedure from your cosmetic surgeon. When you visit Illuminate Cosmetic Medicine, Dr Adam Najem will explain the procedure to you including the risks involved and the realistic results that could be obtained from the procedure.