Double Eyelid Surgery in Sydney NSW

Create a more youthful, less-tired look

Dr. Adam Najem can rejuvenate your entire face and make your eyes appear more striking than ever with double eyelid surgery
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Dr. Adam Najem can rejuvenate your entire face and make your eyes appear more striking than ever with double eyelid surgery. This popular procedure is designed to create a more youthful, less-tired look.

What is double eyelid surgery?

Double eyelid surgery, otherwise known as Asian eyelid surgery, is a fairly common treatment for patients of Asian ancestry. As a large proportion of Asian individuals lack the natural double-eyelid fold, it has become a more desirable aesthetic feature for many.

This procedure is performed on the upper eyelid and creates a dynamic change in appearance, making the eyes look more open and less tired.

Patients will find that applying eyeliner and eye shadow becomes easier following double eyelid surgery.

What does double eyelid surgery involve?

Double eyelid surgery involves reshaping the patient’s upper eyelid, to create a natural crease. The amount of extra skin and fat beneath the upper eyelid will determine whether Dr. Adam Najem uses an incisional or non-incisional technique.

In the incisional procedure, a cut is made in the upper eyelid and excess skin / fat is removed. Non-incisional is simpler, with the skin of the upper eyelid stitched to the levator muscle beneath to make the skin fold whenever the eyes are opened.

Dr. Najem will assess your eyelids during your consultation and determine which technique is right for you. Factors such as your age, gender, and the thickness of your eyelid skin will all be taken into consideration.

How long will the double eyelid surgery take?

Double eyelid surgery typically takes around an hour on average, though this does not include preparation time. This is a fairly simple procedure with minimal recovery time.

Generally, no overnight stay is required with double eyelid surgery.

What will the recovery period involve?

After double eyelid surgery, swelling can persist for varying lengths of time, from a number of months to a year in rare cases. Stitches are usually removed within two and seven days.

The extent of swelling you experience will dictate how quickly the results of your surgery are visible. It’s recommended that you wear dark sunglasses outdoors for two weeks following surgery, to protect the eyes from any sun-related irritation.

You may notice that your eyes become tired more quickly in the first few weeks following the procedure. You should avoid strenuous activities for a period recommended by Dr. Najem, such as sports or heavy lifting.

Furthermore, activities that may cause the eyes to become drier than they should must be avoided. This includes watching television, staring at a computer screen or wearing contact lenses.

What side effects should you expect?

Side effects of double eyelid surgery may include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Excessive tear-formation
  • Dryness
  • Temporary vision-blurring
  • Temporary sensitivity to light

The side effects each patient experiences may vary.

What are the potential risks?

Double eyelid surgery has its own risks, as does any other form of surgery. These include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Visible scars
  • Dry eyes
  • Skin discoloration

Dr. Adam Najem will discuss all potential risks with you during your consultation. This will be your chance to raise any concerns you may have or ask questions.

Consultations are usually comprehensive and cover all major points, to help you make a fully-informed decision. You should provide Dr. Najem with your full medical history and let him know if you have any allergies to anaesthetics.

Will I be asleep during the procedure?

Double eyelid surgery is performed under a local anaesthetic. This makes sure patients remain comfortable and awake during the procedure.

Why should you choose Dr. Adam Najem?

Dr. Adam Najem has years of experience performing a variety of surgical procedures on patients. As a dedicated cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Najem always ensures his double eyelid surgery is undertaken to the highest standard of professionalism.

Dr. Najem will discuss your personal goals and expectations during your consultations. He and his entire team are committed to providing patients with friendly, courteous and transparent service from the very first point of contact.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you want to learn more about our double eyelid surgery.

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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.