Blepharoplasty is the technical term used for surgical rejuvenation for either the upper and/or lower eyelids. Dr Warwick Nettle is reputed as one of Sydney’s top plastic surgeons for blepharoplasty procedures.

According to Dr Nettle when it comes to anti-ageing procedures it’s all about the eyes. Opening the eyes as little as a couple of millimeters will significantly enhance the appearance of the entire face. The most common reason patients undergo lower eyelid surgery is to reduce puffy, tired looking eyelids where the tear trough has become obvious. Upper eyelid surgery is aimed at reducing a hooded appearance around the eyes.

Recognised as a leader in this area because of his proven track record for creating natural looking results, Dr Nettle says, “The last thing patients want is to look completely overworked or wind-swept”. For lower eyelid surgery, there are two main surgical methods he uses. The first technique involves the excess skin being pinched up from underneath the lash line and removed, and then redistributing the fat bags from behind the lid. The second technique involves making an incision just underneath the lash line, lifting the muscle away from the underlying bags and then rearranging them.

For upper eyelid surgery, Dr Nettle says many patients are clear to identify they don’t want a wide-open upper lid look. They simply want the skin off their lashes and a little lid to show so they can see eyelid makeup when they wear it. In some cases, an eyebrow lift can be performed as an alternative to upper eyelid surgery for people with a low eyebrow.

Recovery times tend to be quite quick. Normal daily activities can begin again within 3-4 days. There will often be some bruising for up to 7-10 days. Because the skin around the eyes is so thin, scars are generally undetectable within 6 weeks after surgery.

If you would like to discuss your plastic surgery goals with Dr Nettle, please call us at Dr Warwick Nettle on (02) 9387 3900 or Contact Us for an appointment. During your consultation Dr Nettle he will analyse your eyelid structure, including its length, bags and muscle tone and make a decision on which surgical technique will best suit your goals.

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