Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift)  means getting rid of excess skin, muscle, fat or combinations of the above around the eyelids, without visible scars. Blepharoplasty is sometime referred to as eyelid surgery, hooded eye surgery or eye hood surgery. It is the most common cosmetic facial surgical procedure.


Upper lid blepharoplasty

Upper lid blepharoplasty, known as an eyelid lift refers to the removal of skin from the upper lids, which often make the eyes feel heavy and give you a tired look. Upper lid blepharoplasty eyelid lift may be enhanced with a brow lift.


Lower lid blepharoplasty

Lower lid blepharoplasty is more complex and can involve simply removing skin or can involve removing fat or bags underneath the eyelids. Lower lid blepharoplasty is designed to address eyelid droop, eyelid bags (fat blepharoplasty) and excess lower eyelid skin. Lower lid blepharoplasty is sometimes combined with cheek lifting or lipofilling.


Blepharoplasty can often be combined with CO2 laser resurfacing, brow lifts and thread lifts and the effect can be enhanced by our collagen tightening treatments (Thermage and PRP). It is invasive surgery that needs to be discussed fully and needs a thorough eye assessment to assess the eye health before being undertaken.


Involved downtime: Downtime after blepharoplasty ranges from one to four weeks. This can be shortened by committing to our “Premium Package” to speed up healing.

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About Surgical Facial Beautification at Prèface Cosmetic


Surgical procedures, which Dr Hollenbach offers are aimed at trimming away unwanted skin as well as tightening and lifting procedures. In this section we will also consider thread lifting. Most procedures are either day stays at a surgical day centre requiring general anaesthesia, twilight anaesthesia or sedation. Eyelid surgery can also be performed at the Newcastle or Singleton Prèface Cosmetic clinic.


All surgical procedures have a varying amount of down time that can be reduced using the Prèface Cosmetic “Premium Package”.

Our “Premium Package” involves preoperative, perioperative and post operative or post procedure strategies to reduce downtime and speed up healing. Combination treatments of Dermasweep Microdermabrasion, Omnilux Lights, Enzyme Masks are used and mineral makeup can be applied to mask swelling, bruising and puffiness. We are happy to discuss these treatments further at the time of your consultation.

Prèface Cosmetic offers Blepharoplasty, Thread Lift, Brow Lift, Cheek Lifts & Cheek Implants, Facelifts and Fat Transfer. Please speak to our specialized consultants for more information regarding these treatments.