Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Sydney Services, by Dr. Niro S.

Eyelid Rejuvenation, also known as Blepharoplasty, eyelid reduction surgery or an eyelid lift, aims to produce a more youthful looking and less tired area around the eyes. The procedure is usually performed under local anaesthetic and typically takes between one and two hours depending on your needs.

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Dr. Niro, a caring Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Sydney Doctor with a reputation that precedes him.

Dr. Niro, the creator of the “Be Noticed, Not Known®” cosmetic surgery approach, has been practicing for almost 2 decades. During this time, he has delivered life-changing results for his Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery (Blepharoplasty) clients in Sydney.

Dr. Niro completed his bachelor’s and medical degrees from King’s College London and University College London, respectively, and worked across a variety of surgical specialities. This was followed by a 2-year higher fellowship in general cosmetic surgery in Australia, and then a 2-year ‘super-specialty’ surgical fellowship.

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What is Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?

Eyelid Rejuvenation is a surgical procedure involving the removal of excess skin and, if required, removal or repositioning of the fat and/or removal of muscle in the eyelid. The procedure is designed to restore a more youthful appearance of the eyes with a little “lift”. The incisions are carefully placed either in the natural crease of the eyelid or in the inner surface of the lower eyelid, resulting in an almost invisible scar once healed.

Unfortunately, aging around the eyes is particularly noticeable. Different approaches can be used when treating around the eye, however, eyelid rejuvenation should not be confused with a brow lift. A brow lift may be suitable when there is a sagging or drooping brow that can get in the way of the eyes. Speak to Dr Niro today to find out what procedures may be able to help you achieve a younger more elegant look that addresses your needs.

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Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery (Blepharoplasty) & Safety

Your safety is paramount to Dr. Niro and his team. Watch the video below to learn more about Dr. Niro's approach to safety during Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery (Blepharoplasty) and other procedures.

Furthermore, Dr. Niro believes that each individual patient must be involved in the decision-making process of undertaking Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery (Blepharoplasty), and it is the role of the cosmetic surgeon to ensure that the decision is ‘informed’.

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Why undertake Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery (Blepharoplasty) with Dr. Niro

Dr. Niro takes great pride in offering an unrushed, bespoke approach to patient care, and believe that one size does ‘not’ fit all when it comes to Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery (Blepharoplasty).

"World Class Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Services in Sydney that are the result of a genuine investment, pride and responsibility for your care."

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prepare for Blepharoplasty?

During the initial consultation, you need to inform Dr Niro about all medications you take, especially any medications that thin the blood, such as aspirin or warfarin. Furthermore, you will not be able to drink any alcohol for 48 hours leading up to the procedure. You will also be required to avoid herbal medications/remedies during the days leading up to the procedure. Also avoid any anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen) for a few days before the procedure, if possible.

You will also be required to stop eating a couple of hours before the procedure and you will need to arrive with a clean face, free of makeup and well-cleansed. If you have long hair, it should be tied back in a low ponytail.

What is the recovery journey like for an eyelid Rejuvenation procedure?

Immediately following an eyelid rejuvenation procedure, there will be swelling and bruising around the eye area. The eyes will feel sore and may be itchy. Cold compresses can be placed gently over the eyes to ease any discomfort.

There is no need to stay overnight, and most patients return home within a couple of hours following the procedure. Recovery is relatively fast with the majority of individuals returning to work between 3 to 5 days following the procedure.

The results of the procedure shall be evident within a month.
First 48 hours: Swelling and bruising will increase. For optimum results do not tilt your head downwards and keep your head elevated on a few pillows when sleeping. Do not rub or pick at the eye area, and any crusting that may accumulate may be gently and carefully dabbed with damp gauze.

7 days: The majority of people will return to work if they have not already done so after seven days. Swelling and bruising should be reduced at this stage.

14 days: The review appointment will take place. Dr Niro will remove any non-dissolvable sutures and check that the incision sites are healing.

1 month: Bruising should have gone and you may commence gentle massage around the eye areas. You can start wearing eye makeup, it is still very important to be gentle when touching the eye area, especially when removing makeup.

3 months: Noticeable swelling should have gone and your scars should have significantly faded. You will probably start getting comments about how fresh and rested you appear. You may wish to consider other rejuvenation procedures, such as gentle resurfacing.

6 months: Your scars should be barely visible and will continue to fade and any residual swelling shall have gone.

What are some of the complications associated with Blepharoplasty?

Every surgery carries a degree of risk. That is why experience is key when it comes to any surgery. Some of the complications of the surgery may include:

  • Swelling and bruising.
  • Vision may be blurred due to the lubricating ointment.
  • Eyes may water and be sensitive to light.
  • Double vision.


Rare and serious surgical risks may include:

  • Haematoma (blood pooling) normally dissipates within 14 days but might be an emergency depending on the location.
  • Significant scarring.
  • Grossly asymmetrical (uneven) results.
  • Eyelid retraction (ectropion).
  • Loss of eyelid hairs (usually temporary) and damage to the eyeball.


Please seek immediate medical attention if you suffer from any of the below symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
  • Chest pain.
  • Excessive bleeding or fluid from incision sites.
  • Vision problems that persist after 24 hours.
  • A sudden increase in pain.


Some of the minor and temporary risks and complications that may be associated with Anaesthesia may include:

  • Blurred vision.
  • Twitching muscles in the area around where the local anaesthetic was administered.
  • Muscle weakness, tingling and continuing numbness in the area around where the local anaesthetic was administered.
  • Rare and serious risks of local anaesthetics include:
  • Hives, skin irritation, and in very rare cases of an allergic reaction, breathing difficulties.
  • Depressed central nervous system, decreased breathing rate and reduced heart rate, in extremely rare cases this could cause a heart attack (cardiac arrest). However, this is extremely rare and extremely unlikely given the amount of local anaesthetic used for this procedure.


Issues following sedation (IV) or general anaesthesia, may include:

  • Disorientation and drowsiness.
  • Feelings of heaviness and slow reflexes.
  • Nausea and low blood pressure.
  • Short term memory problems or amnesia.