“When your eyes are affected by ageing, it can affect your confidence. Upper eyelid surgery can make a big difference in not just the appearance but also comfort.”
Dr Bernard Beldholm FRACS
*Individual results vary, see disclaimer.
People say that the eyes are the “windows to the soul.” They are where we focus our gaze to let another person know that we are listening and paying attention.
Unfortunately, ageing can affect the skin of the eyelids.The loss of skin elasticity can cause the skin to droop creating bags around the eyes which result in a sleepy or droopy appearance. For some, the problem becomes so severe that it begins to impede peripheral vision.
If you’re frustrated by sagging eyelids or bags under your eyes, eyelid surgery known as “blepharoplasty” might be the solution for you.
Our plan for you
1. Call (02) 4934 5700 for an appointment.
2. Meet with Dr Beldholm for your consultation.
3. Start your surgical journey.
4. Enjoy your amazing results!
4 steps to a successful upper eyelid surgery
As a patient of Dr Beldholm, you will be guided through a 4-stage process designed to meet all your unique needs and expectations of surgery.
Dr Beldholm and his staff are here to guide you through and make sure that you get the best possible result. We focus on making you comfortable and answering all your questions.
We are here to assist and guide you through your very personal surgical journey.
Step 1: Private Consultation
Having performed thousands of surgical procedures over the past decade, Dr Beldholm will recommend an option that is customised for you based on his vast experience.
The decision to undergo any surgery will be made after it has been determined that it is safe for you to do so and that the results will match your expectations.
By the end of the consultation all your questions will be answered so that you can make a well informed decision. You will receive a detailed quote for the options that have been discussed.
If you decide to proceed, Dr Beldholm and his team will collaborate with you on designing a personalised treatment plan, scheduling a convenient date and location for your surgery. You will be provided with all pre-operative and post-operative information.
Your appointment with Dr. Beldholm can be scheduled at:
- 30 Belmore Rd, Lorn NSW 2320: a beautiful converted heritage building in the Hunter Valley.
It can be quite overwhelming when you consider having surgery and often it can be hard to remember all the information that we have provided you with. We therefore provide you with written information about your procedure as well as an option to come back and have further follow up consultations with Dr Beldholm at no additional charge.
Step 2: Your Surgery
Dr Beldholm performs blepharoplasty procedures in two private hospitals in the Hunter Valley:
- Maitland Private Hospital
- Hunter Valley Private Hospital
There is a wide range of surgical options that are possible. The options are customised to your unique facial shape and the result you desire.
The specifics of the surgery depend on the patient’s needs. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. In either case, Dr Beldholm will determine what skin, muscle, or fat needs to be removed prior to the surgery.
Precise markings, drawn prior to the surgery, are used to indicate where excess tissue is to be removed. For the upper eyelid surgery an incision within the natural fold of the eyelid is made. Working through this incision, excess tissue can be removed.
Before closing the incision absorbable internal sutures are used to position the upper eyelid skin in the fold of the eye so that it no longer slides down onto the eye-lashes.
The sutures are permanent sutures that are removed 7 days after your surgery.
Step 3: Postoperative Care and Recovery
Recovery from upper eyelid surgery will vary for each individual and will depend on the extent of your procedure.
Blepharoplasty is normally performed as day stay surgery.
You will be reviewed several times over the first few weeks. Most patients return to work and regular activities approximately 10 days after the operation.
We have created an post-operative wound healing program after you leave hospital to maximise healing and recovery.
Step 4: Follow up Care
Your procedure is not considered complete until Dr. Beldholm has met with you to follow up after your operation. He will ensure you are healing and that all the expectations discussed in your one-on-one consultation have been met.
You will generally see the doctor on the day after the operation and also in 1 month, 3 months and 6 months following surgery. These appointments are included in the surgical fee.
The refined surgical techniques result in strategically-placed scars that are hidden from view and will become almost imperceptible over the course of a year.