Procedures

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery is an effective way to reverse many of the tell-tale signs of aging that give your face a worn and tired appearance. This surgical procedure can be tailored to the specific needs of each patient, focusing on their precise concerns and desired results. Whether you are concerned with drooping upper lids or lower lids that look puffy and tired, blepharoplasty can address those issues and create a refreshed look that will positively impact your entire face.

Dr Teston offers a variety of blepharoplasty techniques to help her patients revive a worn appearance and reverse aging symptoms around the eyes. She will work one-on-one with you to determine the best procedure for your needs, to ensure you enjoy the best possible outcome from your procedure.

Before Blepharoplasty

The best candidates for blepharoplasty are men and women in relatively good health that have one or more of the following concerns:

  • Drooping upper eyelids, perhaps even interfering with the line of vision
  • Skin covering the upper eyelid that makes it difficult to apply makeup
  • Puffiness in the upper lid due to accumulations of tissue
  • Sagging in lower lid, possibly revealing white of eye under the iris
  • Puffiness or lines underneath the eye that make you look older and more tired than you feel

All of these concerns can be addressed surgically, offering dramatic results that will likely last for many years. Patients achieve the best results when they head into surgery with a positive attitude and realistic expectations of what blepharoplasty can do for them. If you smoke, you will be asked to stop smoking a number of weeks before and after your surgery to ensure the nicotine does not interfere with your safety during the procedure or your healing process afterward.

Blepharoplasty can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures to further enhance your outcome. Procedures commonly performed with blepharoplasty include a facelift and brow lift. Non-surgical procedures may also be added after blepharoplasty to improve skin texture and tone, such as laser skin resurfacing or injectable treatments.

Options in Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty can be performed three different ways:

  • Upper eyelid surgery to remove puffiness and drooping above the eye, improve line of vision and allow for easier makeup application
  • Lower eyelid surgery to firm up the lower lid, remove bags and puffiness and smooth away fine lines and crepey skin
  • Surgery on both the upper and lower eyelids at the same time to address all of these concerns with just one time under anaesthesia and one recovery period

It is quite common for Dr Teston to perform upper and lower eyelid surgery simultaneously. This procedure is considered safe and effective and cuts down on the amount of time you must be under anaesthesia overall. Recovery from both upper and lower eyelid surgery is not much different than when a patient just has one lid operated on at a time.

During the Procedure

Blepharoplasty is usually performed in an accredited hospital using local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia. Incisions for upper eyelid surgery will be made in the natural creases of the lid to minimise visible scarring. Incisions for lower eyelid procedures are either placed inside the lid or just under the eyelash line where visible scarring will not be noticeable.

Through these incisions, Dr Teston removes excess skin and tissue to create a smoother, firmer eyelid contour. Incisions will be closed using sutures that will be removed a few days after your surgery. The goal of the procedure will be to create a natural appearance to the eyes while eliminating some of the signs of aging and refreshing your look overall.

What to Expect Afterward

You can expect to have some bruising and swelling after blepharoplasty. We will provide you with instructions on how to minimise those side effects using ice and cold packs once you arrive home. Sleeping with your head elevated will also reduce swelling and discomfort. You will be given a prescription for oral pain medication to keep you comfortable the first days after your surgery. Most of our patients are pleasantly surprised at how quickly they heal after this procedure, with the majority returning to their regular activities within two weeks.

The results of blepharoplasty will become evident once the eyes fully heal from the procedure. Those results should be very long-lasting for most patients. However, signs of aging can begin to creep in once again over time, which may necessitate additional procedures to maintain those positive results. The good news is you may find non-surgical treatments are sufficient for keeping your youthful look once the surgery is performed. Very few patients require a subsequent blepharoplasty after the first one is performed.

If you are tired of looking tired, perhaps it is time to consider a surgical procedure like blepharoplasty to refresh your appearance. Dr Teston has ample experience performing eyelid procedures and can help you to achieve a natural, more youthful look with this customisable procedure. To learn more about blepharoplasty or find out if you are a candidate, contact Dr Teston’s office today on (02) 9708 3511.

Procedures Offered


With more than two decades of experience in plastic surgery, Dr Teston is qualified to provide a broad range of plastic surgery procedures. Some of the choices available to her patients include:

Breast Enhancement

No matter what cosmetic goals you might have for your breasts, Dr Teston can help you achieve them. One of her specialties is correcting asymmetries between the breasts that cause a woman to feel self-conscious about her body. Other breast procedures offered by Dr Teston include:

Facial Improvements

Whether you are concerned about the effects of ageing or looking to correct an imperfection that has been nagging you throughout your adult life, Dr Teston offers procedures to enhance and refresh your appearance. She can customise any of the following to your specifications and facial proportions:

  • Facelift to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Eyelid surgery to correct drooping and rejuvenate the area around the eyes
  • Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping to create symmetry, remove imperfections, or restore the nose after injury
  • Otoplasty (or ear surgery) to correct ears that stick out or are disproportionately large
Body Contouring

Body contouring is an effective way to put the final touches on your body shape when you can’t get there with diet and exercise alone. Body contouring is usually recommended for patients that have achieved a healthy, stable weight and may include the following:

  • Abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) to tighten and flatten the midsection
  • Lift procedures to shape and firm the upper arms and thighs
  • Liposuction to remove isolated, stubborn areas of fat from nearly anywhere on the body
  • Labiaplasty to correct discomfort due to either developmental or hormonal enlargements or scarring
Skin Treatments

As the largest organ of the body, the skin deserves special attention. When you want to get rid of unsightly moles, fatty lumps, or other concerns, Dr Teston is prepared to eliminate the blemish and leave the best cosmetic results behind. Some of the concerns Dr Teston can treat include:

Hand Restoration

Your hands are one of the most functional and visible parts of the body, and when they are injured or affected by a debilitating condition, the effects on your life can be dramatic. Dr Teston offers hand surgery to treat many of these concerns, with the following being some of the hand conditions she treats:

When you are in search of a plastic surgeon in Sydney, Dr Teston offers a valuable female perspective, extensive training and experience, and a commitment to the highest level of patient care. To learn more about our practice, contact our office today at (02) 9708 3511.