Dr Steve Merten removes excess skin, fat, and/or muscle from the eye area to create a more rested, energised, and youthful appearance for his patients.

Sydney, Australia – Dr Steve Merten performs Blepharoplasty procedures at his Sydney plastic surgery practice to remove excess skin, fat, and muscle from around the eye. At Pure Aesthetics, Blepharoplasty patients can enhance their appearance while simultaneously boosting their confidence.

Dr Merten believes the eyes are a key factor in our social interactions. Ageing, sun exposure, and genetics can all alter the shape, texture, and tone of the skin around the eyes, creating an undesirable appearance of tired or sad looking eyes. This can make the total facial appearance appear much older.

Blepharoplasty has the ability to dramatically rejuvenate the eyes and improve the entire facial appearance. The procedure is commonly combined with a brow lift, which repositions the brow to restore a more youthful appearance to the upper face, whilst removing loose skin and fat from around the eyes, reducing the appearance of ‘bags’, and making the patient look well-rested and energised. Some women also find that, after their Blepharoplasty procedure, they have an easier time applying and wearing makeup as no clumping occurs along the creases of the eyelids.

There are two types of Blepharoplasty: upper eyelid and lower eyelid. Upper eyelid Blepharoplasty focuses on removing excess skin and fat, whereas lower eyelid Blepharoplasty removes fat, muscle, and loose skin, which can also help to remove the appearance of bags. For both upper and lower eyelid surgery, the incisions are placed on or adjacent to the natural crease lines, making any resultant scar minimally visible.
If only fat is required to be removed from the lower eyelid area, Dr Merten creates the incision inside the lower eyelid, resulting in no visible external scar.

The results also last for many years. Not only women can benefit from Blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery in men is very common.

Blepharoplasty requires skill, and like any cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, Dr Merten recommends patients ensure their procedure is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, one of which that specialises in Blepharoplasty.

A major factor in the shape of the eye area is a dropped forehead that causes excess skin to rest on the upper eyelids, creating a crowding look. This is a common complaint by patients of Dr Merten. The good news is that this can be overcome by combining Blepharoplasty with a browlift to rejuvenate and restore a more youthful appearance of the upper face. The plastic surgeon also often performs eyelid surgery in conjunction with other facial surgeries, such as facelift surgery.

Eyelid surgery can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on the extent of surgery. When combined with a facelift, this can take up to 3 hours. Bruising and swelling from the procedure usually subside within 2-3 weeks, with most patients returning to work after 1 to 3 weeks. Regardless of the procedure being performed, Dr Merten stresses to each patient the importance of choosing an experienced plastic surgeon when undergoing any cosmetic plastic surgery.

About Steve Merten, FRACS

Dr Steve Merten is a recognised leader in the field of reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. He has trained under the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and earned his medical degree at Sydney University. In 2010, Dr Merten was appointed as a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery at Macquarie University, Sydney. He is available for interview upon request.


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