Eyelid Surgery2022-03-07T09:29:48+00:00

Rejuvenate your appearance and see better with eyelid surgery in Auckland or Hawke’s Bay

Discover how this common procedure can make you look younger and open up your vision again

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Rejuvenate your appearance and see better with eyelid surgery in Auckland or Hawke’s Bay

Discover how this common procedure can make you look younger and open up your vision again

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
Boost your confidence and feel great

Discover how we restore a fresh and youthful appearance while helping you enjoy better vision

Your eyes are your most important facial feature, and the first thing people notice about you. Rejuvenating eyelid surgery can make you look younger and more alert, so you can go on feeling good about yourself.

Your eyelids also play an essential role in the function of your eyes, so it’s important to keep them working properly, as well as looking good.

Your eye surgeon will determine what sort of surgery is needed based on your presentation and symptoms.

Advantages
  • Improvement in the appearance of the eyelids
  • Improved ocular surface if eyelid positioning is causing dry eye symptoms.
Eyelid surgery risks include:
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Need for further surgery

There are several types of eyelid surgery and oculoplastic procedures:

Blepharoplasty

Suppose you suffer from sagging eyelids or excess skin on your upper or lower eyelids. In that case, blepharoplasty can give you back a fresh, youthful appearance, as well as allowing you to see properly.

We can perform blepharoplasty under local anaesthetic and mild sedation. You’ll be able to go home the same day.

Before blepharoplasty surgery
Before blepharoplasty surgery

After blepharoplasty surgery
After blepharoplasty surgery

Ptosis surgery

Drooping upper eyelids, or ptosis, can give the appearance of tiredness. It can also affect your vision, as well as causing eye discomfort. Ptosis surgery is quite straightforward. We can perform the procedure under local anaesthetic. After ptosis surgery, you will look more alert, have a more youthful appearance, and improved eye function.

Before ptosis surgery
Before ptosis surgery

After ptosis surgery
After ptosis surgery

Botox®

Eye Institute specialists can administer Botox ® to treat age and stress-related facial lines and wrinkles. It can also treat involuntary eyelid twitches that interfere with your vision. This fast and effective treatment takes only a few minutes, doesn’t require anaesthesia, and the effects last about four months.

Facial fillers

For deeper lines that Botox ® alone cannot treat, facial fillers are an ideal solution. A natural, injectable gel can smooth contours and plump up areas that have sunk inwards. We can perform this simple procedure with the anaesthetic cream, and the effects last between six and 18 months.

Eyelid ectropion, eyelid entropion and misdirected eyelashes

Occasionally, eyelids can turn outward (ectropion), giving your eyes a red-rimmed appearance, or inward (entropion) causing your eyelashes to rub your eyes. Misdirected eyelashes can also grow the wrong way, irritating the eye. Our surgeons can correct these conditions easily, with straightforward procedures carried out under local anaesthetic.

Before ectropion repair surgery
Before ectropion repair surgery

After ectropion repair surgery
After ectropion repair surgery

Eyelid and facial skin tumours

Your eyelids are one of the most susceptible places on your face for benign, sun-related lumps and skin cancers. But if detected early, we can remove tumours and restore good looks and function to your eyelids. Our oculoplastic surgeons have substantial experience in this type of surgery, so you know you’ll be in safe hands.

Eyelid and facial skin tumours

Watering eyes

If you suffer from watering eyes caused by poor tear drainage (rather than dry eyes), you may need surgery to correct the problem. Our oculoplastic surgeons will accurately diagnose your condition and recommend appropriate surgery. We typically perform the procedure under local anaesthetic, and you can go home the same day.

Preventing the need for eyelid surgery

Skin tumours, wrinkles, blotchy skin and eyelid ectropion, are largely caused by long-term sun exposure. You can guard against many of the conditions that require eyelid surgery with regular use of sun protection.

Protect yourself by:

  • Using sun-block or a UV-blocking moisturiser
  • Wearing sunglasses
  • Not smoking
  • Eating a balanced diet with lots of fresh vegetables
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Getting adequate sleep

Each treatment is very successful at improving the appearance of the eyelids and functioning.

Gain relief from a worrying eye condition

We understand that any issue with your eyes can be a weight on your shoulders. Book an appointment today, and we’ll help you get to the bottom of your issue and put your mind at ease.

Book an appointment

Gain relief from a worrying eye condition

We understand that any issue with your eyes can be a weight on your shoulders. Book an appointment today, and we’ll help you get to the bottom of your issue and put your mind at ease.

Book an appointment
Gain visual freedom in 3 easy steps

Eye treatment options can be confusing. We’ve made the journey as straightforward as can be

Get in touch

The first step is to call us so we can answer any questions we can on the phone. Give our friendly team a call on 0800 99 2020 or request a call back from us.

We’ll meet

At your consultation, we’ll diagnose your issues, answer your questions and give you a clear recommendation based on your needs. You’ll confidently leave with a clear understanding of your treatment options.

Enjoy clarity

After treatment, people often tell us how pleased they were that they took action when they did. They’re often so glad that they reached out so that we could address their concerns and help them resolve their troublesome eye condition.

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Dr Nick Mantell

Dr Mantell is a specialist in refractive and cataract surgery. He has restored the vision of thousands of people in his 17-year career.

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Dr Peter Ring

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Dr Shanu Subbiah

Dr Subbiah is a cataract, corneal and laser surgery specialist.

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Dr Adam Watson

Dr Watson specialises in treating many aspects of the eye, including the face, eyelids, tear drainage system and the cornea.

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Prof Helen Danesh-Meyer

Professor Danesh-Meyer is an international authority on glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology and one of the most highly regarded experts in her field.

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Prof Charles McGhee

Professor Charles McGhee, a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon for 25 years, specialises in corneal diseases and cataract surgery.

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Dr William Cunningham

Dr Cunningham is a consultant ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract surgery and vitreoretinal surgery.

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Dr Sophie Hill

Dr Hill completed her MBBS at St Georges University of London in 2008, also obtaining an Intercalated BSc from King’s College University, London.

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Dr Peter Hadden

Dr Hadden specialises in vitreoretinal and cataract surgery, including the treatment of intraocular tumours.

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Dr Narme Deva

Dr Narme Deva is a key opinion leader for Medical retina and Uveitis in New Zealand.

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Dr Liz Insull

Dr Elizabeth Insull is a New Zealand and UK trained Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic surgeon.

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Dr Kaliopy Matheos

Dr Matheos is an ophthalmologist with subspecialist training in glaucoma and anterior segment surgery, cataract surgery and pterygium surgery.

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Dr John Beaumont

Dr Beaumont is a general ophthalmologist. He specialises in surgical ophthalmology, medical ophthalmology and urgent eye trauma care.

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Dr Jay Meyer

Dr Meyer is a specialist eye surgeon specialising in cataracts, glaucoma, and corneal diseases and surgeries.

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Dr Graham Reeves

Dr Reeves has advanced training in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. He offers a variety of laser and surgical treatments, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.

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Dr Divya Perumal

Dr Perumal is a New Zealand trained ophthalmologist with advanced training in glaucoma and cataract surgery.

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Dr Narme Deva

Dr Narme Deva is a key opinion leader for Medical retina and Uveitis in New Zealand.
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Dr Peter Ring

Dr Ring is an expert in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.
LEARN MORE

Dr Shanu Subbiah

Dr Subbiah is a cataract, corneal and laser surgery specialist.
LEARN MORE

Dr Adam Watson

Dr Watson specialises in treating many aspects of the eye, including the face, eyelids, tear drainage system and the cornea.
LEARN MORE

Prof Helen Danesh-Meyer

Professor Danesh-Meyer is an international authority on glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology and one of the most highly regarded experts in her field.
LEARN MORE

Prof Charles McGhee

Professor Charles McGhee, a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon for 25 years, specialises in corneal diseases and cataract surgery.
LEARN MORE

Dr William Cunningham

Dr Cunningham is a consultant ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract surgery and vitreoretinal surgery.
LEARN MORE

Dr Peter Hadden

Dr Hadden specialises in vitreoretinal and cataract surgery, including the treatment of intraocular tumours.
LEARN MORE

Dr Liz Insull

Dr Elizabeth Insull is a New Zealand and UK trained Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic surgeon.
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Dr Kaliopy Matheos

Dr Matheos is an ophthalmologist with subspecialist training in glaucoma and anterior segment surgery, cataract surgery and pterygium surgery.
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Dr John Beaumont

Dr Beaumont is a general ophthalmologist. He specialises in surgical ophthalmology, medical ophthalmology and urgent eye trauma care
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Dr Jay Meyer

Dr. Meyer is a specialist eye surgeon specialising in cataracts, glaucoma, and corneal diseases and surgeries.
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Dr Graham Reeves

Dr Reeves has advanced training in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. He offers a variety of laser and surgical treatments, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.
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Dr Divya Perumal

Dr Perumal is a New Zealand trained ophthalmologist with advanced training in glaucoma and cataract surgery.
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Dr Nick Mantell

Dr Mantell is a specialist in refractive and cataract surgery. He has restored the vision of thousands of people in his 17-year career.
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Dr Sophie Hill

Dr Hill completed her MBBS at St Georges University of London in 2008, also obtaining an Intercalated BSc from King’s College University, London.
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Blepharoplasty surgery, commonly known as an eyelid reduction, is an operation to reshape the eyelids. An upper-eyelid reduction can improve your vision and make you look younger. A lower-eyelid reduction can help to reduce wrinkles and puffiness. Click here to read more.

A blepharoplasty can be done under local anaesthetic with sedation or under general anaesthetic.

The surgeon will need to know if you are taking any medicines to reduce your risk of blood clots, such as aspirin or warfarin.

Surgery on the upper eyelids generally involves:

  • making a cut (incision) along the eyelid crease in the natural skin fold of the eyelid
  • removing excess skin, fat or muscle
  • closing the incision – the scar will usually be hidden in the natural fold of the eyelid

Surgery on the lower eyelids generally involves:

  • making an incision either just below the lower eyelashes or on the inside of the lower eyelid
  • repositioning or removing fat from the bags under the eyes, and sometimes also a small amount of skin
    supporting the muscles and tendon of the eyelid if necessary
  • closing the incision

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