Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Some of the most noticeable signs of age and exhaustion can manifest around the eyes. Fortunately, several cosmetic enhancement procedures can effectively rejuvenate the areas surrounding the eyes and give you a more rested and youthful appearance.

An Eyelid Lift Refreshes You

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. The procedure can correct drooping upper lids that tend to sag with time and the puffy bags below the eyes. Blepharoplasty can be done as a single procedure or in conjunction with other facial surgery, such as a facelift or a brow lift.

Eyelid surgery aims to roll back the signs of aging in the eyes. Aging usually manifests through eyelids that are heavier, saggy, and wrinkled. At times, the added “crepe-like” skin and puffiness can even interfere with the normal field of vision.

Under the skilled hands of Azul Jaffer, MD, eyelid surgery can restore a more youthful and revitalized, natural appearance, making this a popular “first” procedure for patients new to plastic surgery. Dr. Jaffer will seek a natural result, sometimes using a fat transfer to leave the upper eyelid looking full and healthy.

Eyelid Surgery FAQ

Is Eyelid Surgery right for me?

You may be a suitable candidate for an Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) if you have:

  • excessive, sagging, or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin
  • excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision
  • lost your natural upper eyelid crease
  • puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids that create a tired or aged appearance.

What is Eyelid surgery and recovery like?

The operation is done on an outpatient basis under MAC (Monitored Anesthesia Care).

The incisions are made where the natural crease should be in the upper lids and below the lash line in the lower lids. Excess fat and skin are removed.

If only excess fat is present in the lower lids, it may be removed through an incision inside the lower lids with no external incision or scar (transconjunctival blepharoplasty).

All sutures are usually removed within 4-6 days. Initial mild discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication—bruising and sensitivity to light last at least a week or two. Swelling progressively disappears in 1-2 weeks. Eye makeup can be used after sutures are removed. Contact lenses can be worn when comfortable — usually within 7-10 days.

Additional procedures that enhance the result are Forehead Lift, Face Lift, Chemical Peel, or Laser Skin Resurfacing.

Will insurance cover my Eyelid surgery procedure?

Insurance will not cover this cosmetic procedure. We offer several easy plastic surgery financing options, including those from Alphaeon, Prosper, CareCredit, and PatientFi.

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