Eyelid Surgery

This popular plastic surgery procedure can help to improve the look of sagging, droopy eyelids, reduce puffiness and wrinkles, and even make you look more alert and refreshed.

Types of Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a type of plastic surgery that focuses on improving the appearance of the eyelids. It can be used to treat sagging or droopy upper eyelids, puffiness and bags under the eyes, and fine wrinkles around the eyes. This procedure can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both.

Upper eyelid surgery is typically done to address sagging or drooping skin on the upper lids, which can be caused by age or genetics. During this procedure, excess skin and fat are removed from the upper lid, creating a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

Lower eyelid surgery can be used to address puffiness, bags, or wrinkles around the eyes. During this procedure, excess skin and fat can be removed to create a smoother, more youthful appearance. In some cases, fat may be repositioned within the lower eyelid area to reduce puffiness.

In both upper and lower eyelid surgeries, incisions are made along the natural folds and creases of the eyes in order to minimize scarring. The incision may extend slightly beyond the outer corner of the eye in order to ensure the best results. Following the procedure, any incisions are closed with sutures that will be removed after one week.
Overall, eyelid surgery can provide a subtle but significant improvement to your appearance, creating a more refreshed and rejuvenated look.


Eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) is a type of plastic surgery that can dramatically improve the appearance of your eyes and make you look more youthful and rested. The most common benefits of this procedure include a reduction in puffiness and wrinkles around the eyes, an improved field of vision, and an overall refreshed and rejuvenated look. Eyelid surgery can also provide a much-needed confidence boost and make you look and feel more attractive. With the help of an experienced plastic surgeon, you can achieve the desired results you want in no time.



When undergoing upper or lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), the procedure begins with the patient being given anesthesia to numb the area. During the procedure, incisions will be made along the eyelids to remove excess skin, fat, and muscle tissue. These incisions are typically made on the inside of the eyelid so they are not visible after the surgery is complete. After these excess tissues have been removed, the remaining skin will be redraped and secured in place. Depending on the patient’s needs, other surgical techniques may be used to improve the appearance of the eyelids.

Once the procedure is complete, the incisions will be closed with sutures or adhesive strips. The patient may also receive a dressing to protect their eyes from any irritation and reduce swelling. The patient can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort after the surgery but this should subside within a week or two.


Eyelid surgery recovery is typically a relatively smooth process with most patients back to their normal activities in 7-10 days. Immediately after the procedure, your eyelids may be swollen and bruised. Your doctor will provide you with instructions on how to care for your eyes during the first few days of recovery. It is important to follow these instructions to ensure proper healing.

In the first week after surgery, you should plan on taking it easy. You will need to keep your head elevated and avoid strenuous activities like exercise or heavy lifting. You may also be instructed to use cold compresses to help reduce swelling and discomfort.

You may experience some mild discomfort, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter medications. As the weeks go by, the swelling should decrease and your eyes will look more natural.

At about one month after surgery, you should be healed enough that you can apply makeup again. However, you may want to wait a few weeks longer before going out in public with makeup on, as you may still have some residual swelling or bruising.

Your doctor will monitor your progress during the recovery period and will provide additional instructions as needed. Be sure to follow all instructions to ensure proper healing and the best possible outcome from your eyelid surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to improve the appearance of the eyelids. It can be used to correct drooping or puffy upper lids, remove excess fat and skin from the lower lids, and reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

Generally, healthy adults who are concerned with the appearance of their eyes can be good candidates for eyelid surgery. The best way to determine candidacy is to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can assess your specific case and discuss options.

As with any surgery, there are risks associated with eyelid surgery. These include infection, bleeding, swelling, asymmetry, and dryness of the eyes. Your doctor will explain all of the risks associated with the procedure and help you decide if it is the right choice for you.

Eyelid surgery typically takes around two hours, depending on the specifics of the procedure.

Recovery time can vary based on the individual, but typically it takes about two weeks to return to normal activities. Bruising and swelling may take several weeks to subside completely.

During the recovery process, you may experience some discomfort or irritation in the treatment area. Your surgeon can prescribe medications to manage these symptoms. It’s important to follow all post-operative instructions from your doctor carefully to promote healing and ensure optimal results. You should wear sunglasses when going outside during recovery to protect the delicate tissue surrounding your eyes. Makeup should not be applied until after the healing process has been completed. In addition, patients should avoid rubbing the area, bending over, and engaging in strenuous activities for at least two weeks following eyelid surgery.

Facial Procedures Pricing Range*

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  • Facelift – $9,000 and Up
  • Forehead Lift – $4,000 and Up
  • Eyes – $3,000 (Upper or Lower & up) / $4,000 (upper and lower & up)
  • Ears – $3,800 & up
  • Earlobe Repair – $450 (One Ear)
  • Rhinoplasty – $6,500 – $8,000 & up
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