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Eyelid Surgery

Facial flaws and premature signs of aging, especially drooping eyelids, can make a person appear tired and older than they truly are. Unfortunately, we can’t gain back time, but we can reverse signs of facial aging. Loose, hanging skin in the upper eyelid area and puffiness and wrinkles in the lower eyelid area can be corrected with surgery. Eyelid surgery, or “blepharoplasty,” can remove the effects of years of damage due to aging, stress, gravity, sun exposure, and smoking. Eyelid surgery can create a more refreshed appearance through the removal of loose skin and excess fat in the eyelids. In essence, eyelid surgery can help a person show their true beauty by making their outer appearance reflect how they feel on the inside.

Achieved With Eyelid Surgery

A Refreshed, Natural Look

Many people with excess skin hanging over the eyes often find they get told they look tired, angry, or sad.

Eyelid surgery can help a patient achieve natural-looking, more “open” eyelids that create an overall refreshed and less tired appearance.

Dr. Diamond is an experienced plastic surgeon who performs surgery in a diligent and skillful fashion in order to provide each patient with the best results. By using hidden incisions and the finest of sutures, Dr. Diamond can offer this procedure with no visible scarring. The eyelids will not appear “fake” or operated on. This will help a patient achieve natural-looking eyelids that no longer look tired or worn out.

Diminished Lines & Wrinkles

In addition to correcting loose, hanging skin in the upper eyes, eyelid surgery will also diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

When excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is pulled taut, it will smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.

During eyelid surgery, Dr. Diamond will carefully tighten the skin and close the incisions with very fine sutures. By doing so, patients can expect eyes that look smoother, more refreshed, and nearly ten years younger.

A More Youthful Appearance

Eyelid surgery will remove sagging skin, excess fat, and wrinkles to tighten the eyelids and restore an overall more youthful appearance to the eyes.

Patients will notice tighter, firmer eyelid skin and diminished wrinkles, and they often notice that years of aging have been removed from their face.

After eyelid surgery, patients can expect a more youthful facial appearance that can help boost their confidence. Overall, by looking younger, patients feel younger and experience a boost of confidence in themselves.

Addressing Any Concerns You May Have

Recovery

After surgery, it is normal to experience some swelling, bruising, irritation or dry eyes, and discomfort.

This can all be controlled with cold compresses and special ointments. To help with pain and to aid in the healing process, medications will be prescribed by your doctor before surgery.

Most patients return to work and are comfortable going out in public within a week to 10 days after surgery. Patients should refrain from strenuous exercise and physical activities for at least two to three weeks. During the recovery process, it is important for patients to get plenty of rest and take it easy.

Scars

When performing eyelid surgery, Dr. Diamond makes an incision along the natural upper eyelid crease and an incision just below the lower lash line.

Dr. Diamond’s incision lines are designed to be concealed in the creases of the eyelids, making them virtually invisible. If any scarring is apparent, it will fade significantly over time.

Cost

The cost of eyelid surgery will differ based on the extent of the surgery, the correction needed, and the surgeon’s experience.

Cost will also differ depending on anesthesia, surgery, and facility fees. According to 2014 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost of eyelid surgery is $2,874. A better estimate of the cost of your surgery can be provided during your individualized consultation.

Pain

Eyelid surgery involves some pain and discomfort.

This may include tightness around the eyes, irritation at the incision sites, and other discomfort associated with bruising and swelling. Oral medication will be prescribed to ease and control any pain.

Frequently Asked Questions About Eyelid Surgery

A: Eyelid surgery is a safe and effective procedure. However, some risks and potential complications include:
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding
  • Poor wound healing
  • Infection
  • Difficulty closing the eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
A: Eyelid surgery can be performed using intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your surgeon will recommend the best option for you.
A: After swelling and bruising have subsided, eyelid surgery patients can expect a smoother, better-defined eyelid region. The eyes will appear more alert, rejuvenated, and refreshed.
A: For an overall rejuvenated face, eyelid surgery can be combined with facelift surgery, brow lift surgery, cheek lift surgery, and/or BOTOX® Cosmetic.
A: Eyelid surgery can provide a long-lasting reversal of aging in the eyes. Many patients enjoy their results for many years to come. However, eyelid surgery does not halt the aging process, and the eyes and skin will age naturally over time.