what is blepharoplasty?
The eyes are an attractive component of the face that deserves to be visible; however, an excess of skin above or under the eyes can produce an unflattering look. Our seasoned cosmetic team uses blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, to lift and tighten the upper or lower eyelid to create a more youthful look. So many men and women undergo eyelid surgery at Plastic Surgery Vegas to reduce puffy bulges, leading to improved functionality and aesthetic. Whether upper or lower, eyelid surgery creates a fresh, youthful appearance and can produce natural yet striking improvements. If you are interested in refreshing your eyes with blepharoplasty, contact us to schedule a consultation at our office in Las Vegas, NV.
What Are The Benefits Of Blepharoplasty?
Our team of experienced plastic surgeons creates customized blepharoplasty surgical plans to meet your unique needs with a number of aesthetic and functional benefits, including:
- Creating a younger, rejuvenated look
- Improving vision with an expanded line of sight
- Removing bags under the eyes
- Achieving a more open, alert, and awake appearance
- Enhancing the aesthetic and contour of the eyes
- Eliminating loose, sagging, and drooping skin from the eyelids
- Correcting hollowing under the eyes
- Reducing discomfort caused by skin folds rubbing
- Diminishing dark circles under the eyes
"I had an upper blepharoplasty and brow lift done by Dr. Silver last month. The results have exceeded my expectations! He is truly gifted at what he does. I feel like a younger version of myself and this has ultimately boosted my confidence! The entire experience from the front of the house staff to the surgical staff were amazing!! I felt like they genuinely cared about me and went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable throughout the entire process."- J.C. / Google / Nov 12, 2022
"I love Dr. Silver and he has an extremely kind staff. I had upper eye lift surgery last year but it didn’t feel quite done. She recommended Dr. Silver. He’s an extremely detailed doctor plus he made me feel 100% safe in his hands. I’m only one month out. I can already see so many lovely improvements and I can’t wait for three months to see the “big” change. Four befores and one at two weeks. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Silver. I got a lateral brow lift, lower face lift and a very needed neck lift. Very fairly priced and he’s my guy from now on. BOOK NOW!"- T.B. / Google / Mar 18, 2023
"The Dr. And his staff are amazing better than I could have hoped for, So happy with my results I had my eyes done and it’s a game changer, everything that I was told happened, from the surgery to the healing, to the outcome thank you"- J.B. / Google / Apr 22, 2023
"I first went to Plastic Surgery Las Vegas nine years ago to consult with Dr. Anson about correcting droopy eyelids. I had heard she did excellent work. I had confidence in her from my consultation and scheduled surgery. I was very happy with the results. I looked like myself, but refreshed like my eyes had looked years earlier. I did not look like “I had had ‘something’ done.” Since then, I have been going annually to Shona to have injections that keep my face looking youthful, but not artificial. At seventy years of age, I am told by people consistently that I don’t look my age. That’s important to me because I am in the field of public speaking. (I also watch my weight and exercise.) Last fall, just before my seventieth birthday, on the recommendation of Shona, I scheduled a consultation with Dr. Andrew Silver about a neck lift. I was getting a slight Turkey neck with sagging skin under my chin, and I wanted a more defined jaw line. From the moment he entered the exam room, I liked Dr. Silver. He was very warm and personable, explained how he would achieve the results I wanted, and made me feel relaxed, comfortable, and confident in moving forward. What I appreciated about Dr. Silver and his team was their consideration of not only guaranteeing optimum results, but making my health and safety their primary focus before my surgery. All my required pre op tests came out perfectly for my surgery to be scheduled, but Dr. Silver’s assistant, Traci noticed two weeks prior to my surgery that my blood pressure was high. Thanks to Traci and Dr. Silver, I went back to my primary care physician and with medication and a postponement of the surgery a number of weeks, now have my blood pressure at healthy levels. Dr. Silver performed my neck lift, (Face lift with fat injections) April 10, two weeks ago this very day. I am ecstatic with the results! No more gobble, gobble on my neck area. I have a natural, nicely defined jaw line, and a smooth and more youthful fullness to my face that aging had depleted. These amazing results are mine only two weeks after my surgery, and when the remaining minimal bruising on my lower neck heals in another week or so, look out world! I am so very grateful to Dr Silver and his staff, not only for his artistry in making me look my very best for a man my age and achieving exactly the results I was hoping to see, but that he also impressed on me in a firm but kind and brotherly manner the importance of his post op instructions to me. Dr. Silver has been most concerned about my following to the letter what I needed to do (and not do) during my recovery time at home to insure optimum healing. I appreciate that immensely. I will be recommending Dr Silver to my family and friends. His skills are clearly visible in my refreshed, natural, and youthful appearance, and the renewed spring in my step! W. Walker"- W.W. / Google / Apr 29, 2023
"I recently had the pleasure of undergoing a lower and upper blepharoplasty, a browlift, and a fat transposition performed by Dr. Silver, a skilled and compassionate surgeon. All said and done, I wish I would’ve come to him 20 years earlier, the results are outstanding and beyond my expectations. The moment I stepped into the office, I was greeted by a warm and friendly staff who made me feel at ease. I cannot stress enough how wonderful the staff are at Plastic Surgery Vegas. Dr. Silver's expertise in the field was evident throughout the entire process. Not only did Dr. Silver thoroughly explain the procedure and address any concerns I had, but his meticulous attention to detail during surgery left me with exceptional results. I am incredibly grateful to Dr. Silver for his exceptional work and highly recommend him to anyone considering plastic surgery."- C.D. / Google / Jun 25, 2023
Who Is A Good Candidate For Blepharoplasty?
Upper or lower blepharoplasty is a facial cosmetic enhancement that is sought out by both men and women. At your first visit, treatment alternatives will be provided by our team based on your areas of concern that need to be corrected. Most often, ideal candidates have excess, hanging skin and folds on the upper eyelid, or bloated skin below the bottom eyelid. These conditions can cause functional problems that can get in the way of normal, everyday life. For a more awake appearance, blepharoplasty may be the right procedure for you. If you have excess, hanging skin on the upper eyelid, or bulging bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can treat this to provide you with a softer appearance.
What Are The Different Types Of Eyelid Surgeries?
Depending on the type and complex nature of the eyelid surgery, some form of anesthesia will be used. This surgery may be done on the top eyelid by itself, on the bottom eyelid, or a blend of both eyelids.
Upper blepharoplasty assists in decreasing the excess skin that impairs vision to produce a more flattering look. The incision point is often placed along the natural crease to remove loose skin and fatty tissue.
Eyelid correction on the lower lid is performed to improve bulging, bloated skin under the lower eyelid. The incision is placed just under the lash line to allow access to remove fatty tissue, and the skin is subtly lifted to produce a smoother look. Sometimes, a nonsurgical laser treatment can be applied to help with discoloration while injectable fillers can be used for additional smoothness and softening if necessary.
What Should I Expect After A Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgery can last up to two hours, considering whether one or both eyes are treated. After surgery, you should plan a few days to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Ice packs can help reduce bruising and swelling. The results from blepharoplasty may last a decade or longer, but while they are lasting, aging does not stop. To continue to enhance your surgical outcomes, nonsurgical treatments at Plastic Surgery Vegas, such as fillers, peels, and lasers, can be added to create a youthful-looking appearance.
What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
Eyelid surgery not only helps to rejuvenate your appearance, but it can also improve other aspects of your life. You may find your vision field is greater when excess skin from your upper eyelid is removed. It can also be easier to apply eye shadow and other makeup when your upper lid is smooth. Eliminating fine lines, paper-thin skin, puffy bags, and dark circles under your eyes can make your eyes appear fuller and brighter without a lot of makeup.
Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles might be better treated with a facelift or brow lift as the improvements of blepharoplasty are confined to the eyelids only. Blepharoplasty may be performed with a nonsurgical treatment, such as BOTOX, which combats wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. An injectable filler can also be effective because it adds volume for a softer, smoother appearance. In your initial consultation, we will create your unique treatment plan based on your goals.
What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Noninvasive skin tightening procedures and injectable treatments (for example, BOTOX, Juvéderm, and Restylane) may provide mild improvements. Although, if you have moderate to severe sagging skin or want results that last a long time, an eyelid lift is better for your needs. When you have talked to our team about your needs and goals for your eyes, we can explain our recommendations for your surgical or nonsurgical treatment plan. We might also recommend both nonsurgical and surgical procedures for your best results.
If your vision is impaired from excess skin on the upper eyelid, or you suffer from bulging bags underneath your eyes, then upper or lower blepharoplasty at Plastic Surgery Vegas may be right for you. This treatment can help you look refreshed and youthful while offering a beautiful solution to your vision impairment concerns. We invite you to contact our office in Las Vegas, NV to make a consultation with our skilled team of cosmetic specialists.