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
"A huge shout out to Dr. Silver and his attentive team at Plastic Surgery Vegas. I had Dr. Silver perform a brow lift/lower blepharoplasty in September and from my first evaluation through my one month follow-up, his professionalism, attention to detail and expectation setting has made me feel comfortable and confident that he was the right provider for me. I am thankful to his team for the exceptional care and high level of communication and look forward to being a client long-term. Thanks Dr. Silver for helping me feel my best! I will be sharing my experience with my friends and am happy to have potential clients call me as a reference. Melissa"- M.M. / Google / Oct 07, 2021
"A huge shout out to Dr. Silver and his attentive team at Plastic Surgery Vegas. I had Dr. Silver perform a brow lift/lower blepharoplasty in September and from my first evaluation through my one month follow-up, his professionalism, attention to detail and expectation setting has made me feel comfortable and confident that he was the right provider for me. I am thankful to his team for the exceptional care and high level of communication and look forward to being a client long-term. Thanks Dr. Silver for helping me feel my best! I will be sharing my experience with my friends and am happy to have potential clients call me as a reference. Melissa"- M.M. / Google / Oct 26, 2021
"I first went to Dr. Silver for a consultation in October of 2021. After much thought and seeing several other Dr. Offices I chose Plastic Surgery Vegas. I had a Browlift, Blepharoplasty, and Dermabrasion. I very much appreciated the efficient way the office is ran. It is a very welcoming office. Dr. Silver took the time to address all of my concerns. His staff is very kind and understanding. If you follow all instructions you will have a great outcome, as I did. I healed very fast, and with minimal down time. I am very happy with my decision. I also appreciate the post op visits. He is very thorough with every thing he does. I highly recommend him to anyone considering any procedure. Thank you again Dr. Silver."- T.K. / Google / Apr 29, 2022
"I went to Dr Andrew Silver for Blepharoplasty surgery. Dr Silver and staff were as caring and compassionate as people could be, I was treated like family. My surgery was August 29th 2022 it has been four weeks from the day of surgery to now, the healing process has been very simple.The results are much better then I was expecting MUCH. It’s honestly like a miracle from then to now. Friends and Family can not believe the before and after photos that I took myself, each and every one has said Cris you look 10 plus years younger.If you are considering this surgery I recommend Dr Andrew Silver,, I score Dr Silver and Staff a 10 there is nothing I could of expected any better..the surgery has changed my life. I could not put a price on it.Also I would like to thank Dr Goesel Anson for all she has done for me over the years and the recommendation of Dr Sliver. Thank you all again very much for making my experience the best it could of been."- C.R. / Google / Oct 01, 2022
"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
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.