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
"My journey with Dr. Andrew Silver began nearly a year ago after my neighbor had recommended I see him for a consultation regarding a procedure (PDO threads) that I had booked elsewhere. She had just gotten a facelift and neck lift and looked absolutely incredible only 10 days post-op. I noticed how quickly she was healing as well as her beautiful, natural results. She then showed me a photo of Dr. Silver and I called to make an appointment immediately. I was able to get in within a week or two which was nice, given his reputation as one of the top plastic surgeons in Las Vegas. I had a few other procedures I had recently taken interest in so I was looking forward to covering all of them in the consultation. When I arrived at his office I appreciated the aesthetic of the facility itself. It’s warm and chic, similar to one of the five star resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. His entire staff, from the front desk, to nurses, assistants, and office managers are all extremely friendly, and welcoming. When I finally met Dr Silver, I was a little disappointed because he was wearing a mask, but he introduced himself and asked what my concerns were. I quickly realized how thorough he was, patient, and a perfectionist of his craft! All of the things you look for in a plastic surgeon. He detoured me from the PDO threads and explained in detail why. He answered all my questions, and gave his opinion; which is refreshing because he’s conservative and I feel his approach “less is more”- helps give elevating results rather than changing anyone’s unique natural beauty. I had botched lip filler from another office he helped dissolve. He was able to meticulously dissolve the migrated filler without dissolving all of it, so he didn’t even have to add anymore! Last year the tiny bags under my eyes had started to bother me and I was feeling self conscious. Dr. Silver suggested a lower blepharoplasty with fat transposition for the results I was seeking. I could not be MORE IN LOVE with the results :) His surgery team was so caring and funny, or maybe it was me on the anesthesia, but either way it was a great experience. Preop was the following morning and my entire healing process from that procedure was seamless which I partially attribute to Stacie and her amazing pre-op, post-op instructions that she gives in person ; via email, and has written handouts. I’m also grateful for the healing pre/ post op vitamins they give you! Fast forward to today, I’m laying here on my sofa one day out from my second surgery (3rd procedure) with Dr Silver! This time I was correcting some excess fat sub-mental (double chin). I wanted to do it under general anesthesia as I was too chicken to do it awake, so I decided to try something I liked the look of that’s popular throughout the entertainment industry right now, an endoscopic brow lift. What I call a “pony tail” brow lift. I’m slightly swollen on day two, but I’m already ecstatic with the results I’m seeing!!! Same experience with surgery yesterday. Everyone was on their A game at 6am. I felt completely comfortable thanks to the whole team. I will update this review with before / after pics of myself as soon as I’m healed. I hope this reaches everyone exactly as it is meant to. I’ll just end by saying I’m never letting another surgeon touch my face, EVER!"- A.P. / Google / Oct 01, 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 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 had been contemplating lower blepharoplasty for several years. I felt like my eyes were aging me, I wanted to look and feel younger. I was on the search for the best plastic surgeon. At my first consultation (different office) I learned the surgeon would only be able to correct part of the problem. Driving home I new that I would not be happy with only half the result so my search continued. That's when a friend recommended Dr. Silver. At my first consultation with Dr. Silver he answered all my questions and we talked about my concerns. Dr. Silver was confident that he would be able to help me achieve the result I was looking for. I discussed this with my partner and we decided to move forward. Shortly after my surgery I developed chemosis in one of my eyes. Dr. Silver quickly got me in and we discussed treatment for this. It has been three months since my surgery and I am completely satisfied with my results. If you are looking for a compassionate and experienced surgeon Dr. Silver is your man."- A.F. / Google / May 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
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.
Types of blepharoplasties
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 to Expect
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.