As Eos Rejuvenation, we believe that the only place for a hood is on your head, not your eyes! If you, like so many other Beverly Hills patients, are suffering with “hooded” eyelids that make you look perpetually tired and older than your years or that are so heavy they actually effect your peripheral vision, then this “eyelift” surgery procedure may be tailor-made for you!
They say that, by a certain age, everyone comes with “baggage.” We’re not sure about that but we’re positive that it shouldn’t apply to your eyes.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
Lower eyelid surgery is performed under sedation for minimal discomfort, involves excising under eye bulges via small incisions behind the lower lashes. This allows for no visible scarring. To avoid that hollow, “operated look,” Dr. Nima typically transfers a small amount of fat from another part of your body and, with great precision, places it just beneath the excised under eye bulges. Dr. Nima has spent many years perfecting this finely-tuned method to create a more natural and youthful appearance. Please visit the fat transfer section for more information.
is the procedure right for you?
Anyone age 18 and older can safely undergo blepharoplasty with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. Most blepharoplasty patients tend to be older and have already started to experience signs of aging around the eyes, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
People between the ages of 51 and 64 make up the majority of blepharoplasty Beverly Hills patients, followed by adults between the ages of 35 and 50. Blepharoplasty is also common among those over the age of 65 who wish to rejuvenate their eyes and achieve a more youthful overall appearance that reflects the way they feel on the inside.
Types of Eyelid Surgery
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Lower Eyelid Surgery, or Lower Blepharoplasty (removal of excess fat and tightening of the skin) can dramatically minimize the appearance of baggy and puffy lower eyelids that make you look exhausted and worn-out appearance and contribute to those dark circles no amount of make-up can hide. It is no surprise that Beverly Hills men are as much a fan of this procedure as women.
The most important element in successful Lower Eyelid Surgery is knowing exactly how much fat and/or skin needs to be removed. During your free consultation, Dr. Nima will carefully evaluate your lower eyelid and thoroughly explain what can be achieved for you with lower eyelid surgery.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Our goal with Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty, one of the most routine of all cosmetic facial procedures, is to “reclaim” your youthful eyes by removing excess skin and fat with great precision, creating smoother, tighter skin around the eyes that looks completely natural and literally rejuvenates your entire face!
When you come in for your free consultation, Dr. Nima will take time to evaluate the skin around your eyes and thoroughly discuss with you your goals and expectations for the surgery. He will advise you whether skin as well as fat should be removed and whether any other procedures are more appropriate. It is important to Dr. Nima that all your questions and concerns are completely addressed before proceeding so that you feel completely at ease with undergoing the procedure.
What is the recovery from Blepharoplasty like?
The surgery has a brief post-operative recovery period with minimal care required. Although you may look more alert and youthful, the surgery cannot address those fine lines under and around your eyes. To best show off your newly refreshed eyes, we strongly recommend upping your skin care regimen with an effective eye cream and/or retinol product. In addition, Botox properly placed around the eyes can help prevent further wrinkles to maintain and sustain your rejuvenated look.
During the procedure, which can be performed in the office under a local or light IV (intravenous) sedation, Dr. Nima removes sagging skin for the upper-lid with great precision through a concealed incision carefully made in the fold of the eyelid. Once healed, the incisions are virtually impossible to see.
This surgery does not require wearing any post-surgical dressings or other encumbrances and you can immediately return home. Most Beverly Hills patients report little post-operative discomfort with only minimal bruising and swelling. Some are back to work in less than a week with no tell-tale signs of having had any work done!! Once healed, there is minimal maintenance, although we strongly recommend highlighting your results with great skin care.
Our skilled and experienced aesthetician is available to help create a customized skin care routine through a combination of nourishing products and revitalizing treatments that are right just for you!
Blepharoplasty Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my Blepharoplasty results last?
Blepharoplasty produces long-lasting results that can help Beverly Hills patients maintain a youthful, refreshed look for several years following their procedures. Practicing healthy behavior is key to maintaining the results of this cosmetic eyelid surgery. Protecting eyes from the sun, drinking plenty of water, eating highly nutritious foods, and not smoking are just some behaviors that can help the eyes stay youthful while warding off fine lines and wrinkles.
Blepharoplasty patients can also use nonsurgical treatments like dermal fillers and injectables to extend the results of their eye surgeries. Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers can plump the areas around the eyes to improve lines and fill hollow circles, while injectables like Botox® can improve crow’s feet.
What are the causes of droopy eyelids?
Droopy, hooded eyelids can make people look far more tired and older than their true age. In some cases, droopy eyelids can be so heavy that they affect a person’s field of vision. Droopy eyelids, also known as ptosis, can be caused by factors including cataract surgery, stroke, trauma, and the natural aging process.
Blepharoplasty can help improve the appearance of droopy eyelids and excessive sagging of skin around the eyes. Factors like edema and eye allergies can also contribute to sagging around the eyes, which causes an older, tired appearance. During blepharoplasty, a plastic surgeon removes excess fat and skin around the eyes.
How can a Blepharoplasty improve my vision field?
Field of vision can be strongly impacted by the presence of excess fat and skin around the eyes. As people become older, the muscles supporting the eyelids can grow weaker and make excess skin become heavier to cause droopy eyelids and undereye bags. Sagging around the eyes can impair one’s field of vision and make it more difficult to see.
Blepharoplasty involves the removal of excess fat and skin contributing to an impaired field of vision. The surgery can make the eyes look more youthful and alert, in addition to improving vision problems. Those who aren’t sure if blepharoplasty can improve their field of vision should consult with a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon to learn if they are ideal candidates.
Is blurry vision normal after undergoing a Blepharoplasty?
The final results of blepharoplasty often include improved field of vision and more youthful, rejuvenated eyes. Some eyelid surgery patients may experience blurred vision for a temporary time as part of the healing and recovery process. Other side effects of blepharoplasty that can occur throughout the initial healing period include irritation, swelling, bruising, and dry eyes.
Patients who undergo blepharoplasty should adhere closely to their plastic surgeon’s post-op instructions to minimize the risk of infection, bleeding, injury to the muscles, and other complications associated with this eyelid surgery. A board-certified plastic surgeon can help Beverly Hills patients understand all the possible risks of blepharoplasty during their initial consultations.
To schedule your blepharoplasty consultation and find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure, contact our office in Beverly Hills at (310) 772-2866.