Eyelid Blepharoplasty is an Eyelid Lift

Eyelid blepharoplasty (more commonly known as an eyelift or eyelid lift) is a corrective procedure that can reduce dark circles or “bags” under the eyes, remove excess wrinkles, and provide a more youthful appearance to the eyes. One of the first things noticed about a person is their eyes. During the aging process, wrinkles, lines, and puffiness contribute to a tired or aged appearance. Beverly Hills blepharoplasty surgeon Dr. Jimmy Firouz often performs eyelid blepharoplasty in conjunction with other facial procedures such as a brow lift, face lift or rhinoplasty (nose job).

Reasons for Considering Blepharoplasty Surgery

  • Dark circles or bags under the eyes.
  • Excessive skin or wrinkles surrounding the eyelids.
  • A tired appearance or puffiness due to inherited factors.

Upper Eyelid and Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

The surgical procedure includes tiny incisions made in the natural contours around the eyes, which should leave no visible scarring. Dr. Firouz will usually work on the upper eyelids first to remove any fatty tissue and tighten loose skin. Lower eyelids are completed next to eliminate puffiness and reduce dark circles. In some instances, laser technology may be used to smooth lower eyelid areas. Newer techniques may include BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to firm fine lines and wrinkles.

The surgery generally takes about one to three hours and is performed in our outpatient operating room located in our office building. If additional cosmetic procedures are being performed, the eyelid surgery could last longer.

Click here to learn more about what occurs prior to and during the blepharoplasty procedure.

Watch 3D Animation of Lower Blepharoplasty

Watch 3D Animation of Upper Blepharoplasty

Recovery After Blepharoplasty

Normally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions given after the surgery. The healing process for this procedure is slightly longer than most other forms of cosmetic surgery; however, the benefits are long-lasting. Patients will have a more rested and youthful appearance after their blepharoplasty.

Visit Blepharoplasty Plastic Surgeon Dr. Firouz

To learn more about blepharoplasty performed in our Beverly Hills office, call 310-274-4321 to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Firouz.

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