EYELID SURGERY

Our eyes are one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Therefore, eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is one of the most common procedures that patients desire. This surgery addresses the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both and is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia in our office, depending on your specific case. The incision is typically placed in the upper eyelid, below the lower lash line, or inside the lower eyelid.

BENEFITS OF EYELID SURGERY

EYES APPEAR MORE OPEN AND YOUTHFUL

An upper blepharoplasty addresses the sagging and excess skin above the eyes that make you appear tired. After surgery, your eyes appear more open and youthful.

REMOVES UNDER EYE BAGS

A lower blepharoplasty surgery will use many techniques to remove permanent under-eye bags. This enhances your appearance and make you look less tired.

ADDRESSES SIGNS OF AGING

Early signs of aging appear in the eyes. Eyelid surgery quickly addresses these signs of aging by eliminating excess skin and under-eye bags.

REMOVES EXCESS EYE SKIN

Removing the excess eye skin on the upper or lower eyelid enhances your appearance by opening your eyes and addressing signs of aging. 

TYPES OF EYELID SURGERY

CONSULTATION PROCESS

You will discuss your procedure goals and options during your consultation with one of our four surgeons. After that, your surgeon will recommend a procedure plan that aligns with your goals and fits your specific case needs. Finally, if you are ready to schedule your consultation, click the button below.

Upper eyelid surgery addresses and cleans up excess skin above the lash line to show more upper eyelid.

Lower eyelid surgery takes care of lower eyelid bags and excess skin. There are a variety of techniques that address subtle signs of aging to major signs of aging. 

If you are a candidate for both an upper and lower blepharoplasty, the excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids is addressed along with lower eye bags.

EYELID SURGERY RECOVERY

IMMEDIATETLY AFTER
WHAT TO EXPECT

You will have moderate swelling around the eyes. You will have a suture in each upper eyelid incision that is blue and slips out in the office on post-op day 5. Pain is minimal and well-controlled with oral pain medication. Using cool packs or ice and keeping your head above the level of your heart at all times will help minimize swelling and bruising, which tends to peak around days 3-4.

ONE WEEK
WHAT TO EXPECT

Sutures are removed on day 5. Any bruising will tend to settle in the lower eyelids (goes down with gravity) but should be resolving by this point. Swelling is mild to moderate.

ONE TO TWO MONTHS
WHAT TO EXPECT

At one month, patients are picture-perfect.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

All four of our surgeons will perform the upper eyelid in our office under local anesthesia. However, the lower eyelid would need to be determined by the surgeon and the patient's specific needs. 

CONTACT US

(636)-530-6161

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Address: 17300 N. OUTER 40 RD.

Chesterfield, MO 63005