Surgical Procedures

Reduce Tired and Drooping Eyes: Blepharoplasty Procedure

Nobody likes to look tired, especially after a full night’s sleep. Unfortunately, as we age, some of us are affected by excess tissue that typically occurs around the eyes as our eyelid skin stretches and the muscle underneath weakens. As a result, the fat surrounding the eye may also begin to bulge causing sagging upper lids and bags under the eyes. This can give the impression of being tired or overworked even when you are well-rested. Luckily though, our Blepharoplasty procedure is one that allows for the removal of excess skin, fat, or both from around the eyes. This procedure can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids to achieve a more refreshed appearance.




Who Is A Good Candidate?

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who are physically healthy and realistic in their surgical expectations. Most patients who undergo upper eyelid surgery (upper blepharoplasty) at our Beverly Hills facility are 35 or older, but if droopy eyelids run in your family, you may benefit from this procedure sooner. Sometimes, in addition to making you look older, excess tissue around the eyes can cause a visual disturbance especially in the periphery, and removal of this tissue can significantly improve or eliminate your vision problems. Puffy, bulging lower eyelids or lower lids with excess skin can both be addressed. Any prior medical conditions of the eye should be brought up during your confidential consultation with expert double board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Champagne.

What Is The Recovery For A Blepharoplasty?

For Upper Eyelid Surgery:
Recovery for upper blepharoplasty usually lasts approximately one week. An ointment is applied to the upper eyelids during the first few days following the operation. Fine sutures placed during surgery are removed after 4 to 5 days. Swelling and bruising can be expected during the first week or so, but this usually subsides quickly, especially when ice packs are used.

For Lower Eyelid Surgery:

As with upper blepharoplasty, recovery for lower blepharoplasty usually lasts one to two weeks. For removal of bulging tissue, an incision is made behind the eyelid (transconjunctival), no sutures are placed, and therefore, none need be removed. In the instance where excess skin needs to be removed, there is an external incision, and fine sutures placed during surgery are removed after 4 to 5 days. Swelling and bruising, which is reduced with the use of ice packs, can be expected during the first one to two weeks.

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Other Beneficial Procedures:

Those patients who undergo blepharoplasty may also benefit from a lower facelift, browlift and midface lift or fat transfer procedure to really enhance their overall look. Other complementary procedures include Botox injections and laser skin resurfacing. This allows Dr. Champagne to help you achieve the best results possible, especially since everyone benefits from an individual procedural plan depending on their goals, facial structure, and degree of issues.

If you’re ready to reduce the look of your tired and drooping eyes, please contact our office to schedule a personalized, confidential consultation with our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Champagne. During your consultation, Dr. Champagne will address your goals and answer any questions you may have regarding blepharoplasty and any other beneficial procedures we offer.

Jason Champagne,M.D.

9400 Brighton Way, Penthouse Suite
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


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