Surgical Procedures

The Critical Importance of Selecting the Right Surgeon for Your Blepharoplasty

This is a 1 month postop - I posted about this patient back in December of last year. She wanted to rejuvenate her heavy brows and eyelids and improve sagging skin of her lower face and neck to obtain a more youthful appearance. To achieve this, I performed a lower facelift, neck lift, endoscopic browlift, upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), lip lift, and microfat transfer to areas of volume loss in her face.

Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is not merely a cosmetic procedure; it’s a transformative journey that can rejuvenate your appearance and, in some cases, improve vision obscured by sagging eyelids. The delicate nature of this surgery demands not just surgical expertise but an artistic eye, making the choice of surgeon a pivotal decision in your blepharoplasty journey.

Understanding Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty involves the removal or repositioning of skin, muscle, and sometimes fat from the eyelids. The procedure varies significantly from patient to patient, as it’s tailored to the individual’s facial structure, aesthetic goals, and specific concerns. Upper eyelid surgery primarily aims to remove excess skin that can give a tired appearance or impair vision, while lower eyelid surgery targets under-eye bags or wrinkles, contributing to a more youthful and refreshed look.

The Surgeon’s Role

The outcome of a blepharoplasty is heavily dependent on your surgeon’s skill, experience, and understanding of facial aesthetics. A proficient blepharoplasty surgeon must have:

  • Precision and Technique: The tissues around the eyes are delicate, requiring precise surgical techniques to avoid complications and ensure a smooth recovery.

  • Aesthetic Judgment: Beyond technical skills, a surgeon must possess a keen sense of aesthetics to achieve results that are harmonious and natural-looking, enhancing the patient’s overall facial balance.

  • Experience: A surgeon’s experience, demonstrated through a portfolio of before-and-after photos, can provide insight into their capability to address various aesthetic and functional concerns.

  • Patient-Centered Approach: Every face is unique; thus, a personalized approach is essential. A good surgeon spends ample time during consultations to understand the patient’s desires and discuss realistic outcomes.

The Risks of Compromising on Your Surgeon

Opting for a surgeon based primarily on lower costs can lead to several significant pitfalls. While it’s understandable to seek affordable options, prioritizing cost over quality in blepharoplasty can have long-term consequences:

  1. Compromised Results: A less experienced or less skilled surgeon may not achieve the natural, harmonious results you seek. This can lead to dissatisfaction with your appearance or, in worse cases, a need for revision surgery, which can be more complex and costly.

  2. Increased Risk of Complications: Precision is paramount in eyelid surgery. An inexperienced surgeon increases the risk of complications, such as asymmetry, scarring, or even damage to eye function. These issues not only affect your appearance but can also impact your vision and eye health.

  3. Unrealistic Expectations: A surgeon prioritizing volume over quality might not provide the comprehensive consultation needed to set realistic expectations. This can lead to a mismatch between what the patient hopes to achieve and what is surgically possible.


Blepharoplasty offers remarkable potential to enhance one’s appearance and, in many cases, improve quality of life. However, the success of this delicate procedure hinges on the expertise of the surgeon. Taking the time to choose the right surgeon—someone with the skill, aesthetic sense, and patient-focused approach—can make all the difference in achieving the rejuvenated look you desire.

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Jason Champagne,M.D.

9400 Brighton Way, Penthouse Suite
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


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