About Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids. The procedure’s primary function is to remove excess skin which can cause bagginess and wrinkles, or obstruct the patient’s vision. Board-certified Miami Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Gary Rosenbaum of Gary J. Rosenbaum, M.D., P.A. Plastic Surgery frequently performs this cosmetic surgery procedure, yielding optimum results to help patients meet their aesthetic goals. During a private consultation with Dr. Rosenbaum, patients can discuss their concerns candidly to determine whether their upper or lower eyelids need surgery, and whether or not they are candidates for the procedure.
The best candidates for eyelid surgery:
- Have eyelid issues that cause them to look older
- Have vision problems caused by droopy eyelids
- Have droopy, downturned eyelids as a result of aging or genetics
- Have bags under the eyes
- Desire a more refreshed, rejuvenated appearance
- Desire a natural look
Eyelid Surgery Reviews
"Dr. Rosenbaum is the BEST. He did my reconstructive surgery 16 yrs ago after I had a mastectomy, performed liposuction of chin and lower eyelid surgery. This year I replaced both of my implants, My right implant was 28 years old and ruptured. He also performed a lower face-lift. I could not be happier with the results. I trust him completely, his judgement is impeccable as is his work. He is kind, compassionate and I highly recommend him whether you have elective or reconstructive surgery."- G.A. / Healthgrades / Feb 14, 2018
What to Expect
Upper Eyelid Surgery
For upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Rosenbaum will make the incision within the natural fold of the eyelid. The incision will be extended outward as much as possible in order to address the extraneous skin folds located on the outside of the upper lid. After the incision is carefully made, Dr. Rosenbaum will remove the excess fat and skin. Afterward, the incision will be closed with absorbable sutures, which do not require professional removal.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
For lower eyelid surgery, the incision will be placed along the bottom of the lash line to allow Dr. Rosenbaum access to remove the extraneous fat and tissue. A special technique called transconjunctival blepharoplasty is used for patients with puffy lower lids but good skin tone. Patients with dark under eye circles caused by a lack of fat in the area could benefit from injectables or fat fillers to add volume to the area.
Upper and Lower Combined
With some patients, both the lower and upper eyelids need to be addressed to correct all issues effectively. When both are combined, surgery can last around two hours.
Although eyelid surgery is usually an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility, it can also be performed as an in-office procedure with a milder form of general anesthesia called twilight sedation. After surgery, patients can expect the eyelids to be bruised and swollen, which can be alleviated with ice packs, medicated eye ointments or eye drops, and elevating the head. These symptoms should last a few days. Eyelid recovery is usually easy for most patients and normal activities can be resumed within a week. Patients should expect natural-looking, younger, more refreshed eyelids after their surgery. In addition, scars shouldn’t be visible due to their placement.
Plan Your Procedure
Revitalize Your Eyes
No longer should you allow your eyes to age you beyond your years. Not only can you look younger and more revitalized, but you can also correct vision problems caused by droopy eyelids. When you’re ready to transform your eyes and overall appearance, please feel free to give us a call to set up a consultation at our Miami Beach facility to learn more about eyelid surgery.