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
"The first time I met the doctor was on the recommendation of my GP who suggested to visit Dr. Gary Rosembaum because I needed to have my breast implants changed; on that first occasion I had the prosthesis replaced, the surgery was a total success and recovery very fast!On the following visits, I told the doctor that I wanted to have my eyelids lifted, he told me that this type of surgery is very simple, that it is done in his office that it takes only 40 minutes with a speedy recovery. From that moment I didn’t hesitate for a moment to do the surgery and I cannot be happier!3 months have passed since the blepharoplasty as of today I don't have any scars and the eyes are more open.Thank you Doctor Rosembaum and thanks to your assistant Yoly since you really make me feel super comfortable and safe.I truly recommend Dr Gary Rosembaum for all your plastic surgery needs."- R. / Healthgrades / May 28, 2020
"I had an upper eyelid blepharoplasty with Dr. Rosenbaum to correct sagging eyelid skin. I am so pleased with the results! Dr. Rosenbaum was wonderful. His entire staff is great too especially Yoly who assisted him during the procedure. I would not hesitate to enthusiastically recommend Dr. Rosenbaum to anyone seeking the services of a plastic surgeon."- R.B. / Google / Dec 11, 2020
"I originally went to Dr. Rosenbaum for corrective breast surgery. I had a lumpectomy many years ago and my breasts were uneven. He did a fantastic job! So, when I needed eyelid surgery, of course I went back to Dr. Rosenbaum. He did the procedure in the office and I had minimal bruising. After it all healed up, my eyes looked amazing...no more droopy eyelids and my peripheral vision is back. He is very caring and takes time with his patients. I would definitely recommend using him for any services you need."- C.M. / Google / Jan 26, 2021
"Extremely happy with Doctor Rosenbaum, his office and staff. I had blepharoplasty done and am so happy. The doctor is friendly, comforting and explained every step along the way. Results are fabulous. Couldn't be happier. The girls in the office are also friendly and very helpful. I would recommend this Doctor and his office to everyone. "- K.S. / Healthgrades / Apr 07, 2021
"Extremely happy with Doctor Rosenbaum, his office and staff. I had blepharoplasty done and am so happy. The doctor is friendly, comforting and explained every step along the way. Results are fabulous. Couldn't be happier. The girls in the office are also friendly and very helpful. I would recommend this Doctor and his office to everyone."- K.S. / Google / Apr 07, 2021
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.