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Eyelid Surgery

Sagging, puffy eyelids can cause the entire face to appear aged, exhausted, or upset. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure that revitalizes the eyes by removing excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can restore radiance and youthfulness to the eye area and correct vision obstruction caused by drooping eyelids. World-renowned Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriel Chiu offers several eyelid enhancement options to provide his patients with a personalized surgical plan that achieves their unique cosmetic goals. Patients may improve the appearance of their upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both for optimal rejuvenation of the eyes.

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Considering Eyelid Surgery?

  • Rejuvenate Your Eyes

    Of all our facial features, the eyes tend to attract the most attention. In many cultures, the elegance of the eyes is a critical component of facial allure. When the eyes are hidden beneath sagging eyelids or disguised by wrinkles, they can lose their luminescence. Eyelid surgery can remove excess eyelid tissue and tighten the remaining tissues to emphasize the natural beauty of your eyes.

  • Refresh Your Appearance

    If you have wrinkles around your eyes, drooping eyelids, or puffy under-eye bags, you may look older than you feel. Sagging eyelids can also contribute to a fatigued or unapproachable appearance. Eyelid surgery can alleviate these concerns to help you appear refreshed and restore a more youthful aesthetic to your face.

  • Restore Your Vision

    Over time, many men and women experience eyelid hooding as a result of aging, lifestyle factors, and genetics. Some individuals can develop so much excess skin and tissue laxity of the eyelids that the eyelids physically obscure their vision. If your eyelid hooding limits your full range of sight, you may want to consider eyelid surgery to restore your sightlines.

Your Eyelid Surgery Options

Dr. Chiu will assess the condition of your eyelids as well as your facial anatomy to devise the most appropriate surgical approach to meet your goals. You may benefit from upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or a combination of both to achieve the desired results. Dr. Chiu closes eyelid surgery incisions with surgical tape, skin adhesive, removable sutures, or absorbable sutures.

Upper Eyelid Technique

  • Incisions are placed within the natural creases of the upper eyelids.
  • In some cases, the incisions may extend just beyond the outer corners of the eyes.
  • Excess skin is excised, fat is removed or repositioned, and remaining tissues are tightened.

Lower Eyelid Technique

  • Incisions are created below the lower lash lines.
  • If fat removal or adjustment is necessary, additional incisions may be created on the inside of the lower eyelid.
  • Excess tissue is removed, and the remaining skin is tightened.
  • Dr. Chiu may utilize a laser or apply a chemical peel to smooth the surface skin around the lower eyelids.

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Eyelid Surgery Recovery

  • Immediately After

    Patients are advised to keep their head elevated and to rest as much as possible. Straining, bending, and lifting must also be avoided for several days.

  • 2 to 5 Days

    Some bruising, swelling, and discomfort are expected during the initial stages of recovery, but these side effects can be minimized with cold compresses and pain medication. Physical activity must still be limited.

  • 1 Week

    Bruising and swelling should subside considerably within the first week of recovery, but it could take several weeks to see the final results. If removable sutures were used for your procedure, they would be removed at this time.

  • 2-3 weeks

    Most patients can resume normal activities, including aerobic exercise and heavy lifting.

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Why choose Dr. Chiu?

Choosing a surgeon with the most comprehensive experience and sophisticated training is essential for a successful cosmetic surgery experience. Dr. Chiu applies a delicate, meticulous precision to every procedure and produces outstanding eyelid enhancement results. He is also an esteemed leader in his field and continues to live up to his reputation as one of the best plastic surgeons in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of anesthesia is used during eyelid surgery?

Dr. Chiu performs eyelid surgery using either local anesthesia or general anesthesia under the supervision of a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure patient comfort and safety.

Does medical insurance cover the cost of eyelid surgery?

For those who undergo eyelid surgery for cosmetic reasons, medical insurance typically does not cover the operation. However, if eyelid surgery is necessary to correct vision impairment due to severely hooded eyelids, your insurance plan may cover the procedure. Check with your insurance provider to learn about your options for coverage.

Can I combine eyelid surgery with any other facial procedures?

Yes! Many patients obtain the best results by combining procedures. Eyelid surgery is commonly performed in conjunction with the following:

What results can I expect after eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery creates a more refreshed and rested appearance. This procedure accentuates the eyes, smooths the skin around the eyes, and makes the entire face look more youthful and inviting. The results will be long lasting; however, aging, heredity, and lifestyle choices can affect the outcome of your eyelid surgery. Wearing sunglasses and using sunscreen to protect your eyes from the sun can help you maintain your eye rejuvenation for many years.

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