Eyelid Surgery FAQs

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also known as an eyelid lift or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to tighten skin around the eyes to get rid of crepey eye skin, drooping eyelids, puffy bags, and dark circles.

The specifics of the procedure vary individually, depending on your exact needs. Some only have surgery on their upper or lower eyelids. Others have surgery on both. The process can include fat or repositioning and flattening of hollow areas.

You are hardly alone in wanting to improve the look of your eyes. Dr. Gabriel Chiu, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, listed eyelid surgery among the five most popular plastic surgery procedures.

Is it right for me?

Are you trying to look younger? Eyelid surgery might help you do just that. By tightening skin around your eyes, the procedure can give you a brighter appearance.

Your vision may improve, too. Excessive skin can push down on your eyelid and impair your sight, and some insurances might even cover the cost of surgery if that is the case. To find out if you could be covered, visit an ophthalmologist for a visual field exam.

Eyelid surgery may be right for you if:

  • You are relatively healthy.
  • You do not have any serious pre-existing eyelid conditions.
  • You are trying to treat droopy eyelids, loose skin, puffy bags, or dark circles around your eyes.

Ideal candidates are usually in their 30s, as that’s the age skin starts to lose elasticity. The procedure is more popular as people age, especially with those in their 50s or 60s.

What can I Expect for Results?

Brighter, tighter, and more open eyes. Droopy eyelids and excessive skin are no more. The results can be subtle but impactful, and will last for years. You should look natural, yet more alert and vibrant.

Eyelid Surgery – Before & After


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