There’s a reason eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) was the second most performed procedure in 2020. Droopy, sagging and puffy eyelids look good on absolutely no one, cause irritation and can even impair your vision. One simple procedure can not only fight visible signs of aging, but can also treat eyelid conditions like ptosis, entropion and ectropion.

Our skin is thinnest around our eyes. This means it isn’t as strong or flexible as the skin on our arms or even the rest of our face. Over time, our skin stops producing as much collagen and loses its ability to remain elastic which can cause drooping, sagging and puffy eyelids. Fortunately, there are few remedies that can reverse this loss of elasticity, the most common and recommended being blepharoplasty.

Eyelid surgery at NeoVision

Eyelid surgery is a relatively simple procedure that takes only a few hours to complete. Your surgeon, Dr. Tandon, will administer local anesthesia before making small hairline incisions in the skinfold of the upper and lower eyelids. Dr. Tandon will then remove the excess skin and reposition any fatty deposits to fill in hollow areas around the eyes. Any incisions made during surgery will be practically invisible after recovery.

There are a few medical conditions that increase risks associated with this facial plastic surgery. These include thyroid conditions (like hypothyroidism and Graves’ disease), dry eyes or lack of sufficient tears, detached retina, glaucoma, high blood pressure and other circulatory disorders, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Be sure to inform Dr. Tandon about any preexisting conditions during your surgical consultation.

Eyelid surgery candidates

Eyelid surgery can certainly enhance your appearance and boost your confidence. If you’re interested in addressing drooping, sagging, puffy eyelids, then you may be a candidate for blepharoplasty. However, only a qualified surgeon can tell you for sure if you’re a candidate for surgery and whether it’s a good option for you.

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Unlike many other providers, NeoVision Eye Center offers a free, no-obligation consultation. Contact us today and speak with one of our staff to get started.

Eyelid surgery can address droopy, puffy eyelids as well as ptosis, entropion and ectropion. After your consultation you will have the chance to discuss treatment options available to you to determine which is right for your situation.

Recovery after surgery

Individual results vary, but most patients are able to read or watch television soon after the procedure. You may experience some swelling and/or inflammation, but that will subside in a few days to a week. We always insist our patients take it easy for at least 2-3 weeks following surgery, but many are able to return to work within one week. If you have an active contact lens prescription, you will need to wear glasses instead until your doctor says otherwise.

Eyelid Surgery Cost and Financing

Pricing for eyelid surgery depends on which part of the eyelid needs to be treated, with lower eyelid surgery being more expensive than upper blepharoplasty. Eyelid surgery can be a significant investment for some. At NeoVision Eye Center, we believe that everyone should have access to comfortable vision. We offer many financing options to all our patients so that they can choose one that best suits their needs.

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Eyelid Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

What is laser eyelid surgery?

Traditionally, eyelid surgery is performed with a knife or scalpel. With laser eyelid surgery, Dr. Tandon uses a CO2 laser to cut and remove the excess skin and fatty deposits. Laser eyelid surgery is much more precise than traditional surgery, patients experience less swelling and bruising, and recovery is much faster.

Does eyelid surgery hurt?

Dr. Tandon will administer a local anesthesia before your procedure, so you won’t feel anything during the surgery except some pressure. Afterwards, you may feel some discomfort, but this should subside in a few days to a week.

Is eyelid surgery safe?

Absolutely. Dr. Tandon has 28+ years’ experience performing eye surgeries, including blepharoplasty. Of course, there are risks with any surgery, but Dr. Tandon will be sure to discuss these with you during your free consultation.

Can eyelid surgery get rid of wrinkles around my eyes?

Yes. By removing excess skin, most wrinkles and fine lines will diminish. However, it is important to have realistic expectations for your surgical results. Eyelid surgery will help with some, or most, wrinkles caused by drooping, sagging or puffy skin.

Can eyelid surgery get rid of dark circles?

It depends. If your dark circles are genetic, then no. However, if your dark circles are caused by puffy or bulging fatty deposits under the lower eyelid, then blepharoplasty may help diminish their appearance.

Am I a candidate for eyelid surgery?

If you are concerned about drooping, sagging or puffy eyelids, you may be a candidate for eyelid surgery. The best candidates are those with excellent health and realistic expectations for their surgical results. Patients with serious eye conditions like glaucoma or dry eyes may not be eligible. Only a qualified surgeon can tell you for sure if you’re a candidate for surgery and whether it’s a good option for you.

Will I have visible scars?

Most patients experience little to no scarring. Your surgeon will work with the natural folds and creases of your eyelids to mask incisions made during the procedure. However, even if you do have scars after the procedure, they will not be noticeable unless you look for them.

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