Blepharoplasty

Before & Afters

Eyelid Surgery Beverly Hills & Rancho Mirage

Eye Lift & Blepharoplasty Beverly Hills & Rancho Mirage

Eyelid surgery is called Blepharoplasty. Most people think they have two eyelids, but you actually have four. Uppers and lowers. The problems that develop with eyelids over the years are fatty herniations that look puffy and stretch the skin over time. This results in bags and laxity that are easily corrected with surgery to restore a rested, younger look.

Eyes are the window to the soul and the eyelids are the frame-work to that window.

You actually have four eyelids, upper and lower eyelids, that develop fatty herniation over the years and makes the eyes look puffy and stretched. The result is laxity and bags under the eyes that can be corrected with a blepharoplasty, which is an eyelid surgery to restore a more rested and youthful appearance. 

Blepharoplasty can help make the eyes look “bigger” by removing encroaching tissue from the corners. However, the true shape of the eye is not changed with surgery. Your eyes can be done as a solitary procedure, but are most often combined with another operation such as a facelift.

New advanced techniques enable us to provide a beautiful result in less time than you might think. Many times, the eyelid puffs can be removed from an inside-the-eyelid approach for a completely invisible incision. An incision-less surgery sounds kind of futuristic but it’s here now!

When it comes to blepharoplasty Beverly Hills is the place to go to receive the best treatment from two of the world’s best plastic surgeons, Dr. Ordon and Dr. Chopra. You will hear from friends and co-workers how you look more rested and healthier after your eyelid surgery.

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that clears away excess eyelid skin and/or fat to open up your eyelids and improve your vision, droopy eyelids and overall eye aesthetics. A blepharoplasty can help open up your eyelids. And that’s important because your four eyelids contain oil- and tear-producing glands that assist in lubricating your eyes and maintaining the tear film.

But for that to happen, your eyelids must be open enough to act like windshield wipers and distribute the tear film of the eyes evenly. Blepharoplasty can also help shape and contour to enhance your periocular and facial beauty.

If you are of Asian descent, you have unique physiology, face and eyelid structure. Many people of Asian descent have cosmetic surgery to make adjustments to their eyelids. Also known as a “double eyelid” surgery, Asian blepharoplasty is a procedure that provides a natural fold in the upper eyelids above the eyelashes. It is estimated that 50% of Asian people are born with single eyelids. The procedure reshapes the skin around the eye so the upper eyelid have a crease, which will make your eyes look bigger and more open and give you a more energetic appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for blepharoplasty?

Anyone in good physical health who wants to improve the droopiness of their upper lids and puffiness of their lower eyelids are good candidate for a blepharoplasty procedure. The majority of people getting an eyelid surgery are over the age of 35. However, if droopy eyelids run in your family, you may consider a surgery at a younger age.

Make sure you are realistic about your expectations of a blepharoplasty procedure and its healing process that will impact your life for a few weeks.

What is the recovery from a blepharoplasty?

You can expect some discomfort around your eyes for a few days as your eyes feel hot and tender. Some patients can experience blurred vision and sight impairments after their procedure.

It takes up to two or three weeks for most of the swelling and bruising to subside. Complete healing can take up to six months. You may need to wear some gauze or protective bandages over your eyes. Avoid rubbing your eyes even when it is itchy until your eyes are fully healed.

For the first week after your surgery, you can use ice compresses to help decrease the swelling. You should definitely limit your physical activity and elevate your head while sleeping. Also, it would be best to avoid or limit watching too much television or extended reading.

Your stitches are usually removed or become fully dissolved after a week or so after your procedure. You can return to your normal daily activities after a week or so but refrain from doing strenuous exercise for at least a couple of weeks. Overall, you can expect your eyes to tire easily for the first three weeks or so after your surgery.

What are the risks of blepharoplasty?

Like any other surgery, there are some risks but the procedure is generally safe when performed by an expert plastic surgeon. Side effects can include swelling, temporary double or blurry vision, and small white pimples around your eyes. There may also be some skin discoloration that can be cleared with the use of chemical peels or laser treatments.

Is there any scarring with a blepharoplasty?

You can expect some scarring but it should be minimal and almost nonexistent after a few months.

What is the result of blepharoplasty?

The results are long-lasting, eliminating the puffiness and bags under your eyes that typically do not reappear. However, the aging process cannot be stopped. There are steps you can take that help to maintain the integrity of your eyelid surgery, including avoiding sun exposure and not smoking.

What are the top 10 benefits of blepharoplasty?

There are many great reasons why getting a Beverly Hills blepharoplasty procedure can transform your life:

  1. Can be combined with other procedures such as a facelift or a brow lift
  2. Customized procedures: you can get both the upper and lower blepharoplasty done at the same time
  3. Gets rid of tired looking eyes by having puffiness removed
  4. Improved vision: blepharoplasty lifts excess skin and corrects vision impairment to give you a full field of vision
  5. Minimal scarring: incisions are placed to minimize scarring with incisions in the crease of the upper eyelid and inside of the eyelid or in the lash line for the lower eyelid
  6. Reduced fine lines: lines around the outer and lower corners of the eyes are decreased
  7. Rejuvenated appearance: blepharoplasty lifts your droopy eyelids to give you a more refreshed appearance
  8. Short recovery with majority of patients missing less than a week of work
  9. Treats wrinkling around your eyes by smoothing crow’s feet and other wrinkles
  10. Youthful appearance: after your eyelid surgery, your eyes will appear more open and alert giving you a more youthful appearance

Consultation

If you are interested in getting one of the top blepharoplasty Beverly Hills has to offer, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

During your consultation, we will listen to your concerns and recommend the best course of action for eyelid surgery that meets your goals. We can show you before and after photos of past blepharoplasty surgeries, that show the fantastic results we've achieved. Your eyes will feel and look refreshed with a more youthful appearance.

Top Beverly Hills Surgeons

Dr. Andrew Ordon and Dr. Ritu Chopra are two of the best Beverly Hills eyelid experts, with years of experience performing plastic surgery. Both have been part of the award-winning hit TV show, “The Doctors” and members of the prestigious plastic surgery organizations, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the L.A. Surgical Society.

Dr. Ordon is currently an associate professor of surgery at Keck/USC School of Medicine, and assistant professor of plastic surgery at Dartmouth School of Medicine and The University of Connecticut while Dr. Chopra serves as one of the directors at USC Keck Aesthetics surgery fellowship where he helps to train new plastic surgeons.

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