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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reduce or remove excess skin, fat, and even muscle tissue around the eyes.

Do your eyes detract from the look of your face, making you appear old, tired and worn-out?

Over time, upper eyelids droop and sag, sometimes even impairing your peripheral vision.

Lower eyelids puff out with bags and dark circles.

Many women and men regain that youthful, refreshed look in Boca Raton with eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty.

You can visit Dr. Steven Schuster or Dr. Daniel Kovacs when you request a FREE consultation in Boca Raton to find out if eyelid surgery can improve your look.

Our surgeons listen to your concerns and give you the information you need to decide whether surgery is the right option for you.

The Basics – Boca Raton Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, technically known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both, making you look younger and more rested. Adults of all ages choose eyelid surgery from their plastic surgeons in Boca Raton, Florida for both aesthetic and functional improvements.

Aesthetic eyelid surgery effectively corrects:

  • Loose skin and fine wrinkles on the upper and lower eyelids that make you look older
  • Fatty deposits on the upper and lower eyelids that make eyes look puffy
  • Bags under the eyes that make you seem tired or unhappy
  • Droopy lower eyelids

Eyelid surgery also can restore peripheral vision impaired by loose, sagging eyelids. Since this procedure restores obstructed vision, in some cases insurance companies may provide coverage for a portion of the cost of eyelid surgery.

Many patients elect to complete their facial rejuvenation by including a brow lift, nose surgery or a facelift.

Your Procedure, Your New Look

Eyelid surgery can be performed using either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia using only board-certified anesthesiologists.

For upper eyelid surgery, incisions are usually made within the natural crease of the upper lids, and excess skin and fatty tissue is removed.

For the lower eyelids, incisions are made just below the lower eyelashes. Excess skin, muscle, and fat are removed and lower eyelid fat may be redistributed to resolve under-eye bags.

Alternatively, Dr. Schuster or Dr. Kovacs might decide that the best approach for removing excess lower eyelid fat is by making an incision inside the lower eyelid.

While this method leaves no external incision, our surgeons cannot use it to remove excess skin and may opt to use laser resurfacing to tighten and smooth the skin.

Your satisfaction with your look is our surgeons' top priority when performing your eyelid surgery in our facility in Boca Raton.

Because of individual factors, the results from eyelid surgery will ultimately vary from person to person.

Dr. Schuster or Dr. Kovacs will work with you to determine which surgical technique will produce the best results for you.

The Doctors Answer Your Questions

Choosing plastic surgery – especially facial plastic surgery – is a big decision in anyone's life. We look forward to meeting you and answering your eyelid surgery questions at your consultation.

Here are some questions we are commonly asked by patients considering this procedure.

How long will the results from my Boca Raton eyelid surgery last?

Most patients are pleased with the results of their eyelid surgery for many years. The fat we remove to decrease eyelid puffiness usually does not return.

While eyelid surgery improvements are long-lasting, factors such as the aging process and your lifestyle choices (exercise, diet, smoking, etc.) can negatively affect them.

Sometimes having eyelid surgery gives patients the confidence to make additional improvements in the future.

Will eyelid surgery leave noticeable scars?

We make the blepharoplasty incisions in areas around the eyes best suited to conceal any scarring.

For the upper eyelids, we make the incisions in the crease of the eyelid. These scars are usually hidden when your eyes are open.

For the lower eyelids, we make the incisions just below the eyelash line where they are barely noticeable.

For some patients, we can correct under-eye bags through transconjunctival (inside the eyelid) surgery, in which we can remove only fat, not skin.

Will eyelid surgery alone correct all my concerns about my eye area appearance?

Not always. An eyelid surgery procedure may be just one part of a complete eye rejuvenation solution.

If your eyebrows and your upper eyelids sag, we might recommend a brow lift in addition to eyelid surgery.

If you have wrinkles in the outer corners of your eyes ("crow's-feet"), you might benefit from one of our nonsurgical medical spa services like BOTOX® Cosmetic or Thermi-Smooth®.

We can use a chemical peel or bleaching solution to lighten under-eye circles caused by dark pigmentation.

Some patients may take advantage of laser treatment to tighten the skin and remove wrinkles.

It is important that you clearly discuss your desires and expectations with us, prior to undergoing any cosmetic surgery procedures.

How long is the recovery period?

If you are a physically healthy non-smoker, the recovery period for eyelid surgery is minimal, usually 10 days or less.

You can expect swelling and bruising around your eyes for about a week after the surgery.

After the initial recovery period, you may resume normal activities. However, you should wait at least two weeks before engaging in any strenuous activities such as straining, bending and lifting.

Also, avoid wearing contact lenses for at least two weeks.

Perfecting Your Eyes

We awaken wide-eyed youthfulness with advanced techniques that result in minimal bruising and a recovery time measured in days, not weeks. We can enhance eyebrows and eyelids with the latest endoscopic procedures for a more youthful, vibrant appearance.

  • Facelift
  • Mini Facelift
  • Eyelid Lift
  • Brow Lift
  • Neck Lift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Chin Implants
  • Facial Fillers
  • Injectables

Find out if eyelid surgery is right for you,  call us today for a free consultation at 561.912.9191. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form.

Our patients come to us from Parkland, Delray Baech, Boynton Beach, Boca Raton and neighboring cities and towns.

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At Schuster Plastic Surgery, we’re committed to providing information and assistance to women and men considering their plastic surgery options in Boca Raton. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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