Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift, is surgery to improve the appearance of the eyelids. With aging, your eyelids can begin to droop as skin and muscles lose resilience. Fat can accumulate in the eyelids or bags below the eyes. The effect of these changes can make you look tired, even when you’re well-rested and feeling energetic. Sagging eyelids can also interfere with vision. Eyelid surgery corrects these problems, making you look younger and more alert. In the hands of a skilled blepharoplasty surgeon, the changes made with eyelid surgery are beautiful and natural-looking.

David Feldmar, MD, at Feldmar Aesthetics, performs eyelid surgery in Beverly Hills to help men and women in the Los Angeles area look their best and feel better about themselves. Dr. Feldmar is a double board-certified plastic surgeon, who combines art, science, and expertise in his medical work to create beautiful, natural-looking results for his patients. He is considered one of the best eyelid surgeons in Los Angeles. He and his staff run their practice to be a warm and welcoming experience, where patients feel comfortable, heard, and appreciated for who they are.

To learn more about eyelid surgery in Beverly Hills with Dr. Feldmar, contact Feldmar Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation. 

Why You Might Consider Eyelid Surgery in Beverly Hills with Dr. Feldmar

Eyelid surgery enhances your appearance by lifting and removing excess fat from the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Eyelid surgery can also resolve obstructed vision by raising upper eyelids that have drooped or can’t be opened fully.

Eyelid surgery might benefit you if you’re bothered by:

  • Sagging upper eyelids that cause you to look sleepy, even when you’re fully alert, or that interfere with your vision
  • Drooping lower eyelids
  • Puffy upper or lower eyelids due to fat deposits
  • Loose skin and wrinkles in your lower eyelids
  • Permanent bags under your eyes 

It’s important to note that sagging upper eyelids may be caused by loose skin and weakened muscles in the eyelids or by sagging eyebrows. You can see this effect for yourself by looking in a mirror, placing your fingers on your forehead just above your eyebrows, and gently pushing upward to raise your eyebrows. In some cases, sagging upper eyelids are most effectively corrected with a brow lift, which also raises drooping eyebrows and smooths lines in the forehead. 

What Eyelid Surgery Won’t Correct

Eyelid surgery, by itself, won’t correct crow’s feet or other facial wrinkles and lines. These can be addressed by combining eyelid surgery with a facelift or another facial rejuvenation treatment. 

While eyelid surgery will correct drooping lower eyelids and address bags or fat from below the eyes, it won’t correct dark circles under the eyes. Other aesthetic treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing or dermal fillers, may need to be combined with eyelid surgery to address discoloration.

Are You a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

As part of your consultation, Dr. Feldmar will tell you whether eyelid surgery is an appropriate and safe option for you. He will make this determination based on your medical history and the condition of the skin and underlying tissue of your eyelids.

You are most likely a good blepharoplasty candidate if you:

  • Are unhappy with the appearance of your face because of sagging or puffy eyelids or bags below your eyes
  • Are in generally good health, with no medical conditions that might increase your risks
  • Do not smoke, or can quit smoking for several weeks before and after your surgery
  • Have realistic expectations for the results of the surgery

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Planning Your Eyelid Surgery in Los Angeles

Your initial consultation with Dr. Feldmar is a key step to understanding whether eyelid surgery is right for you and, if so, what kind of blepharoplasty is necessary, and the safest and most effective approach for the procedure. Some patients need the muscular structure above the eyes tightened, for example, some require the removal of excess eyelid skin, and others have bags or deep tear troughs that must be repaired. 

In your consultation, Dr. Feldmar will ask questions to understand your aesthetic goals and your medical history, including your current medications. He will perform an examination to assess the quality of the skin and underlying tissue or your eyelids. Dr. Feldmar will then make recommendations based on his medical expertise. He will explain the surgical approach he recommends and what you can expect throughout the process. He will take the time to answer all of your questions.

Dr. Feldmar’s goal, and the goal of everyone at Feldmar Aesthetics, is to help you make informed decisions, have realistic expectations, and feel comfortable through each step in your experience.

How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?

Eyelid surgery is performed in our state-of-the-art Swall Surgery Center in Beverly Hills, which has been designed and built to our specifications to provide safe, high-quality, personalized patient care. Eyelid surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, using either general anesthesia or a local anesthetic with sedation.

For upper eyelid surgery, or upper blepharoplasty, an incision is made along the crease of the upper eyelid so that any scarring is all but invisible. Through this incision, fat deposits can be removed or repositioned, muscles can be tightened, and excess skin can be removed. For patients who do not have an eyelid crease, such as some Asian people, a double eyelid crease is created as part of the surgical procedure.

For lower eyelid surgery, or lower blepharoplasty, two incision options are available. In one, an incision is made just below the lower lash line, through which fat can be removed or redistributed and excess skin can be removed. In the other, known as a transconjunctival incision, an incision is made on the inside of the lower eyelid, through which excess fat can be removed or redistributed. No excess skin can be removed through a transconjunctival incision.

When the procedure is complete, Dr. Feldmar will close the incisions with a combination of removable sutures, adhesives, and surgical tape. Eyelid surgery takes between one to three hours, depending on the extent of correction needed. When you have recovered from the anesthesia, you can go home. You’ll need to arrange ahead of time to have a friend or family member drive you and stay with you for at least the first night.

What to Expect During Eyelid Surgery Recovery

You can expect some bruising and swelling in the days immediately following surgery. You’ll be instructed to sleep with your head elevated and apply ice to minimize swelling and promote healing. You may also experience some discomfort that can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. You will need to wear dark-tinted glasses for some time after the procedure to protect your eyes, which will be sensitive.

Dr. Feldmar will provide instructions on how to take care of yourself as you heal, how to care for the wounds to prevent infection, when to return for follow-up appointments, and how to gradually resume your normal activities. 

Most patients choose to take a week to ten days off from work and other strenuous activities, but every patient is different, and Dr. Feldmar will work closely with you on an appropriate schedule for resuming physical activity.

Final results will be visible after four to six weeks, once swelling and bruising from the surgery disappear.

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Schedule Your Eyelid Surgery Consultation

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Feldmar to find out how eyelid surgery Los Angeles might benefit you. Dr. Feldmar aims to understand your goals for the procedure and recommend only the safest and most effective approach that will deliver beautiful results.

Frequently Asked Questions About Eyelid Surgery

The cost of eyelid surgery varies with the extent of the changes being made and the complexity of the procedure. Eyelid surgery costs include the surgeon’s fee and the costs of anesthesia, the surgical facility, and medications. The costs of cosmetic surgery procedures are not typically covered by medical insurance. Dr. Feldmar will explain the costs in detail during your consultation.

Eyelid surgery Beverly Hills can correct sagging, puffy eyelids and bags under the eyes. The procedure can be combined with a brow lift to raise drooping eyebrows and smooth forehead lines, a facelift to correct wrinkles and other signs of aging in the lower portion of the face, or non-surgical treatments to improve the texture and coloring of facial skin.

When eyelid surgery is performed too aggressively, the quantity of excess skin removed can leave your eyes looking strange, wide-eyed, or slanted unnaturally. It is imperative that your plastic surgeon is familiar with the surgery and understands facial muscle structure thoroughly to create a fresh, youthful look that appears entirely natural.

The cost of eyelid surgery varies with the extent of the changes being made and the complexity of the procedure. Eyelid surgery costs include the surgeon’s fee and the costs of anesthesia, the surgical facility, and medications. The costs of cosmetic surgery procedures are not typically covered by medical insurance. Dr. Feldmar will explain the costs in detail during your consultation.

As with any cosmetic procedure, eyelid surgery carries some risks. These include the possibility of infection, bleeding, or an adverse reaction to the anesthesia. Dr. Feldmar will discuss eyelid surgery risks as part of your consultation with him. It’s important to understand the risks before undergoing any elective surgery.

Dr. Feldmar will advise you to stop taking certain medications in the days leading up to the surgery if they can interfere with the healing process or increase bleeding risks.

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