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What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Each year, over 200,000 people in the United States undergo eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty. This is no surprise, because the eyelids are one of the first facial features to show signs of aging. Dr. Lee’s goal is to create eyelids that look natural, youthful and well-rested.

What happens to your eyes with aging?

As we age, the eyelids lose elasticity. The loss of elasticity causes the skin to become wrinkly and excessive. The excess skin on the upper eyelid can hang over the lid and may even interfere with your vision.

The loss of elasticity of the eyelid also decreases the lid’s ability to hold the fat around the eye in place. As a result, the fat around the eye may bulge and cause a heavy and tired appearance.

Blepharoplasty Before & Afters

Browse our before and after gallery, as a glimpse of what’s in store for you.

What does eyelid surgery entail?

Both upper and lower lid surgery can be performed individually or together. It can be done under local or general anesthesia and usually takes between 1-2 hours to perform. Blepharoplasty in Beverly Hills often makes an excellent complement for a facelift, neck lift, brow lift or rhinoplasty, bringing comprehensive improvement to the entire face.

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What are the benefits of blepharoplasty?

  • Critical improvement in overall facial aesthetics
  • Removes excess and bulging bags from the eyes
  • Tightens and tones loose and sagging eyelid skin
  • Improves vision by correcting low-hanging lids
  • Creates a more youthful, bright and engaging appearance
  • Excellent complement to a facelift, brow lift or rhinoplasty
  • Helps reduces the most overt signs of aging
  • Reduces puffiness, eye bags, and discoloration
  • Long-lasting results
  • Natural-looking outcome
  • Improves self-confidence

What can I expect from recovery?

PERK Plastic Surgery will provide a customized recovery plan for you. Recovery after your eyelid surgery in Beverly Hills is relatively pain-free and quick for most patients. We ask you to place a cool compress over your eyes for 24 hours to help relieve discomfort and swelling. Most patients can resume light, non-strenuous activities within a few days.

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Blepharoplasty Post-Op Video

Blepharoplasty FAQs

Will eyelid surgery fix my vision?

If droopy eyelids are obscuring your vision, then blepharoplasty can definitely help you to see better. If you are experiencing any vision loss unrelated to this cosmetic issue, then it’s important to see an eye doctor right away.

Is the procedure covered by health insurance?

When surgeries are performed for the cosmetic benefit of the patient, they are not covered by insurance companies. However, if your procedure is deemed medically necessary, partial costs of blepharoplasty may be compensated. We will go over the options with you and help you to fill out the paperwork during your private consultation.

Will there be scarring?

The eyelids heal faster than almost any other area of the body, thanks to their thin skin. Incisions can be nicely hidden within the upper creases of the eyelids, or within the lower lash lines. Only someone who was actually looking for your scars would be able to locate them.

How can I tell if I need an upper eyelid lift or a brow lift?

An eyelid lift only concerns the actual eyelids that are drooping down, causing a negative-looking facial expression. If hooding is present beyond the corners of the eyelids, then a brow lift may be prudent. If when you push your brows up, your eyelids look “normal”, then it may be clear you need a brow lift and not blepharoplasty. The best way to tell for sure is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee.

Can I undergo other cosmetic procedures at the same time as my blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty surgery will add about one hour to other treatments such as a facelift, brow lift, rhinoplasty or neck liposuction, and minimal additional risks, so most patients and doctors consider it a great idea to combine procedures. Dr. Lee can create a customized surgical plan to address all your facial contouring concerns at once, minimizing costs and recovery time.

Why choose PERK Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills for blepharoplasty?

  • Award-winning, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Unfaltering commitment to artistry, innovation and safety
  • Compassionate, inclusive practice environment
  • Modern, compassionate and inclusive practice environment
  • Friendly, knowledgeable support staff
  • Nuanced, natural-looking results
  • Customized approach
  • State-of-the-art technology and world-class equipment
  • Convenient Los Angeles location and concierge amenities

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