Return to Work:
10 Days

Surgery Time:
Up to 2 Hours

Follow Ups:
7-8 Days


Dr Efraim vd Walt - Blepharoplasty

Upper or lower blepharoplasty is a facial cosmetic enhancement that is performed on both women and men. At your first visit, treatment options will be explained by Dr. Efraim based on your areas of concern that need to be corrected. Generally, ideal candidates are impaired by excess, drooping skin and folds that exist on the top eyelid, or bloated skin just under the bottom eyelid. These irregularities can cause functional and vision difficulties that can get in the way of normal, everyday activities. For a more awake look, blepharoplasty may be the appropriate surgery for you. If you have hanging skin that folds over on the upper eyelid or bulges and puffiness under the eyes, blepharoplasty can treat this to provide you with a more youthful appearance.

Surgical Technique

Depending on the type and complex nature of the eyelid surgery, some form of anesthesia will be provided. This cosmetic procedure may be performed on the top eyelid by itself, under or on the bottom eyelid, or a blend of both eyelids.

    Upper eyelid surgery assists in decreasing the folds of skin that impair vision in order to produce a more awakened and appealing look. The incision point is often placed along the lid crease to excise loose skin and fatty tissue.
    Eyelid correction on the lower lid is performed to improve puffy and bulging skin beneath the lower lid. In most cases, an incision is carefully made along the lash line to surgically remove tissue and fat, and the skin is subtly lifted to allow for a softer, esthetic more pleasing look.

What To Expect

A blepharoplasty can take up to two hours considering whether both eyes or one is treated. After this outpatient surgery, you should plan about a week to recover and rest at home. A cold compress can assist in reducing discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Sutures are usually removed after 7-8 daysYou should be able to appear in public after about ten days. The outcomes from blepharoplasty may last a decade or longer, but while they are long-lasting, aging does not stop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Blepharoplasty costs will vary based on whether you are getting a lower eyelid lift, upper, or both. When your surgical plan is created in your initial consultation, Dr. Efraim will give you a cost estimate. For results that look natural and last for many years, it is better to concentrate on choosing an experienced plastic surgeon whom you are comfortable with, like Dr. Efraim, rather than looking for the lowest cost.

When hanging skin is affecting your sight, your insurance might cover some of your blepharoplasty. Please talk to Dr. Efraim in your initial consultation if you are considering applying for an insurance claim. A motivation letter by Dr Efraim to the medical aid will be necessary, and you will require a field vision test from an ophthalmologist or optometrist stating that blepharoplasty is medically necessary to restore your vision.

Eyelid surgery does not just help to rejuvenate your face, it can also provide you with other benefits. You may discover your vision field is improved once hanging skin on your upper eyelid is removed. It is also easier to put on eye shadow and other makeup once your upper lid is smooth. Getting rid of fine lines, paper-thin skin, dark circles, and puffy bags on your lower eyelid may help your eyes appear fuller and brighter without a lot of makeup.

Wrinkles on your forehead and the corners of your eyes (Crow’s feet) might be better corrected with a brow lift or facelift because the improvements of blepharoplasty are limited to the upper or lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty may be performed together with a nonsurgical treatment, like BOTOX, which can smooth wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. Wrinkle fillers, like, may help to add volume for a smoother appearance.

Noninvasive skin tightening procedures, plus injectable treatments (for example, Restylane, Juvéderm, and BOTOX) may give you mild improvements. Although, if you want to fix moderate to severe loose skin or would like to see results that last a long time, eyelid surgery is better for your needs. After you tell Dr. Efraimabout your needs and goals, he will give you his suggestions for a surgical or nonsurgical treatment plan. He might also recommend both nonsurgical and surgical procedures for ideal results.