Eyelid Lift Beverly Hills

Eyelid & Eye Lift Surgery in Beverly Hills: What You Need to Know

The eyes are a focal point on the face for both women and men, and once the eyelids start drooping or showing prominent bags, it can create a tired or aged appearance. Eyelid lift surgery helps freshen the eye area by removing lax skin and/or excess fatty tissue, using incisions that are designed to be hidden. This facial procedure in particular requires different management in the male versus female face.

Ready to learn more about an eyelid surgery? Book an appointment with Dr. Anita Patel, considered one of the best plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills.

Treatment Overview

Eyelid lift surgery involves lifting and tightening the eyelids, with removal or relocation of excess fat if present.

  • Length of Surgery: 1-2 hours
  • Anesthesia: Local with Sedation, or General
  • Post-Op Activity: Avoid exercise and strenuous activity for 6 weeks.
  • Return to Work: 1 week

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Plastic Surgery Make Your Eyes Bigger?

Plastic surgery can make the eyes look bigger by removing excess skin and/or fat above or below the eyes, in addition to a brow lift if the brows are drooping.

Why Are Double Eyelids Attractive?

Double eyelids refers to having a visible upper eyelid crease. Double eyelids are thought to be attractive because they add definition to the lid area, and often make the eyes look bigger. Double eyelid surgery is a common request from Asian patients who lack a visible crease naturally.

Why Do I Have Excess Skin on My Eyelids?

Excess upper eyelid skin is usually a result of aging and genetics, and can also result from stretching out of the lids from repeated inflammation. At times, the upper lid skin can appear as if there is excess, when instead the cause is actually due to a drooping brow, so that must be evaluated at the same time.

What is Blepharoplasty Surgery?

Blepharoplasty surgery is a reduction of excess eyelid skin and/or fat, and can be done to the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, depending on what is needed.

Is Eyelid Surgery Safe?

Eyelid surgery is safe overall, with low downtime. However, as with any surgical procedure, it has risks, the most serious being internal bleeding that can permanently affect the vision if not found and treated early.

What is the Recovery Time for an Eyelid Procedure?

Recovery time for eyelid surgery is generally 1 week. It is normal to have some degree of swelling after an eyelid procedure, and stitches are typically removed 5-7 days after surgery. Eyelid procedures can also result in bruising which typically lasts 7-10 days.

How Many Times Can You Have Eyelid Surgery?

There is no limit to the number of times one has eyelid surgery, but when done in appropriate candidates, the results are generally long lasting. The speed at which one ages is mainly genetic, so an additional procedure may be needed down the line once further looseness of the skin develops. In cases where there is asymmetry following surgery, a revision may be indicated.

How Much is Cosmetic Eye Surgery?

The cost for cosmetic eyelid surgery will depend on many factors, including type of anesthesia, if upper or lower eyelids are being treated, and what other procedures if any are done at the same time. To provide you with accurate pricing information, we invite you to book a complimentary appointment with our Patient Care Coordinator by calling 310.205.0212. During that phone call, important information will be discussed, and ballpark pricing will be provided.

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