Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Atlanta, GA

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Puffiness under your eyes makes you look tired although you maintain a healthy lifestyle. A little hood over the eyes gives you a sad expression. Often it’s a genetic problem and hard to deal with that without a specialist. Your eye area can be effectively rejuvenated surgically and non-surgically. Today we are going to focus on surgical blepharoplasty – a cosmetic procedure specially designed to give you a young rested look.

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery aimed to remove excess skin or excess fat around the eyes. It’s among the top 3 most popular plastic surgeries in the United States according to the national statistics. There is no surprise why; genetically or with age, many people experience excessive and sagging skin of their upper and lower lids, which affects their appearance and sometimes causes problems with eye functionality.

The eyelids not only protect your eyes but also add a lot to your appearance. Falling upper eyelids make you look tired, sad, and fatigued. When sagging develops in the lower eyelids, the pink tissue under the lid is exposed. This not only increases your risk of eye infections and irritation but also gives you a drawn appearance. Depends on your problem areas, you can go for lower blepharoplasty, upper blepharoplasty, or both.

What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

Most people go for the eyelid surgery simply because it’s one of the best and easiest ways to rejuvenate the eye area. In that regard, blepharoplasty can help get rid of excessive wrinkles on both eyelids, dark circles, bags under the eyes, and pulling downwards fat tissue. Men and women who have done the procedure are thrilled with the dramatic difference in their appearance that minor changes can make. The procedure itself is pretty quick as well as the recovery process is rather short. It allows you to enjoy the results within a couple of weeks.

What Should I Expect from My Blepharoplasty?

Your eyelid surgery may involve your upper and lower eyelids or both. If you decide on blepharoplasty, you should plan it at least a month ahead. Preparation will include a face-to-face consultation with your surgeon, who will examine your general health condition, ask you about medications you are currently taking, anesthesia allergy, previous operations, including plastic surgeries, etc. It’s a common practice to take photos of the patient’s face in order to properly plan the surgery strategy and evaluate the results. The doctor will also issue instructions for pre- and after surgery periods. Depending on your requests and your surgeon’s recommendations, the procedure might involve your upper, lower, or both eyelids.

  • For the upper eyelids, an incision is made in the natural crease just above your eye. The skin is pulled tight enough to reduce sagging without losing your natural eye contour. Excess fat and skin are trimmed.
  • For the lower eyelid, the incision is made along the lash line. Fat and skin are removed to help the lid stay positioned just below your eye.
You can go home on the same day after the eyelid surgery, but you won’t be able to drive. Normally, the recovery is easy and lasts up to 1 month. The surgeon will give you specific instructions to follow to heal faster. Usually, results are visible within 1 to 2 weeks after the surgery.

How Long Do the Blepharoplasty Results Last?

The results of blepharoplasty last on average for 7-10 years, but the exact time is different for different patients. Although no surgery can stop the natural aging process, you will enjoy your a refreshed appearance for several years. Statistically, most patients never repeat eyelid cosmetic surgery.

How Much Does a Blepharoplasty Cost in Atlanta, GA?

The cost of surgery varies by patient based on several factors. During your initial consultation, our surgeons will discuss the cost of your procedure and share information about our flexible financing options.

Does my insurance cover eyelid surgery?

It depends, but most insurance companies exclude cosmetic surgeries, such as blepharoplasty, from the list of covered operations. However, if in your case droopy lids limit your eye functionality and affect your vision, it may cover the procedure. You should visit and consult your ophthalmologist first. 
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Eyelid surgery is a great way to restore your eye area and look younger. Schedule a consultation to learn more about the surgery and how it may help you.
Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) for men and women in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Georgia.
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