About Eyelid Surgery
The eyes are a unique aspect of the face that deserve to be seen; however, an abundance of skin on top or around the eyes can render an unflattering look. Plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Dorner performs blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to lift and tighten the upper or lower eyelid, creating an awakened appearance. Countless men and women have eyelid surgery at Dorner Plastic Surgery to correct sagging skin, leading to improved function and appearance. Whether upper or lower, eyelid surgery creates a softer, younger appearance and can produce subtle yet striking improvements. If you are interested in rejuvenating your eyes by removing excess skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dorner at his office in Columbus, OH.
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Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that is popular among both men and women. During the initial consultation, treatment alternatives will be provided by Dr. Dorner based on your conditions that need to be addressed. Most often, ideal candidates suffer from excess, sagging skin, and folds on the upper eyelid, or puffy skin below the bottom eyelid. These conditions can cause functional problems that can hinder of everyday life. For a rejuvenated facial appearance, eyelid surgery may be the right treatment for you. If you have excess, hanging skin on the upper eyelid, or puffy bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can fix this to give you a softer appearance.
Depending on the nature of the blepharoplasty, general anesthesia or IV sedation will be used. This surgery may be done on the upper eyelid alone, on the bottom portion, or a combination of both treatments.
Upper blepharoplasty assists in reducing the loose of skin that droops over the eye to create a more flattering look. An incision is usually made along the natural crease to remove skin and tissue.
Lower blepharoplasty is performed to reduce bulging, bloated skin underneath the lower eyelid. The incision is made below the lash line to allow access to remove fat, and the skin is gently lifted to create a flatter, smoother look. In some cases, nonsurgical laser treatments can be performed to assist with discoloration, while injectable fillers can be used for adding volume and smoothness if needed.
What to Expect
Eyelid surgery can last up to two hours depending on whether one or both eyes are treated. After surgery, you should allow several days to rest. Cold compresses can help reduce swelling, bruising, and discomfort. The results from eyelid surgery can last years, but even though they are lasting, the aging process does not stop. To continue to enhance your surgical outcomes, nonsurgical treatments at Dorner Plastic Surgery such as injections, fillers, and lasers can be paired to create a glowing appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Eyelid surgery costs can vary depending on whether you are having an upper eyelid lift, lower, or both. Once your treatment plan has been created during your consultation, Dr. Dorner can talk to you about estimated costs. To get natural-looking results that last a long time, it is better to focus on finding a skilled plastic surgeon whom you trust, like Dr. Dorner, instead of trying to find the cheapest place. To make it easy for you to afford a great eyelid lift, Dorner Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid surgery?
If excess skin is compromising your vision, your health insurance may pay for part of your eyelid lift. Please tell Dr. Dorner during your consultation if you may be using your insurance. Someone at Dorner Plastic Surgery will help you get the needed information and paperwork for your insurance company to process your claim. In most cases, you will need a diagnosis from an optometrist or ophthalmologist that an eyelid lift will improve your field of vision.
What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
Blepharoplasty not only helps to refresh your appearance, but it can also improve other aspects of your life. You may find your field of vision expanding when loose skin from your upper eyelid is removed. It can also be much easier to apply eye makeup when your upper eyelid is smooth. Eliminating fine lines, "crepey" skin, puffy bags, and dark circles under your eyes can make your eyes look brighter and fuller without cosmetics.
Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles may be better treated with a facelift or brow lift as the results of the eyelid surgery are confined to the eyelids only. Eyelid surgery can also be combined with a nonsurgical procedure such as BOTOX, which combats wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. An injectable filler can also be effective because it adds volume to hollow areas for a softer, smoother appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Dorner will create your unique treatment plan based on your needs and goals.
What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Nonsurgical skin tightening and injectable wrinkle treatments (like BOTOX, Restylane, and Juvéderm) can provide some improvements. However, if you have moderate to severe sagging skin or want long-lasting results, an eyelid lift would be better than nonsurgical treatments. Once you have talked to Dr. Dorner about your concerns and goals for your eyes, he can explain his recommendations for your nonsurgical or surgical treatment plan. He may also suggest combining both surgical and nonsurgical procedures for your best results.
If your vision is impaired from excess skin on the upper eyelid, or you suffer from puffy bags under your eyes, then cosmetic eyelid surgery at Dorner Plastic Surgery may be right for you. This treatment can help you look younger and more alert while offering a beautiful solution to your vision impairment concerns. We invite you to contact our office to make a consultation with Dr. Brian Dorner.