Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty Overview

As you age, your eyelids stretch and the muscles that support them weaken. As a result, excess fat tends to accumulate above and below your eyelids, which leads to sagging eyebrows, drooping under your eyelids and bags under your eyes. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, helps to improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids and gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes.

Eyelid surgery targets:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
  • Excess fatty deposits that materialize as puffiness in the upper eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye)
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

Certain factors such as age, excessive sun exposure, stress, and genetic predisposition can all lead to premature sagging of the eyelids.

Before & After Images

The ideal candidates for eyelid surgery are:

  • Healthy individuals
  • Individuals without a medical condition that impairs healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind
  • Individuals without serious eye conditions

Dr. Chahin will discuss with you the method of treatment he suggests to aid in achieving optimal results.

Why Choose Dr. Chahin?

Dr. Chahin prides himself in providing his patients with an environment of safety, comfort and care along with a high level of skill and expertise in the field of plastic surgery. Over 20 years of surgical experience has allowed him to build his practice in such a way that you will feel at ease and confident throughout your entire journey. Dr. Chahin strives to achieve natural looking, attractive results with a minimal recovery time and high patient satisfaction. With utilizing the most advanced, safest and least invasive techniques available in today’s sophisticated world of plastic surgery, he is specialized in providing the ultimate refinement of his skills in body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast sculpturing surgical techniques. Dr. Chahin provides his patients with an individualized plan, highlighting his exquisite attention to detail and personal touch. Through kindness, sophistication and exceptional quality of work, Dr. Chahin and his experienced team of staff members will go above and beyond to ensure their patients’ profound confidence and satisfaction.

“Thank you for all of your patience and help, I appreciate you and all of the work you do for the office and your patience. Thank you for always being there whenever I had questions. Everything you do, you do with a welcoming spirit.”

“Dear Dr. Chahin,
We wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for your fantastic care of my daughter. Your quality and integrity as a surgeon and more fundamentally as a human being.”

“Dearest Doc,
Every day is a special day for your patients to have you! How lucky and grateful we all are for all of your expertise and care you give to each person.”

– Thank You, Ann

FAQ – Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty

Yes this procedure can be done under either local anesthesia, IV sedation or general anesthesia. This is strictly based on personal preference and the surgeon’s recommendation.

The incisions will be placed in the natural fold of your upper eyelid. They will blend in very well with the natural crease of your eyelid and therefore will not be noticeable once they have healed and the scar has matured.

Yes both upper and lower eyelid procedures can be performed at the same time. This is actually preferred for some patients if they are planning on getting them both done since the recovery time will be the same and patients will not have to go through the process twice.

Upper eyelid surgery can last at least five to seven years. Lower eyelid surgery rarely needs to be repeated. Of course, your eyes will still age after the procedure as the natural process of life continues. As the patient’s skin ages, it gradually loses its elasticity but will not relapse back to its pre-surgery state.

Occasionally, if your upper eyelids do sag again, a forehead lift rather than another eye lift may need to be considered since that may aide in correcting the cause of the droopiness.

Blepharoplasty is typically considered a cosmetic surgery and therefore is highly unlikely to be covered by insurance. Lower eyelid surgery is almost never covered by insurance. Insurance carriers will only cover the cost of upper eyelid surgery if the patient has an obstruction to their visual field. This must be documented during an examination with formal visual field testing and insurance carriers will require the submission of these results along with photographs prior to having it approved as a medical necessity procedure when appropriate.