Diamond Surgical Institute

Cosmetic Surgeon located in Encino, CA

Droopy eyelids can make you look tired or sad when you feel like you’re neither of those things. Additionally, drooping eyelids might eventually obstruct your vision. At Diamond Surgical Institute, Dr. Roya Dardashti and the team provide blepharoplasty surgery, also called an eyelift, to improve the appearance of your upper or lower eye area. Find out if you’re a candidate for blepharoplasty by booking a consultation by phone or online today.

Blepharoplasty Q & A

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that removes skin and fat from your upper or lower lids to make you appear more awake, alert, and bright-eyed. While it’s often performed for cosmetic purposes alone, you can also get it to restore your full field of vision when your eyelids start to droop over your eyes. 

Many blepharoplasty patients agree that getting the surgery made them look friendlier and more approachable. In fact, some would say that it even helped them in professional settings as they no longer look exhausted or even hungover while meeting new clients or job hunting. Regardless of your reason for seeking eyelid surgery, the team at Diamond Surgical Institute performs your surgery meticulously and delicately to craft natural-looking results.

Do I need an upper blepharoplasty or a lower blepharoplasty?

There are two types of blepharoplasty. The team at Diamond Surgical Institute helps you decide whether to get one or both based on your needs and the results that will look the most natural. It’s not hard to see which surgery works for which of your lids, but here are their benefits:

Upper blepharoplasty

For your upper eyelids, an upper blepharoplasty lifts them away from your eyes to open your eyes or correct hooded lids. Your surgeon makes an incision in the crease of your upper eyelid, then removes any extra fat in the area. Then, they tighten the loose skin and remove some if necessary. The procedure only takes about an hour and is quite routine. 

Lower blepharoplasty

You can get a lower blepharoplasty to remove excess fat and skin from under your eyes. This helps diminish eye bags and undereye wrinkles that make you look exhausted. These issues typically don’t a

ffect your vision, but they make a big difference in your outward appearance.

There are three methods to the hour-long lower blepharoplasty. The first is the transconjunctival approach. Your surgeon goes through your conjunctiva, or the pink part under your lower lid, to access and remove parts of the fat padding. The second is a chemical peel, in which your provider applies a chemical formula to your lower lid to remove the top, wrinkled layer of skin. The final method is the transcutaneous approach, which involves an incision at the edge of your lower lid. Your surgeon tightens your muscle, fat, and skin from there, removing any excess tissue.

What is the recovery period like after blepharoplasty surgery?

Recovering from a blepharoplasty, upper or lower, takes about a week of rest before you can start easing back into normal activities. You might not be comfortable presenting your face to others post-operation until 10-14 days after the procedure. To make your recovery as swift and comfortable as possible, your Diamond Surgical Institute surgeon may recommend:

  • Wearing large dark sunglasses
  • Oral or topical medications
  • Cold compresses
  • Ointment

Fortunately, blepharoplasty is one of the least painful options for cosmetic surgery available. However, you might see some swelling and bruising around your eyes as you recover.

Call Diamond Surgical Institute or book an appointment online to consult with a surgeon and see if blepharoplasty is right for you.