Our eyes have the ability to show all of our emotions, from joy to excitement to sadness. However, as we age and gravity begins to take its toll, our eyelids begin to sag, droop, and become puffy, projecting a constantly tired or sad appearance. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty with Dr. Perez-Gurri in Miami, can assist in recapturing a more energetic, rested, and youthful look.
Upper eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat tissues to correct upper eyelid sagging and drooping. The incision will be made along the natural creases of the upper eyelid.
Lower eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat tissues to correct puffiness and sagging beneath the eye. The incision will be made just beneath the lower eyelid. Alternatively, patients who do not have excess skin may be able to have the incision made on the inner part of the lower eyelid.
The goal of eyelid surgery is to rejuvenate and enhance your natural beauty, allowing the real “you” to shine through.
Eyelid surgery will remove excess skin and fat deposits, leaving you with a firmer, smoother eye contour.
Eyes that are partially hidden beneath heavy, sagging skin can often make you appear tired or angry. Eyelid surgery will rejuvenate the eye area, allowing for a more youthful appearance and giving you full control of your facial expressions.
Overly heavy eyelids create a disconnect between the age you look and the age you feel, damaging your self-esteem and confidence. After eyelid surgery, you can make direct eye contact with pride and confidence.
Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure, and you should have someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least the first night. In the days following your surgery, you may experience pain, bruising, irritation, and swelling that should begin to lessen after 48 hours. Cold compresses and pain medication will be recommended to aid in your recovery.
Scars will be present at the incision lines; however, Dr. Perez-Gurri and Dr. Garcia will make them as inconspicuous as possible. For upper eyelid surgery, your scar will be hidden along the natural folds of the eyelid. For lower eyelid surgery, the scar will run just beneath the lash line. If your incision is made on the inner part of the lid, there will be no visible scar. In most cases, scars can be concealed with makeup and will fade over time.
The cost of eyelid surgery varies depending on anesthesia fees, the extent of the surgery, and doctor’s fees. Dr. Perez-Gurri and Dr. Garcia will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation.
Your surgery will be performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, or if requested, general anesthesia to eliminate any pain during the surgery.
The ideal candidates are in good physical health, non-smokers, and unhappy with their puffy and sagging eyelids. Candidates should be knowledgeable about their desires and realistic about their expectations.
Although rare, possible complications include: reactions to anesthesia, swelling, bruising, infection, sensitivity to the sun, and scarring.
Yes. Eyelid surgery can be performed in conjunction with other procedures such as a facelift or a brow lift. During your consultation, Dr. Perez-Gurri or Dr. Garcia will examine your face and make his recommendations for your desired outcome. While these procedures can be performed at the same time, it may be recommended that they be spaced apart.
Even though the results of blepharoplasty can be long lasting when paired with a healthy lifestyle, eyelid surgery will not stop the aging process, and with time, skin laxity will reappear. However, as long as you enter this process with realistic expectations, you can enjoy your refreshed and rejuvenated appearance for years to come.
If you’re not sure which procedure you need, let us help by providing additional information and answers to your questions. Schedule a consultation so our doctors can meet with you to discuss your needs, desired results and how to refresh or transform your appearance with an Eyelid Surgery.