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BlepharoplastyRejuvenation of the eyes can remove the tired appearance. Depending on the patient, it may be excess skin, fat pockets, or muscle. The incisions are usually kept in the crease of the eyelid. When combined with a brow lift, blepharoplasty can open up the eyes and make them look less angry, and for women, more feminine.

The upper eyelids or lower eyelids can be done alone, together, or with a brow lift or facelift. Discomfort is usually minimal, and recovery is usually in one to two weeks. Some patients will wear sunglasses and be out and about in a few days. Additional adjunctive procedures include reduction of the frown lines in between the eyebrows (the “11”s, or corrugators muscle transaction), changing of the eyelid crease, eyebrow sutures, tightening up the lower lid angle (canthoplasty), and reduction of the dark circle tear trough by fat transposition. We discuss the options, benefits, and risks in detail at your personal consultation. Modifications are made depending on your desires and your appearance.

Eyelid surgery has been modified over the last few years to include less removal and a more natural improvement. The upper lid incision can be much smaller with a mini brow lift. The lower lid muscle is preserved and fat commonly removed from a sub-conjunctival incision (inside the lid), a pinch of skin is removed safely, and the muscle re-suspended.

For crow’s feet, BOTOX® Cosmetic is commonly used. Our aesthetician can help with dark circles.

Eyelid surgery is most commonly performed from the 30’s on up. Men and women equally enjoy the benefits of this procedure.

Blepharoplasty Patient Experiences

  • “Staff was welcoming and helpful. I’m very happy with my results.”
    – K.H. Breast Augmentation, Upper and Lower Bleph, and mini browlift.
    Individual results may vary

  • “I had blepharoplasty in 2001 – great decision. I no longer look tired! ”
    – BS
    Individual results may vary

  • “I am very pleased with having lower lid (Bleph) done with Dr. Van Raalte. His staff was very informative and kind. I have nothing but positive things to say about my procedure. ”
    – LP
    Individual results may vary

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