Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to repair sagging eyelids and remove extra tissue around the eyes. At Beverly Hills Eye Center in the Beverly Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, esteemed ophthalmologist David Kamen, MD, expertly performs blepharoplasty to correct defects, improve appearance, or both. With more than 20,000 eye area surgeries to his credit, you can rely upon Dr. Kamen for impressive results. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule your appointment today.
Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery. The procedure can tighten muscles and remove extra skin and fat from your upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both eyelids.
You might need blepharoplasty for cosmetic reasons, medical reasons, or both.
Changes in appearance are the most common reasons for blepharoplasty. As you age, it's common to experience unwanted changes like increased skin laxity, weakening eye muscles, sagging skin, under eye bags, and bulging fat pads under the eyes. These factors can combine to make you look older than you feel.
In some cases, upper eyelids may droop so much that they interfere with your eyesight.
Whether your main concern is cosmetic or medical, blepharoplasty could be a good option for you.
During a blepharoplasty, Dr. Kamen administers local anesthesia before making precise incisions to remove extra tissue and tighten muscles. For upper blepharoplasty, he creates the incisions within your natural eyelid crease, and in lower blepharoplasty, he makes the incisions just below your eyelash line. This technique ensures optimal cosmetic results, as it is challenging to see scars in these areas.
Dr. Kamen uses tiny sutures to close the incisions, and you can return home almost right away. You may have dissolvable stitches or nylon sutures.
Immediately after your surgery, you'll have some swelling that can make it difficult to see the full results of the procedure. But, over the next week, the swelling recedes, and you can see the results. Most people notice a dramatically younger appearance, with refreshed-looking eyes. If you have blepharoplasty for medical reasons, you'll also enjoy an increased field of vision.
Insurance covers some blepharoplasty procedures, usually in cases where you need the surgery to improve your vision. But, insurance doesn't typically cover a blepharoplasty that's purely for cosmetic purposes. Dr. Kamen can discuss your situation with you in detail, and he's happy to help you file for insurance coverage if you qualify.
If you're unhappy with the appearance of your eye area or if severe eyelid sagging restricts your visual field, call Beverly Hills Eye Center to schedule a blepharoplasty consultation or use the online booking link now.