Lines and wrinkles aren’t the only ways the skin around our eyes show age. Our eyelids become more lax over time, and as such, can give us a sleepy or hooded appearance. In more severe cases, your eyelids may droop so much they can obstruct peripheral vision. Dr. David Mashhadian can help with an eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, which opens up your eyes so you’re alert, refreshed, and bright eyed.
How Does an Eyelid Lift Work?
While blepharoplasty involves the subtlest of changes to the skin around your eyes, its results can be remarkably dramatic in how it reduces the appearance of age. Some patients with more serious eyelid drooping have even reported less fatigue at the end of the day. They no longer feel staying alert is a struggle with less skin weighing down their eyelids.
It’s shifted fatty tissue and loose skin of both the upper and lower eyelids that creates puffy eye bags and sagging skin. Dr. Mashhadian makes small incisions in the natural creases of your upper or lower lid (or both in the same procedure) to remove excess fat and skin. This releases the pressure on your eyes for a more bright eyed appearance. You look more alert, refreshed, and ready to take on the day.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Blepharoplasty is for men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of their eyes due to drooping, sagging, puffiness, under eye bags, and hooding of the eyelid that can sometimes impede vision. During your consultation, Dr. Mashhadian will thoroughly evaluate your eyelid positioning and condition while listening to all your concerns and answering any questions you may have. In some cases, combining related procedures, such as a brow lift, with your blepharoplasty may achieve your goals more successfully.
What is the Procedure Like?
Blepharoplasty is a relatively quick procedure at around 2 hours for both upper and lower lids. Patients having an upper eyelid lift may only need local anesthesia, but if you’re having upper and lower lids done simultaneously, you’ll likely require general anesthesia. Incisions are made in the natural creases of your upper lid, or along the lash line of your lower lid, and are well camouflaged once healed. Dr. Mashhadian repositions fat pads and removes excess fatty tissue and skin. This is where the artistry of a skilled surgeon of Dr. Mashhadian’s caliber matters most, and when he’s sure your eye contours are youthful and beautiful, he’ll close the incisions. Blepharoplasty recovery is often one of the easiest procedures to recover from.
What Results Can I Expect?
Initial swelling may obscure your results immediately, but as this settles down, your eyes will appear wider, brighter, and you’ll have a youthful, refreshed appearance no makeup techniques or caffeine can duplicate. The change may be physically subtle, but your confidence will soar and you’ll likely feel less fatigued at the end of a workday, especially if your work involves screen time.
How Much Does an Eyelid Lift Cost?
The cost of a blepharoplasty does depend on whether you’re having upper, lower, or both sets of eyelids lifted. Blepharoplasty is a highly complex procedure where every patient is unique, so your price will reflect this complexity. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons averages eyelid surgery costs around $3,200 nationwide. Because the Rodeo Surgical Art standard of care includes our patients’ comfort in all aspects of their procedures, including price, we offer stellar financing options. Dr. Mashhadian has also carefully curated a balance in patient care designed to make pricing as competitive as possible. You get Beverly Hills cosmetic treatment results without the Beverly Hills price tag.