Blepharoplasty

Overview

The eyes are a gateway to the soul.

Patients who present for eyelid surgery often are seeking rejuvenation of their eyes to avoid looking tired.  Eyelid surgery can be both functional and aesthetic.  Aesthetically, we eliminate the excess skin from both the upper and lower eyelids as well as reposition or eliminate fat that causes bulges in the eyelids.

Functionally, patients can have ptosis, or drooping, of the eyelids and eyebrows, causing visual obstruction.  We take the appropriate steps during her initial consult to collectively find out what your aesthetic and functional goals are.  After hearing these out, we provide you the surgical intervention necessary to achieve her goals.

Our Advantage

Our practice takes a unique collaborative approach working with Dr. Chirag Patel, a board-certified ophthalmologist, will be performed surgeries in tandem.  This provides the benefit of having a board-certified plastic surgeon and a board-certified ophthalmologist taking care of your eyes to provide the safest and best outcome.  It also lowers the anesthesia and facility time providing you a decrease in your aggregate cost.

We work with you to demonstrate what is causing your tired look which can often include a brow that has descended pushing weight on your upper eyelids.  Furthermore, the fat can cause  in the upper and lower eyelids stigmata of aging as these bulges leading to what are often known as festoons.

In cases where there are functional issues, we take the appropriate steps to address issues related to the eyelid musculature to address any type of weakness in the eyelid muscles.  This collaborative approach has provided many patients optimal, safe and quick recovery achieving the goals that we have established preoperatively.

Dr. Chirag Patel, MD, FACS

Symptoms

  • Aged look of the eyes
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Tired look of the eyes
  • Lack of confidence

Causes

  • Aging
  • Trauma

Treatments

  • Upper Eyelid Surgery (Upper Blepharoplasty)
  • Lower Eyelid Surgery (Lower Blepharoplasty)
  • Brow Lift
  • Fat Repositioning or Excision
  • Canthopexy
  • Fillers

Procedure Video

Patient Examples

Patient 1

39 year old female presents with upper eyelid skin excess making her look elderly. She undergoes skin-only upper blepharoplasty.

Patient 2

65 year old female presents for upper eyelid rejuvenation with visual obstruction due to excess upper eyelid skin. In addition, the patient has brow ptosis. Patient underwent brow lift and upper blepharoplasty.

Patient 3

67 year old female presents with upper and lower eyelid rejuvenation. She complains of the excess skin in the upper and lower eyelids. She wishes to undergo a natural refreshment of her eyes. She undergoes upper and lower blepharoplasty and canthopexy.

Patient 4

56  year old female presents with upper eyelid skin excess making her look elderly. She undergoes upper blepharoplasty.

Patient Before & After Videos

Here are a few videos of patients before and after the Blepharoplasty procedure.

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Dr. Anup Patel

Dr. Anup Patel is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon trained in aesthetic, hand/upper extremity and reconstructive surgery. He completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery training at the premier Yale University followed by a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the New York University Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Mount Sinai Department of Orthopedics. Dr. Patel received his MD and MBA from the Yale University School of Medicine and Yale University School of Management, respectively. He graduated as the valedictorian of his class at the University of Florida majoring in economics, biochemistry and molecular genetics and valedictorian of his high-school class at Lake Highland.

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