We offer eyelid surgery as part of our comprehensive collection of cosmetic enhancement services. Aesthetic eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is performed on adults of all ages. Some people have eyelid surgery to correct aging problems, while others have inherited traits that cause them to seek treatment in their 20s or 30s. Whatever your reasons for seeking cosmetic enhancement through eyelid surgery, the staff at our Mountain View facility will guide you through this personal and life changing decision.
Any one or combination of the following conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery:
Excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids
Loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids, perhaps impairing vision
A puffy appearance to the upper eyelids, making the eyes look tired
Excess skin and fine, creepy wrinkles of the lower eyelids
Bags and dark circles under the eyes, often with a depression along the bony border of the lower eyelids
Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye)
For more information on eyelid surgery in Mountain View, San Jose, and the Bay Area, contact Dr. Alexander Ereso today.
Eyelid Surgery Benefits
Blepharoplasty restores a youthful, rested quality to the eyes. Redundant skin is removed, fine lines and wrinkles are reduced and puffiness or bags are smoothed out. With rejuvenated eyes, your outer appearance will align with your energetic spirit. You may have the confidence to pursue new personal or professional goals.
The eyelid surgery consultation with Dr. Ereso is a chance to review your medical history to ensure you are physically healthy enough to undergo treatment. The plastic surgeon will also assess your eyes and facial anatomy and ask you to describe your ideal surgical outcomes. Together the two of you will develop a treatment plan that meets your anatomical needs and aesthetic goals.
Dr. Ereso will provide a complete set of pre-operative instructions once your surgery is booked. Importantly, you must not smoke, drink a lot of alcohol or take blood-thinning medications in the weeks leading up to surgery. Depending on your age and health, Dr. Ereso may ask you to have some lab tests done prior to surgery or see your primary care physician for a check-up.
Eyelid Surgery Procedure Details
Blepharoplasty can treat the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both simultaneously. The scope of treatment is based on your specific age-related concerns and what you hope to achieve from surgery. Anesthesia is used to keep you comfortable throughout surgery.
Upper eyelid surgery is performed through an incision in the upper fold or crease of the lid. The scars from this incision are well-hidden by the natural transitions of the skin; once healed, they are barely perceptible. Through the incision, Dr. Ereso removes excess sagging skin and lifts and tightens the tissues. He also restores displaced fat to its normal position. After the surgical modifications have been made, Dr. Ereso closes the incision with small sutures.
Lower eyelid surgery can be performed one of two ways: through an incision just beneath the lower lashline, or through an incision on the inside of the eyelid. There is little (if any) external scarring with lower eyelid surgery. Through the incision, Dr. Ereso lifts and tightens the skin and tissues. He can restore fallen fat deposits to their original position to smooth out puffiness or bags underneath the eyelids. When Dr. Ereso is finished, he closes the incisions with small sutures.
After upper or lower eyelid surgery, your eyelids may feel tight, tender, or numb. You can expect mild bruising and swelling around your eye area. Most of these aftereffects subside within a week or two after surgery. Dr. Ereso will advise when it is safe to resume work, exercise, and other daily activities after surgery.
Blepharoplasty Risks and Safety
Dr. Ereso will go over the risks of surgery, including bleeding, infection, and dry eyes, with you prior to your procedure. As long as blepharoplasty is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, the risk of complications is quite low.
Complementary Cosmetic Procedures
Aesthetic eyelid surgery can usually correct signs of aging around the eyes; although other treatments may also need to be considered. For example, if the upper eyelid condition is accompanied by sagging of the eyebrows, then a forehead lift may be recommended. Smoothing of crow’s feet may require chemical peeling or laser resurfacing procedures. Circles beneath the eyes caused by dark pigmentation may be treated with a bleaching solution or chemical peel. If sagging of your eyebrows aggravates your upper eyelid problem, then Dr. Ereso may recommend a brow lift in addition to eyelid surgery.
Eyelid Surgery Costs and Financing
The cost of eyelid surgery can range, depending on the details of your custom treatment plan. Dr. Ereso accepts several payment options for surgery, including financing through CareCredit. For more information about the cost, payment and financing options at our practice, call or email us today.
Interested in discussing your blepharoplasty goals with Dr. Ereso? Call or email Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center today and request a consultation.