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Upper Eyelid Surgery Pittsburgh, PA | Columbus, OH

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can be performed on either the upper eyelid to remove excess skin and improve sagging or drooping eyelids or on the lower eyelid to eliminate bags under the eyes caused by fatty pouches and improve the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.

Benefits of Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty):

• Removes Under Eye Bags

• Lifts Drooping Eyelids

• Brightens and Refreshes Eyes

• Improves Dark Circles Under the Eyes

The eye area is often the first part of the face to show the subtle signs of aging.

Puffy eyes, under eye bags, dark circles and fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes become more prominent with age.

Blepharoplasty is performed on both eyes during the same surgery, which is why many people refer to it as "double eyelid surgery".

When healed, eyelid surgery offers dramatic improvement to the overall appearance of the face, giving men and women a more rested, energetic and youthful eye area.

Treatment Information

Blepharoplasty Procedure

In Pittsburgh, blepharoplasty is performed by board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dominic Brandy, MD, at our state-of-the-art; AAAHC accredited surgical facility located in Mt. Lebanon, PA.  For clients who live in Columbus, eyelid surgery is performed by board-certified plastic surgeon, Fernando Colon, MD, at our nationally-accredited (AAAHC) surgery center.

During cosmetic eyelid surgery of the upper eyelid, your surgeon will make an incision along the crease of the upper eyelid, removing excess skin. Tiny sutures are used to close the incision that is hidden within the crease of the eye, making the scars virtually undetectable.

EyeQ® Eye Lift

During surgery of the lower eye lid, the surgeon will remove the fat pads or under eye bags beneath the eye by making a tiny incision inside the lower eye lid where it is completely hidden from view.

The scars will be completely undetectable when healed.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Recovery

Recovery from blepharoplasty will vary from patient to patient.  Following surgery, the eyelid area will be swollen and bruised.  Pain medication and bed rest are recommended for three to five days.  After this period, most patients feel well enough to resume light daily activities.  Strenuous exercise should be avoided for about three weeks.  Bruising may take two weeks or longer to completely diminish, however makeup can be applied to help conceal the bruising.

Most individuals are able to return to work in about a week after surgery, depending on their occupations.  When lower eyelid surgery is performed alone, cover-up makeup may be applied after 48 hours to conceal any bruising.  If a chemical eye peel is performed with either type of eyelid surgery, camouflage makeup cannot be worn for 10 days.

Cost of Blepharoplasty

The cost of bleparoplasty will depend on the type of surgery performed and if other eye enhancements are performed at the same time.

At The Skin Center Medical Spa, we approach surgical consultations with a highly customized, patient-centered process.  In Pittsburgh, eyelid surgery will be discussed during your surgical consultation.  We discuss your reason for wanting the surgery, the results you wish to achieve and your expectations. 

During a surgical consultation in Columbus, your reasons for wanting eyelid surgery will be discussed as well as the cost of eyelid surgery.  The cost of eyelid surgery will be determined based on your decision to have the surgery alone or if you choose to have additional eye treatments as well.

Blepharoplasty Procedure

In Pittsburgh, blepharoplasty is performed by board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dominic Brandy, MD, at our state-of-the-art; AAAHC accredited surgical facility located in Mt. Lebanon, PA.  For clients who live in Columbus, eyelid surgery is performed by board-certified plastic surgeon, Fernando Colon, MD, at our nationally-accredited (AAAHC) surgery center.

During cosmetic eyelid surgery of the upper eyelid, your surgeon will make an incision along the crease of the upper eyelid, removing excess skin. Tiny sutures are used to close the incision that is hidden within the crease of the eye, making the scars virtually undetectable.

EyeQ® Eye Lift

During surgery of the lower eye lid, the surgeon will remove the fat pads or under eye bags beneath the eye by making a tiny incision inside the lower eye lid where it is completely hidden from view.

The scars will be completely undetectable when healed.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Recovery

Recovery from blepharoplasty will vary from patient to patient.  Following surgery, the eyelid area will be swollen and bruised.  Pain medication and bed rest are recommended for three to five days.  After this period, most patients feel well enough to resume light daily activities.  Strenuous exercise should be avoided for about three weeks.  Bruising may take two weeks or longer to completely diminish, however makeup can be applied to help conceal the bruising.

Most individuals are able to return to work in about a week after surgery, depending on their occupations.  When lower eyelid surgery is performed alone, cover-up makeup may be applied after 48 hours to conceal any bruising.  If a chemical eye peel is performed with either type of eyelid surgery, camouflage makeup cannot be worn for 10 days.

Cost of Blepharoplasty

The cost of bleparoplasty will depend on the type of surgery performed and if other eye enhancements are performed at the same time.

At The Skin Center Medical Spa, we approach surgical consultations with a highly customized, patient-centered process.  In Pittsburgh, eyelid surgery will be discussed during your surgical consultation.  We discuss your reason for wanting the surgery, the results you wish to achieve and your expectations. 

During a surgical consultation in Columbus, your reasons for wanting eyelid surgery will be discussed as well as the cost of eyelid surgery.  The cost of eyelid surgery will be determined based on your decision to have the surgery alone or if you choose to have additional eye treatments as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

What is the EyeQ® eye lift?
EyeQ® eye lift is a scarless lower eye lift surgery that eliminates dark circles under the eyes, removes under eye bags and improves the overall appearance of the eye area. EyeQ eye lift and lower blepharoplasty surgery are interchangeable terms.
How long do the results from blepharoplasty last?
Blepharoplasty results are permanent, but it is important to remember that the aging process does continue. Over time the eye will show signs of aging, however the eyes will always look more youthful than they would if the surgery was never performed.
Can both the upper and lower eyelid surgery be performed at the same time?
Yes. Both the upper and lower eyelid surgery can be performed during the same surgery. Each eyelid surgery addresses different problem areas such as drooping upper eyelids (upper eyelid surgery) or removal of under eye fat pads (lower eyelid surgery). Eyelid surgery can be performed alone or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures.
How long does it take to recover from eyelid surgery?
Most people find that they are well enough to perform daily tasks about five to seven days following surgery and can return to work, depending on their occupation, in about ten days to two weeks following surgery.
Are there risks associated with Cosmetic Surgery procedures?
Men and women of all ages choose cosmetic surgery for a number of reasons and the process of deciding to have elective cosmetic plastic surgery is highly individualized and very personal. This decision can offer lasting improvement not only to an individual's physical appearance, but also to his or her self-confidence and self-esteem. However, choosing to have any type of elective surgery, including cosmetic surgery is not without risk and potential complications.
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