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Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty in Beverly Hills, CA

Your eyes are an expressive feature that can tell a story about how you feel. If your eyes make you look tired, angry or even older than you actually are, what story are your eyes telling the world about you? Lower Blepharoplasty can reduce the signs of puffiness and create a more restful and youthful appearance, while Upper Blepharoplasty can diminish the angry, overt tired look to give you a bright-eyed appearance, to look and feel your best at any age. By removing excess fat, lax muscle and redundant skin, you can regain the youthful and rested appearance you deserve.

Eyelid Surgery Quick Facts

Anesthesia

General anesthesia is administered by a physician anesthesiologist specializing in facial procedures. Under anesthesia there is no pain and no awareness. An intravenous is started and you “drift off to sleep.”

Time

Approximately 1 hour in the operating room.

Recovery from an Eyelid Lift

Professional care is optional. If you choose to recover at home, someone must be with you the first night. As with all of our procedures, precise instruction, direction sheets and a “care package” of supplies and medications are provided.

Upper eyelid stitches are removed between the 4th and 6th postoperative days. Lower eyelid stitches “dissolve” and therefore generally need no removal.

Eyelid incisions are concealed in normal skin creases but are most visible in the first 4 weeks after surgery. Each day brings less visibility and generally by 6 weeks the incisions are nearly imperceptible. At night, to promote rapid healing, we advise a vitamin ointment which we provide.

You can generally return to work, normal activities, etc. within 5 to 7 days. If during that first week there is significant swelling or bruising, it can be concealed by wearing sunglasses. Most are capable of reading, writing and light activity within 48 hours of surgery. Eye make-up can be applied after stitches are removed. No strenuous exercise for 10 days.

Sunscreen should be used to reduce the chance of increased redness or pigmentation of the healing incisions.

Meet Dr. Kotler

Superspecialist and Board-certified facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Kotler has consistently delivered superior results for over 30 years. 

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