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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

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Request a Consultation Eyelid surgery can correct heavy upper lids or puffy bags below your eyes that may make you look much older or tired when you actually feel young and vigorous. Sometimes called an eyelid lift, this procedure also can improve dark circles under your eyes. Men and women often visit Dr. Edward J. Gross for eyelid surgery (also called blepharoplasty) near Orlando.

Dr. Gross is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who creates natural-looking results with eyelid surgery. Request a consultation today, or call our office at (407) 333-3040.

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Case 409, Blepharoplasty, BOTOX® Cosmetic

Robin. Age 66. Upper Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty).  This patient was bothered by the appearance of her upper eyelids sagging. She had endured lots of sun living in Florida and lost elasticity in the lid, causing it to droop. Dr. Gross performed an Upper Eyelid lift for her and results are excellent.The incision is hidden in the natural crease so it's not visible. Her treatment was done in Lake Mary at our accredited, on-site surgical facility-- in less than an hour. Botox was used to enhance her results. After photo shown at 3 months.

Case 218, Blepharoplasty, Chemical Peel

Cheryl. Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty with Chemical Peel. Cheryl was bothered by the heaviness in her eyes and the overall aging of her skin. Dr. Gross performed an Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty to give a younger appearance to her eyes and a 35% TCA Chemical Peel to give her fresh new skin.  Upper and Lower Eyelid surgery results. Before and after images after one month. Click to see Cheryl's story >>

Case 354, Blepharoplasty, Facelift/Mini-Lift, Laser Skin Resurfacing

Chris. A 52 year old woman with significant sun damage, laxity of the jawline, and noticed her upper eyelids sagging, as well as her neck area. Dr. Gross performed Mini-lift, Upper Eyelid lift and CO2 laser Resurfacing of her face for a very natural and youthful result. Her skin is smoother and more vibrant.

Case 109, Blepharoplasty, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Laser Skin Resurfacing

Sandy was feeling heavy upper eyelids and noticing laugh lines (crow's feet) around her eyes. Dr. Gross performed Upper Eyelid lift and DOT CO2 Laser to achieve these results. Botox helped to enhance her appearance.

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Proven Techniques, Outstanding Results

This procedure removes fat and lax skin from the upper and lower eyelids to eliminate:

  • Excess skin obscuring the natural folds of the upper eyelids
  • Loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids, often impairing vision
  • A puffy appearance to the upper eyelids, making the eyes look tired
  • Excess skin and fine, "crepe paper" wrinkles of the lower eyelids
  • Bags and dark circles under the eyes
  • Lower eyelid droopiness

See your results before surgery!

Our practice is among the few that use computer imaging to show potential results. With the help of this technology, Dr. Gross can reliably tailor a surgical treatment plan for the unique needs of each patient.

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Blepharoplasty With a Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist

In addition to removing excess tissues from the eyelids, Dr. Gross will make necessary adjustments to the eyelid muscles for smoother, long-lasting results. A refined procedure called transconjunctival blepharoplasty, or TCB, allows him to perform lower lid blepharoplasty without using any sutures or stitches. This leads to a quicker recovery and no visible suture line.

Dr. Gross may recommend a forehead lift for patients with an upper eyelid condition accompanied by sagging of the eyebrows. He may also suggest BOTOX® Cosmetic or laser resurfacing procedures to smooth crow's-feet or other fine wrinkles. To treat circles beneath the eyes caused by dark pigmentation, Dr. Gross may recommend fillers such as Restylane® or RADIESSE®, or a fat transfer. Other options for rejuvenation around the eyes include prescription strength bleaching cream or a light chemical peel.

For best results, Dr. Gross often combines eyelid surgery with eyebrow lifting using transbleph brow lift techniques, endoscopic forehead lift, and Endotine® products or other helpful adjuncts such as BOTOX, a TCA chemical peel, or laser peels such as DOT CO2 or Fraxel®.

A Smooth Recovery

Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure at Primera Surgery Center. Upper blepharoplasty takes place under local anesthesia and oral sedation. When performed together, upper and lower blepharoplasty call for light general anesthesia, with a comfortable, easy recovery.

Temporary side effects include discomfort, bruising, swelling, and dryness. Patients can generally resume reading after 2 to 3 days and driving after 7 days. Most patients can resume work after 7 to 10 days, wearing contact lenses after 2 weeks, and strenuous activities and drinking alcoholic beverages after 3 weeks. Results can last 10 years or more.

To learn more about this procedure, please view our Eyelid Surgery FAQ.

"Blepharoplasty is one of the most gratifying plastic surgery procedures. The eyelid area is also the most common area of need for both men and women."

– Dr. Gross

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