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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

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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 for this relatively simple procedure that produces a dramatic rejuvenation.

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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Proven Techniques, Outstanding Results

Blepharoplasty is an extremely effective option for removing extra fat and loose, lax skin from the upper and lower eyelids. Although the surgery is a relatively simple procedure with a quick recovery, it can significantly improve the entire face by brightening and smoothing the area around the eyes. This versatile surgery can treat many common concerns when topical products fall short. These include:

  • Excess skin that can obscure the natural folds of the upper eyelids
  • Loose skin that hangs down from the upper eyelids, which is sometimes severe enough to impair vision
  • A puffy appearance in the upper eyelids that can make you look tired
  • Excess skin and fine, "crepe paper" wrinkles along the lower eyelids
  • Bags, dark circles, and shadows beneath the eyes
  • Lower eyelid droopiness

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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, because incisions are placed within the lower eyelid.

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®, 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®. Dr. Gross has found that combining treatments in this way often results in a much better overall rejuvenation that looks more natural.

As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Gross has a keen understanding of the anatomy of the face. He uses this knowledge and his extensive practical experience to make surgical recommendations that fit your anatomy and lifestyle, creating beautiful results that you can enjoy for years.

How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost?

The cost of any plastic surgery procedure is highly dependent on several different factors, including your geographic area, the severity of your symptoms, you surgeon's experience, and whether your surgery is performed in a hospital, surgical center, or another facility. Therefore, it's difficult to provide a precise number over the Internet. At Primera Plastic Surgery, the total cost of most blepharoplasty procedures falls between $3,000 and $6,000, although outliers on the high or low end of the spectrum are always possible.

During your consultation, you and Dr. Gross spend plenty of time discussing your surgical options. He also offers you a written quote that reflects the specifications of your surgery. Dr. Gross is pleased to offer his patients financing options to help them work eyelid surgery into their budgets. Our staff will help you navigate a plan that suits your lifestyle.

A Smooth Recovery

Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure at Primera Surgery Center. Upper blepharoplasty takes place under local anesthesia with oral sedation or general anesthesia. 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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