Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

For a rested, alert appearance that communicates the youthful vigor you feel inside, it all begins with the eyes. Genetics and age-related changes, however, can result in heavy upper lids or puffy bags below your eyes that may cause people to think you’re tired or sad. Blepharoplasty, also called eyelid surgery, performed by double board-certified Orlando facial plastic surgeon Dr. Edward J. Gross can provide dramatic results with a minimal recovery period.

Men and women come from Winter Park, Tampa, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, and beyond for eyelid surgery with Dr. Gross, one of the few double board-certified facial plastic surgeons in the region. You can learn more about eyelid surgery by requesting a consultation online. Or call our office at (407) 333-3040 to schedule an appointment.

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Before & After Blepharoplasty Case 953 Front View in Orlando, Florida
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This Central Florida woman was unhappy with the heaviness/ droopy upper and lower eyelids. She also disliked the lip lines around her mouth and chin. Dr. Gross performed an upper and lower blepharoplasty along with a phenol peel to the mouth area. Her eyes have a much more youthful, brighter, and open appearance following the surgery, and the... Read More
Before & After Blepharoplasty Case 860 Front View in Orlando, Florida
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This 55-year-old Orlando woman was bothered by heavy eyelids, drooping eyebrows, and tired-looking hooded eyes. Dr. Gross performed cosmetic upper eyelid blepharoplasty and a trans blepharoplasty browlift to achieve these results. Her procedure was done in our Lake Mary surgery center as an outpatient and recovery was 1 week. Her vision is im... Read More
Before & After Blepharoplasty Case 191 view-1 View in Orlando, Florida
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This Orlando, FL, woman was bothered by eyelid heaviness and under eye bag as well as sun damaged skin. Dr. Gross performed an upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty/eyelid lift to give a younger appearance to her eyes and a chemical peel to give her a fresh new look. Read More
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This gentleman was noticing heaviness in his upper eyelid area and consulted with Dr. Gross. He underwent a cosmetic upper eyelid procedure known as a blepharoplasty as an outpatient in our Lake Mary, FL, surgery center. Recovery was 1 week. Photos at 6 months show a noticeable improvement and a natural look. Botox was used to improve results... Read More
Before & After Blepharoplasty Case 969 Front View in Orlando, Florida
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This Central Florida woman was unhappy with the heaviness of her upper eyelids, which gave her eyes a puffy, tired appearance. Fine lines and wrinkles around her mouth and chin also bothered her. Dr. Gross consulted with her in our Lake Mary, FL, office and recommended an Upper Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) and laser resurfacing to her mouth/c... Read More
Before & After Blepharoplasty Case 304 view-1 View in Orlando, Florida
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Case #304. Mini lift & Eyelid Lift. This 3/4 view shows Before and After results 1 month following Mini lift and eyelid lift by Dr. Gross. Her procedure was done as an outpatient at Primera Surgery center near Orlando, FL. Her recovery was 1 week and incisions are concealed in creases around her ears. Read More
Before & After Blepharoplasty Case 839 Front View in Orlando, Florida
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This Orlando, FL woman was unhappy with her heavy brow and the excess/droopy skin on her upper eyelids. She felt that her droopy eyelids aged her prematurely and gave her a tired look. Dr. Gross performed an Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty and Endoscopic Browlift to address both issues. Her brow line is now lifted, and her eyes have a much more o... Read More
Before & After Blepharoplasty Case 644 Front View in Orlando, Florida
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Case# 644. Eyelid Surgery for Men. This healthy 80 year old gentleman from Orlando, FL was bothered by a tired look and droopy lower eyelids. We helped him with a lower eyelid lift  using Frost sutures for support. He healed very quickly and is much happier now. Botox treatment was used to soften the wrinkles after surgery. "... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost in Orlando?

At Primera Plastic Surgery, the total cost of blepharoplasty usually falls between $5,910 and $9,710 (NOT including anesthesia or facility fees). Outliers on the high or low end of the spectrum are always possible, and the cost of any plastic surgery procedure depends on several different factors. These factors include your geographic area, the severity of your symptoms, your 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.

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

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

If you are looking for a nonsurgical alternative to eyelid surgery, ask Dr. Gross if you are a candidate for fibroblast lift therapy.

At Primera Plastic Surgery, the total cost of blepharoplasty usually falls between $5,910 and $9,710 (NOT including anesthesia or facility fees). Outliers on the high or low end of the spectrum are always possible, and the cost of any plastic surgery procedure depends on several different factors. These factors include your geographic area, the severity of your symptoms, your 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.

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

Candidates for Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery candidates are healthy non-smokers who have cosmetic or even functional concerns, such as heavy upper lids that obstruct vision, bags underneath the eyes, puffiness in the upper lids, crepey skin, and sagging eyelids. The best candidates for this procedure must have a BMI below 30.

Edward J. Gross, M.D.

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

With 24 years in practice, Dr. Gross’ quality of care and results have earned the confidence and referrals of doctors throughout the region. His emphasis on patient education helps the men and women he treats feel comfortable and supported during their treatment.

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Blepharoplasty With a Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist

In addition to removing excess skin from the eyelids, Dr. Gross makes necessary adjustments to the eyelid muscles for smoother, long-lasting results. Using a refined procedure called transconjunctival blepharoplasty, or TCB, Dr. Gross may perform lower lid blepharoplasty without sutures or stitches. This leads to a quicker recovery and no visible suture line, because incisions are placed inside the lower eyelid.  In certain cases, he may place a thin incision just beneath the eyelash area of the lower eyelid to perform a more comprehensive lower eyelid lift that tightens a sagging muscle and removes a small amount of fat and excess skin. This procedure is called skin-muscle flap or SMF. A natural look to the eye with concealed incisions is paramount to achieving successful blepharoplasty results for men and women in Orlando.

“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

Commonly Combined Procedures

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 a fat transfer. Other options for rejuvenation around the eyes include prescription-strength bleaching cream with hydroquinone (HQ 4,6,8,10%), a topical retinol, or a light chemical peel.

For best results, Dr. Gross often combines eyelid surgery with eyebrow lifting using brow lift techniques, endoscopic forehead lift, and Endotine® products or other complementary treatments such as BOTOX, Dysport, ICON IPL, or laser peels such as DOT CO2 laser or Fraxel® laser. Dr. Gross finds 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.

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Eyelid Lift 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.

Days 1 to 3

You will return home the day of your surgery.  We will prescribe pain medication to help you manage any discomfort. You can generally resume reading after 2 to 3 days.

Days 7 to 14

You can resume working and driving after 7 to 10 days and wearing contact lenses after 2 weeks.

Week 3 to 6

You can resume engaging in strenuous activities and drinking alcoholic beverages after 3 weeks. For these first few weeks, you may experience dry and itchy eyes, tearing, and increased light sensitivity. Temporary episodes of blurred vision are also possible. Swelling at the corners of the eyelids may last weeks, and you may notice the formation of tiny whiteheads.

Long Term

Results typically last 10 years or more. Slight asymmetry in healing or scarring is possible, although scars are usually well hidden. Rare complications include difficulty in closing eyes completely (usually temporary), a downward pulling of the lower lids (possibly requiring further surgery), or blindness (extremely rare).

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