Upper Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery / Eye Lift) | Philadelphia PA and South Jersey
What is Upper Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery / Eye Lift)?
Upper blepharoplasty in Philadelphia and South Jersey (eyelid surgery / eye lift) at Chandler Cosmetic Surgery is the surgical removal of excess tissues and sculpting of the upper eyelid and eyebrow.
Heavy excess tissues of the upper eyelids form with the normal aging process. Upper blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is the best way to help rejuvenate and refresh aging and droopy eyelids. If you are interested in eyelid surgery in Philadelphia, Main Line or South Jersey, contact Dr. Chandler today to schedule an eyelift consultation.
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How Does Upper Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Help Droopy Eyelids?
Upper blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), sometimes referred to as an “eyelid lift” or “eye lift surgery,” rejuvenates the upper eyelid area, makes the eyes more alert, and takes weight off the eyelids. There are many aspects of this surgery to discuss with your surgeon, and it is important to realize that any actual “droopy” or closing eyelid would require repair of a muscle weakness known as ptosis. Ptosis surgery is sometimes performed in addition to the blepharoplasty portion of the eye lift procedure. Dr. Chandler often combines Blepharoplasty and Ptosis surgery for the best eyelid surgery results.
After upper blepharoplasty, patients often describe feeling like “a weight was taken off the eyelids” and that their “eyes feel more open.”
Why do women love Blepharoplasty? Does eyelid surgery help wearing makeup?
Women who like wearing eyelid makeup love that they can again use mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow — makeup that is very challenging or impossible to apply with the excess baggy eyelid skin before eye lift surgery. Eyeliner often disappears with baggy lids, mascara can leave vertical lines on the lids, and shadow is so difficult to place in the right place with heavy upper eyelids. If you love to wear eyelid makeup and want your eyes to “pop” again, Upper Blepharoplasty in Philadelphia with Dr. Chandler may be just the right thing for you!
Eyelid surgery in men / male blepharoplasty
Men like that after an eye lift, their eyelids become less worn-out, less tired looking, making them feel and look refreshed. No amount of fitness, weight lifting or diet routines can help make aging eyelids look more youthful. While long ago cosmetic surgery was primarily experienced by women, today men certainly want to look just as vibrant and attractive as their female counterparts. Both men and women are excited that their photographs and selfies are improved, and they feel more confident about their appearance, especially on social media.
Upper Blepharoplasty / Eyelid Surgery FAQs
Eyelid surgery, or upper blepharoplasty, is the surgical removal of excess tissues of the upper eyelid along with the sculpting and contouring of the eyelid and eyebrow region to give a beautiful refreshed result. Incisions are made in the crease of the upper eyelid so that they are hidden. Botox or Dysport may be used to enhance the result.
Upper blepharoplasty costs can vary, but typically a range of $5000-$6000 is expected for eyelid surgery in the hands of an expert that is designing a custom based cosmetic surgical plan. During an in-person consultation with Dr. Chandler and his cosmetic coordinator, costs can be reviewed for your proposed eyelid surgery. Financing is available for those that are interested and qualify. The cost of a blepharoplasty is an investment in yourself, in your appearance, and typically results are beautiful and can be enjoyed for years to come.
Dr. Chandler usually removes your stitches in about one week. At this point, your eyes will be improving, and this is the majority of any recovery you need to plan for. You may have some light swelling at times moving forward, and under eye bruising can take about 10 days to resolve. Under eye bruising can be covered with make-up if desired. Most patients can return to work within 72 hours of eyelid surgery.
This is where Dr. Chandler’s focus and expertise are important. His practice specializes in eyelid surgery, cheek surgery and forehead surgery, and he has extensive experience with the anatomy, muscular structure, and the best methods for rejuvenating the eyes safely.
If you are in need of an upper blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) in Philadelphia, Jenkintown, Main Line, Lower Merion Township, Radnor Township, Gladwyne, and Villanova PA, or South Jersey, Cherry Hill or Moorestown, NJ, schedule an appointment with Dr. Chandler and his plastic surgery team by filling out our Contact Form.
You can also get more insight about eyelid surgery by reading Dr. Chandler’s blog posts “Return to a More Beautiful, Younger-Looking You with Upper Eyelid Surgery” and “Looking Your Best with Lower Eyelid Surgery“.