Plastic Surgery located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Blepharoplasty services offered in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Aging skin can make your eyes look tired, heavy, and less open than they once did. With extensive training from Harvard University, Brandon Elnekaveh, MD, can refresh your appearance with upper and lower blepharoplasty at Dr. Brandon Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida. Call the plastic surgery clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Blepharoplasty Q&A

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that lifts, tightens, and removes sagging skin around the eyes. Your skin loses elasticity with age, and wrinkles, lines, and sagging are bound to occur. 

The eyes are one of the most prominent areas to show signs of aging, due to the skin’s thin, delicate nature. This skin eventually sags and droops to the point that it can obscure vision and create a perpetually tired or aged look.

Blepharoplasty rejuvenates the skin above, around, and beneath the eyes, taking years off your appearance.

Are there different types of blepharoplasty?

Dr. Elnekaveh performs the two most popular types of blepharoplasty:

Upper blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty refreshes and tightens the thin skin across the upper eyelid. During this procedure, Dr. Elnekaveh makes an incision along the crease or near the outer corner of the eye. 

He then removes any excess fat and tissue before tightening the remaining skin, opening the eyes for a more youthful appearance.

Lower blepharoplasty

The delicate skin under the eyes is susceptible to lost volume and sagging. Lower blepharoplasty removes undereye bags and smooths puffiness. Dr. Elnekaveh makes an incision along the lash line and removes excess fat and skin before reshaping and tightening the remaining tissue.

I’m getting blepharoplasty. How should I prepare?

Taking a few precautionary steps can help you prepare for blepharoplasty and encourage a smooth recovery. Before your procedure:

  • Consult with Dr. Elnekaveh for a thorough evaluation and discussion of your goals
  • Follow Dr. Elnekaveh's pre-op instructions, including any medication or dietary restrictions
  • Arrange for a responsible companion to provide transportation on the day of surgery
  • Prepare a comfortable recovery space at home 
  • Transition from contact lenses to eyeglasses for a few days
  • Maintain a healthy diet and stay well-hydrated
  • Dress in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing on the day of the surgery
  • Schedule and attend all post-op appointments with Dr. Elnekaveh

Dr. Elnekaveh may provide more personalized instructions based on your medical history and specific needs.

How long is the recovery from blepharoplasty?

You can expect swelling, bruising, and some discomfort immediately after the procedure and  perhaps lasting for about a week. By the second week, swelling and bruising begin to subside, and you can return to most nonstrenuous activities. Final results typically emerge within a few months. 

Call Dr. Brandon Plastic Surgery today or schedule an appointment online to find out if blepharoplasty is right for you.