Our eyelids often betray us as we age. This is something many women experience after a certain period. We could be looking at an old picture or simply glancing at ourselves in the mirror and see the difference around our eyes. Sometimes we might even feel like it is affecting our vision. Not to worry, because, with eyelid surgery in Las Vegas, NV, you can achieve that youthful look again.

After an in-depth cosmetic surgery consultation with Dr. Mason, you will walk out feeling reassured about your cosmetic goals regarding .  There are no one-size-fits-all plans at Perspectives Plastic Surgery Las Vegas.

Each upper blepharoplasty is customized, so rest assured that it is designed to deliver you your best eyelid results.

What is Eyelid Surgery

Rachel Mason M.D.-Eyelid Surgeon Las Vegas

Rachel Mason M.D.-Eyelid Surgeon Las Vegas

Eyelid surgery, also called a blepharoplasty procedure, removes excess skin and fat around the upper and lower eyelids to restore a more youthful appearance. A procedure can also be done if your eyelid droops too low over your pupil. This is called ptosis repair. These surgeries can have dramatic results with scars that are often barely visible!

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery is done for too much skin or bulging fat in the area of the upper eyelids. An incision is made in the natural crease in the upper eyelid. Extra skin and fat are removed through this incision. This upper blepharoplasty incision heals to become a very well hidden scar.

Ptosis Repair

This procedure is done for eyelids that are drooping too low over your pupil. Normally, the eyelid is kept in the right position by the muscle that raises your eyelid called the “levator.” This muscle is connected to the hard structure in your eyelid near the eyelashes called the “tarsus.” A drooping eyelid is usually caused by the stretching, thinning, and sometimes breakage of this connection. A ptosis repair uses the same incision as the blepharoplasty to restore the levator’s proper connection to the tarsus.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat from the lower eyelids for a smoother contour. Depending on what you need, an incision may be made inside your eyelid and/or outside the eyelid in a natural skin crease. Sometimes fat needs to be removed. Other times it needs to be repositioned.

And sometimes, the eyelid itself needs to be tightened. If you live in Las Vegas, Dr. Mason will can discuss your particular surgical plan with you and determine which form of eyelid surgery is best for your circumstances.

Combining Blepharoplasty with Other Plastic Surgeries

At Perspectives Plastic Surgery, our goal is for you to have the body you’ve always wanted and the confidence to match. There are many options to achieve this.

It is key to understand that you can often have blepharoplasty with another procedure. Talk to Dr. Mason to help make the surgical plan that is best for you. Some women may wish to have a facial rejuvenation procedure done, such as a face and neck lift, chin liposuction or a brow lift. Of course, if you want any sort of fillers or Botox, this can be done while you are sleeping.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery

During your blepharoplasty recovery, your surgeon may apply lubricating ointment and cold compresses. Your eyes may be gently covered with gauze afterward. You’ll receive specific instructionsLas Vegas Blepharoplasty for eye care, medications, infection prevention, and post-op concerns.

Initial healing may involve swelling, bruising, dryness, and some discomfort, all manageable with medication, cold compresses, and ointment. Incision site irritation is also a possibility.

Eyelid Surgery Cost Las Vegas

Blepharoplasty typically ranges from $$3,000 to $6,000. Top Las Vegas plastic surgeons like Dr. Rachel Mason may charge more. There can be different prices for upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery or a combine eyelid surgery. 

Blepharoplasty FAQS

Who should have eyelid surgery?

Many women may be good candidates for eyelid surgery. Many times the issues we see with our upper or lower eyelids get worse with age.

Eyelid surgery may be right for you if you feel that:

• Your eyelids seem heavy and give you a tired appearance

• You have extra folds of hanging eyelid skin

• Your eyes seem puffy or have bulging areas of fat

• Your eyes seem too hollow

• Your lower eyelids have folds of skin or fat bulges underneath

What should I do to prepare for eyelid surgery?

There are a few preparations that are important before eyelid surgery. It is helpful to see an ophthalmologist beforehand to make sure your eyes are healthy.

You want to get any issues such as dry eyes under control before proceeding with surgery. Make sure you are eating a balanced diet, get enough protein and plenty of rest. This helps with healing. Do not smoke and avoid being around people who are smoking.

What happens at the initial eyelid lift consultation?

During the initial eyelid lift consultation, you will be asked about your medical history to ensure you are in good health and a candidate for blepharoplasty. You will then discuss eyelid lift surgery specifically and your cosmetic goals.

Dr. Mason will examine you so you can decide together on the right surgery for your body. Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all. Dr. Mason will customize a plan just for you.

What will happen after eyelid lift procedure?

You will be quite bruised and swollen for 1-2 weeks after surgery. During this time, you may need to use eye drops to keep your eyes moist.

Although blepharoplasty is not a particularly painful procedure, the swelling and bruising can be significant, and you may wish to take some time off work. This is the time for you to relax, heal, and take care of yourself.

Do’s and Don’ts for eyelid surgery.

Do celebrate your decision. Do enjoy your new look. Do allow your confidence to skyrocket. Do take time to heal and take care of yourself properly. Don’t push yourself too hard. Don’t skip scar care.

Can you combine eyelid surgery?

Opting for upper eyelids or lower eyelid surgery can have remarkable results in achieving your aesthetic goals. Both procedures offer immediate eye enhancement, with long-lasting effects.

It’s common for surgeons to suggest performing both upper eyelids and lower eyelid surgeries concurrently.

How long does lower blepharoplasty last?

Lower blepharoplasty, a surgical procedure commonly chosen by eyelid surgery patients dealing with sagging eyelids and excess fat, can provide long-lasting results.

The duration of the effects of lower blepharoplasty can vary from person to person. On average, the results of this procedure can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years or even longer in some cases.

How do you fix a droopy upper eyelid?

A droopy upper eyelid, often caused by sagging skin and referred to as ptosis, can be corrected through a surgical procedure known as upper lid surgery. This surgery is specifically designed to address the issue of drooping eyelids.

Call Our Office to Learn More About Eyelid Surgery

If you have always wanted to make changes to eyes that look tired or old, you are not alone. In fact, many women pursue eyelid surgery for the rejuvenation and eyelid surgery results they have always wanted.

At Perspectives Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mason works to make sure you look as beautiful as you feel. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mason and discuss your goals for cosmetic eyelid surgery.

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