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Blepharoplasty Miami - Eyelid Surgery

As you age, your eyes start revealing the natural aging process. Your eyelids, for example, will stretch, and the muscles that support them will weaken. This can cause excess fat to gather above and below the eyelids. Blepharoplasty Miami is the perfect surgical procedure used to repair droopy eyelids that involve excess skin, fat and muscle. Vanity Cosmetic Surgery can provide you with advice on which is the best cosmetic procedure for you.

What is a Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, also known as cosmetic eyelid surgery is the procedure used to rejuvenate the eyelids. This surgical procedure can be performed on lower and upper eyelids. This surgical procedure must be executed by an experienced plastic surgeon since this is a very delicate area. Vanity Cosmetic Surgery has a number of surgeons who specialize in this particular area.

Eyelid surgery can treat a number of conditions including:

  • Sagging skin that may disturb the upper eyelid’s natural contour
  • Puffiness in the eyelids due to excess fatty deposits
  • Sagging lower eyelid revealing the white underneath the iris
  • Fine wrinkles or excess skin of the lower eyelid

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The droopy eyelid

Drooping eyelid, also known as ptosis, is often caused by age, trauma, and a number of medical disorders. This condition can affect your eyes and it can be temporary or permanent. This condition is treatable generally through drooping eyelid surgery at clinics such as Vanity Cosmetic Surgery. Drooping eyelid can block your vision, depending on how severe the condition is.

Drooping eye is very common in older people and is generally caused by the natural aging process. However, people of all ages can be affected by this condition. Drooping eyelid could be the sign of a medical condition, especially when it’s affecting both eyelids. Blepharoplasty Miami is the best surgical procedure to correct this condition.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery or upper eyelid blepharoplasty, also known as eye lift, can provide you with a youthful look.  This procedure is different from eyelid ptosis surgery. Blepharoplasty Miami can elevate an upper eyelid margin and also improve your vision since it provides a less blocked field of view.

Cosmetic upper eyelid surgery is generally used in order to improve the appearance of your eyes. Droopy or saggy eyelids are part of the normal aging process. Sometimes this is a hereditary condition. This condition can often reduce the attractiveness of the patient’s eyes and face producing an older or tired appearance. Vanity Cosmetic Surgery is a day clinic with years of experience performing these delicate procedures.

Bags under eyes

Lower eyelids bags are the slight puffiness or swelling under the eyes normally occurring as you age. The muscles supporting the eyelids and the tissues around your eyes tend to become weak with aging creating bags under your eyes. The fat that helps to hold your eyes can also be transferred into the lower eyelids, causing the eyelids to look puffy. Liquid accumulated in the space bellow the eyes can add to the swelling.

Bags under your eyes, although not a serious medical condition, can be treated with blepharoplasty Miami. If the condition is not that severe some home remedies such as cool compresses can help improve the appearance of bags under your eyes.

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Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery is the surgical procedure used to reduce the appearance of puffy lower eyelids. This condition makes patients look worn down or tired. It’s a popular procedure both men and women use. In order to achieve the best results, it’s important to treat this condition earlier than later. Puffy lower eyelids are usually caused by a number of things such as water retention, excessive skin, and herniating fat.

Puffy under eyes surgical treatment at Vanity Cosmetic Surgery is a good choice for those who are looking for an experienced local surgeon in the Miami area.

Double Eyelid Surgery

Double eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure generally used on oriental eyelids. This procedure can help create an upper eyelid fold in order to make the eyelids look Caucasian. Double eyelid surgery generally involves shaping the eye through an incision in the upper eyelid crease.

Your eyelids are very crucial to your appearance. Many Asians are born with the single eyelid type. Which means may or may not have and upper eyelid crease. Those who have an upper eyelid crease are usually called a double eyelid category.

Double eyelid surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in Asia and among Asians who live in US. Many of these individuals desire having a larger-looking eyelid opening. This makes it easier for women to apply makeup.

Who is a good candidate for a Blepharoplasty Miami?

Blepharoplasty Miami can be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons. Individuals who which to improve the appearance of their eyes or individuals who wish to improve their vision by removing loose skin from upper eyelids can benefit from this surgical procedure. Most individuals undergoing this procedure are 35 years or older.

Good candidates for this procedure may include:

  • Healthy individuals who don’t have a life-threatening disease or any other medical condition that may slow down or impair the healing process
  • Those who have clear goals and a positive outlook for eyelid surgery
  • Patients who don’t have a serious eye condition

Your plastic surgeon at Vanity Cosmetic Surgery can evaluate your anatomy in order to determine what’s causing your eyelids to appear tired, saggy or puffy.

Preoperative medical conditions that may interfere in a Blepharoplasty Miami

There are several medical conditions that could make blepharoplasty more risky: thyroid problems such as hypothyroidism and Graves' disease, eye disease such dry eye or a detached retina and glaucoma, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Glaucoma should only be a reason for caution. You should check with your ophthalmologist before surgery. Vanity Cosmetic Surgery can perform a safe surgical blepharoplasty and provide you with preoperative advice.

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What happens during your first Blepharoplasty Surgery consultation?

It’s important to plan with your surgeon before the surgery is performed. During your first consultation your doctor will ask about your overall health and/or any particular conditions that may interfere with this procedure. Your complete medical history will be required. You should inform your surgeon of any diseases you may have or allergies. It’s also important you tell your doctor whether you are a smoker or not.

An eye test will also be performed and you will provide your resent eye test records as well. Most insurance policies won’t cover this procedure except when the patient is able to prove that drooping upper lids interfere with the patient’s vision.

You will also discuss details about this procedure such as the type of anesthesia that will be used, which eyelids the surgeons will operate on, and steps to take before and after surgery. Your surgeon will also talk to you about which medicine you are allowed or not allowed to take before and after surgery.

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What’s the average Eyelid Surgery cost?

Blepharoplasty cost ranges between $ 2000 and $ 5000. Eyelid surgery cost can vary depending on a number of factors and they can carry different price tags also. Lower eyelid surgery cost is around $2,400, whereas upper eyelid surgery cost about $2100. Laser eyelid surgery is generally more expensive than the traditional blepharoplasty. This surgical procedure can cost around $3,000 and $5,000.


Blepharoplasty cost comprises a number of fees such as the surgeon’s fee which is in average about $252, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The type of anesthesia used can cost around $400 or $600, depending on the type of anesthesia used. There are also surgical suite fees which can be as much as $800 or $1000 for dual procedures. The surgical suite fee is generally low since this is an outpatient procedure.

Are there any Blepharoplasty risks?

All surgeries have some uncertainty and risks. Although serious complications are rare, the flowing side effects can be present:

  • Probability of infection
  • Dry eyes
  • A reaction to anesthesia

When this procedure is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are uncommon. Discussing with your surgeons about all the possible risks involved can help. Some minor complications after surgery may include blurred or double vision, momentary swelling of the eyelids’ corner, and a minor asymmetry in scarring or healing. Some patients can also have difficulty closing their eyes but this condition is not permanent. A Vanity Cosmetic Surgery’s surgeon can help you during this process and provide you with postsurgical advice.

What is the Eyelid Surgery recovery like?

During the first 48 hours after surgery the incisions are lubricated with ointment. You will also be asked to use eye pads on the eyes to reduce bruising and swelling. After the 48 hours of your eyelid surgery recovery period has been completed, the eye pads are used occasionally. Patients will also be asked to use eye drops during blepharoplasty recovery. On the third day the patient can use lukewarm eye pads when needed for comfort. Patients may also need to wear dark glasses for about a week to prevent irritation caused by exposure to the sun and wind.

What is the recovery time for a Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty is generally not a painful procedure. Recovery time for this outpatient procedure takes about 1 to 2 weeks. Stiches come out in about 5 days. There will be a little bruising which can be covered with makeup during the first week. After the 2 weeks of recovery have been completed, patients can resume their regular activities.

Recovery time also depends on the techniques used during eyelid surgery, the amount of bruising, and the patient body’s ability to heal.

What Results Can I Expect from a Blepharoplasty Miami?

Blepharoplasty can correct some conditions permanently, yet the patient will continue to age naturally. Sun protection can always help to maintain the results. You can be satisfied with your new image as you recover. When the swelling and bruising is gone, a smooth, and more defined eyelid and surrounding region will be revealed. You will have a more alert and rejuvenated look.

Frequently Asked Questions about Blepharoplasty

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Updated on: June 9th, 2015

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