Excess tissue, fat and skin around the eyes can make a person look old or tired, even when they feel refreshed and healthy. In some cases, this excess around the eyes may even interfere with vision. If you are bothered by the shape or volume of the tissue around your eyes, you might consider an Eyelid Lift procedure with Las Vegas plastic surgeon, Dr. Marvin Spann. Known as "Blepharoplasty", this surgery creates a more alert, open look to the eyes, reducing the bags below and the droopy, loose skin above. An eyelid lift can help you look years younger, because it reduces puffiness and baggy skin for a more youthful, alert look. Dr. Marvin Spann will discuss all of your options with you during your consultation; we look forward to seeing you soon!
Eyelid Surgery Reviews
"TALK ABOUT APPEARANCE!! This facility is just absolutely GORGEOUS!! Just walling into the place you wouldn't think not is like a doctor's office but more of like an ELEGANT home so to say. They have a little KID'S section w/ mini chairs & tables along w/ fun little bean bags! I REALLY REALLY wanted to sit on them... but there were to many people in the waiting area for me to pull that off... so I had to act like an adult & sit on one of the regular sized AWESOME chairs.... they even have a TV w/ HEADPHONES!! r u serious????? Freaken kool. The receptionists were sweet & prompt they got me all my paper work to fill out which I hate to do... & they took down all my info. I sat back down in a comfy lounge chair & took couple of pictures & observed my surroundings then "VOILA" I heard my last name... the ASSISTANT took me into a mini room & got me ready for the doctor to take a look at my SCAR. Dr. GRACE KIM was the one to look at my skin... she was SUPER friendly & NICE. She was very detailed in looking at my skin. LITERALLY her eyes were like as close to my skin as possible!! She explained EVERYTHING in detail... what could be my options for getting rid of my scars... She also took the time to look at my face as well!! They offer laser treatment for $350 / session... as it is not accepted through insurance... PREPARATION for a clear face for the sake of looking BEAUTIFUL for my wedding.. I will take one please. I was informed that it will take a couple sessions & the process of the treatment...I will see darker spots BEFORE it clears up. The laser session was INTERESTING... you could see bright flashes of light & you could smell what I thought smelled like squid being cooked over a flame... or burnt hair ahhhhaha They also gave me a couple of little sample creams to try out as well which was NICE cuz I LOVE samples! All in All this place is KOOL like you wouldn't really think of it as a doctor's visit feels more like a spa treatment vibe. EVERYONE is BEAUTIFUL here too... makes you wanna get treatment here because they obviously know what they doing if they look naturally GORGEOUS! even the guy surgeon doctor had gorgeous skin!"- N.N. / Yelp / Oct 16, 2015
Upper Eyelid Surgery
During upper eyelid surgery, an incision is made within the natural fold of the lid and extended outward. The incision will go out as wide as possible so that additional skin folds on the outside of the upper eye can also be addressed. Once the incision is made, excess skin, tissue and, in some cases, a small portion of the orbicularis oculi muscle are removed. The incision is closed with absorbable sutures and the scar remains almost completely hidden because of where it resides in the natural crease.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
During lower eyelid surgery, an incision is made along the bottom of the lash line. This allows the surgeon to remove excess fat and tissue. In patients who have puffy lower eyelids but good skin tone, an approach known as a transconjunctival Blepharoplasty can be performed. This technique puts the incision inside the lower eyelid rather than outside. Patients who have dark circles under their eyes will sometimes have a deficiency of fat in these areas. Injectables can be used to help fill these soft-tissue deficiencies and can improve the appearance of these circles.
Eyelid surgery is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure in an accredited surgical facility. It generally takes up to 2 hours for both the upper and lower eyelids to be addressed. Following surgery, the area around the eyes will be bruised and swollen. Patients should apply ice packs, keep their heads elevated, and apply medicated eye ointment for a few days. Patients comment on the fact that friends and family tell them they look great, but often can’t put a finger on what is different. These subtle, yet dramatic results restore a softer, more youthful appearance.
The cost for eyelid surgery varies for each patient and will fluctuate depending on whether both the upper and lower eyelids were addressed. Patients who undergo a full Blepharoplasty, which includes both the upper and lower eyelids, will pay on average between $3,000-$6,000. In some patients where the upper eyelid skin obstructs the view, a portion of the surgery may be covered by medical insurance.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,000 - $6,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
After surgery, scarring will not be visible because of where the incisions are placed. In the upper eyelid, the incision follows the natural crease of the eye. The lower eyelid incision will run just under the eyelashes or inside the eyelid. Scarring will be inconspicuous.
Eyelid surgery will reduce puffy bags and excess skin and may help contribute to some minimization of crow’s feet. However, to truly treat crow’s feet, you will need a different approach. BOTOX® injections and procedures such as a Browlift, are better options to help eliminate crow’s feet.
Irritation After Surgery?
Some patients will experience dryness and minimal irritation following surgery. If these occur, we can recommend ointments and eye drops to assist during the healing phase. Patients should protect their eyes against wind and sun irritation for the first several months by wearing dark sunglasses.
If anything, eyelid surgery actually helps improve the vision for many patients. Not only does it restore a fresh, younger look from a cosmetic standpoint, it eliminates the excess skin that may have been impairing vision. It is important to select a skilled surgeon who has expertise with eyelid surgery. We take great care during this surgery so that the eyes themselves are left untouched and unharmed.