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Eyelid Surgery

The eyes are one of the most important features when revealing to others how we genuinely feel and appear. Naturally, as we mature, the area surrounding the eyes begins to display noticeable signs of aging. The skin loses its elasticity and starts to droop, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, the eyes may get puffy and result in what people call “bags under the eyes.” These facial aging changes, particularly around the eyes, can cause individuals to appear fatigued or unhappy and make them feel self-conscious about how they look. Eyelid surgery is a procedure designed to address these specific aging changes. Dr. Alexander’s technique of eyelid surgery is designed to produce beautiful, natural-looking rejuvenation to the eye area with world-class results. Award-winning Dr. George Alexander, MD, FACS, performs eyelid surgery to restore a more youthful aesthetic to the eyes, which helps patients feel more confident about their appearance.

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Eyelid Surgery Procedure

  • Consultation

    Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery must be in good health, not smoke, and be concerned about the appearance of their eyes. Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. During your consultation, Dr. Alexander will assess your condition and develop a surgical plan tailored to your individual needs.

  • Techniques

    Upper Eyelid Surgery

    Inconspicuous incisions are placed in the natural creases of the eyelids. Depending on the desired extent of correction, Dr. Alexander may reposition fat deposits, remove excess skin, and tighten the remaining tissue.

    Lower Eyelid Surgery

    Small incisions are created below the lower lash line, through which excess skin can be removed and fat can be removed or repositioned. The lower eyelid muscle may also be tightened, if necessary.

  • Combinations

    Eyelid surgery can be combined with several facial rejuvenation techniques to achieve a more balanced result and facial harmony. Some of the procedures that are commonly paired with eyelid surgery include:

    • Facelift: Patients who are concerned about signs of aging in the lower face may want to consider inconspicuous facelift surgery.
    • Forehead lift: A forehead lift can provide additional rejuvenation to the eyebrow and forehead area.
    • BOTOX® Cosmetic: BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable product that temporarily halts specific muscle movements that cause facial creases and a tired, angry look.

Concerns

Recovery

Most patients can return to work one week after eyelid surgery, but they should avoid strenuous activities and exercise for at least four to six weeks. Following all aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Alexander can ensure a speedy recovery and the best possible results.

Scars

The incisions created during eyelid surgery are small and carefully placed so that with normal healing they are virtually unnoticeable. While there is a minimal risk of developing visible scarring, most scars tend to fade over time.

Cost

Dr. Alexander has over two decades of award-winning experience as well as multiple board certifications, making him highly qualified to perform eyelid surgery. While price should be a factor in your decision to undergo any procedure, quality and surgical expertise must also be considered. The cost of eyelid surgery varies depending on the techniques used, anesthesia fees, and the extent of correction. An accurate cost estimate will be calculated for you during your initial eyelid surgery consultation.

Comfort

Most eyelid surgery patients experience mild discomfort following their procedure. Bruising, swelling, and irritation are also common side effects, all of which can be managed with prescription pain medication and cold compress application.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What type of anesthesia is used during eyelid surgery?

    Eyelid surgery can be performed using local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.

  • How long does eyelid surgery take?

    Eyelid surgery typically takes between one and two hours.

  • How long will my eyelid surgery results last?

    The effects of eyelid surgery are known to last many years. Like the rest of your body, the eyes will continue to age over time, but using adequate sun protection and adopting a healthy lifestyle can help preserve results for longer.

A top Plastic Surgeon, Dr. George Alexander, serving more happy patients in Las Vegas, the United States and Internationally.

1725 Village Center Circle, Suite 150
Las Vegas, Nevada USA | (702) 242-6776

"Dr. Alexander and his staff are all accommodating and friendly. Dr. Alexander takes time to really address your concerns and questions. He is an awesome doctor. We highly recommend him to anyone in need of cosmetic surgery.”

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