Eyelid Lift – Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty

Your eyes tell the world how you feel. Bright, open eyes appear alert and refreshed, allowing your natural warmth and beauty to shine through. But if you have drooping, heavy lids or chronic puffiness under your eyes, others may perceive you as angry, sad or tired, even when you’re healthy and happy.

If your eyes do not reflect the “real” you, we can help. The plastic surgeons at Belcara Health have extensive experience with helping patients successfully achieve a more refreshed, youthful eyelid contour through an eyelid lift surgery personalized to your unique needs.

What results can I expect?

What results can I expect?

An eyelid lift can open the eyes to correct an angry or worried appearance. It can also help remove puffiness and dark circles for a rested appearance.

Open the eyes to correct an angry or worried appearance

If you have heavy “hooded” upper eyelids due to genetics or aging, upper eyelid surgery (upper blepharoplasty) can remove the excess skin, fat, and muscle to open up your eyes and give you a brighter, refreshed appearance. Through incisions hidden in the natural crease of your eyelids, our surgeons work with careful precision to achieve your desired improvement while maintaining your natural appearance.

Eyelid Surgery before & after


Eyelid Surgery before & after

Remove puffiness & dark circles for a rested appearance

Puffiness underneath your eyes can make you look constantly tired or years older than you actually are, which can occur in patients as young as their early 30’s. Lower eyelid surgery (lower blepharoplasty) can restore a more youthful appearance by removing or redistributing excess fat to smooth out the area underneath your eye.

Eyelid Surgery before & after

Take years off your appearance

Many patients can benefit from a combination of upper and lower eyelid surgery. By addressing sagging, wrinkled skin on the upper eyelids, removing excess fat, and smoothing the skin underneath the eyes, this procedure can achieve dramatic improvements for a more beautiful eyelid contour.

Eyelid Surgery before & after

“As a young professional in my early 40’s I always felt like my eyes “showed my age”. I appeared tired, even when I wasn’t. Everyone at Belcara Health was kind and compassionate. My surgeon took the time to explain everything prior to the surgery and even sat down and addressed all my concerns after the surgery. MY EYES LOOK AMAZING!!!! I never realized how green they were.  I would highly recommend Belcara Health to anyone considering surgery.”

Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

Patients considering eyelid surgery should be in good general health and have a realistic understanding of what can be accomplished with the procedure. Patients with active eye conditions or systemic diseases affecting the eyes may not be good candidates for eyelid surgery. During your initial consultation, your Belcara Health Plastic Surgeon will discuss your concerns, goals, medical history, and expected result with you and determine the best treatment plan to meet your needs.

Does insurance cover eyelid surgery?

In cases where peripheral vision is restricted due to excess, drooping upper eyelid skin, a functional upper eyelid lift can be performed to remove the excess skin and improve vision. Insurance may cover a portion of your procedure costs. Our office will work with your insurance company to determine the scope of your benefits.

What does an eyelift procedure involve?

Eyelid surgery is personalized to address your unique needs. The surgery will vary from patient to patient depending on the patient’s anatomy and specific concerns. An upper blepharoplasty is performed using an incision that is strategically placed in a crease of the upper eyelid skin. Through this incision, excess skin, fat, and muscle may be removed to help rejuvenate the upper eyelid. Lower blepharoplasty can be performed using an incision in the skin placed in a skin crease just under the eyelashes or an incision that is placed in the conjunctiva (inner lining) of the lower eyelid. The placement of the lower eyelid incision depends significantly on an individual patient’s anatomy.

Where will the procedure take place?

For your privacy, convenience, and comfort, Belcara Health offers an on-site surgical center. Because safety is our first concern, our facility meets the most stringent requirements. We are certified by Medicare and licensed by the state of Maryland as an ASC. We are one of the few outpatient surgical facilities to earn accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This high-level accreditation is proof of our commitment to the highest quality patient care and signifies that we have met the rigorous standards of a nationally recognized third party.

What should I expect during recovery?

Following eyelid surgery, you will be able to rest in the comfort of your own home. If your procedure is done under anesthesia you must have someone to drive you home after surgery. It may take several hours for the anesthesia medication to wear off, so expect to be groggy for a while. You may experience some bruising or swelling in the first few days following surgery, but these typically resolve in 1-2 weeks.

Every patient’s recovery is different and depends upon the extent of their personal treatment plan. Your surgeon will give you thorough instructions that are tailored to your individual case, but in general, patients can expect the following:

  • Rest in bed the day of surgery and limit activity for the next 3-5 days.
  • Avoid strenuous activities for about 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Typically, you can return to work within 7 to 10 days.
  • Wear sunglasses and protect your eyes from sun and wind.

You may also find your eyes tire more easily for the first few weeks, so plan to take frequent breaks throughout the day.

A Comprehensive Approach to Facial Rejuvenation

At Belcara Health, our goal is to help you achieve a naturally youthful appearance that is long-lasting. In our experience, a balanced, comprehensive approach helps patients achieve their goals most effectively. Each patient has unique needs and frequently other procedures are combined with eyelid surgery for a more complete rejuvenation, including the following:

To schedule a private, complimentary consultation, call 410.296.0414 or contact us online.

Our Practitioners who specialize in Eyelid Lifts

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Dr. Bradley C. Robertson

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Facial Surgery Specialist

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Dr. Nadia K. Mostovych

Board-Certified Head & Neck Surgeon
Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Dr. Gary A. Vela

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Body Contouring Specialist

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Financing & Payment Options

Obtaining the funds for elective procedures and products can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. At Belcara Health, we have a dedicated financing department, designed to help you get the financing you need, for the procedures you want.

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