A blepharoplasty, better known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure of choice to remove fat and excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below the eyes, which allows our patients choosing eyelid surgery to look more alert, more youthful, and less tired.
Since so much focus is put on the eyes, the double-board-certified Dr. Steve Svehlak and Dr. Dan Yamini take particular care in performing eyelid surgery that minimizes any visible scarring or marks. Blepharoplasty is a regular procedure at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery, where patients know they will be getting the full benefit of their surgeon’s experience and talent.
Dr. Steve Svehlak and Dr. Dan Yamini can perform just the upper lid, just the lower lid, or double eyelid surgery, depending on the patient’s needs.
After eyelid surgery, Los Angeles patients are instructed to keep their head elevated for several days. A cool compress can help reduce swelling and bruising. Bruising varies from person to person, and it normally reaches its peak during the first week. While everyone is different, most patients feel comfortable stepping out in public after the first week of recovery, though minor residual puffiness or bruising may still be present. To give you a better idea of what to expect as you recover, you can view the healing process of a Los Angeles eyelid surgery patient whose upper lids were done. Stitches are usually removed two to seven days after surgery. Once they’re removed, the swelling and discoloration around the eyes will gradually subside. Most patients need to avoid contact lenses for about two weeks after the procedure.