Eyelid Surgery in Atlanta (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid Surgery Specialist

Serving Stockbridge, GA & the Atlanta Metropolitan Area

Fat deposits in your eyelids and bags below your eyes can make your eyes appear droopy, tired, and give you an older facial appearance. Sagging can be present at any age and tends to get worse with age.

Eyelid surgery-upper and lower- can help you look more alert and years younger. Dr. Aaron Fletcher, Board Certified, Otolaryngologist—Head and Neck Surgeon can help guide you in your journey to rejuvenate your facial appearance with expert eyelid surgery.

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure for men and women that is used to cosmetically improve the appearance of both the upper and lower lids. Upper eyelid surgery is a popular aesthetic facial procedure that is performed when the skin on the upper eyelid becomes loose and wrinkled. In some patients, the sagging skin often interferes with their vision.

Another common concern is about the fat pockets below the eyes. These “bags” can give you the appearance of being fatigued and can add years to one’s appearance. Additionally, patients are concerned about fine wrinkles appearing on the lower eyelids.

Dr. Fletcher advises his patients that an upper and lower eyelid surgical procedure can significantly improve your face to a more vibrant, restful, and youthful appearance.

Who is a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Dr. Fletcher advises his patients that they may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if they are bothered by the following facial conditions:

  • Baggy or droopy upper eyelids
  • Excess skin of the upper eyelids that interferes with your vision
  • Excess skin on the lower eyelids
  • Bags under your eyes

Patients also ask Dr. Fletcher when they should get a complimentary procedure with their eyelid lift. In some cases, a brow lift or facelift may also be recommended. Dr. Fletcher will discuss your overall facial rejuvenation goals and recommend the appropriate procedure(s) to accomplish them.

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Eyelid Surgery Before and After, Stockbridge, GA

Your eyelids not only affect the appearance of your eyes but your entire face. Find out during your consultation what your options are. During your consultation, you can learn about the various procedures, such as deep facelifts to adjust the muscles of your face, temporal facelifts to reduce wrinkles in the middle of your face, brow lifts, and other cosmetic surgical procedures. At this time, you can view before and after photos of Dr. Fletcher’s patients.

How is an Eyelid Lift Performed and What is the Recovery Time?

Eyelid surgery involves removing extra fat, loose skin, and loose muscle from your upper and lower eyelids. It is done through small incisions in the natural folds/creases of your eyelids. These incisions are precisely placed to minimize any appearance of scars after the procedure. Dr. Fletcher then proceeds to carefully remove excess fat deposits and sagging skin.

The tenderness and swelling should only last a few days, and you will see results as soon as the swelling goes down. The stitches will be removed three to five days after the procedure. Typically, upper blepharoplasty patients return to normal activities within a week.*

While an eyelid surgical procedure itself does not get rid of wrinkles known as crow’s feet, it can be done at the same time as other procedures that do. Examples include laser resurfacing and pulsed light procedures. Talk to Dr. Fletcher during your consultation to discuss complimentary facial procedures that will help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Dr. Fletcher is a compassionate surgeon who wants to give you the facial appearance that gives you confidence and pride in your everyday life.

Contact An Atlanta Eyelid Surgeon Today!

An eyelid lift can help you look years younger, and looking young helps you feel young. The Georgia Center for ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery is ready to guide you in your journey to help you achieve your facial rejuvenation goals.

The Georgia Center for Ear, Nose & Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery offers a caring and safe environment for your cosmetic facial rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Aaron Fletcher and his staff are committed to making sure you feel comfortable in each stage of the process. Call and schedule a consultation to learn more about Dr. Fletcher’s eyelid surgery and other facial procedures. Call us at 678.902.9495 or contact us online for your consultation.

*Results may vary.

Eyelid Surgery FAQ 

Drooping eyelids or excessive skin around the eyes can be a highly uncomfortable situation and it extends far beyond appearance. Left untreated, these issues can become extremely debilitating. That’s why so many are seeking relief by undergoing a blepharoplasty. Also known as eyelid surgery Atlanta residents are discovering it as one of the most effective solutions for addressing drooping eyelids or other factors related to the eye area. 

To see if blepharoplasty is a good option for you, let’s take a look at what eyelid surgery is and answer common questions surrounding the treatment. 

What is eyelid surgery?

A blepharoplasty is the process in which a surgeon cuts into the creases of the eyelids to trim away muscle, loose skin and excess fat and rejoins the remaining skin with dissolvable stitches. 

Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

A good candidate for blepharoplasty can be at any age and stage of their life. Ideal candidates are ones that require a more robust approach to addressing issues such as: 

  • Puffiness or bags underneath the eyes 
  • Drooping skin
  • Sagging skin of the upper eyelid 
  • Visual or peripheral impairment 
Is eyelid surgery an out-patient procedure?

One of the many benefits of eyelid surgery is the fact that this can be performed as an out-patient procedure in just a few hours. After completion,  you are able to return to recover at home.

Will I have scarring after a blepharoplasty?

While there is always a chance of scarring with any medical procedure, eyelid surgery carries one of the lowest risk rates for scarring. To ensure best results It’s important to trust your procedure to a highly skilled blepharoplasty surgeon.

Does eyelid surgery fix sagging brows?

Eyelid surgery is not intended to remedy sagging brows. A brow lift would be a more appropriate procedure to address a sagging brow challenge. 

How soon can I resume wearing contact lenses?

This largely depends on the patient and the rate of healing however most patients are able to resume wearing contacts two to three weeks after their procedure. 

When can I expect to see results?

While you will begin to see results immediately, swelling and recovery will prevent you from seeing the end result for several weeks. Many clients are able to see the full impact of the procedure around six weeks after. 

Does my health insurance cover eyelid surgery?

Unfortunately as an elective procedure, it is not covered by most medical insurances. The good news is that there are many financing options available in the market to help make the procedure more accessible sooner. 

What age is ideal for eyelid surgery?

While eyelid surgery is often used by those advanced in age, there is no minimum or maximum age for eyelid surgery. 

Will eyelid surgery help fix the heavy wrinkles around my eyes?

Eyelid surgery is considered one of the most effective ways to eliminate wrinkles from around the eyes. This is done through a combination of removing excess skin, muscle and fat and tightening the area. The result is a smoother eye area with significantly less wrinkles. 

As premiere experts in blepharoplasty Atlanta patients have seen us as a trusted partner. We would love to hear about your situation and present you with your best options for reaching your objectives. Reach out to our office to schedule your appointment today. We can be reached at (678) 902-9495