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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Boca Raton, FL

The eyes speak volumes about a person. When eyelids have excess skin that sags or even hangs over the lids, it makes people look tired and unhappy, and may even obstruct vision. Daniel Man, M.D., a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, performs blepharoplasty on people living in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding communities who want a fresher, more relaxed appearance.

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to remove the excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids, a condition called ptosis. An eyelid lift results in brightening the face and restoring a more youthful appearance. For some patients, eyelid surgery improves vision by removing the excessive skin of the upper eyelids, which often hangs down and interferes with peripheral vision. Droopy eyelids, dark circles and puffy bags under the eyes give people a tired appearance even though they may feel rested and full of energy.

Eyelid surgery does not correct crow’s feet or other wrinkles or lift sagging eyebrows, which may be done through other procedures. An eye lift is often performed by itself or with other cosmetic procedures, such as a brow or forehead lift, facelift, cosmetic laser surgery, skin resurfacing, and nose reshaping, among others.

Benefits of Blepharoplasty

The eyes are typically one of the first facial features that people tend to notice. Blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fat in the eyelids, providing the following benefits:

  • Brightens the appearance the face
  • Corrects any vision issues
  • Diminishes or removes bags under the eyes
  • Improves self-confidence

Is Blepharoplasty Right for Me?

Blepharoplasty is right for you if you have excessive amounts of skin hanging over your eyelids or have puffy bags under your eyes. For individuals who have vision issues due to excess skin, eyelid surgery is beneficial in correcting these issues too.

How Involved is Blepharoplasty?

During eye lift surgery, two issues are corrected. For the upper lids, using a laser, an incision is made in the natural crease to remove excess skin and fat. The lower eyelid lifts involve making a thin incision just inside the lower lids and removing excess fat. Each of the procedures is performed under a local anesthesia with IV and numbing to temporarily remove any feeling.

Using the laser, or a peel, the areas of skin may also be resurfaced under the eyes, such as dark circles and “crepe-paper” skin. Those of ethnic heritage, such as Asians, are often characterized by an absence of a crease or a fold in the upper eyelid. This crease can be added to give the eyes a more Western look.

Preparing for Blepharoplasty

Prior to a blepharoplasty, Dr. Man consults with patients and evaluates their eyelids to create a plan to achieve their desired final look. Once a plan is made, he also provides detailed instructions on how to prepare for your surgery. These instructions may include (but may not be limited to):

  • Have a complete physical
  • Have a mammogram
  • Stop smoking at least six weeks before surgery
  • Stop taking aspirin or other NSAIDs that can cause bleeding
  • Reduce alcohol consumption to three drinks per week or fewer
  • Stay hydrated

After Blepharoplasty

Immediately following an eyelid lift, patients are taken to a recovery room to rest until the anesthesia has significantly worn off and to monitor for any complications. Any necessary medications are administered to prevent infection and minimize discomfort.

It is imperative for patients to have someone stay with them for the first 24-48 hours after the surgery. Patients may choose to stay overnight at our center the first night following surgery to receive care and allow for complete rest. Our nurses are all ACSL certified, and our facility has specialized recovery options, including chest wall cooling methods to reduce pain and swelling, a hyperbaric chamber, and oxygen treatments to speed healing.

How is the Recovery from Blepharoplasty?

Patients may have slightly blurry vision due to the prescribed lubricating ointment, light sensitivity, redness around the eyes and other minor issues. These typically resolve themselves within a few days.

Patients may return to work within about five days and should follow detailed instructions to speed the healing process. Some of the steps include:

  • Follow a gentle cleaning regimen for the eyes
  • Use prescription eye drops or ointments to help with healing
  • Do not lift any heavy objects or participate in strenuous activities for a week
  • Do not rub eyes or wear contacts for at least two weeks
  • Wear darkly tinted sunglasses for protection
  • Sleep at an incline that keeps the head higher than the chest for a few days following surgery
  • Reduce swelling with cool compresses

Patients typically return to the surgeon’s office to have any stitches removed after about a week. The full results are visible within several weeks.

How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost?

The cost of eyelid surgery is different with each patient depending on the extent of the issues associated with the eyelids, as well as whether the procedure is combined with other cosmetic procedures or treatments. Dr. Man goes over the cost with each patient during a consultation, as well as payment options and financing. Health insurance may provide coverage depending on the purpose of the procedure.

What Do I Do Next?

If you have vision issues or have a permanently exhausted look because of excess skin and fat on and around the eyelids, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Man. During this consultation, he talks with you about your goals and evaluates your eyes and any concerns you may have. At that point, he makes a recommendation and discusses what he would like to do in detail so you can make an informed decision about it. He also answers any questions you may have.

Florida board-certified plastic surgeon Daniel Man, M.D., performs blepharoplasty on the residents of Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding communities who want to look less tired or correct any vision problems. Please contact us to set up your consultation today.

What our patients are saying about us

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    2016-11-17T04:48:38+00:00
    Dr. Mann was very informative and made great recommendations! His assistant Pepper also explained the step by step process of what I should expect after the Sugery.. Amazing office staff! I will be going back soon, to complete the mission..I had immediate results, a nice surprise.

    Vernica J. Neal

    The experience I had at Dr. Man's office was incredible. From the time I walked into his office, you are greeted professionally by his staff. Dr.Man's office is very beautiful with that very warm welcoming feeling. My husband & I went for a consultation to replace my old saline filled implants to silicone implants with a mastopexy & down size from a DD to a possible C or D cup, he really understood what I wanted and my expectations.
    5.0
    2016-11-17T04:50:07+00:00
    The experience I had at Dr. Man's office was incredible. From the time I walked into his office, you are greeted professionally by his staff. Dr.Man's office is very beautiful with that very warm welcoming feeling. My husband & I went for a consultation to replace my old saline filled implants to silicone implants with a mastopexy & down size from a DD to a possible C or D cup, he really understood what I wanted and my expectations.
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  • Sharon Slutsky

    Words don’t adequately express how much your kindness, caring, and compassion mean to me. You have enbraced me as part of your family and truly, the feelings are mutual. Each of yu goes out of your way to make me feel welcomed, pampered, and pretty. Please know how very much I appreciate all that you do for me. When I cook and bake for you it’s with pleasure. in a small way it’s a heartfelt hug and ‘thank you’. Today’s ‘nosh’ is Chinese Almond Cookies. During the Chinese New Year they’re given in token of coins, symbolizing wishes of prosperity. So while we’re atill in our new year’s first month. I wish you health, happiness, and prosperity.
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    2016-11-17T04:51:31+00:00
    Words don’t adequately express how much your kindness, caring, and compassion mean to me. You have enbraced me as part of your family and truly, the feelings are mutual. Each of yu goes out of your way to make me feel welcomed, pampered, and pretty. Please know how very much I appreciate all that you do for me. When I cook and bake for you it’s with pleasure. in a small way it’s a heartfelt hug and ‘thank you’. Today’s ‘nosh’ is Chinese Almond Cookies. During the Chinese New Year they’re given in token of coins, symbolizing wishes of prosperity. So while we’re atill in our new year’s first month. I wish you health, happiness, and prosperity.

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    Dr Daniel Man is absolutely the BEST plastic surgeon in all of South Florida. He is amazing and his work is incredible. I could not be happier. I had a full facelift, neck lift, and eyes and forehead done. Completely natural, no scars and best part I feel absolutely refreshed and beautiful!
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We provide assistance to our patients’ every need and make sure we get the results you’re looking for. Dr. Daniel Man is an award winning cosmetic surgeon you can trust for service in Boca Raton, Broward, Miami, and the Palm Beaches. He has been recognized by his peers time and again for innovative procedures with award winning excellent results.