About Eyelid Surgery
One of the first things noticed about you are your eyes. Inherited family traits or the natural aging process can result in eyelid wrinkles, deep lines, dark circles, and puffiness. These elements contribute to a tired, sad, or prematurely aged appearance. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin from both the upper and lower eyelids. Underlying fatty tissue (fat pads) that herniate (protrude) can produce the appearance of puffiness or bagginess. These fat pads can be selectively removed or re-positioned for a more refreshed look. The result diminishes drooping skin, eliminates sagging, and can even help to improve vision in some patients who have hooding on their upper eyelids. Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Frank L. Stile at Stile Aesthetics in Las Vegas, NV, will be happy to personally meet with you to discuss all your aesthetic concerns.
The best candidates for eyelid surgery:
- Have eyelid issues that cause them to look older
- Have vision problems caused by droopy eyelids
- Have droopy, down-turned eyelids as a result of aging or genetics
- Have bags under the eyes
- Desire a more refreshed, rejuvenated appearance
- Desire a natural look
"From the moment I booked an appointment to my first day in the office, I have never felt so comfortable in a doctors office before. My whole experience has been amazing and the staff has been very accommodating for a life changing procedure, at least to me it was life changing in a positive way. I really had my decision narrowed down to two places and I truly believe the staff behind a good surgeon is extremely important and that is what sold me. I am 4 Weeks post op of a breast augmentation and I'm still healing but I'm finally loving my results now. With daily massage several times a day they are finally falling down into place and I can finally go bra shopping for normal bras! At the end of the day it's your body, and you're the one that has to live with it daily, so ask all the questions you need and want to know about any procedure and you'll be in good hands."- M.S. / Yelp / Jan 19, 2018
"Tummy tuck, liposuction on hips, and flanks - Im very pleased with Dr. Stile and his staff. Everyone is so friendly and helpful! Debbie was my life saver!! She gave me her personal number so I could text/call her anytime of day. And oh yes I used it many times lol She's amazing! Thank you! I will be coming back for my brest lift and thighs.Dr. Stiles takes pride, im 2 weeks out, and wow!!!See you in 2 weeks!!Thanks again!Cathy <3"- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 28, 2017
"Dr. Stile and his staff are the gold standard for what experiences like this are suppose to be. First off this office is absolutely gorgeous, envision what the inside of a palace would look like and that is what this office is! While I was waiting for my consultation one of the office staff came over with a rolling tea cart. Yes, a tea cart. A gorgeous sterling silver set with a variety of teas to choose from compliments of Dr. Stile. On the televisions there's a video reel of a variety of things from Dr. Stile providing different procedures, to consultations, to even advice. I was so impressed! I waited about an hour to be seen and was escorted back with yesenia (I think that was her name). She was so sweet, kind, and willing to listen to my concerns. Soon Dr. Stile came in and I showed him the birthmark I had been trying to remove for what seemed like my whole life. He listened and was empathetic to my situation, really understanding that this is something that has been a battle for me for so long. He asked about the laser procedures I had tried in the past with failed results. He offered me something different to try and an actual game plan for how we could go about treating it. We also discussed other procedures that I was interested in. Dr.Stile is kind and he really gives good advice as to what he would do and what to expect/how to address any issues. I really appreciated him being direct yet warm and welcoming to any questions or concerns I had. Lisa helped me with the cost of what procedures would cost and she was so awesome! She went over everything and wasn't super pushy like other places I've been to, she genuinely cared about answering my questions. This is absolutely the best experience I've ever had at a plastic surgeons office. I did so much research previously when I had a scar revision done with another surgeon in town and I so regret not coming here instead because the other surgeon left a mess. Don't make the same mistake as me in trusting anyone else instead come and see Dr. Stile, I promise you will be happy you did! Also huge plus, he doesn't charge an initial consultation fee! That's amazing considering most other places charge $50 just to see you! I am updating my review based on the experience I had today. My last experience was frustrating however I acknowledge that it was due to a single person giving me misinformation and not an accurate reflection of this entire facility."- S.N. / Yelp / Dec 19, 2017
"32 Year Old with 2 C-Section and a Hysterectomy - Dr. Stile was great! he really put my fiance at ease and made him feel like he really cared. Hopefully tomorrow at my early morning appointment, I can give you a better assessment because I was pretty out of it today."- M. / RealSelf / Dec 15, 2017
"The best in Vegas - Awesome experience! Love Dr. Stile and his staff. Ashley is awesome. I am 2 weeks po and have had 0 issues. I felt nothing but confidence inDr. Stile and his entire staff. My results are better then i expected this early. Can't wait to see what I look like once the swelling is gone."- N. / RealSelf / Nov 29, 2017
What to Expect
Upper Eyelid Surgery
For upper eyelid surgery, the plastic surgeon will make the incision within the natural fold of the eyelid. The incision will be extended outward as much as possible in order to address the extraneous skin folds located on the outside of the upper lid. After the incision is carefully made, the surgeon will remove the excess fat and skin. Afterwards, the incision will be closed with absorbable sutures, which do not require removal by the surgeon.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
For lower eyelid surgery, the incision will be placed along the bottom of the lash line to allow the plastic surgeon access to remove the extraneous fat and tissue. A special technique is used for patients with puffy lower lids but good skin tone called transconjunctival blepharoplasty. Patients with dark under eye circles caused by a lack of fat in the area could benefit from injectables or fat fillers to add volume to the area.
Upper and Lower Combined
With some patients, both the lower and upper eyelids need to be addressed to correct all issues effectively. When both are combined, surgery can last around 2 hours.
Although eyelid surgery is usually an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility, it can also be performed as an in-office procedure with a milder form of general anesthesia, called twilight sedation. After surgery, patients can expect the eyelids to be bruised and swollen, which can be alleviated with ice packs, medicated eye ointments or eye drops, and elevating the head. These symptoms should last a few days. Eyelid recovery is usually easy for most patients and normal activities can be resumed within a week. Patients should expect natural-looking, younger, more refreshed eyelids after their surgery. In addition, scars shouldn’t be visible due to their placement.
Plan Your Procedure
Revitalize Your Eyes
No longer should you allow your eyes to age you beyond your years. Not only can you look younger and more revitalized, but you can also correct vision problems caused by droopy eyelids. When you’re ready to transform your eyes and overall appearance, please feel free to give us a call to set up a consultation to learn more about eyelid surgery.