Blepharoplasty Beverly Hills
Struggling with tired, droopy eyelids that shadow your true beauty? It’s time to consider a change. Let Dr. Andrew Frankel, a renowned expert in Beverly Hills, CA, introduce you to the wonders of blepharoplasty (also called an eyelid lift surgery or “eye lift”). This procedure promises not only a rejuvenated appearance but also a brighter outlook. Embrace a new chapter of confidence and clarity.
LEARN WHY PATIENTS CHOSE WORLD-RENOWNED, DR. FRANKEL AS THEIR TOP FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY BOUTIQUE IN BEVERLY HILLS.
Restore Youthful Eyes with Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty, more than just a cosmetic procedure, is a bridge to revitalized confidence and improved functionality. It’s not just about looking younger; it’s about feeling better and seeing clearer. Dr. Andrew Frankel offers this procedure with precision and care tailored to your needs.
Shed years off your face, making your eyes the focal point with reduced wrinkles and puffiness.
Say goodbye to the hindrance of droopy eyelids. Witness the world clearly and brightly once again.
With youthful eyes, walk into every room with newfound confidence and poise.
The Blepharoplasty Procedure
Upper Blepharoplasty: Upper eyelid surgery employs an incision discreetly concealed within the natural crease of the eyelid, often referred to as the natural folds. During this procedure, the skin, muscle, and fat layers undergo alterations to craft the desired eyelid contour. Double eyelid surgery can also be integrated if needed to create a double vision effect. At times, Dr. Frankel might also adjust the fold’s position if he deems it beneficial for the patient’s appearance. It’s important during the initial consultation to set realistic expectations.
Lower Blepharoplasty: Dr. Frankel typically addresses the lower eyelids by repositioning the orbital fat, eliminating the need for a skin incision. However, in instances where there’s a need to smooth out a superficial bulge or to remove redundant skin, an incision right below the lashes becomes essential. Such an incision is only opted for when the lower lid shows solid support or when additional measures are in place to bolster it.
Alternative to Blepharoplasty Surgery
As an alternative to lower or upper eyelid surgery, a hyaluronic acid gel filler can be injected to fill in areas where volume loss is contributing to the problem. With these cosmetic procedures, there is no cutting of excess eyelid skin involved, and the outcome can be quite remarkable if the patient does not have a lot of loose skin. The upper lids can benefit from filler as well as hollows that exist under the eyes. Dr. Frankel began doing these surgical procedures in 1997 and, over the years, has become a leading expert at it. While there is always a chance for bruising and swelling, this will fade over time, with the results being extremely rejuvenating and natural looking. So, if you are not an ideal candidate for plastic surgery, consider fillers as a treatment option.
Blepharoplasty Before and After Photos
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
DR. FRANKEL’S BLEPHAROPLASTY NOTES
“My approach to the upper and lower eyelids has changed dramatically from when I first began performing this surgery 22 years ago in Beverly Hills. At that time, I was taught to remove as much excess skin, fat, and muscle as possible in order to get rid of all the problematic ‘extra’ tissue.
Over the years, it became clear that removing all the tissue surrounding the eye did not make things look younger or better: It made the eyes look older. Eyes with a youthful appearance aren’t prominent and round and don’t have many visible lids or hollow sockets or the whites of the eyes showing on the lower lids. Youthful eyes have eyelid skin that is taut and plump with fat surrounding them.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery, more than any other facial procedure, has the potential to alter the essence of someone’s entire facial appearance. Because of this, I strive to be conservative with the eyes and to ‘restructure’ rather than to remove the tissues.”
– ANDREW FRANKEL, M.D.
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Blepharoplasty Preparation & Expectations
Preparation for eyelid surgery
Our office will provide a comprehensive treatment plan for how to prepare for cosmetic or reconstructive eyelid surgery and a list of vitamins, herbs, or medications to avoid in the days and weeks before your cosmetic procedures. Before the procedure, Dr. Frankel will discuss everything you need to know about eyelid lift surgery for the lower eyelids and upper eyelids.
Length of eyelid surgery
The length of custom eyelid surgery varies from person to person but is normally around two hours for the upper lids and one hour for the lower lids. Dr. Frankel will give you more detailed information during your consultation.
Recovery PERIOD from Blepharoplasty
Your eyes might be irritated and light-sensitive the night after surgery. Eyes after surgery can often experience some level of discomfort. Most Blepharoplasty Beverly Hills patients should have a speedy recovery and be able to perform desk work within three days after surgery and return to their normal activities within eight days, although bruising is unpredictable and might take more time to resolve fully. It’s crucial to have realistic expectations regarding recovery after eyelid surgery.
Thorough instructions for your specific cosmetic eyelid procedure will be provided. As a rule, patients are encouraged to rest with their heads elevated and use ice packs or cool compresses intermittently for the first forty-eight hours.
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Why choose Dr. Frankel
- Board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California
- Dr. Frankel was one of only two doctors to be involved with the clinical research trials for both Restylane and Juvederm which led to their approval by the Food and Drug Administration as dermal fillers.
- Dr. Frankel was granted the distinction of becoming one of only 36 Fellowship Directors under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
- Member of the National Domestic Violence Project
Eyelid procedure FAQs
If you live near Beverly Hills, CA (or Los Angeles), DR. Andrew Frankel offers blepharoplasty among its services and is conveniently located at 201 S Lasky Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212
As with any surgery, there are potential risks. For blepharoplasty, these can include infection, bleeding, scarring, difficulty closing the eyes, dry eyes, and potential vision problems. However, when performed by an experienced and qualified plastic or ophthalmic surgeon, the risks are minimized. It’s essential for patients to discuss potential risks and benefits with their surgeon before undergoing the procedure.
Blepharoplasty is designed to leave minimal and discreet scarring. In upper eyelid surgery, the incision is typically hidden within the natural eyelid fold, making it barely noticeable once healed. In the case of lower eyelid surgery, if an incision is required, it is made just below the eyelashes and is also inconspicuous over time. Proper aftercare and following post-operative instructions can further enhance scar healing and minimization.
The cost of blepharoplasty can vary significantly based on the surgeon’s experience, the region where the surgery is performed, the complexity of the procedure, and other associated costs like anesthesia and facility fees. It’s important to get a detailed estimate from your surgeon and understand what’s included in the total price.
Blepharoplasty is usually performed under local anesthesia, sometimes combined with sedation. This means that the area will be numbed, and you shouldn’t feel pain. If you’re sedated, you may feel drowsy and relaxed, but again, pain should be minimal to non-existent. Always discuss any concerns about pain or sensation with your surgeon prior to the procedure.
Yes, blepharoplasty can often be combined with other facial surgeries or treatments for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Common combinations include facelift, brow lift, or rhinoplasty. Additionally, non-surgical treatments like Botox or fillers can be done in conjunction with blepharoplasty to address other facial concerns. Combining procedures can be advantageous in terms of recovery time and achieving harmonious results. However, it’s crucial to discuss your aesthetic goals with your surgeon to determine the best combination of procedures for your individual needs.