Eyelid Surgery in Louisville, KY

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what is Eyelid Surgery?

Your eyes are one of the most important and noticeable features on your face. Sometimes as you age, your eyes can become droopy, saggy, or develop bags underneath. This can cause you to look tired and older than you actually are. An eyelid surgery, performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi, can help to remove any excess skin, wrinkles, bags, and dark circles that are present on the upper or lower eyelids. He can help lift the skin and restore its appearance for more youthful, alert, and awake-looking eyes. You can learn about how to brighten up your face by contacting our Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery office in Louisville, KY. Our plastic surgeon will help you determine if you need an upper, lower, or combination eyelid surgery.

What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

A personalized eyelid surgery in Louisville, KY at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery gives both pragmatic and cosmetic enhancements to your face, with great advantages, including:

  • Boosting comfort by reducing friction from skin creases
  • Reducing bags below the eyes
  • Resulting in a younger, revitalized appearance
  • Enhancing the shape and appearance of the eyes
  • Expanding eyesight by clearing line of sight
  • Treating sagging and/or hanging skin tissue in the lower and upper eyelids
  • Creating a more awakened, aware appearance

am i a candidate for eyelid surgery?

The best candidates for eyelid surgery:

  • Have eyelid issues that cause them to look older
  • Have vision problems caused by droopy eyelids
  • Have droopy, downturned eyelids as a result of aging or genetics
  • Have bags under the eyes
  • Desire a more refreshed, rejuvenated appearance
  • Desire a natural look

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how is eyelid surgery performed?

Upper Eyelid Surgery

For upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Mizuguchi 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, he will remove the excess fat and skin. Afterward, the incision will be closed with absorbable sutures, which do not require removal. 

Lower Eyelid Surgery

For lower eyelid surgery, the incision will be placed along the bottom of the lash line to allow Dr. Mizuguchi access to remove the extraneous fat and tissue. A special technique called transconjunctival blepharoplasty is used if you have puffy lower lids but good skin tone. If you have dark under eye circles caused by a lack of fat in the area, you could benefit from injectables or fat fillers to add volume to the area.

For Upper & Lower Combined

Sometimes, both the lower and upper eyelids need to be addressed to correct all issues effectively. When both are combined, surgery can last around two hours.

how long is recovery after eyelid surgery?

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, you can expect your 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. You should expect natural-looking, younger, more refreshed eyelids after your surgery. In addition, scars shouldn’t be visible due to their placement.

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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, feel free to give us a call to set up a consultation and learn about eyelid surgery.

How much does eyelid surgery cost?

The cost of eyelid surgery can vary depending on whether you are getting a lower eyelid lift, upper, or both. Once your treatment plan is created during your initial consultation, our team can go over cost estimates. To get results that look natural and last for many years, it is better to focus on choosing a skilled surgeon you can trust instead of trying to find the lowest cost. To help you afford great results, Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery takes many payment methods, including low-interest medical financing.

Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery may be considered medically necessary and might be covered by insurance if the skin around your eyes is blocking your vision. Please inform our team during your consultation if you plan on applying for an insurance claim. One of our team members can help you submit the needed information and paperwork to your insurance company to consider your claim. Typically, you will need a letter from an ophthalmologist or optometrist stating that an eyelid lift will restore your field of vision.

What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?

An eyelid lift not only helps to refresh your appearance, but it can also improve other aspects of your life. You may discover your field of vision expanding once loose, hanging skin on your upper eyelid is gone. It can also be easier to apply eye shadow and other makeup when your upper eyelid is smooth. Eliminating fine lines, "crepey" skin, dark circles, and puffy bags on your lower eyelid can help your eyes appear brighter and fuller without needing a lot of makeup.

Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?

If you're concerned about the appearance of Crow's feet or forehead wrinkles, a facelift or brow lift may be more suited to your needs, as eyelid surgery focuses only on correcting the eyelids themselves. Eyelid surgery may also be combined with a nonsurgical procedure such as BOTOX®, which combats wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. An injectable filler may help to add volume for a fuller appearance. In your initial consultation, our team will create your custom treatment plan to fit your goals.

What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?

There are a number of nonsurgical and injectable treatments (like Juvéderm, BOTOX, and Restylane) that can deliver improvements to the areas around the eyes. However, eyelid surgery may be more effective if you're dealing with moderate to severe skin sagging or want to attain longer-lasting results. Following your consultation at our Louisville, KY office, we'll build a surgical or nonsurgical treatment plan focused on your needs and goals. We may also combine surgical and nonsurgical procedures for more complete enhancement.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.