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What is Blepharoplasty?

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Blepharoplasty, also known as Eyelid Lift Surgery is a procedure that removes excess eyelid skin and sometimes fat to address droopy skin around the eye. As you age, the eyelids are more prone to stretching, especially as the muscles that support them weaken.

Blepharoplasty expert Dr. Catherine S. Chang performs these procedures to correct drooping eyelids, as well as to reduce bags under the eyes. For some patients, the procedure is less cosmetic and more functional. In some instances, addressing the eyelids also improves vision.

Eyelid surgery is a subtle yet effective way to take years off your face. Your results will look entirely natural, with incisions hidden in natural creases of the eyelid that make them unnoticeable.

Benefits of Eye Lift Surgery

Over the years, both the upper and lower eyelids can begin to look puffy and stretched. This is caused by fat herniation, which causes bags under the eyes along with sagging skin. Blepharoplasty can correct these issues while restoring a more bright-eyed and youthful appearance.

By removing sagging skin from the corners of the eyes, blepharoplasty can also make the eyes look bigger and brighter. 

  • Reduced fine lines – Lines near the corners of the eyes are naturally tightened
  • A more youthful appearance – Droopy eyelids add years to the face. Eye lift surgery creates a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance
  • Minimal scarring – Incisions are placed inside the eyelid, in the lash line, or in the crease of the upper eyelid
  • Improved vision – Corrects droopy lids and excess skin that can impact vision
  • Short recovery – Most patients are back to work in a week or less

What to Expect After Eyelid Lift Surgery

After eyelid surgery, you will experience mild discomfort around your eyes. Your eyes may feel tender and warm, and you may also experience blurred vision and temporary minor sight impairments during the first day after the procedure. This is more common with lower eyelid surgery. 

These symptoms can last up to a week post-op. Cold compress can be used to decrease swelling. It’s also important to sleep with your head elevated while also limiting physical activity.

Avoid straining your eyes as much as possible. Activities such as reading, watching TV, or looking at any kind of screen can cause eye strain. You’ll also want to be mindful of rubbing your eyes, even when they itch, as this can affect the incisions and may cause further discomfort and swelling.

Initial swelling and bruising typically subsides after 1-2 weeks. You can expect to see final results in about 6 to 8 months.

Most patients return to work and normal daily activities after a week. However, you should refrain from strenuous exercise for at least three weeks. This provides plenty of time for swelling to go down while also allowing stitches to fully dissolve.

“Surgery sans looking surgical”

After many hours spent looking at pictures, studying surgeons' credentials, reading reviews and staring at my aging face, I chose Catherine Chang, MD for my facelift, neck lift, blepharoplasty and CO2 laser procedure. It was a leap of faith that came with great anxiety in the midst of a pandemic year. My first visit with Dr. Chang was unhurried and she took the time to explain the procedures she was recommending as well as the results that could be expected. Her confidence and understanding were reassuring. Dr. Chang is a skilled surgeon, talented and perceptive. She understood what I was looking for. State of the art results: Dr. Chang is an amazing young woman, a perfectionist.
Muriel G.
February 2021
Dr. Chang is AMAZING. I’d had incredibly severe breathing issues my whole life—I’m talking sinus headaches, blurry vision, absolutely *no* airflow through one side of my nose—all from an extremely deviated septum. On top of everything else, the septum issue created a huge bump in my nose that proved to be very problematic for my career as a performer. As a woman of color, finding a doctor who could improve my quality of life, adjust my profile, but simultaneously honor my heritage and my ethnicity was a terrifying thought. I wanted to solve my problem, but I wanted to come out looking like me. I was overwhelmed by the fear of not being heard—as I’d had many other experiences where my dignity as a patient was clearly not the priority.
Sydney H.
September 2020
Dr. Catherine Chang changed my life. At 43, I unfortunately had aged prematurely in my lower face and neck and was so unhappy with my changing appearance. I had met with a couple of other surgeons but was too scared to trust them with such a big surgery. Not only is Dr. Chang professionally incredible but she is also cool and sweet as can be and every office visit is a joy. I am so grateful I found Dr. Catherine Chang!
Shana H.
November 2020
"Dr. Chang is absolutely amazing. I am beyond happy and thankful that I chose to have my procedure with her! Words can't describe how happy I am! My recovering was less than 3 days! Same day I was already on my feet! I only took pain medication for about a day. I recovered so fast, not a single issue. Now the best part is the results, the result is INCREDIBLE. Exactly what I wanted! Thank you Dr. Chang!!!"
D.M.
Los Angeles, CA
May 2019
"Dr. Catherine Chang is a masterful plastic surgeon! I cannot say enough about how happy I am with the results of my recent surgery! I have "cred" as they say because I'm in the business of medical aesthetics--a Registered Nurse in this field since the early 2000's. I have been extremely fortunate to work with legendary plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills. Thank you Dr. Chang for restoring this face and neck!"
Joy E.
Los Angeles, CA
January 2019
"Dr. Cat Chang is amazing! I wish there were more than 5 stars I could give her. After years of contemplation, I went ahead and had the rhinoplasty (nose job) I have always wanted with Dr. Chang. I could not be more pleased with the results! I love my new profile, it is exactly what I hoped for!"
Santa Monica, CA
May 2019
"Simply put, Dr. Chang is phenomenal on so many levels! It was such an easy decision to choose her to perform my breast implant replace and lift surgery. Apart from having a "rock star" academic resume, upon meeting her I was immediately impressed as she has a very caring demeanor, is personable, professional, compassionate, but most importantly, incredibly experienced and knowledgeable."
Redondo Beach, CA
April 2019

Am I A Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

There are many reasons to consider eyelid surgery. For example, patients who have loose skin on the upper or lower eyelids are generally great candidates.

You may also be a good candidate for blepharoplasty if:

  • You have loose skin that folds and impacts the natural contour of the eye
  • You have loose or sagging eyelids that impair vision
  • You have fatty deposits that cause puffiness and bags
  • You have droopiness of either the upper, lower, or both eyelids

The best way to determine if you’re a candidate for blepharoplasty is to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Catherine Chang.

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“Results So Natural, It Will Be Your Best Kept Secret™”

Dr. Catherine Chang is dedicated to helping her patients choose the right procedure and treatment plan that will make them look their very best.

To schedule a consultation at our Beverly Hills, CA office, contact us at (310) 424-5330 to book your consultation today.

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