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Blepharoplasty Surgery
Glenview, IL

Look younger and less tired with Blepharoplasty

Restore Your Eyes

As you age, the skin around your eyes may become loose, begin to sag or show other signs of aging. Because most people notice your eyes first when they meet you, many people are concerned with the issues mentioned above. If you find yourself in this situation, it may be time to consider blepharoplasty. This procedure can provide a number of benefits, allowing you to restore the youthful appearance you want.

What Is Blepharoplasty?

This is a procedure that helps improve the look of the skin around your eyes. If your upper eyelids have begun to sag or droop, this is the ideal way to correct the issue. An eyelid lift can also improve the control you have over the look of your lower lids, as well as the contours of your face. While this procedure offers a number of benefits, it is best to schedule an initial consultation to make sure it is the right option for your specific eye skin issue.

What to Expect After Blepharoplasty

Once the blepharoplasty procedure is complete, you will notice the skin between your eyelids and cheek will be tighter and smoother. This will help you achieve the more youthful contours you are looking for. Also, your upper eyelid is pulled back slightly to help bring out your beautiful eyes. In some cases, the procedure can change the entire shape of your eyes, if this is one of your goals. When you talk to our staff, we can help you understand what you can expect.

Before & After Blepharoplasty
Before & After Blepharoplasty Procedure
Before & After Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty Procedure Before & After
Blepharoplasty Before & After

Before & After Blepharoplasty
Before & After Blepharoplasty Procedure

How Long Does Recovery Take?

Recovery for each person is different, which is why there is no exact recovery time available. Most people will experience some swelling and bruising for about seven to 10 days following the blepharoplasty procedure. The best eyelid surgeon at our facility recommend scheduling this surgery for a Friday and then taking the following week off, allowing for the 10 full days for recovery.

Can Insurance Cover An Eyelid Lift?

If your vision is impaired by drooping upper eyelids, an upper eyelid lift may be covered by your insurance provider. Every insurance company is different, so check if your provider provides coverage. Often, your health insurance company will need some kind of proof that your vision is impaired. If necessary, Dr. Cohen will perform the tests and send the required proof to your provider if you are eligible.

What Is the Process for a Blepharoplasty?

Medical professionals use the term blepharoplasty as a blanket term to refer to any surgical procedure that tightens either the lower or upper eyelid or both. When you have drooping eyelids, an upper blepharoplasty by our top eyelid surgeon can help pull the eyelids up away from the eyes. However, if your lower lids sag against your cheeks, a lower blepharoplasty can tighten the skin and resolve the problem. Our best eyelid surgeon in Chicago, Glenview and Lincoln Park can complete both of these procedures at the same time when necessary.

For an upper blepharoplasty, our surgeon will remove excess fat and skin using an incision located in the natural crease, hiding the scar from view. We then use fine sutures to close the incision. The end result is a refreshed, improved appearance with a more prominent eyelid crease, so you look younger around the eyes.

When you undergo a lower eyelid lift, the incisions are placed inside the eyelid, so they remain hidden. If excess skin must be removed, the incision may need to be made beneath the eyelashes. Our top eyelid surgeon, Dr. Cohen, can remove any excess fat and skin, repositioning it so the scars are less visible after healing. This will create a younger, more beautiful, smoother facial contour.

What Are the Differences?

As the name indicates, an upper blepharoplasty is performed to remedy eyelids that droop into the eyes, while a lower blepharoplasty will tighten the skin between the cheek and eyelid. An upper eyelid lift pulls the lids out of the eyes for a more youthful appearance and the lower procedure fixes the contours of the face. Some Chicago, Glenview and Lincoln Park patients require both procedures, which can be completed at the same time, changing the look and shape of the patient’s eyes. Our best eyelid surgeon, Dr. Cohen, meets with each patient to help them determine which treatment is best for them.

If you’re interested in getting an upper or lower blepharoplasty in Chicago, Glenview or Lincoln Park, contact us to schedule your consultation.