Blepharoplasty Surgery Glenview, IL

Look younger and less tired with Blepharoplasty

Take Control of Your Eyes

As you age, the skin around your eyes may become loose, begin to sag or show other signs of aging. Since your eyes are one of the first things people will notice 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. It can also help you control how your lower eyelid looks and improve the contour of your entire 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, your skin will stretch more tightly from your eyelids down to your cheek. This will help you achieve the more youthful contours you are looking for. Also, your upper eyelid is pulled back slightly to help reveal the natural beauty of your 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.

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How Long Is The Recovery Time?

Everyone is different, and it’s impossible to predict exactly how much time you would need to recover.  On average, you should expect to have some bruising and swelling for 7-10 days after your blepharoplasty. If you have to go into an office, many people choose to go in for surgery on a Friday and take the next week off work, to allow for 10 days of recovery.

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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.

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How Is A Blepharoplasty Performed?

The term blepharoplasty is a broad term used to describe any surgery that tightens the upper eyelid or lower eyelid. If your eyelids are drooping down into your eyes, then you would need an upper blepharoplasty. If your lower eyelids are sagging down into your cheeks, you can tighten them with a lower blepharoplasty. If you need help with both of these areas, they can be performed together. In an upper blepharoplasty, excess skin and fat are removed through an incision hidden in the natural crease of your eyelid. The incision is then closed with fine sutures. This results in an improved, refreshed appearance and the creation of a prominent eyelid crease, giving the patient a more youthful look. In a lower blepharoplasty, the incisions are hidden on the inside of the eyelid. If there is excess skin of the lower lid, the incision is made just below the lashes. These techniques allow Dr. Cohen to remove excess skin or fat and re-position skin without leaving visible scars on your face. Your end result is a smooth, beautiful, youthful facial contour.

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What's The Difference Between An Upper Blepharoplasty And A Lower Blepharoplasty?

The upper blepharoplasty aims to fix eyelids that are drooping down into the eyes.  Lower blepharoplasty tightens the skin in the lower eyelid, where the eyelid meets the cheek. You need an upper blepharoplasty if your eyelids are drooping into your eyes.  A lower eyelid lift is ideal if you want to improve your facial contours below the eye. These procedures can be performed together, if you are looking to change the shape and appearance of your eyes.  Dr. Cohen can advise you on the best combination of procedures on a free consultation in his Chicago or Glenview office.

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Our friendly office staff would be happy to arrange an appointment for you. You can get direct answers straight from the doctor.

Dr. Cohen made me feel comfortable, the office is really nice and friendly. All my questions were answered, I never felt rushed.

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Patient and RealSelf User

I went to the consultation with the idea of surgically removing the “bags” under my eyes and Dr. Cohen recommended this less invasive and more affordable solution (unlike other doctors I spoke with, they were ready and willing to do surgery with no mention of another options…until I asked!). Dr. Cohen and his staff were great and I would recommend him to anyone!

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Attention to detail, concerned for the comfort of the patient, friendly, thorough, fast, easy and reasonable service.

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Patient and RealSelf User

I felt that I needed a bit of work to stave off the aging process. My visit with Dr Cohen was wonderful, he was professional and caring at the same time as he explained he did not want to over-enhance but accentuate my natural looks. I would rate both himself and his practice very highly.

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Glenview Office 2591 Compass Rd. Suite 115 Glenview, IL 60026
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Chicago Office 2800 North Sheridan Road #103 Chicago, IL 60657

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Glenview Office 2591 Compass Rd. Suite 115 Glenview, IL 60026