What is an Eyelid lift?
The eyes are the most unique feature of everyone's face, and they deserve to be visible. However, an abundance of skin around the eyes can cause your most distinguishable feature to have a tired and irritable look, regardless of your mood. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen performs blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to reduce excess skin and rejuvenate the upper or lower eyelid, which creates a softer and rejuvenated appearance. Countless men and women receive eyelid surgery at our Beverly Hills, CA location to eliminate saggy eyelids, leading to an improved function and appearance. Blepharoplasty, whether lower or upper, creates a more awakened appearance and can produce subtle yet striking improvements. If you want to learn more about rejuvenating your eyes with eyelid lift surgery, schedule a consultation with J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills.
Eyelid Lift Reviews
"I Cried Happy Tears when Dr. Katzen Removed Bandages After Body Lift. - I lost 119 pounds and most importantly, I maintained my weight loss the last two years. I could not put off the removal of excess skin any longer. Dr. Katzen performed a 360 body lift on me where he excised my skin and fat, and tightened me up. After my body lift, I stayed at a recovery center (near his office) for one night. Dr. Katzen came by early the next morning to check on me and released me to go home. After a week, I came in for my post op check up. Dr. Katzen removed the bandages and I cried my eyes out. I could not believe how great my surgery turned out."- C.J. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2019
"Top Notch Care by Dr. Katzen - What I love the most about going to Dr. Katzen for surgery is the top notch care and attention that I got. He listens to what I want and recommends a great customized plan for my body. I had vaser hi def liposuction in my arms and abdomen. I got exactly what I wished for. Dr. Katzen has amazing eyes and hands to do what he does."- J. / RealSelf / Jun 18, 2019
"This is an extremely personal review for me but I want to be able to help others in my position. Dr Katzen basically gave me my face back and I’m eternally thankful. So, when you’re young, dumb, insecure and have discretionary cash to spend what do you do? You go to Mexico to get permanent PMMA filler in a face that didn’t need it. Well, you do if you’re me. Then you spend years regretting it and figuring out a way to get it removed. You beat yourself up. You drown in shame. You realize you look crazy and overdone and you start to hide. Before you know it, you’ve lost YEARS of your youth. Then you roll up your sleeves and say ENOUGH. After trying to dissolve the filler and even using ultherapy and lasers, I realized the only way to get this product removed would be surgically. I visited a few well-known doctors who all wanted to rip my face open, peel my skin back and leave me scarred. Enter Dr Katzen, who was kind, compassionate and professional. The first thing he said to me was, "well, if this was MY FACE here’s what I’d prefer..." and I was sold. As scared as I was, the procedure itself was relatively easy. I was swollen for two weeks, eyes shut for a day or so, but after the stitches came off everything started to settle nicely. Wearing a mask and sunglasses everywhere helped. Now, I cant wait until this pandemic - panini, Panasonic, prime rib - whatever you want to call it, is over so that I can show my face in public again. If you’re going through what I did and need advice or more information, please don’t hesitate to message me and please do yourself a favor and go see dr Katzen. Take care!"- Y.Y. / Yelp / Mar 10, 2021
"What I love the most about going to Dr. Katzen for surgery is the top notch care and attention that I got. He listens to what I want and recommends a great customized plan for my body. I had vaser hi def liposuction in my arms and abdomen. I got exactly what I wished for. Dr. Katzen has amazing eyes and hands to do what he does."- J. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2019
"Illegal Silicone Removal - I had got silicone injected in me in 2014. The pain started once I had my second child. I had pain in my legs, arms and my lymph nodes around my pelvic had gotten swollen as well. I flew from Dallas to Cali to see Timothy Katzen. This doctor is amazing He’s very smart! And caring. He was worth every penny I had to spend. I’m so happy I’m finally silicone free. His entire team is wonderful. Words cannot explain the joy I have from this experience! I highly recommend Dr. Timothy Katzen!Updated on 17 Oct 2020:Dr. Timothy Katzen is the best!Updated on 23 Oct 2020:This is 4 days after illegal silicone removal surgery! I’ve been laying on my back every since I have had the surgery done which was on 10/14/2020. Dr Timothy is so much the best I know I have said this a Million times! But omg he’s so smart, nice, n I truly believe he can do this with his eyes close! If anyone have questions please feel free to reach out and ask, I am here. Best of luck ladiesUpdated on 9 Nov 2020:I’m moving around better and better everyday! My healing process is going great!"- T. / RealSelf / Oct 25, 2020
who is a Candidate for an EYELID LIFT?
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that is available to both men and women at our Beverly Hills, CA office. During your first visit, various techniques and alternatives will be discussed based on the areas you would like addressed. Generally, ideal candidates for this surgery are those who:
- Wish to remove unwanted skin and folds on the top eyelid
- Have bloated skin below the bottom eyelid
- Have functional vision difficulties due to the excess skin around your eyes
- Are in overall good health
This procedure can give patients a more awakened look that appears bright and youthful.
what to expect during an EYELID LIFT
Depending on the type and complex nature of your individual blepharoplasty procedure, either general anesthesia or IV sedation will be administered. Eyelid surgery may be done on the upper eyelid alone, under or on the bottom eyelid, or a combination of both eyelids.
Upper blepharoplasty decreases the folds of skin that droop over the eye to create a more awakened and appealing look. An incision is usually made along the lid crease to excise loose skin and fatty tissue.
Lower lid surgery is performed to reduce the appearance of puffy and bulging skin beneath the lower eyelid. The incision is carefully made along the lash line to allow access to remove tissue and fat, and the skin is subtly lifted to create a softer, smoother look. In some cases, nonsurgical laser treatments can be incorporated to assist with discoloration while fillers can be used for more smoothness and softening if desired.
- Transconjunctival Lower Eyelid Surgery
This technique is similar to that of a lower eyelid lift. The main difference is that the incision is made inside the lower eyelid, leading to a scar that is completely concealed.
how long is recovery after an EYELID LIFT?
Eyelid surgery can last up to two hours, depending on whether one or both eyes are treated. After this outpatient surgery, you should plan about a week to recover and rest at home. A cold compress can help reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising. The results from eyelid surgery can last years. Even though the results you yield will last a long time, the aging process does not stop. To maintain your surgical outcomes, other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, such as fillers, peels, and lasers, can be done to preserve your youthful appearance.
eyelid lift faqs
Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid surgery?
If hanging skin is affecting your vision, your insurance may pay for part of your eyelid lift. Please tell Dr. Katzen during your consultation if you are considering using your insurance. Someone at our Beverly Hills, CA office will help you get the needed information and paperwork for your insurance company to process your claim. Generally, you will need a diagnosis from an optometrist or ophthalmologist stating that an eyelid lift would improve your vision.
What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
Eyelid surgery not only helps to refresh your appearance, but it can also improve other aspects of your life. You may find your field of vision expanding when loose, hanging skin from your upper eyelid is removed. It can also be easier to apply eye makeup when your upper eyelid is smooth. Eliminating fine lines, "crepey" skin, puffy bags, and dark circles under your eyes can make them look brighter and fuller without cosmetics.
Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Wrinkles on your forehead and the corners of your eyes (Crow's feet) may be better corrected with a facelift or brow lift because the results of the eyelid surgery are confined to the eyelids only. Eyelid surgery can be combined with a nonsurgical procedure, such as BOTOX, which combats wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. An injectable filler can also be effective because it adds volume to hollow areas for a smoother appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Katzen will create a personalized treatment plan based on your goals.
What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Noninvasive skin tightening procedures and injectable treatments (like Juvéderm and BOTOX) can provide some improvements. However, if you have moderate to severe sagging skin or want long-lasting results, an eyelid lift would be better than nonsurgical treatments. After you have talked to Dr. Katzen about the concerns and goals you have for your eyes, he can go over his recommendations for your nonsurgical or surgical treatment plan. He may also suggest both surgical and nonsurgical procedures to help you achieve your best results.
get Younger-Looking Eyes
If you find it difficult to see or apply makeup because of folds of skin on the upper eyelid, or if you suffer from puffy bags under your eyes, then upper or lower blepharoplasty at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills may be the ideal treatment for you. This enhancement can help you look refreshed and youthful while offering a beautiful answer to your vision impairment concerns. We invite you to get in touch with our office in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen.
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