Blepharoplasty Near Birmingham, AL

9 Services ( View All )

What is Blepharoplasty?

The eyes are a beautiful component of the face that deserves to be seen, but sometimes, an abundance of skin above or under the eyes can create an unflattering facial appearance or cause functional issues, like decreased peripheral vision. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Young H. Choi offers eyelid surgery (known as blepharoplasty) to lift and tighten the lower or upper eyelid, creating a younger and awakened facial appearance. Countless men and women in the Greater Birmingham area have eyelid surgery at Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center to reduce puffy bulges, leading to improved function and appearance. Whether upper or lower, eyelid surgery creates a more awakened appearance and can give you subtle yet striking improvements. If you are interested in refreshing your eyes with eyelid lift surgery, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Choi in Vestavia Hills, AL.

Ideal Candidates for Eyelid Surgery

Upper or lower blepharoplasty is a facial cosmetic enhancement that is popular among both women and men. During your private consultation, treatment options will be explained by Dr. Choi based on your conditions that need to be addressed. Most often, ideal candidates are impaired by excess, hanging skin and folds on the upper eyelid, or puffy skin just under the bottom eyelid, causing functional and vision difficulties that can get in the way of everyday activities. If you have excess, hanging skin on the upper eyelid, or bags and circles under the eyes, blepharoplasty can provide a softer, rejuvenated appearance.

How Is Blepharoplasty Performed?

Depending on the nature of the eyelid surgery, some form of anesthesia will be given. This surgery may be done on the top eyelid by itself, on the bottom eyelid, or a combination of both upper and lower.

  • Upper
    Upper blepharoplasty assists in decreasing the hanging of skin that droops over the eye, producing a more appealing eyelid appearance. An incision is usually made along the natural crease to trim away loose skin and fatty tissue.
  • Lower
    Lower eyelid surgery is performed to reduce puffy and bulging skin under the lower eyelid. In most cases, an incision is made just under the lash line to surgically remove fat, and the skin is delicately lifted to allow for a softer, flatter look. In some cases, a nonsurgical laser procedure may be performed to assist with discoloration.

What to Expect After Surgery

Blepharoplasty can take up to two hours, depending on whether both eyes or one is treated. After surgery, you should plan about a week to rest. A cold compress can help reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising. The outcomes from blepharoplasty may last years, and while they are long-lasting, the aging process does not stop.

How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost?

If hanging skin is compromising your vision, your insurance may cover some of your eyelid lift. Please talk to Dr. Choi during your consultation if you are considering applying for an insurance claim. A team member at Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center will help you get the needed paperwork and information to your provider to process your claim. Generally, you will need a diagnosis from an ophthalmologist that an eyelid lift is medically necessary to improve your vision.

Younger-Looking Eyes

If you are having a hard time seeing due to excess skin on your upper eyelids, or you suffer from puffy bags under your eyes, then blepharoplasty at Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center may be the answer for you. This surgery can help you look youthful and awakened while addressing your vision impairment concerns. We encourage you to get in touch with our office in Vestavia Hills, AL (near Birmingham) to make a consultation with Dr. Choi.

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