Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
Vincent D. Lepore, MD
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 356-4241

Eyelid Surgery

Your eyes can seem brighter and your overall appearance can seem younger with blepharoplasty, often called eyelid surgery. Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform eyelid surgery in San Jose on both the upper and lower lids to help women and men look refreshed and more youthful. The area around your eyes is important both in the way that others see you and for your vision, so it's essential to choose a surgeon with advanced training and precise skill.

Eyelid Surgery Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
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    Case #175

    Mid-Facelift, Necklift, Eyelid Lift-San JoseThis patient, in his early 60s, felt it was time for a bit of facial rejuvenation to address issues he was having with sagging and loose skin.He was both... View Case 

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    Case #52

    Eyelid Lift-San Jose (Blepharoplasty)This woman felt some aspects of her appearance just didn't match the person she is. At 39 years old, she was bothered by the appearance of her eyelids, comp... View Case 

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    Case #43

    Male Eyelid Lift-San Jose. This is an example of blepharoplasty, (eyelid surgery) and how it can affect the appearance, and in some cases, remove some interference with vision. The p... View Case 

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    Case #146

    Eyelid LiftThis woman had been bothered by what she described as the baggy and puffy look of her lower eyelids. She was not interested in 'changing her look' - but in removing and tightenin... View Case 

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    Case #148

    Eyelid Lift-San Jose (Blepharoplasty)This is a dramatic example of the difference an eyelid procedure can make in overall appearance. This woman, in her late 30s, had been bothered by the puffy app... View Case 

Understanding Eyelid Surgery

Our surgeons perform blepharoplasty to correct several conditions:

  • Excess skin that folds over the upper eyelid, potentially impacting vision
  • Excess fat deposits that cause the eyes to look puffy
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Sagging lower lids
  • Wrinkles on the lower eyelids

While eyelid surgery can be performed on its own, it also makes a great complement to other facial rejuvenation procedures, especially facelift and brow lift surgeries. During your consultation, you and your surgeon discuss your aesthetic goals at length. Depending on your existing anatomy and desired outcome, you may decide to undergo more than one procedure at once for a substantial, natural-looking result.

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Our 3 board-certified plastic surgeons have several decades of combined experience, and they are among the leading cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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What to Expect

Depending on the specifics of your procedure, you may be under general anesthesia or simply local anesthesia with sedation for your blepharoplasty. Your surgeon discusses his recommendation for anesthesia with you during your consultation and preoperative appointments. Once you are completely anesthetized, your surgeon carefully makes incisions to minimize the visibility of future scars. If your upper eyelid is being treated, he makes an incision in the upper eyelid crease to remove excess fat and skin and tighten muscles and tissue. If your lower eyelid is being treated, your surgeon makes an incision below the line of your lower eyelashes or inside your lower eyelid to remove excess fat and skin.

At our office, many patients choose to combine eyelid surgery with a chemical peel to reduce discoloration of the skin below their eyes.

Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure, and you'll be able to return home shortly after surgery with the help of a trusted friend or loved one. Your companion will need to stay with you for several hours after surgery to help you around the house.

For the first few days after your eyelid surgery, your surgeon may instruct you to use medicated ointment on your incisions or to keep your eyes bandaged. Although some soreness is normal, it's typically easily manageable with prescribed medication. After about 1 week, your surgeon removes your sutures, and you should be able to get a better sense of your ultimate result. Most patients can return to work at this point, covering any residual bruising or discoloration with makeup. If you wear contact lenses, you may still need to wear glasses during this time. Over the next several weeks, your results will become more pronounced and you'll see your beautiful, refreshed eyelids.

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After your swelling and bruising have subsided, you'll notice smoother skin and a "cleaner" looking eye appearance. Many patients feel that they look remarkably younger and more alert, earning them compliments from friends and family as well as a newfound sense of confidence. To learn more about eyelid surgery and your other options for facial improvement, check out our Facial Rejuvenation FAQ page.

To learn more about eyelid surgery, request your free cosmetic consultation online or call our office at (408) 356-4241.

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