Eyelid Surgery with Dr. Mirzabeigi at Atlanta Plastic Surgery

Loose skin, under eye bags, and drooping eyelids are common reasons why you may consider having eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).  When patients voice their concerns to me regarding the appearance of their eyelids, I may recommend this surgery to correct both structural and cosmetic issues.  Blepharoplasty can be divided into two types of surgery: upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery.  With upper eyelid surgery, I commonly address issues that occur from excess skin and droopy eyelids.  Many times, correcting these types of problems can even improve vision for some people.  Lower eyelid surgery can correct loose skin, along with under eye bags, and the addition of fat can even restore a youthful appearance.  If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to discuss how eyelid surgery can benefit you, please contact me, Dr. Michael Mirzabeigi.

Eyelid Surgery FAQs

Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you’re struggling with any of the following issues:

  • Loose/sagging eyelids
  • Excess fat deposits
  • Under eye bags
  • Fine lines/wrinkles

It is also important to be in good health and have realistic goals that you would like to achieve with your surgery.  Each patient is unique, and I tailor this procedure to meet each person’s individual needs and goals.

Is eyelid surgery painful?
Most people experience very little to no discomfort at all with eyelid surgery.  With this type of surgery, you can expect to experience some swelling and bruising.  Elevated resting and utilizing cold compresses throughout the first 36 – 48 hours post-op can assist with reducing the swelling.  During our consultation, we will discuss in more depth what you can expect post-op, and the best ways for you to recuperate at home.

How long does it take to recover from eyelid surgery?
You should be able to resume normal activities, such as returning to work, 5 – 10 days following your procedure.  By this point, a majority of the bruising and swelling will have subsided.  Each patient’s recovery is different because each patient is unique.  If you are in good health prior to your procedure, you will have an easier recovery.

Will I have visible scars from eyelid surgery?
The question of scarring is a common concern that my patients voice to me prior to proceeding with their surgery.  With eyelid surgery, the scarring is very well hidden.  Upper eyelid surgery easily hides the scar within the upper eyelid crease.  With lower eyelid surgery, the scar is hidden on the inside of the eyelid, or if an incision must be made on the outside of the eyelid, it is hidden within the lower eyelid crease.  I take great care in ensuring that minimal scarring occurs, and that any scars that do occur are unnoticeable.