Eyelid Surgery Specialist

Adrien Aiache, MD

Plastic Surgery & Reconstructive Surgery located in Beverly Hills, CA & Tarzana, CA

If your upper or lower eyelids make you look tired or old, eyelid surgery like eyelid lift can be a major game-changer. At Adrien Aiache, MD, in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Aiache expertly removes extra skin and repositions your eyelid skin for a more youthful and rested look. Book your eyelid surgery consultation online or over the phone now.

Eyelid Surgery Q & A

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that removes extra skin and repositions eyelids. Depending on your needs, you can have upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both.

Usually, Dr. Aiache performs eyelid surgery while you're under local anesthesia, which means you're awake but not in any pain. However, if desired, you can have eyelid surgery while you're totally asleep under general anesthesia.

Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if any of the following are true.

  • Your eyelids droop to make you look sleepy
  • Your eyes always look half-closed
  • Drooping lids interfere with vision
  • You have bags under your eyes
  • You look older than you feel because of your eyes

Eyelid surgery can greatly enhance your appearance, making you look years younger. It can also make you feel more confident, more comfortable, and overall happier with your looks. Dr. Aiache can help you decide whether eyelid surgery is the right choice for you.

How does eyelid surgery work?

In upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Aiache makes small incisions in your eyelid creases. He extracts a small sliver of skin from that area and then makes tiny sutures to close the incision.

In lower eyelid surgery, which focuses on the fatty deposits and skin below your eyes, Dr. Aiache usually makes a small incision inside your lower eyelid. He then extracts fat through that incision. If you've got extra skin below your eyes, Dr. Aiache instead makes the incisions in the small smile line just below your lashes.

Dr. Aiache typically uses absorbable sutures, so there's no need for removal later.

How long is recovery after eyelid surgery?

You can expect to have bruising and swelling for around two weeks after your eyelid surgery. You'll need to keep your head elevated and use cold compresses for the first few days. Because Dr. Aiache carefully places your incisions in your natural eyelid creases, your scarring is minimal and won't be noticeable after a few months.

Interested in rejuvenating your eyelids? Use the online booking tool or call the Adrien Aiache, MD, office to schedule your eyelid surgery consultation today.