Eye Lift Surgery


Eye lift surgery in Beverly Hills removes excess fat in the upper & lower eyelids to eliminate droopy eyelids or bulging fat around the eyes.

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Enhance your eyes with a Eye Lift in Beverly Hills

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin and/or fat from the upper and lower eyelids. Also called an eye lift, this procedure improves the look of the eyes while fighting the signs of aging.

Blepharoplasty solves the problem of drooping eyelids or bulging fat around the eyes. This rejuvenation procedure treats drooping and hooded eyelids and corrects eye bags.

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What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects drooping upper eyelids and sagging lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty removes the excess skin formed by aging skin losing its elasticity. 

Types of Blepharoplasty Procedures Available

There are two blepharoplasty procedures:

  • Upper Blepharoplasty: Corrects eyelid ptosis, also called blepharoptosis. Practitioners remove drooping skin and tissue, giving the eye a younger look and potentially improving the patient’s field of vision.
  • Lower Blepharoplasty: Addresses under-eye bags by removing the excess skin and fat in the under-eye area. It also treats drooping lower eyelids. Fat repositioning and cheek lifts can remove dark circles around the under-eye area.

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Eye Lift Cost & Pricing Structure

Blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed facial cosmetic procedures in the United States. It involves removing excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids to fix drooping or bulging fat around the eyes. Plastic surgeons highly recommend it, and many patients have excellent reviews following the procedure.

What Results to Expect:

  • Younger Look: Blepharoplasty procedures remove aging skin and tissue that has lost its elasticity. Droopy, sagging skin adds years to your face. Blepharoplasty procedures permanently address these signs of aging.
  • Reduced Bags: Lower blepharoplasty procedures focus on reducing or removing the baggy areas of skin under the eyes.
  • Improved Field of Vision: Droopy eyes can reduce the visual field. Fixing droopy eyes with blepharoplasty can improve the size of your visual field.
  • Minimal Scarring: There is minimal scarring following blepharoplasty procedures, as the incisions are hidden in the creases of the eyelids.
  • Long Lasting Results: Blepharoplasty procedures provide long-term results, with many patients enjoying them for ten years and beyond.
  • Smoother Forehead: Patients will require fewer forehead muscle contractions to raise and lower their eyelids after a blepharoplasty, causing deep wrinkles on the forehead. Blepharoplasty eliminates this extra weight on the eyelids and allows the forehead to relax.

How Long Will Results Last?

Blepharoplasty ‌usually produces long-lasting results. Upper and lower blepharoplasty results are reported to last seven years or more.

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Blepharoplasty Cost & Pricing Structure

Pricing may vary based on which practitioner performs your treatment, the extent of the procedure, and the treatment area(s).

  • US National Average: $4,000-$11,000
  • Our Price: Costs can vary depending on the provider. Please contact us for an estimate.
  • Additional Costs: The price does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities, or other related expenses.
  • Insurance: Most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures. We offer a variety of payment options for your convenience.

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How the Procedure Works

Blepharoplasty can be performed with local anesthetic or under general anesthesia. This outpatient procedure takes 1-2 hours, with recovery occurring at home.

Before & Preparation

To prepare for blepharoplasty, we suggest that all patients

  • Discuss their medical history with their provider at their consultation.
  • Learn the risks and benefits of the surgery.
  • Discuss realistic expectations ahead of the procedure.
  • Stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, and other blood-thinning medications at least two weeks before the procedure.
  • Stop drinking alcohol at least two days before the procedure.
  • Quit smoking two to four weeks before the procedure.
  • Avoid sun exposure for two weeks before the procedure, and use sunscreen.
  • Follow your doctor’s eating and drinking instructions for the morning of your procedure.

During the Procedure

  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Treatment Area: The upper and lower eyelids
  • Pain: No procedural pain, as local or general anesthesia, is used for pain management.
  • Step-by-Step Guide:
    • Anesthesia is administered so you won't feel any pain.
    • Your provider cleans the surgical area to ensure it is sterile.
    • Eye protection is provided for the patient.
    • An incision is made along the natural eye crease.
    • Excess skin is removed from the planned procedural areas.
    • Some fat may be repositioned for contouring.
    • The incisions are closed with delicate sutures.

Aftercare & Recovery

  • Periodically apply a cold compress during the first 48 hours to minimize swelling and bruising.
  • Elevate your head to minimize swelling.
  • Apply any prescribed antibiotic ointments and take any prescribed medications.
  • If prescribed antibiotics, finish the entire course of the medication.
  • Avoid applying over-the-counter ointments unless directed by your provider.
  • Don’t wear contact lenses for two weeks after the procedure.
  • You can resume strenuous exercise after three weeks.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight for at least four weeks post-op, as it can increase swelling.

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Treatment Areas

The treatment areas for this procedure are the upper and lower eyelids.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty procedures will provide excellent results for any adult in good health with drooping eyelids or under-eye bags.

  • Age: >20 yrs
  • Health: Any healthy adult with hooded or sagging eyelids
  • Lifestyle: Active and healthy
  • Desire: More youthful and rejuvenated eyes

You are most likely a great candidate for blepharoplasty if you:

  • Are generally healthy
  • Have droopy eyelids or sagging eyelids.
  • Have eye bags and want the fat pads removed.
  • Can quit smoking for two to four weeks before and after surgery.

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Similar & Related Procedures

  • Botox: a non-invasive injectable treatment that fights deep wrinkles and fine lines by minimizing the ability to contract muscles that cause these signs of aging.
  • Ultherapy: Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production under the skin, causing the skin to appear younger and firmer.
  • Dermal Fillers: Fillers are injectable gel-like substances that add volume to areas with deficits and enhance facial contours and symmetry.
  • AccuTite: A minimally-invasive treatment that uses RFAL (radiofrequency assisted lipolysis) to tighten and contour the skin around the eyes, making it a popular alternative to traditional blepharoplasty. This innovative therapy can effectively manage under-eye bags, drooping eyelids, and wrinkles without extensive recovery or downtime, resulting in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
  • Morpheus8: A non-surgical skin rejuvenation therapy that combines radiofrequency energy with microneedling to tighten and lift sagging skin, including the skin around the eyes, making it a popular option for patients seeking to improve the appearance of their eyes without surgery.

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Side Effects & Risks

While the risks of side effects and complications are rare, all procedures come with some risk. Blepharoplasty side effects can include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Irritation
  • Scarring
  • Hematoma
  • Bluish discoloration
  • Eyelid problems
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Difficult closing your eyes
  • Lid lag
  • Pain
  • Dry eyes

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Blepharoplasty Reviews

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Paula D.
Los Angeles, CA

“Dr. Nazarian is amazing. I was terrified of having any work done on my face - I guess I've watched too many episodes of "Botched." However, Dr. Nazarian put my fears completely to rest and I went confidently into surgery. I'm 65 - I've always looked younger than my age, but because of a large weight loss, I had baggy loose skin under my chin that instantly added 10 years to my age. My eyelids were loose and crepey, and my top lip vanished nearly every time I smiled. I had several procedures performed by Dr. Nazarian:
  1. A neck lift - which has removed that nasty baggy wattle. I still can't believe it's gone. Hurrah!
  2. An eye lift - both top and bottom lids, and my eyes look amazing. I had to re-learn how to put on my eye makeup, because I had gotten so used to dealing with my hooded eyes, and it's been wonderful to experiment and play with new and vibrant colors.
  3. She also did a mini lip lift, which means that now, I can smile without my top lip vanishing. Red lipstick, here I come!!”
Kate M.
North Hollywood, CA

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Dr Sheila Nazarian Plastic Surgeon

Yes. I am typically chatting with my patients about our lives as I refresh their eyes. The local anesthetic injections completely numb the area so you won’t feel a thing. And the nice thing about doing this procedure awake is that there is none of the grogginess that patients often feel with general anesthesia. It also makes the surgery faster. For patients who are anxious at the idea of being awake, we give them a little something before surgery to take the edge off. However, if I am combining eyelid surgery with another procedure such as a facelift that requires you to be asleep, I will perform both under general anesthesia.

The procedure itself is pain-free. You won’t feel anything thanks to the local anesthetic. After surgery, you may experience some discomfort. The extent is going to depend on what exactly you have done as well as your individual pain tolerance. Honestly, most patients find this recovery to be comfortable. They don’t even take narcotics. We are happy to prescribe pain medications, but, typically, icing is enough.

Without assessing you in-person or at least seeing a photo, it is impossible to say. Fillers can help to improve that hollow look beneath the eye and/or camouflage or smooth the transition between your lower eyelid and your cheek. My best advice would be for you to schedule a consultation to be assessed in-person. Your eyes are such a vital part of your personality that you want to make certain that you are choosing the right procedure for your needs

We’ve all seen pictures of celebrities who no longer look like themselves after eyelid surgery. Although I believe that plastic surgery is a personal choice, my goal is never to change the look or shape of your eyes. They will simply look more lifted, bright and youthful. My best advice for ensuring a natural looking outcome is to see a surgeon whose aesthetic matches your own so check out his or her before-and-after photos.

Yes, at Nazarian Plastic Surgery and Spa26 we offer financing through third party providers, Care Credit and LendingUSA, both which offer our patients 0% interest for up to 6 months!

Lower eyelid surgery can last a lifetime, while upper eyelid surgery can reduce in effect over the years. Upper eyelid surgery typically lasts 5 to 10 years.

If the reason for the procedure is age-related, patients between 40 and 50 years of age will see the best results. Any healthy adult who seeks to remedy sagging or droopy lids can benefit.

People with underlying health issues like diabetes, heart problems, hypertension, and dry eye should discuss with their practitioner if blepharoplasty is right for them. Patients over 60 may have increased risks of complications and less dramatic results.

Post-procedure swelling and healing can make it difficult to see your results immediately. Your eyes will retain the same shape and structure while reducing the signs of aging caused by the sagging and droopy eyelid skin.

Practitioners will ensure the patient’s comfort by using local or general anesthesia. Blepharoplasty procedures shouldn’t involve any procedural pain. Post-procedure discomfort and swelling are common.

Blepharoplasty incisions are hidden within the natural eyelid crease, so patients shouldn’t need to hide scars. You can alleviate post-procedure swelling and redness with ice packs and over-the-counter medications. Cosmetic concealers help reduce redness or discoloration.

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