About this Treatment
Surgical rejuvenation of the eyelids, or ‘blepharoplasty’, are procedures that address aging changes of the upper, lower, and adjacent areas around the eyelids.
Blepharoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures requested in plastic surgery and has an excellent safety record when performed by an appropriately trained and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. If you’re interested in eyelid rejuvenation in Toledo, Ohio our team of experts can help.
What It Is
We may perform surgery on the upper or lower eyelids or both. Sometimes, blepharoplasty is combined with other facial aesthetic procedures such as cheek lift, facelift, brow lift, and skin peels or resurfacing to address general aging concerns more comprehensively. Eyelid rejuvenation in Toledo, Ohio with Dr. Frank Barone can restore a more youthful appearance and rejuvenate the area surrounding the eyes as well as improve functional problems in some cases where fatigue or upper visual field loss has occurred because of visual obstruction from drooping skin or sagging upper eyelids.
What It Treats
Loose or sagging skin and fat excess that creates excess folds or disturbs the natural youthful contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
Fatty deposits that cause puffiness and swelling of the lids
Fatty bags and circles of the lower eyelids
Drooping, sagging, and loss of support of the lower eyelids sometimes resulting in excess tearing
Excess skin and wrinkles of the lower eyelid and upper cheek area
- 1.5 - 3 hours
- 2 - 4 weeks
- General, IV, or Local
- Youthful Appearance Restores a more youthful eyelid appearance without changing the natural shape of the eyes, when performed properly.
- Reduced Fatigue Elimination of sagging may reduce fatigue with reading by improving support and reducing excess weight from overhanging skin and fat excess cheeks, jowls, and neck laxity.
- Fewer Wrinkles Reduce excess wrinkles and fine lines in and around the eyelids.
- Improved Vision May improve vision in those patients who have developed drooping of the upper eyelid which can obstruct vision (referred to as ptosis or blepharoptosis) by correcting lid position.
How Eyelid Rejuvenation Works
We will perform a medical history and examination along with a thorough discussion of each patients’ goals and expectations to create a proper treatment plan, discuss costs, and recovery time. In some cases, a pre-operative evaluation from an ophthalmologist or optometrist may be recommended.
Anesthesia may be local injection, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia depending on patient preferences and extent of procedure.
After proper anesthesia is obtained, incisions are designed so that they will be concealed within the natural folds of the eyelids. In select cases, we may make a lower eyelid incision inside the actual lid (transconjunctival blepharoplasty) resulting in no visible incisional scar. The surface of the eye and the cornea are always covered and protected during the surgery.
Excess skin and fat or fatty bags may be removed, repositioned, or modified to restore the natural features and contour of a younger eyelid. If a cheek lift is planned, we will perform it simultaneously through the lower eyelid incision.
Incisions are closed, and we apply lubricant along with cold compresses to reduce swelling. If planned, we may also perform a skin peel at the end of the procedure.
After a brief stay in the recovery area, you will be discharged, and your transportation home arranged, along with all your follow up appointments in the office. Post-operative therapeutic services such as lymphatic massage, LED light therapy, medical makeup, and camouflage will also be scheduled to reduce swelling and improve your recovery time and results.
See Our Results
Before & After
What Our Patients Are Saying
I had upper and lower eyelid (blepharoplasty) and lower extended MACS facelift and peel by Dr. Barone. I couldn’t be more pleased with my results, and my entire experience with Dr. Barone and his staff. He spends a significant amount of time, explains thoroughly and his staff is amazing. They give me personal attention, promptly return calls if I have a complex question, and they actually answer the phone – no robo answering service. I was worried that I would look “done” or not look like “me” anymore. He is a true artist and I look like a truly younger version of myself, and I look & feel great! I live in South Florida part of the year and have access to some of the best surgeons in the country. After extensive research I chose Dr. Barone, and I’m so glad I did! Someone asked me recently, if I could go back to the beginning, would I do it again? I said there is no doubt – YES! I would highly recommend Dr. Barone to anyone considering cosmetic surgery.
I have trusted Dr Barone and his staff so much that having them perform my eye lid and upper brow surgery was a no-brainer. As soon as you enter their offices, you feel like you are part of their family!
A Professional, attentive, informative, and a comprehensive meeting. I appreciate the amount of time he and his staff spent with me. Thank you.
Caring staff and knowledgeable dr. [Single best thing is…] I looked refreshed
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Safety Matters.
It is important to remember that the training and experience of your plastic surgeon and staff are the most important criteria in achieving safe and natural appearing results with eyelid rejuvenation.
Patient safety and natural appearing results are the major priority for every procedure at EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics.
In addition to plastic surgery residency and achieving board-certification, Dr. Barone completed advanced fellowship specialty training and research in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) which admits only board-certified plastic surgeons who have achieved recognition and expertise in aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone has conducted clinical research, published numerous articles, and served as a lecturer and instructor for other plastic surgeons and companies.
All major cosmetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery are performed only in a fully accredited surgical center with experienced and licensed staff. Candidates considering eyelid rejuvenation at EVOLV are thoroughly evaluated and fully informed and prepared for the procedure. Both pre- and post-operative education and guidance along with specific therapeutic services to reduce swelling and downtime are emphasized to improve safety and outcomes and to reduce potential complications.