Your eyes show you the world. They also convey your emotions and are a beautiful focal point of your face. Unfortunately, the delicate skin above and below the eyes tends to lose its youthful elasticity and tone faster than other areas of the face. Upper eyelids can become saggy and heavy looking, making you appear tired, older, or less alert. For some people, sagging upper eyelids can even cause vision obstruction. Upper blepharoplasty, or upper eyelid surgery, discreetly removes extra tissue to smoothen the upper lids and subtly open up your eyes for a brighter, more youthful look. At ARC Plastic Surgery, we strive to deliver the best upper blepharoplasty Miami has to offer.
Upper blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that helps improve sagging upper eyelids or reduce bags and fill in deep tear troughs under the eyes. Small amounts of skin, fat, or muscle are removed or adjusted to reduce signs of aging around the eyes and create a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Upper blepharoplasty typically focuses on correcting ptosis, or sagging, of the upper eyelids. Tiny incisions are made in the natural crease of the eyelids to allow for the removal of excess skin. Underlying fat may be removed and the underlying muscle may be shortened to help the eyelid stay more open. Upper blepharoplasty aims to correct sagging, restore taut skin, and smoothen out the upper eyelid wrinkles.
Perhaps the most important decision you will make when planning a cosmetic treatment is the surgeon you entrust to perform your procedure. Dr. Jeremy White of ARC Plastic Surgery is a double board-certified plastic surgeon and face expert recognized for his innovative approaches, attentive patient care, and ongoing contributions to the plastic surgery field. Conveniently located to serve patients from Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and beyond, Dr. White and the dedicated team at ARC Plastic Surgery specialize in performing both upper and lower blepharoplasty to help patients safely and comfortably achieve their aesthetic goals.
Upper blepharoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure either under local anesthesia awake in the office or in our highly rated affiliated hospitals. We start by numbing the treatment area with local anesthetic and may also administer IV sedation or general anesthesia if desired.
Dr. White will create a very fine incision, which will be well concealed in the crease of the upper eyelid. He will then remove a small amount of excess skin and may also reduce the underlying fat and muscle layers to reverse sagging and give the upper eyelid a smooth and youthful appearance.
Consultation and Preparation
At your consultation, Dr. White will assess your upper eyelid skin and eye shape and listen to your goals for surgery. He will collaborate with you to plan a procedure that will remove excess, crepey skin and lift your eyelid into a more open position without looking surprised, stretched, or unnatural. At this time, he will also outline any preparations our Miami upper blepharoplasty patients need to make before surgery, such as pausing certain medications and arranging for a loved one to drive you home. The consultation is a vital part of the process, letting you define your precise surgical goals and plan a procedure that delivers outstanding results.
By smoothing and lifting the upper eyelids, upper blepharoplasty gives your entire face a younger, more rejuvenated appearance. The procedure can provide multiple benefits:
Healthy adults who do not smoke and wish to improve the appearance of drooping upper eyelids may be candidates for upper blepharoplasty. Your plastic surgeon will ask about your medical history, reasons for seeking surgery, and specific cosmetic goals to ensure that upper blepharoplasty is right for you. If you are interested in upper blepharoplasty at ARC Plastic Surgery, the first step is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. White.
Dr. Jeremy White is double board-certified in plastic surgery of the entire body as well as otolaryngology, which focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face and neck. A lifelong learner, he has presented at national conferences and contributed to multiple peer reviewed plastic surgery publications. He is well known for his expertise in performing delicate facial cosmetic procedures, including upper and lower blepharoplasty. Dr. White and the knowledgeable team at ARC Plastic Surgery care about delivering exceptional results for every patient we work with. We will work alongside you to help you safely and beautifully realize your aesthetic goals.
Your eyes may be loosely bandaged in gauze after surgery, and you will be given a topical ointment to apply to the incision sites at home. You will need to have a friend or family member drive you home. Dr. White will provide clear aftercare instructions for caring for the incision sites during upper blepharoplasty recovery. Practicing good sun protection and wearing sunglasses is essential to help the area heal optimally with minimal scarring. The team at ARC is here to support you through your entire recovery process to ensure you achieve the best results from your Miami upper blepharoplasty surgery.
Curious if you’re a good candidate for upper blepharoplasty? Call (305) 204-5766 or fill out our online form to schedule your Miami upper blepharoplasty consultation with Dr. White. He will listen to your reasons for seeking surgery, assess your eye shape and degree of tissue laxity, and help you understand the results you can expect from surgery. We always take the time to answer your questions and educate you about any procedure you’re considering. We want you to be confident in your decision to seek treatment and will collaborate with you to ensure you achieve the beautiful, natural-looking results you desire.
Upper blepharoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed on the face. By brightening and opening up aging eyes, blepharoplasty subtly but beautifully refreshes your entire appearance.
You will be given anesthesia during the procedure and will not feel anything. During recovery, you may have mild to moderate discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which are normal. Applying cold compresses and taking over-the-counter or prescribed pain medication can help reduce swelling and alleviate discomfort.
Like any surgery, upper blepharoplasty carries a small risk of adverse effects such as bleeding, poor reaction to anesthesia, or unsatisfactory results. Working with an experienced, board-certified surgeon significantly reduces such risks.
Results of upper blepharoplasty typically last five to ten years, sometimes longer. Practicing careful sun protection, quitting smoking, and caring for your skin may help maintain tighter, smoother skin and tissues of the upper eyelid. Blepharoplasty does not stop the aging process, but it provides a “reset” that slows it down.
The cost of upper blepharoplasty will depend on the details of your individual procedure. At your consultation, we are happy to provide you with a personal cost estimate.
If you’re considering plastic surgery, choosing the right plastic surgeon could not be more important. Dr. Jeremy White is the recipient of many honors and awards, Doctor’s Choice Award Miami, the 2016 RealSelf Top 500, and the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award Winner every year since in 2017. We invite you to have a consultation about the procedure you need. Schedule your consultation today.