About Eyelid Surgery
The eyes are an attractive aspect of your face that deserve to be seen; however, an abundance of skin on top or around the eyes can be an unflattering look. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden performs blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to lift and tighten the upper and/or lower eyelid, creating a look that appears softer and rejuvenated. Countless men and women have eyelid surgery at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. to correct sagging skin, leading to improved function and appearance. Whether upper or lower, eyelid surgery creates a softer, younger appearance and can produce subtle yet striking improvements. If you are interested in rejuvenating your eyes by removing excess skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kasden at his office in Southlake, TX.
"Dr. Kasden made my first surgery experience very comfortable, ensuring I knew all about my procedure, and giving me AMAZING results! He provides extremely well pre and post op care, and his office staff is always very friendly. I recommend him to everyone I know!"- C. / Healthgrades / Sep 18, 2018
"Getting a breast augmentation was something I’ve wanted to do since I was 18 years old. Now that I’ve had my daughter, and finished breastfeeding things got worse in regard to my breasts. I met with 3 different plastic surgeons. 1 of them wanted to use an implant that’s new to the market, without any knowledge or research of how they would last, etc...that was an immediate no. Then, I had a consultation that was 30 minutes, and I left with 5,000 questions and no confidence. Dr. Kasden was my last consultation. He spent 3 hours with me, he outlined EVERYTHING. The good things, the possible side effects and the “what if’s”. His energy was amazing, and I knew that he genuinely cares for his patients well being, and satisfaction. He held my hand as I was going under for my anesthesia, and was available 24/7 to answer questions post op. He took the time to get to know my daughter during my appts, and was a warm, loving person. I now have the body I’ve always dreamed of because he made SURE everything was as perfect as it could be! Hands down, best experience of my life."- E.I. / Google / May 08, 2019
"Thankful to have found Dr. Kasden - From the initial email, Dr. Kasden was extremely receptive and helpful. I started emailing asking questions about otoplasty for my son, and he answered quickly! I was surprised at the promptness! Everything else has been a great experience. My sons ears are completely re-sculpted and he is 6 years old, he had a great procedure and smooth recovery!"- Anonymous / Vitals / May 06, 2019
"I've been a patient of Dr. Kasden for over 10 years. I keep coming back because he is truly the "Best". He has excellent communication skills and the ability to genuinely listen to what is being said or asked. I am thrilled with the results of my last visit. Check him out. You won't regret it."- D.H. / Google / Apr 05, 2019
"Fabulous - I've been a patient of Dr. Kasden for over 10 years. I keep coming back because he is truly the "Best". He has excellent communication skills and the ability to genuinely listen to what is being said or asked. I am thrilled with the results of my last visit. Check him out. You won't regret it."- D. / RealSelf / Apr 05, 2019
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that is popular among both men and women. During the initial consult, treatment options will be provided by Dr. Kasden based on your concerns and goals. Most often, ideal candidates wish to correct excess, sagging skin and folds on the upper eyelids or puffy skin in the bottom eyelids. These conditions can cause functional problems that can hinder everyday life. For a rejuvenated facial appearance, eyelid surgery may be the right treatment for you. If you have excess hanging skin on the upper eyelid or bags under your eyes, blepharoplasty can fix this to give you a softer appearance.
Depending on the nature of the blepharoplasty, general anesthesia or IV sedation will be used. Eyelid surgery may be done on the upper eyelid alone, on the bottom portion, or a combination of both treatments.
Upper blepharoplasty assists in reducing the loose of skin that droops over the eye to create a more flattering look. An incision is usually made along the natural crease to remove skin and tissue.
Lower blepharoplasty is performed to reduce bulging, bloated skin underneath the lower eyelid. The incision is made below the lash line to allow access to remove fat, and the skin is gently lifted to create a flatter, smoother look. In some cases, a nonsurgical laser treatment can be performed to assist with discoloration, while injectable fillers can be used for additional volume and smoothness if needed.
What to Expect
Eyelid surgery can last up to two hours depending on whether one or both eyes are treated. After surgery, you should allow several days to rest. Cold compresses can help reduce swelling, bruising, and discomfort. The results from eyelid surgery can last years, but even though they are lasting, the aging process does not stop. To continue to enhance your surgical outcomes, nonsurgical treatments at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. such as injections, fillers, and lasers can be paired to create a glowing appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Eyelid surgery costs can vary depending on whether you are having an upper eyelid lift, lower, or both. Once your treatment plan has been created during your consultation, Dr. Kasden can talk to you about estimated costs. To get natural-looking results that last a long time, it is better to focus on finding a skilled plastic surgeon whom you trust, like Dr. Kasden, instead of trying to find the cheapest place. To make it easy for you to afford a great eyelid lift, the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid surgery?
If excess skin is compromising your vision, your health insurance may pay for part of your eyelid lift. Please tell Dr. Kasden during your consultation if you may be using your insurance. Someone at our office will help you get the needed information and paperwork for your insurance company to process your claim. In most cases, you will need a diagnosis from an optometrist or ophthalmologist that an eyelid lift will improve your field of vision.
What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
Blepharoplasty not only helps to refresh your appearance, but it can also improve other aspects of your life. You may find your field of vision expanding when loose hanging skin from your upper eyelid is removed. It can also be much easier to apply eye makeup when your upper eyelid is smooth. Eliminating fine lines, "crepey" skin, puffy bags, and dark circles under your eyes can make your eyes look brighter and fuller without cosmetics.
Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles may be better treated with a facelift or brow lift as the results of the eyelid surgery are confined to the eyelids only. Eyelid surgery can also be combined with a nonsurgical procedure such as BOTOX, which combats wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. An injectable filler can also be effective because it adds volume to hollow areas for a softer, smoother appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Kasden will create your unique treatment plan based on your needs and goals.
What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Nonsurgical skin tightening and injectable wrinkle treatments (like Juvéderm or BOTOX) can provide some improvements. However, if you have moderate to severe sagging skin or want long-lasting results, an eyelid lift would be better than a nonsurgical treatment. Once you have talked to Dr. Kasden about your concerns and goals for your eyes, he can explain his recommendations for your nonsurgical or surgical treatment plan. He may also suggest combining both surgical and nonsurgical procedures for your best results.
Plan Your Procedure
If your vision is impaired from excess skin on the upper eyelid, or you suffer from puffy bags under your eyes, then cosmetic eyelid surgery at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. may be right for you. This treatment can help you look younger and more alert while offering a beautiful solution to your vision impairment concerns. We invite you to call our office in Southlake, TX to make a consultation with Dr. Scott Kasden.