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.
"He has been treating me for quite a few months now. His dedication to me as a patient has been absolutely excellent. When medical treatment was necessary, he saw me on weekends, holidays and whenever needed. He is a dedicated Physician with his patients being number one on his priority list."- J.H. / Healthgrades / Jan 26, 2020
"Dr. Kasden is a very attentive surgeon and will discuss with you all possible outcomes preparing you for your surgery. He has made sure I was very satisfied with my results and has even inspired my youngest daughter to want to grow up and be a Doctor like him. I searched for 2 years for a great surgeon and when I had my initial consultation with Dr. Kasden I knew I would chose him. He came very highly recommended amongst my mom groups and friends and I can now tell you why."- A.M. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
"Dr. Kasden performed both my breast and arm lift procedures. Both were successful with great results. Dr. Kasden spends as much time as needed to explain the procedures and to answer questions. He has a great bedside manner and is very caring. He called my husband to check on my progress after I was discharged from both day surgeries and I was able to text him or speak with him if I had any concerns or questions during recovery. He offers a very personalized type of care and tells you exactly what to expect post surgery. On top of that, he has a great sense of humor and makes patients feel comfortable. I really appreciated that. Highly recommend him. Sharon, who is the office manager, is extremely friendly and also very caring. She always inquires how I am doing when I call or come in for post-op visits."- S. / Healthgrades / Feb 22, 2020
"Dr. Kasden is a very attentive surgeon and will discuss with you all possible outcomes preparing you for your surgery. He has made sure I was very satisfied with my results and has even inspired my youngest daughter to want to grow up and be a Doctor like him. I searched for 2 years for a great surgeon and when I had my initial consultation with Dr. Kasden I knew I would chose him. He came very highly recommended amongst my mom groups and friends and I can now tell you why."- A.M. / Google / Feb 12, 2020
"He is Doctor and Surgeon You Can Trust! - Dr Kasden will talk with you at length about what your goals are and how he can help you achieve them. He will give you honest advice on what to expect every step of the way. This is my second surgery procedure with Dr Kasden. My first was a neck lift with coblation on my face to get rid of fine lines. I am so happy with both results. I have also received Botox many times- always with natural results. He is a surgeon that will follow up on his patients much more than any other doctor I have ever known. He really cares! Sharon, who runs the office, is a joy as well as being professional and helpful. I am grateful to have found Dr Kasden and his staff!"- C. / RealSelf / Jan 30, 2020
Ideal Candidates for Blepharoplasty
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.
Surgical Technique for Blepharoplasty
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 from Blepharoplasty
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 about Blepharoplasty
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.
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Achieve Younger-Looking Eyes with Blepharoplasty
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.