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.
Eyelid Lift Reviews
"Hello everyone! If you are considering cosmetic surgery Dr. Kasden is your person. He does an amazing job of listening and then clearly communicates the best approach to ensure you receive your desired effect. I personally have had Mommy Makeover and Blepharoplasty with some liposuction around my chin. Both surgeries were intense and through it all Dr. Kasden was available with advice and clear steps needed to ease my fears. I am so grateful for his wisdom, direct and clear communication, and understanding my fears and giving me the advice when I need it to minimize them and focus on healing. Oh and the best part...the results are AMAZING! I highly recommend Dr. Kasden!"- J.B. / Yelp / Dec 01, 2017
"Very thankful for Dr. Kasden and his Staff - Dr. Kasden and his Staff take care of you as a person not just a patient. They put your health first before anything else. They take their time with every patient to make sure they do what is best for them. When I first went in I was very scared because I had already been to someone else to help the bags under my eyes and the deep jowls that were forming around my mouth, and after lots of injections and at great expense to areas on my face that didn't need anything, but in that Dr.'s opinion it did I looked worse instead of better and that Dr. telling me after all the expense that what I had come in for could only be taken care of by surgery. I left there not trusting any Dr.'s. Then I found Dr. Kasden and his Staff, and from the first time I walked in the door they all made me feel at ease and that they cared. Dr. Kasden listened to me and assured me that he could help me without surgery and he has. He also listened and hasn't changed anything that I didn't want changed, so I still look like myself. I'm very pleased and happy with the results, and because of all the time and compassion that he and his Staff give all of their patients I trust them completely to take care of what ever I need done, or ask them to do. I wish I had found them first. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kasden and his Staff to all my family and friends."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 19, 2013
"Dr Kasden is the Best Choice - Hello everyone! If you are considering cosmetic surgery Dr. Kasden is your person. He does an amazing job of listening and then clearly communicates the best approach to ensure you receive your desired effect. I personally have had Mommy Makeover and Blepharoplasty with some liposuction around my chin. Both surgeries were intense and through it all Dr. Kasden was available with advice and clear steps needed to ease my fears. I am so grateful for his wisdom, direct and clear communication, and understanding my fears and giving me the advice when I need it to minimize them and focus on healing. Oh and the best part...the results are AMAZING! I highly recommend Dr. Kasden!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 01, 2017
"A really great experience - I had blepharoplasty done by Dr. Kasden and I'm nothing but thrilled with my results. He is a super guy, has a great personality, doesn't make you feel like you need other work done, and really seems to care for his patients. I have recommended him to others already and my work was just done 2 weeks ago. Thank you so much."- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 23, 2012
"I have been going to Dr. Kasden for over 10 years. Always for Botox etc. Last month, I had upper and lower eyes done in his office. I am so pleased! Always am with Dr. Kasden. Most importantly, he is a highly skilled surgeon. But what stands out with him is how he takes as much time as needed to explain everything. When you consult with him, it's all about you and that's the exact feeling you get. Beth, his office manager is amazing! She is smart, charming and also helps explain all aspects of the procedure. What a true pleasure working with Dr. Kasden and Beth! I will never go elsewhere for any cosmetic surgery! In fact, my fiancé is scheduled for a procedure next week. I cannot give a higher recommendation to Dr. Kasden, Beth and his entire staff."- H.R. / Google / Nov 14, 2017
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.