Eyelid Surgery

Aesthetics Plastic Surgery in Golden Triangle of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA

Eyelid Surgery services offered in Golden Triangle of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA

Do you have puffy or sagging skin around your eyes that gives you a drooping, tired appearance? Do folds of loose skin impair your vision? If so, then eyelid surgery may be for you. Eyelid surgery is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures, with over 200,000 performed in America in 2016. Let the expert team of surgeons at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group rejuvenate the appearance of your eyelids, making you look alert and vibrant. Call the Golden Triangle of Beverly Hills, California, office to schedule a consultation or request one online today.

What does eyelid surgery treat?

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can remedy many problems with the skin surrounding the eyes, including:

  • Upper eyelid surgery to eliminate excess fatty deposits that cause puffiness
  • Lower eyelid surgery to remove excess skin and fine wrinkles
  • Correcting drooping lower eyelids that expose the white of your eye below the iris
  • Bags under the eyes

Eyelid surgery can also treat loose or sagging skin in the upper eyelid that may impair vision or interrupt the eye’s natural contours.

What does an eyelid surgery procedure involve?

Your surgeon conducts the procedure under local anesthesia and oral sedation. Incisions are made along the natural contours of your eyelids, through which your surgeon extracts excess fat and skin. These cuts are closed with small stitches that remain for several days. Swelling and bruising may occur but should subside over time.

Plan to suspend your regular activities for several days after eyelid surgery to allow time for healing.

The team is available to answer any questions you may have regarding cosmetic and surgical procedures.

Does insurance cover eyelid surgery?

A general rule for cosmetic surgery is that insurance carriers tend to cover necessary medical procedures. It will likely not be covered if you are getting eyelid surgery for cosmetic reasons.


However, some patients opt for blepharoplasty to remove sagging skin, obscuring their vision. The procedure may be considered medically necessary if a vision test confirms this. Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group is committed to guiding you through the insurance process.

Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

Before getting eyelid surgery, you should be in good overall health. A serious medical condition or life-threatening illness may impair the healing process. 

The best candidates are non-smokers who do not have serious eye conditions. The procedure is usually performed on adults with healthy muscles and facial tissue. It is essential to inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Eye diseases, including dry eye, glaucoma, or a detached retina
  • Thyroid disorders, including Graves Disease
  • An under or overactive thyroid
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High blood pressure or other circulatory disorders
  • Diabetes

Most importantly, you should have a goal in mind for the look you are trying to achieve. Eye surgery should be for yourself, not to satisfy anyone else’s desires or fit an ideal image.

Call Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group to learn more about eye surgery and how it can improve your quality of life and to schedule a consultation. Or, request one online now.