When it comes to eyelid surgery before and after, the results speak for themselves. Undergoing eyelid or eyebag surgery, properly known as blepharoplasty, corrects the most common signs of aging on the face – drooping and sagging of the upper eyelids and the dark circles and puffy bags under the eyes which make you look tired, older, and even unwell. Vision can even be improved when excess tissue from above the eyes is removed.
As an expert oculoplastic surgeon specializing in dark circle under eyes surgery, Dr Weiss has performed these specialist cosmetic surgery procedures on many thousands of patients over his career spanning more than three decades. If you’re considering having this procedure done to reveal a younger, fresher , more confident you, check out these blepharoplasty before and after photos of just a few of Dr Weiss’s clients, and see for yourself what a difference cosmetic eye surgery can make.
1. Upper lid blepharoplasty, lower lid trans-conjunctival blepharaoplasty. Skin and fat was removed from the upper lids to create a more alert and youthful appearance. Fat that was causing fullness and shadows in the lower lid was removed from behind the eyelid without a skin incision. Note the position of the eyebrows, which are in a neutral position.
2. Upper lid blepharoplasty, lower lid trans-conjunctival blepharoplasty. This is an example of what the same procedure can achieve in a patient with a lower eyebrow position. She preferred to avoid the general anesthesia needed for an endoscopic brow lift. The natural look was created by creating symmetry and a little more depth to the upper lids and by removing the shadow from below.
3. Upper lid blepharoplasty, lower lid trans-conjunctival blepharoplasty. Here is a patient with a naturally high eyebrow position. Her desire was for the ‘biggest’ eyelid platform possible. Again, post-operative symmetry is the most important factor contributing to a pleasing result. The previous three patients demonstrate slightly different results because of different underlying anatomy and patient desires.
4. Upper lid blepharoplasty, lower lid trans-cutaneous blepharoplasty. Men’s eyebrows are naturally lower and flatter than in women. In men I am always more conservative and try to simply ‘remove’ a negative, that is, remove the heaviness and fullness that contributes to a tired look. In this man, a small amount of lower eyelid skin was also removed.
5. Upper lid blepharoplasty, lower lid trans-cutaneous blepharoplasty. When the upper lid ‘hooding’ was removed, this man appeared much more awake and alert – but also very natural. At first glance he appears to have ptosis (upper eyelid droopiness where the eyelid tendon also needs to be shortened), but the eyelid levels were fine. Skin and fat only were removed.
6. Asian upper lid blepharoplasty, lower lid trans-cutaneous blepharoplasty. This is an example of removing some upper lid skin and fat and also creating an eyelid crease and fold that did not previously exist. In men, and also in most (but not all) Asian eyelids, the preference is usually for a lower eyelid crease with some retained fullness above the crease. Skin and overactive muscle was removed in the lower lids, reducing the bulge and shadow.
7. Creation of right upper eyelid crease in an Asian woman. This doesn’t look like much, but I created an eyelid crease on the right to match the natural one that existed on the left. It is much more challenging to achieve symmetry when operating on just one eyelid.
8. Upper lid blepharoplasty, lower lid trans-conjunctival blepharoplasty. This patient had pretty much the same upper lid fullness in her teens. An endoscopic brow lift was suggested, but she desired to avoid general anesthesia. A small amount of fat was removed below. The result has lasted over 18 years. Join us on Facebook to see the 18 year post-operative photos!
9. Upper lid blepharoplasty. This patient simply desired to have a little more depth in the upper lids so that she could have a few more options in applying eye makeup. Check out our video testimonial section to hear and see her on the first day and first week after the procedure!
10. Upper lid blepharoplasty. She not only looked less tired and was able to keep her eyelids open more easily, but she also felt about twenty years younger when she looked in the mirror.
11: Upper lid blepharoplasty, lower lid trans-conjunctival blepharoplasty. This is an example of how the brow can slightly descend after upper eyelid surgery only. However, the overall result is still quite an acceptable improvement.
12. Upper lid blepharoplasty
13. Upper lid blepharoplasty, lower lid trans-conjunctival blepharoplasty
14. Upper lid blepharoplasty
15. Upper lid blepharoplasty, lower lid trans-conjunctival blepharoplasty. The small amount of bulging and shadow of the lower lids remaining after surgery is due to excess tone of the orbicularis muscle. If desired, this can be easily treated with dilute Botox injections to flatten the muscle in this area.
16. Upper and lower lid blepharoplasty
17. Upper lid blepharoplasty. The small amount of bulging and shadow of the lower lids remaining after surgery is due to excess tone of the orbicularis muscle. If desired, this can be easily treated with dilute Botox injections to flatten the muscle in this area.