Eyelid Lift in Portland, OR

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About Eyelid Surgery

The eyes are a unique aspect of the face that deserves to be seen; however, an abundance of skin on top or around the eyes can render an unflattering look. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Bensimon performs blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to lift and tighten the upper or lower eyelid, creating a younger and awakened facial appearance. Over the years, many men and women have eyelid surgery with Dr. Bensimon to correct sagging skin, leading to improved function and appearance. Whether upper or lower eyelids, eyelid surgery creates a softer, younger appearance and can produce subtle yet striking improvements. If you are interested in rejuvenating your eyes, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bensimon at his office in Portland, OR to determine which treatment would be the best for you. 

Ideal Candidates

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that is popular among both men and women. Most often, ideal candidates are impaired by excess, sagging skin and folds on the upper eyelid, or puffy skin and bulging fat in the bottom eyelid. 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 bulging fat and puffiness in the lower eyelids, blepharoplasty can help provide a brighter and more youthful appearance.

Surgical Technique

Depending on the nature of the blepharoplasty, minimally invasive anesthesia or IV sedation will be used. This cosmetic procedure may be done on the upper eyelid alone, on the bottom portion, or a combination of both treatments.

  • Upper
    Upper blepharoplasty assists in reducing loose 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
    Lower blepharoplasty is performed to reduce bulging fat under the lower eyelid. A "trans-conjuctival" blepharoplasty is used to remove fat in the lower eyelid. This helps to avoid making an incision in the skin of the lower eyelid that can lead to unflattering scarring and a pulled down look of the lower lid. If there is any excess or crepey skin in the lower eyelid, a BensiPeel chemical peel can be performed at the same time as a lower trans-conjuctival blepharoplasty for tighter smoother skin. 

What to Expect

Eyelid surgery can take one to two hours, depending on whether one or both eyes are treated. After surgery, you should expect a one to two week recovery. Cold compresses can help reduce swelling, and bruising The results from eyelid surgery is very long lasting.

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, your post-op expectations, recovery and surgical fees will be discussed. Dr. Bensimon offers financing options for your procedure. 

Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
 A neuro modulator can help improve the look of your crow's feet, but a powerful combination is to include a BensiPeel chemical peel to the upper and lower eyes and crow's feet for tighter smoother skin and can be performed at the time of blepharoplasty surgery. 

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.