Eyelid Surgery

Your eyes can seem brighter and your overall appearance can seem younger with blepharoplasty, often called eyelid surgery. Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Steven J. Bates and Dr. Benjamin Maser, perform eyelid surgery in San Jose on both the upper and lower lids to help women and men look refreshed and more youthful. The area around your eyes is important both in the way that others see you and for your vision, so it’s essential to choose a surgeon with advanced training and precise skill.

Request a free consultation with Dr. Maser or Dr. Bates at Reveal Plastic Surgery or call (408) 356-4241 to schedule your appointment today.

Eyelid Surgery
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Before & After Eyelid Surgery Case 661 Front View in San Jose, CA
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Upper & Lower Eyelid Surgery - Case 661

This patient has been wanting surgery that will make positive changes for her in several ways. In her upper 40s, she has very heavy-appearing eyelids. There is puffiness, and drooping, which contribute to cosmetic as well as visual concerns. Dr. Lepore explained that for maximum 'lift' - she could combine blepharoplasty with a brow lift. At t... Read More
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Case #636

Our patient is stunning, at any age. She is in her early 70s, and is noting some skin elasticity in her neck, portions of her face, and her lower eyelids. After discussions with Dr. Lepore, she decided to proceed with a mid-facelift, neck lift, and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Her natural beauty remains center stage following her pr... Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 618 Front View in San Jose, CA
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Our lovely patient came to us for an update, to refresh and maintain her facial appearance. She's worked hard to improve her fitness, losing weight in the process, gaining loose skin in her face and neck. To help reverse those effects, Dr. Maser performed facelift and neck lift. Her renewed look now reflects her beauty, energy, and spiri... Read More
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Case #593

 Our patient, in her early 50s, wanted to look refreshed and less tired.  Dr. Bates performed an upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty.  In the lower eyelid, fat was partially removed, and then used to drape into the cheek for natural contouring. The after photo is 7 weeks after surgery. *Patient testimony- She tells us she was... Read More
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Facelift Case #587

Our beautiful patient is over 60, and looks great. She's had previous surgery, for upper eyelid rejuvenation. Now, she's interested in exploring overall facial rejuvenation. She was disturbed by loose, lower eyelid skin, jowling, and laxity in her neck. Dr. Lepore performed several procedures to address her concerns; including a mid-facelift... Read More
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Eyelid Surgery Case #516

This woman achieved a dramatic, and welcome result with eyelid surgery. She had excess skin on her upper and lower eyelids- the appearance literally 'bringing down' her whole expression. She had blepharoplasty on her upper and lower eyelids. (she also underwent brow lift surgery, to further elevate her look!)  She's very happ... Read More
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Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty- this patient chose Eyelid Lift, on upper lids alone. Results one month post-op. Overall-a rejuvenated, open appearance to eye area. (In many cases, blepharoplasty can improve a patient's visual field.) Read More
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Eyelid Lift- Facial Rejuvenation

Sometimes, pictures do tell the story. This woman, in her early 60s, had severely drooping and hanging eyelids, and a dramatic surgical result. Her upper lids were draping over her eyes, affecting her vision. It was so severe, that she had developed headaches from constantly lifting her brows to see.  Dr. Bates performed an upper eyelid... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Understanding Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Bates and Dr. Maser perform blepharoplasty to correct several conditions:

  • Excess skin that folds over the upper eyelid, potentially impacting vision
  • Excess fat deposits that cause the eyes to look puffy
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Sagging lower lids
  • Wrinkles on the lower eyelids

While eyelid surgery can be performed on its own, it also makes a great complement to other facial rejuvenation procedures, especially facelift and brow lift surgeries. During your consultation with Dr. Maser or Dr. Bates, we will discuss your aesthetic goals at length. Depending on your existing anatomy and desired outcome, you may decide to undergo more than one procedure at once for a substantial, natural-looking result.

Our Plastic Surgeons

Our board-certified plastic surgeons have decades of combined experience performing cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts, and body. Their expertise, superior care, and impressive outcomes draw patients from across the San Francisco Bay Area. Their caring, down-to-earth personalities cultivate lasting doctor-patient relationships.

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What To Expect

Depending on the specifics of your procedure, you may be under general anesthesia or simply local anesthesia with sedation for your blepharoplasty. Dr. Bates or Dr. Maser will discuss their recommendation for anesthesia with you during your consultation and preoperative appointments. Once you are completely anesthetized, your surgeon carefully makes incisions to minimize the visibility of future scars. If your upper eyelid is being treated, he makes an incision in the upper eyelid crease to remove excess fat and skin and tighten muscles and tissue. If your lower eyelid is being treated, your surgeon makes an incision below the line of your lower eyelashes or inside your lower eyelid to remove excess fat and skin.

At our office, many patients choose to combine eyelid surgery with a chemical peel to reduce discoloration of the skin below their eyes.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery

Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure, and you’ll be able to return home shortly after surgery with the help of a trusted friend or loved one. Your companion will need to stay with you for several hours after surgery to help you around the house.

For the first few days after your eyelid surgery, Dr. Bates or Dr. Maser may instruct you to use medicated ointment on your incisions or to keep your eyes bandaged. Although some soreness is normal, it’s typically easily manageable with prescribed medication. After about 1 week, your surgeon removes your sutures, and you should be able to get a better sense of your ultimate result. Most patients can return to work at this point, covering any residual bruising or discoloration with makeup. If you wear contact lenses, you may still need to wear glasses during this time. Over the next several weeks, your results will become more pronounced and you’ll see your beautiful, refreshed eyelids.

Your New Look

After your swelling and bruising have subsided, you’ll notice smoother skin and a “cleaner”-looking eye appearance. Many patients feel that they look remarkably younger and more alert, earning them compliments from friends and family as well as a newfound sense of confidence.

To learn more about eyelid surgery, request your free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Maser or Dr. Bates online or call our office at  (408) 356-4241.

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