About Eyelid Surgery
The eyes are an attractive feature of the face that deserve to be visible; however, an abundance of skin around the eyes can produce a tired and unflattering look. Raleigh, NC plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle uses blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to reduce excess skin and rejuvenate the upper or lower eyelid, creating a more "alert" look. Countless men and women receive eyelid surgery at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center to eliminate saggy eyelids, which helps with both look and function. Blepharoplasty, whether lower or upper, creates a more awakened but softer appearance and can produce striking improvements.
Upper or lower blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that is performed on both men and women. At your first visit, treatment alternatives will be explained based on your areas of concern that need to be addressed. Generally, ideal candidates have excess, drooping skin and folds that exist on the top eyelid or bloated skin below the bottom eyelid. These conditions can cause functional and vision difficulty that can hinder normal, everyday life. For a rejuvenated look, eyelid surgery may be the right surgery for you. If you have hanging skin that folds over on the upper eyelid or bulging bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can treat this to give you a more youthful appearance.
"A+ Blepharoplasty with Dr. Glenn Lyle of RPSC! - Finally, my visual field has been restored after constantly struggling with sagging- hooded eyelids that were impacting my daily life such as: working on the computer with my head tilted backwards to see the screen, forehead fatigue causing aching, my eyelashes pushing down and finally the feeling that I had a "frame of dimness" is completely gone! I can see clearly now and the world is a much..."- B. / RealSelf / Feb 26, 2019
"Dr. Lyle was so considerate of my wishes and concerns during the process of reconstruction after breast cancer surgery. He was the one doctor of all of my medical team who treated me like a person instead of just a number. He truly does his best to make his patients happy with their end result!"- R.H. / Google / Feb 07, 2019
"Dr Lyle is amazing!!!!! He and his office where able to get me in to his office under emergency situation within one hour!!!! he had my 23 year old implants that were failing removed that day due to the infection behind the capsule(done in another state with a different plastic surgeon.). Six weeks later he did complete repair and full biopsy, and I am so pleased and happy with the outcome. The caring and kindness of the staff and Dr. Lyle is amazing!!!! nurse Amy took multiple phone calls from me throughout this time and always called back with answers. I will always use Dr Lyle for any of my plastic surgery needs!!!!!"- J.H. / Google / May 11, 2018
"Great Experience - I am very happy with my experience with Dr Lyle. I wanted my breast implants out and didn't know what else I should do to look somewhat normal afterwards. He suggested a lift and I asked for a fat transfer, so I had it all done together. He was honest and caring. I like his bedside manner. I always get in early for my appointments. His office staff is nice as was the OR staff during my..."- R. / RealSelf / Jan 26, 2018
"30 Years of Implants; So Glad They Are Out! - I wish I'd never had them and that I had them taken out much sooner than I did. I hope my story assures some of you that you might recover your health and vitality after ex-plantation, and also that you might look fine without any tucks. But here's my story. I'll begin with why I made the decision to get them in the first place.I was 5' 4" tall and weighed around 110-115 lbs from age 20..."- V. / RealSelf / Sep 20, 2017
During blepharoplasty, depending on the type and complex nature of the surgery, general anesthesia or IV sedation will be provided. This treatment may be done on the upper eyelid alone, under or on the bottom eyelid, or a combination of both eyelids during a single surgical session.
Upper blepharoplasty assists in decreasing the folds of skin that droop over the eye and produces a more awakened and appealing look. An incision is usually made along the lid crease to excise loose skin and fatty tissue.
Correction on the lower lid is performed to reduce puffy and bulging skin beneath the lower eyelid. The incision is carefully made along the lash line to allow access to remove tissue and fat, and the skin is subtly lifted to allow for a softer, flatter look. In some cases, a nonsurgical laser treatment can be incorporated to assist with discoloration, while fillers can be used for more smoothness and softening if desired.
What to Expect
Bleph of the upper or lower eyelid can last up to two hours depending on whether one or both eyes are treated. After this outpatient surgery, you should plan about a week to recover and rest at home. A cold compress can help reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising. The results from bleph surgery can last years, but while they are lasting, the aging process does not stop. To maintain the surgical outcomes, other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center such as fillers, peels, and lasers can be paired to create a youthful-looking appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,500 - $5,000
Look More Awake
If you find it difficult to see or apply makeup due to folds of skin on the upper eyelid or can't get rid of puffy bags below your eyes, then upper or lower bleph at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center may be right for you. This enhancement can help you look refreshed and youthful. We invite you to get in touch with our office in Raleigh, NC to learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Glenn Lyle.