Eyelid Lift Surgery: Blepharoplasty Procedure and Recovery

Authored By Sarmela Sunder MD

Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Sarmela Sunder answers commonly asked questions for Eyelid Lift Surgery


Are you looking tired due to sagging, drooping skin around the upper or lower eyes? Many people both young and old often times are unsatisfied with the appearance of their eyelids due to excess sagging skin around this area. Dr. Sarmela Sunder, a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon specializes in eyelid surgery for both the upper and lower eyelid.

Considering eyelid surgery? We’ve compiled Dr. Sunder’s most commonly asked questions about blepharoplasty below.

What Does Blepharoplasty Entail?

Eyelid lift surgery involves removing excess skin from droopy eyelids. Eyelid surgery can remove baggy eyelids and refine excess skin and fat from the area. Eyelid surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that yields dramatic results and can help boost patients confidence.

Where are the incisions for eyelid surgery?

Upper eyelid incisions are made along the upper eyelid skin’s crease.  Lower eyelid incisions are made inside the skin, directly along the lower lash line. Both incisions are made in a way that will leave no visible scarring after the procedure. Dr. Sunder follows the natural folds of each patient’s eyelid for natural results that suit each patient’s anatomy.

What is the downtime and recovery time for eyelid surgery?

Downtime is anywhere from 3 to 5 days for most patients. There may be some minimal bruising however this can be addressed with makeup. Patients should avoid strenuous exercise during this time. Eyelid surgery typically has an easy recovery with little to no-pain and very little downtime.

Who is a good candidate for eyelid lift surgery?

Patients are good candidates for eyelid surgery who have excess skin around the eyelid and are in good standing health with no additional eye issues such as dry eye.

What are the aftercare instructions for eyelid surgery?

Aftercare instructions for eyelid surgery are relatively simple. Patients should clean the incisions daily and use a cold compress to help reduce swelling and bruising.

Words From Our Patients:

“Dr. Sunder is truly amazing. I just cannot say enough about her and her team. The office is elegant and the staff is warm and inviting. The follow up is incredible and everyone, including Dr. Sunder, goes out of their way for you. I liked her right from the start, even though she seemed too young and too pretty to even be a doctor! Seriously, she is so sweet and sincere that you just feel safe and relaxed in her care, which is really important because all of this is very personal and can be scary. Dr. Sunder recommended options that none of the other doctors had even suggested. Her attention to detail is impeccable, and she explains everything with patience and simplicity. Just a genuinely kind person and an excellent doctor. I am so grateful that I found her.” –K.A.

To learn more about your options with blepharoplasty contact Cassileth Plastic Surgery to set up a consultation with Dr. Sunder by calling (310) 278- 8200 or by requesting an appointment online.

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