Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery in San Antonio

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What is a Blepharoplasty?

A blepharoplasty, or eyelid rejuvenation, is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the upper eyelids to provide a more youthful appearance. As one ages, the eyelids tend to become increasingly droopy and puffy. Sagging eyelids can not only make one look older and more fatigued, it can also obstruct sight and affect quality of life. By removing the extra folds of skin from the eye area, patients will look younger, more refreshed, and be able to see better without obstruction.

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Am I A Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a highly sought-after cosmetic procedure for both men and women in San Antonio who wish to have a more youthful appearance. If you have any of the following conditions, an eyelid surgery may be able to help:

Fatigued Appearance

Having under-eye bags or excess skin around the eye can be difficult to cover up and make a person look tired and fatigued. This can affect individuals with client-facing jobs.

Sight Obstruction

When eyelids have excessive skin, they can obstruct one’s vision and affect their quality of life. A blepharoplasty can help patients see better.

Drooping Eyelids

Drooping eyelids can be hereditary and make one look older than they actually are.

Before and after blepharoplasty in San Antonio

What to Expect During Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery

During an eyelid surgery, the patient is placed under local anesthetic in our state-of-the-art surgical suite. Dr. Iskander will then make a tiny incision along the crease of the eyelid. At this time, Dr. Iskander will remove herniated fat and excess skin from the eyelid. The remaining skin is then tightened and sutured with fine hair-like sutures. The entire surgery takes less than two hours to complete. After surgery, patients should take 24 to 48 hours to rest before returning to normal activities. Rigorous physical activities should wait until a week after surgery so the eyes can heal completely.

Our Eyelid Rejuvenation Process

1. Schedule & Meet

Schedule a cosmetic evaluation with Dr. Iskander at San Antonio Eye Specialists to see if an eyelid lift may be right for you.

2. Eyelid Surgery

If we determine you to be a good candidate for blepharoplasty, we’ll have you come in for a 1–2 hour surgery in our in-house surgical suite.

3. Short Recovery

After a 1–2 day recovery, patients can return to their normal activities, holding off more rigorous activities until a week after surgery.

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Why Choose San Antonio Eye Specialists?

As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Iskander has the surgical finesse to work in small areas in and around the eye. His results are precise and affordable. At San Antonio Eye Specialists, we stay up to date with the latest technologies and surgical techniques and procedures to provide our patients with the highest level of care possible. When you come in for a blepharoplasty, rest assured that you are in excellent hands.

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Paying for an Eyelid Lift in San Antonio

Blepharoplasty is typically considered an elective procedure, meaning it is not covered by insurance plans. In some cases, when the drooping eyelid partially or completely covers a patient’s field of view, it may be deemed medically necessary to restore vision. In such cases, a blepharoplasty may be covered by insurance. At San Antonio Eye Specialists, we strive to make all of our procedures accessible to our patients. That’s why we offer financing options through our partners, ALPHAEON Credit and CareCredit. We also accept FSAs and HSAs to help pay for your blepharoplasty. Visit our Financing page or contact our office to learn more about our payment options.

Frequently Asked Questions About Blepharoplasty

What are the benefits of blepharoplasty?

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Dr. Iskander has performed thousands of blepharoplasty procedures with excellent results. The desired surgical outcome is to reduce visual disturbance while restoring aesthetics for a more youthful appearance.

Will insurance cover my blepharoplasty?

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In most cases, blepharoplasty is considered to be an elective, cosmetic procedure. Insurance may only cover a blepharoplasty if deemed medically necessary. This occurs when the upper eyelid covers the field of view and obstructs sight.

How long does a blepharoplasty take?

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Eyelid rejuvenation is a relatively quick procedure; the amount of time depends on the eyelids and whether it entails upper or lower lids or both.

What signs of aging can be improved by eyelid rejuvenation?

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Two key areas of the eye are affected by aging: the lower and upper eyelids. Wrinkled and excess skin, bulging fat, and dark circles around the eyes: can all be fixed by eyelid rejuvenation surgery.

Will eyelid rejuvenation surgery remove my side eye wrinkles, also known as crow’s feet?

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Eyelid rejuvenation also known as blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure sought out by males and females looking for a relaxed, rejuvenated appearance.  It is not appropriate for the removal of side-eye wrinkles, also known as crow’s feet.

Am I a candidate for blepharoplasty?

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Patients who have droopy, excess skin on the upper eyelids, or bulges of fat in the lower eyelids are suitable candidates for blepharoplasty. Additionally, individuals who feel that their eyelids feel “heavy” and obstruct vision can experience relief from this sensation. Lower blepharoplasty is a surgical option to remove bulging fat on or around the lower eyelid. This is a genetic condition that typically starts appearing in the early forties. 

Also, those experiencing vision obstruction due to excessive skin around the eyelids can be candidates for blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty can help patients see better and enjoy an unobstructed view thanks to the removal of excess skin.

How long does recovery take for blepharoplasty?

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Depending on the extent of the procedure, recovery times for blepharoplasty can differ. In most cases, patients will be able to return to their normal day-to-day activities within just one week. This is when the sutures will be removed, and natural healing can begin. You may experience swelling and redness for 2-4 days, and bruising for up to two weeks, but you will be able to live your life normally while you continue to heal.

Have more questions? Contact our office to learn more!

Look Refreshed with a Blepharoplasty

Do people constantly ask you if you are tired? Do your upper eyelids droop, causing you to have visual problems? Schedule a cosmetic evaluation at San Antonio Eye Specialists to see if you may benefit from an eyelid lift surgery.