Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery or eyelid lift) is a procedure to improve signs of aging in the upper and lower eyelid such as bags under the eyes, sagging skin, and heavy eyelids. The procedure involves removing excess skin and tissue and tightening the surrounding muscles. It is important to note that occasionally heavy upper lids are caused by eyebrow descent rather than excess upper eyelid skin and therefore the eyebrows should be treated accordingly.

Dr. Jumaily’s philosophy for eyelid surgery is to achieve a natural and youthful appearance. Dr. Jumaily avoids a depleted and sunken look by using the most up to date techniques that remove less tissue than traditional procedures. Eyelid surgery is often combined with other methods of augmenting the cheeks and under eye area to create a youthful result. The surgery can be done under either local anesthesia or sedation. Dr. Jumaily uses the most meticulous technique around the eyelids to avoid complications, minimize bruising and speed recovery. After blepharoplasty, you should be back to your routine within one to two weeks.

Good Candidates for Eyelid Surgery

Patients looking for a way to lift droopy eyelids that make them look older and stressed are ideal candidates for eyelid surgery. Being in good health minimizes the chance of complications.

Patients who recently underwent major surgery and are still recovering would be advised to wait until they have fully recovered. Smokers must quit several weeks before the surgical session, since smoking prolongs the recovery process.

Your Consultation

Patients who want to get an eyelid surgery will first need to schedule a consultation. The details of the procedure will be explained to them, and any questions or concerns that they may have will be addressed.

The eyelids will be examined during the consultation to determine how best to correct the issues. Questions about the patient’s medical history, general health, and goals will be asked during the visit.


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Dr. Jumaily’s surgical patients have excellent access to reach him at any time throughout the recovery to ensure all questions are answered and all concerns addressed immediately.


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  • Droopy Eyelids – Alternatives to Eyelift Surgery?

    Droopy upper eyelids are ideally treated with blepharoplasty or brow lift or both. Botox can create a mild brow lift which helps the droopiness but there is no good solution for excess skin other than removing it.
  • What is the typical Eyelid Surgery Recovery?

    Upper and lower eyelid surgery have generally easy recovery. There is expected swelling and bruising that peak one day after surgery. Occasionally the eye swelling is significant. The swelling then starts to get better day by day and usually patients are able to go out after one week. Blurry vision can be expected during the early stages of the recovery period, along with mild discomfort around the eyes, dryness, itchiness, and/or sensitivity to light. Bruising is different between patients but after one week it fades markedly and make up can be used. By week 2, usually all signs of surgery have resolved. The final results take a few months to be fully realized when the healing is completed.

    Following Dr. Jumaily’s post-surgical care directions as closely as possible is vital. This minimizes the chance of complications, makes for a more comfortable healing period, and helps to preserve optimal results.

  • How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?

    Like most procedures, it depends on the surgeon, location, technique used, type of anesthesia, and the complexity of the case and other procedures done at the same time. In Beverly Hills, these probably start around 2500 and up. Price is important but should not be the only factor considered.
  • What is the Traditional Blepharoplasty Vs Laser Blepharoplasty for Eye Bags?

    Eye bags form due to appearance of fat under the eyelids. This occurs for two reasons, 1) protrusion of the fat through the orbital septum 2) volume loss in the cheeks that makes lower lids look higher compared to the cheeks (bags). The treatment is to address these two main issues by removing some (not all, has to be conservative) of the protruding fat from the orbit, and also adding fat to the cheeks. The eyelid skin is then tightened with a laser or chemical peel. Extra skin can be excised as well. Whether laser is used or skin is removed is per surgeon preference. Chemical peel is just as effective as laser in many surgeons’ opinions.
  • How Can I Fix One Drooping Eye?

    It depends on the cause of the drooping. You need to see a surgeon who can diagnose the problem and provide you with treatment options. There are several causes for droopy lids such as ptosis and not just aging. They are treated differently so it is important to make the right diagnosis.
  • How Long Until eyelid surgery Stitches Dissolve?

    It depends on the type of sutures (stitches) used. Some surgeons use non dissolvable sutures which are taken out at 5-7 days. If the dissolvable sutures are used, they are usually the kind that dissolve in approximately 1 week.
  • Browlift Vs Blepharoplasty – Which is Best for Sagging upper Eyelids?

    The short answer is it depends on the cause of the sagging. The two reasons are usually either eyebrow that have descended, upper eyelid skin excess and drooping, or both. The first one is treated with browlift, the second with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and sometimes both are needed. You cannot treat heavy brows with blepharoplasty. It is important to see a surgeon who knows these procedures well and can give you an honest opinion about what you need.
  • How long does the swelling after Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty last?

    The swelling will last 1-2 weeks after surgery. The upper eyelids swelling is usually not that severe. There may be some bruising as well. The sutures are removed after one week. After 10-14 days it is hard to tell you had surgery.
  • What is the Best Procedure to Remove Dark Circles and Under Eye Hollows?

    It depends on the reason for the hollowing undereyes and tear troughs. Usually there are a few factors at play. 1) excess loose skin 2) orbital fat herniation forming bags 3) volume and fat loss from the cheeks. Therefore, depending on what is needed, the strategy is to remove excess orbital fat (conservatively), remove excess skin, and add volume to the cheeks. So the best procedure is the one that addresses the problem that YOU have.
  • What are some common Blepharoplasty Complications?

    When blepharoplasty is done well it is a very successful and effective procedure. Like any surgery, there are possible complications that can occur despite the surgeon and the patient’s best efforts. The most common complication is imperfect cosmetic outcome. If too much skin or fat is removed, the eyelid can look hollowed out and depleted. Other complications include bleeding, infection, ectropion, entropion, asymmetry, corneal abrasion. All of these are rare when the procedure is done carefully but a qualified facial plastic surgeon.

Set Up a Consultation

If you have any questions and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jumaily, please call 310-285-0929 or email info@drjumaily.com and we would be happy to help you.



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