Eyelid Surgery

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The most delicate of our skin is on our face, particularly around our eyes.  As such,  it is often the first area of our bodies to begin to show signs of aging. If you are unhappy with the appearance of the skin around your eyes, eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, may be the best option for you. At Southeastern Plastic Surgery, eyelid surgery patients from communities surrounding Tallahassee, including Destin, FL; Dothan, AL; and Valdosta and Thomasville, GA, entrust their eyes to our expert plastic surgeons.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Before & After Photos

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Before & After Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 34 View #1 View in Tallahassee, FL
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 This patient came to Southeatern Plastic Surgery unhappy with the puffiness of her upper and lower eyelids. She elected to undergo an upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty.
Before & After Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 421 View #1 View in Tallahassee, FL
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She is a 69 year old female who had difficulty seeing because of her droopy eyelids.She underwent excision of the extra eyelid skin and tightening of the muscle that lifts the eyelid.  There is a significant improvement in her eye opening and appearance.  Read More
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69 year old patient underwent a bilateral upper eyelid blepharoplasty giving her a dramatic result. 
Before & After Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 70 View #1 View in Tallahassee, FL
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62 year old patient wanted a correction of her heavy upper eyelid skin, the dark circles under her eyes and removal of the mole lateral of her right eye. She underwent an upper and lower blepharoplasty and mole removal to give her the desired look.  Read More
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This is a 74-year-old female with significant excess skin of the upper eyelids. In addition, she has ptosis of the eyelid, which means that she cannot open her eyelid all the way. She underwent removal of the excess eyelid skin and tightening of the muscle that opens the eye.   Read More
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70 year old patient came to Southeastern Plastic Surgery with puffy lower eyelids which she felt were undesirable. The patient underwent a lower lid blepharoplasty to achieve a younger, more restful result.

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

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty, is performed to rejuvenate the upper and/or lower eyelids. For many people, one of the first areas of the face that those common, unwanted signs of aging start to set in is in the delicate skin around the eyes. The thin skin of the upper and lower eyelids can be more prone to lines, creases, wrinkles, sagging and puffiness. An eyelid lift procedure can create a more youthful and awake appearance.

Can Eyelid Surgery Be Combined with Other Procedures?

Often combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM®, brow lift or even facelift surgery.  Eyelid surgery is incredibly successful in creating a younger, more alert appearance in patients. During your consultation, Dr. Ben Kirbo, Dr. Laurence Rosenberg or Dr. Chris DeRosier will assess your facial rejuvenation options and determine if eyelid surgery is the best bet for you.

Nonsurgical Eyelid Lift Options

We offer a nonsurgical alternative to eyelid surgery, UPNEEQ®, at the SPA for people who are not ready for surgery. These prescription eye drops temporarily lift and tighten the upper eyelids.

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Who Is a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty is a procedure used to correct drooping upper eyelids and eliminate puffiness of the lower eyelids. The technique brightens the eyes, leaving a more youthful and rested appearance. Candidates for eyelid surgery often have the following signs of aging:

  • Heavy, sagging, upper eyelids
  • Excess skin and folds, creases, wrinkles
  • Bottom eyelids that are sagging or have puffiness

What Is Eyelid Surgery Recovery Like?

After eyelid surgery, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. Some people also experience blurry vision, light sensitivity, and a feeling of tightness around the eyes. 

Recovery Timeline

While each patient’s experience varies somewhat, you can expect to recover along the following timeline:

  • Day of surgery: Return home.
  • 2 to 4 days: Swelling and bruising peak.
  • 7 to 10 days: Return to nonstrenuous activities and work. Sutures (if used) are removed. 
  • 3+ weeks: Ease back into workouts as directed by your surgeon. You may resume wearing contact lenses or makeup.
  • 2 to 3 months: Results are achieved, although it may take up to 6 months or so for all swelling to completely resolve.

Please call Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A., located in Tallahassee, FL at (850) 219-2000 or contact our cosmetic coordinator today for a private consultation with one of our board-certified physicians, Dr. Ben Kirbo, Dr. Laurence Rosenberg and Dr. Chris DeRosier.


“Well worth every penny spent”

Dr. Kirbo performed an upper eye lift on me nearly 1 year ago. I could not believe the difference in my appearance. I ran into someone I had not seen in years and asked if he remembered me; his reply was, “I remember those eyes”. I had just had the surgery 2 months prior; made my day. Dr. Kirbo was very professional and did a phenomenal job on my surgery. I would get this procedure again as it was not painful and well worth every penny spent.

“I look as young as I feel”

My puffy eyelids and wrinkles made me feel old and out of shape every time I looked in the mirror. After my eyelid surgery, I look as young as I feel.

“Thank you for my excellent care”

Dr. Rosenberg and Staff,

I want to thank you for my excellent care before, during and after my lower eyelid surgery. Thank you too for the beautiful flower arrangement; what a pleasant surprise! Everyone has been so kind and I certainly appreciate it when I look in the mirror, even though I still see some swelling, it is so nice not to see bags!”

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