Eyelid Surgery
Las Vegas

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Introduction to

Eyelid Surgery

At Atelier Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, eyelid surgery (also referred to as blepharoplasty) is Dr. Jaiswal’s specialty. The surgery can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids and in many cases both. Below, we’ve included a comprehensive guide to the procedure, information about Dr. Jaiswal, and frequently asked questions.

Dr. Rohit Jaiswal strives to deliver the best eyelid surgery Las Vegas localities can look forward to. Dr. Jaiswal stays committed to education and his dedication to his patients. At Atelier Plastic Surgery, patient safety is one of our top priorities.

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What is

Eyelid Surgery?

The textbook name of the procedure is blepharoplasty, but many patients refer to it as eyelid surgery or eyelid lift. The procedure is done to improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. The surgery often produces the following:

  • Extra skin and fat may be removed
  • The lids may be tightened for a more youthful appearance
  • Some wrinkles can be removed as well

Who are the Best Candidates for Eyelid Surgery?

As one of the top eyelid surgery practices in Las Vegas, we see patients of all different ethnicities, ages, and genders. Typically, the best blepharoplasty patients meet the following criteria:

  • Patients who have wrinkles under the eyes are typically great candidates for the operation
  • For the upper eyelids, the best candidates are those who may have extra skin that looks cosmetically unappealing or can obstruct vision. In addition, sometimes patients may get a “droopy” eyelid as they age, making them look sleepy- this can be corrected with a type of upper lid surgery.
  • For the lower lids, the best candidates are those who have “bags” or “puffy” looking lower lids. Also, those patients with significant skin excess may also be good candidates.
  • Candidates should be in good overall health and not smoke cigarettes.
  • Candidates should have a realistic expectation of what the procedure can and cannot do.
  • Candidates should be psychologically stable.

What are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

We love seeing the wonderful results in our patients after they come in for their postoperative visit. The results are always stunning. Many of the benefits of the surgery include:

  • Upper and lower eyelid surgery can produce a more youthful, rested appearance.
  • The goal of surgery is to restore the natural look that patients had in their youth by correcting the telltale signs of aging.
  • Oftentimes patients will report their vision has improved after surgery.
  • The surgery gives our patients a new sense of self-confidence, as they are always thrilled with their new appearance.
  • The surgery is an outpatient surgery, meaning you’ll be able to rest in the luxury of your own home.
  • Many patients combine their blepharoplasty with BOTOX, fillers, or other plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift or rhinoplasty.

Different types of Eyelid Surgery

To understand which type of eyelid surgery is best for you, we’ve included the different types of blepharoplasty operations we perform in our office.

Lower Blepharoplasty (lower eyelid surgery)

This procedure corrects lower lid bags and blends the junction between the lower eyelid and the cheek. It can also tighten the lid.

Upper Blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery)

This procedure typically removes excess skin of the upper lid, allowing the natural contours of the upper eyelid to be restored while hiding the scar. Dr. Jaiswal tries to artistically shape the upper lid so that it forms a “golden ratio” with the eyelash line as well as the eyebrow, giving a beautiful, youthful appearance.

Asian eyelid surgery

The anatomy of the Asian eyelid is unique, different from the Western eyelid. Asian eyelid surgery can be done for the same cosmetic improvements while maintaining the Asian appearance. For those patients who desire a more Westernized-looking eyelid, special techniques can be employed to create this appearance.

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What’s the First Step?

The first step is to contact the office and schedule a consultation. Dr. Jaiswal will be able to evaluate the eyelids, the patient’s goals, and assess what treatments would most adequately fit their needs.

If you’re happy with Dr. Jaiswal’s recommendations, surgery will be booked and we’ll provide pre and postoperative instructions. Dr. Jaiswal will have specific questions on medical history and what medications you’re currently taking. The questions are designed to reduce risk and complications.

Pro Tip: Be as open and honest with Dr. Jaiswal as possible about your aesthetic goals with eyelid surgery. From our experience, great communication helps lead to great results!

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What to Expect on the Day of Surgery?

Dr. Jaiswal will meet you in the pre-operative area and review the plan. He will make markings. The procedure will then be done under local or general anesthesia. Surgery times can range from 20 minutes to 2 hours depending on what needs to be done. You will then go home with a specific protocol to do for recovery.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery

After getting eyelid surgery in Las Vegas by Dr. Jaiswal, recovery can take 1-2 weeks. There typically is minimal to no pain with these procedures, although, it does produce swelling and bruising which takes time to resolve. Most of our patients will take 1-2 weeks off work. The final results are seen in 3-6 months, with every day looking better and better.Following surgery, Dr. Jaiswal will provide full postoperative instructions. It’s important to follow these instructions as closely as possible, as they’ll help lead to faster recovery.

Revision Eyelid Surgery

Unfortunately, the main reason people come in for revision eyelid surgery is that they were unhappy with their initial results. Oftentimes, patients will see surgeons who aren’t board-certified plastic surgeons, and their results don’t live up to the patient’s expectations. In these situations, we offer revision eyelid surgery to correct the issues previously performed.

*Occasionally patients with previous eyelid surgery may present with recurrent loose skin, residual fat, or overcorrection. Revisions can be done to correct these aspects, depending on the exact type of revision that is needed.

How Much Does an Eyelid Surgery Cost in Las Vegas?

The cost of eyelid surgery in Las Vegas will vary on a number of factors. Most importantly, we’ll need to decide which type of blepharoplasty is right for you. The best way to get the most accurate cost will be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jaiswal. During the consultation, Dr. Jaiswal will be able to explain the procedure and provide a full breakdown of the costs. Financing options are available for our patients to help ease the payment process.

Why Choose Dr. Jaiswal?

Dr. Rohit Jaiswal is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He has years of experience, especially with eyelid surgery. His memberships include the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Most of his patients come from other, happy patients as referrals.

Schedule Your Consultation

Our Las Vegas eyelid surgery patients find that the surgery can greatly benefit their lives, providing more self-confidence and a rejuvenated look. If you’d like to book a consultation, please contact us today. Our front desk team of experts will schedule a time for you to come meet one-on-one with Dr. Jaiswal. We look forward to joining you on your journey of discovering the best version of yourself!

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have scars after my blepharoplasty?

Yes, there will be scars. However, eyelid skin typically heals the best out of anywhere on the body, so the scars usually become inconspicuous. In addition, Dr. Jaiswal tries to hide the scars in discreet locations which makes it difficult for most people to see.

Can I be in the sun after my blepharoplasty?

If you must be in the sun, sunscreen and sunglasses should be worn at all times after surgery. A tan or sunburn may make the scars unsightly.

Can I wear contacts after eyelid surgery?

Yes, typically after a week. If healing is going well and there is no significant irritation or dry eye then contacts can be resumed.

How long do the results last?

Results should last years. Some younger patients may need to have the procedures repeated as they get older if there is significant aging.

What are the complications with blepharoplasty?

Complications can include overcorrect or under-correction, poor scarring, dry eyes, inability to completely close the eyes, infection, poor positioning of the lids, and eversion of the lids. Fortunately, complications are rare.

How long until I can go swimming following blepharoplasty?

Many of our patients love to swim, and we know you’re excited to get back into the pool. Following your blepharoplasty, it’s important to stay out of the pool water for at least three weeks. During this time, you can do light walks for exercise.

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Patient resources

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