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

Dr. Jaiswal Blepharoplasty Expertise in Las Vegas

  • Dr. Rohit Jaiswal has performed hundreds of successful plastic surgeries throughout his career
  • Winner of several Top Doctor awards, a RealSelf Hall of Fame member, and his practice received the Gold Medal for Best Cosmetic Surgery in 2020
  • Received his Medical Degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and a supplemental degree as a Master of Public Health, graduating cum laude
  • Dr. Jaiswal is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • Trained under world-renowned plastic surgeons in aesthetics, trauma/reconstruction, pediatric/craniofacial, and hand surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California

Blepharoplasty at First Glance

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:

  • Surgery Time: 1 – 2 hours
  • Price: ~$4,000 – $7,000 (For an accurate cost, please ask during your consultation).
  • Recovery: Patients can return home on the same day of surgery. There is some expected bruising and swelling for one to three weeks.
  • Results: On average, patients feel comfortable being in public and returning to work within 10 -14 days. Final results are visible between four and six weeks.

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.

Widely considered to be more complexed, Dr. Jaiswal will need to contend with prolapsed fat, stretched-out eyelid muscle, and skin that compromises your lower eyelid appearance. Other aspects that need to be considered consist of cheek descent, which can worsen your appearance by creating a groove just below the eyelid (a.k.a. tear trough) or swelling in the cheek and eyelid transition zone, called “festoons”, which can further complications.

This often requires a combination of approaches for treatment, such as removing or repositioning fat through an incision Dr. Jaiswal expertly hides in the inner surface of the eyelid (transconjunctival). Another technique is removing and tightening your eyelid muscles through an incision just below the lashes (sub-ciliary). For our patients who have visible skin creping or festoons, Dr. Jaiswal may recommend laser resurfacing or a chemical peel to smooth and tighten the lower lid skin.

(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. By removing the excess skin, there is a major decrease of “hooding” around your eye and creates more eyelid platforms, which many women tend to appreciate because it makes the application of eyelid makeup easier.

Dr. Jaiswal uses an incision hidden in the natural eyelid crease to remove the excess skin. This technique also helps make scarring practically invisible. While in years past, upper eyelid fat and muscle was removed in addition to skin, research has shown that it has an adverse effect and produces a more hollowed-out and aged appearance. This is why we retain as much upper eyelid volume and muscle as possible because the removal of too much muscle leads to volume loss and can harm the blink strength of your eyelids, which can lead to dry eyes.

During the evaluation process, careful attention is given to the eyebrow position, as brow descent may give the appearance of excess skin. A brow lift may then be indicated in addition to, or instead of, removing eyelid skin.

Asian eyelid surgery

The anatomy of the Asian eyelid is unique, different from the Western eyelid. Also called Double Eyelid Surgery, this procedure has quickly become one of the most popular procedures in the Asian community. This specific type of blepharoplasty creates a pretarsal crease in the upper eyelid for patients born with monolids. An ethnic blepharoplasty can be very effective to add a crease to the eyelid, thus producing a more awake, rejuvenated appearance using subtle enhancement techniques.

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?

On the day of your Blepharoplasty, Dr. Jaiswal will meet you in the pre-operative area and review the plan. He may also make some markings as guides for the surgery. The procedure is performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on what is discussed during your consultation. Once you are sedated, Dr. Jaiswal makes the incisions necessary to remove any excess tissue and then closes the incisions with sutures.

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

Is a Blepharoplasty painful?

Since your surgery is performed with you under anesthesia, so there will be no pain. As you recover, there will probably be some minimal discomfort over the following week due to swelling. This swelling pain is typically reported as mild to moderate. Dr. Jaiswal does his best and uses special precautions to ensure every Eyelid Surgery patient has the least painful and most comfortable experience that produces positive results.

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.

How many appointments will I need?

Dr. Jaiswal will have you return a week after surgery so that he can provide an assessment of how you are healing and remove any sutures or bandages. After this initial check-up, you can expect to return about a month later, then again about three months post-op. Dr. Jaiswal will always communicate with you about how you are recovering and when he expects to see you again.

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 until I see results?

Our practice understands the desire to see final results, but just like with every procedure, the time to heal is just as important as the surgery. The first several days of your recovery will have your eyes looking very swollen and bruised, but some of the results can be apparent immediately. On average, most patients will require up to six weeks before they are able to see their final results.

In order to achieve the best possible results, we do advise you to protect your eyes from sunlight or other elements as you heal. This can be achieved by wearing dark sunglasses to cover your eyes around the sides and a hat to block the sun. Sunscreen is also essential in your recovery time.

Can I combine Eyelid Surgery with other procedures?

You bet! Our Las Vegas Eyelid Surgery is incredibly popular and many of our patients like to combine the surgery with other facial cosmetic procedures. These procedures can include non-surgical options such as Specialty Dermal Fillers or wrinkle relaxers like BOTOX, or additional surgical procedures such as a Facelift or Brow Lift. If you have a specific goal in mind or would like to hear the best options we can provide, please bring this up during your consultation and Dr. Jaiswal will be more than happy to offer his expert recommendations.

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?

While complications are fortunately rare, there are some potential risks and side effects associated with the Blepharoplasty treatment, including:

  • Dry, irritated eyes
  • Eversion (turning inside-out) of the lids
  • Inability to close the eyes or other eyelid problems
  • Infection and bleeding
  • Injury to eye muscles
  • Noticeable scarring
  • Overcorrection/ Undercorrection
  • Poor lid positioning
  • Skin discoloration
  • Temporarily blurred vision or, rarely, loss of eyesight.
  • The need for follow-up surgery

Dr. Jaiswal and his team hold your health and safety as their top priority, and our practice is proud to have a stellar history of successful surgeries. If you do experience any long-lasting or concerning reactions, please contact us immediately.

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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