Eye Lift - Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes the excess skin from the upper and/or lower eyelids and also addresses any heaviness or excess fat that is found in those areas! The upper and the lower eyelids are addressed separately and can de done at the same or different time - depending on an individual's needs.  Many patients have or develop heavy upper eyelids with age or through sun damage, and it can give them a tired look. Removing the excess skin opens up the eyes and makes patients look younger and more refreshed.

Before and After Photos of Eye Lifts with Dr. Hazen

Eye Lift Procedure

The procedure can be done under sedation and is generally considered cosmetic.  Depending on the extent of the procedure, it can be as quick as an hour or up to four hours in the operating room.  Dr. Hazen also combines this procedure with laser and skin tightening, when needed, as well as filler when required.

Who is a Candidate for an Eye Lift ?

  • Healthy patients who are non-smokers

  • Patients who have excess skin on upper or lower eyelids or both from age, or heredity

  • Patients with "bags" under their eyes or permanent dark circles

Post Surgery Recovery 

Recovery from eyelid surgery is very fast.  The thin skin around the eyes heals very quickly.  Patients can expect bruising and some swelling but generally look presentable within 10 days.  There is very little pain associated with an eye lift!

Why Choose Dr. Hazen

Eyes are the windows to the soul, and having tired and lifeless looking eyes makes a person look and feel much older.  Dr. Hazen is very careful to totally preserve the essence of your look and face and yet rejuvenate you so that you look and feel your best.  You will never look "operated" on with Dr. Hazen as your surgeon, you will simply look younger and healthier!

What to Expect From Your Consultation

Dr. Hazen takes a detailed history of any medical issues and conditions, including hospitalizations and medications taken.  A physical exam is performed. Your goals and desires for surgery are explored and Dr. Hazen gives a comprehensive explanation of the surgical procedures that are possible for you, including complications and risks.  Dr. Hazen describes your individual recovery process. Now, you have the option to take your pre-operative photos (saves a visit).  Dr. Hazen and you may explore any issues that are blocking or interfering with the surgery actually happening, including anxieties around it.  Then your surgery plan is made with a time line.  If the procedure is not covered by insurance,  you receive an estimated cost for the surgery and anesthesia.