What are Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Options?

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Options | Las Vegas | Bullhead CityThe appearance of eyes can make a dramatic impact on the overall facial look. Old and tired looking eyes can make a person appear older than their actual age. Eyelid lift cosmetic surgery is an important aesthetic procedure to improve the eye appearance. Clinically known as blepharoplasty, eyelid lift can reduce the aging signs such as sagging skin around the eyelids, hollows below the eyes and under-eye bags.

Dr. Bryson Richards is a board certified plastic surgeon providing eyelid lift surgery and various other surgical and non-surgical procedures for the breast, body, and face. Dr. Richards will choose the appropriate eyelid lift technique to meet the patient’s unique aesthetic and anatomical needs. He provides blepharoplasty procedure to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding locations.



Any individual above the age of 18, who is unhappy about the presence of one or more of the following conditions, may be a suitable candidate for eyelid lift plastic surgery:

  • Puffiness in the upper eyelids
  • Conspicuous appearance of under-eye bags
  • Wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes
  • Sagging skin in the upper lids
  • Partial vision obstruction due to droopy eyelid skin

Majority of people who seek blepharoplasty are over the age of 35, but if the condition runs in the family, patients may receive this surgery at an earlier age.


Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower blepharoplasty can be performed to minimize or redistribute excess fat tissue that may occur below the eyes. Loose skin can be excised to reveal a tighter, firmer, and smoother skin surface above the cheek. Facial fat transfer, cosmetic fillers or other non-invasive procedures may sometimes be combined with lower eyelid surgery to fill the depressions below the eyes.

Sometimes the drooping of lower eyelids may occur due to muscle laxity. It is possible to tighten the weak muscles while the eyelid lift is being performed. An experienced cosmetic surgeon will make the incisions along the natural creases around the lower eyelids to minimize the scarring visibility.


Upper Eyelid Lift

The appearance of droopy, inflated upper lids can be corrected with upper blepharoplasty through removal of excess fat tissue and skin. The surgeon will place the incision along the natural creases of the upper lid, and trim away excess skin to provide a rejuvenated look.

The same incision will be used to reposition the underlying muscles, if necessary. Once the loose skin is removed, the surgeon will lift the remaining skin and smoothly reattach it to create a more youthful look of the upper lids. Incisions will then be closed with fine sutures.


Transconjunctival Eyelid Lift

Patients who have less pronounced under-eye bags may benefit from this less invasive eyelid lift technique. It only involves removal of excess fat deposits from below the lower eyelids, and not any skin removal. Multiple small incisions will be made inside the lower eyelid. This will reduce any risk of scarring on the outside. Dr. Richards is a well-known cosmetic surgeon receiving patients from Las Vegas, NV and nearby areas for eyelid lift surgery.


If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

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