Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) - Blum Facial Surgery

Blepharoplasty with Dr. Mitchell Blum in Tracy, CA

Mitchell Blum, M.D., F.A.C.S. - Elite Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

The eyes are the most captivating feature of your face. As we age, the skin above our eyes droops or sags over time, making you look old and tired or possibly even impairing your ability to see. Upper blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is a procedure to surgically remove excess skin or fat above the eyes. This eliminates the tired or “hooding” affect of the eyes that develops with age. Lower blepharoplasty is done to correct puffiness and sagging of the lower eyelids. Often, the fat below the eyes is repositioned to fill in loss of volume in the tear trough area correcting the circles below the eyelid. Eyelid surgery restores your youth, instantly making you look rested and years younger.


Who is a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty?

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are healthy men and women who do not suffer from any pre-existing eye conditions. Patients with an overactive thyroid gland may not qualify for eyelid surgery due to the increased risk of swelling and other problems around the eyes. Eyelid surgery is perfect for patients of any ethnicity who are seeking to reduce the appearance of aging around their eyes. Most often, candidates are patients whose vision becomes limited due to drooping skin of the upper eyelids. These patients are often told they “look tired” or “look angry” even when they are not.

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What is the Recovery like from Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is performed in the Tracy, CA office using local anesthesia or under moderate sedation in an operating room. Small incisions are made in the natural creases of your eye. Dr. Blum then carefully removes excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids. The incisions are closed and the scars become invisible, healing in the natural creases of the eye.

The procedure is accomplished in an outpatient setting. Most patients return to home after only a few hours. Recovery is usually one to two weeks, at which time patients may return to work and non-strenuous activities. Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common the first week or two after surgery. Most patients feel confident returning to their public and social lives in 7-10 days. Dr. Mitchell Blum reduces bruising and recovery time with the use of homeopathic and herbal options. Detailed postoperative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.

Those patients considering eye surgery should carefully evaluate their surgeon’s credentials and training. Dr. Mitchell Blum is one of the most experienced Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeons in the Tracy, San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Dr. Blum has performed thousands of blepharoplasty surgeries, on patients from every age and backgrounds. Dr. Blum is double Board certified Head and Neck Surgeon, with extensive knowledge to deliver the best cosmetic results while safeguarding proper vision function.

Blepharoplasty Before & After Photos