Eyelid Surgery

Discover a youthful and refreshed appearance with Dr. Fedok’s eyelid rejuvenation treatments. Whether it is hereditary or aging, sagging skin and bulges around the eyes can affect how we look and feel.

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What Is Eyelid Lift Surgery?

What Is Eyelid Surgery?What Is Eyelid Surgery?

The eyes are the focal point of visual contact in our society and are often the first to show signs of looking tired or aging.  Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can restore the youthful appearance of the eye.  If sagging eyelids are interfering with your vision, eyelid lift surgery may help restore your field of vision.

What Is Done?

Eyelid Surgery: What Is Done?Eyelid Surgery: What Is Done?

During an eyelid surgery procedure, excess fat and/or skin are carefully removed. The procedure can take 1-3 hours, depending on the skin quality and whether Dr. Fedok is operating on both the upper and lower lids. Excess skin hanging from the upper eyelid may be due, in part, to the sagging of the eyebrow itself. During your consultation, it may be advised you have an elevation or lift at the same time as the blepharoplasty procedure.

Who Are Ideal Candidates?

Eyelid Surgery: Who Are Ideal Candidates?Eyelid Surgery: Who Are Ideal Candidates?

Good candidates for blepharoplasty are typically healthy adults with droopy or puffy eyelids that negatively impact their appearance or impede their vision. Dr. Fedok is here to help guide you through the process and ensure that you meet your goals. It is important to have realistic expectations about what blepharoplasty can accomplish.

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Dr. Fedok’s Approach

Most patients who need facelift surgery should carefully examine their eyelids, since correction of sagging or baggy eyelids at the time of the facelift may add to the overall improvement in appearance.  Pouches at the inner part of the upper eyelid and along the lower eyelid resulting in dark circles are generally due to accumulations of fat.  The excess fat and skin are removed during the blepharoplasty procedure.  If your lower eyelids are particularly droopy or lax, you may have a lower eyelid support problem, or ectropion, that can be remedied with a lower eyelid tightening procedure.

Please advise Dr. Fedok of any history of eye disease or visual problems so these can be evaluated. Dr. Fedok may recommend that you have a complete eye examination before your eyelid lift surgery, particularly if you have not had one in the preceding twelve months.

Eyelid Surgery Before & After

Eyelid Surgery: Before & After Photos
The Eyelid Surgery Procedure

The Eyelid Surgery Procedure

Upper and lower eyelid lift surgery can be done alone or together. They can also be done in conjunction with a facelift or other surgery. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is done by making a small incision that falls within the crease of the eyelid to remove the excess skin and/or fat. For lower eyelid surgery, a transconjunctival blepharoplasty is done to remove the fat pads through an incision inside the eyelid. This approach spares the muscle, minimizing the risk of lower eyelid bowing as you age. These surgeries are completed under oral sedation or “twilight” anesthesia.


As a rule, the operation is associated with minor discomfort. Normally, patients can return to routine living within a few days. Within a few weeks, any thread-thin scars blend in so well with the surrounding skin that they become perceptible only upon very close scrutiny. Dr. Fedok may recommend a chemical peel or laser procedure for the lower eyelids to further tighten the skin and improve fine lines.

Eyelid Surgery: Risks and Side Effects
Eyelid Surgery: Recovery

Risks and Side Effects

As with any surgery, there is always a degree of risk involved. Side effects may include temporary swelling, bruising, and discomfort. However, Dr. Fedok’s extensive training and experience in facial plastic surgery ensures that these risks are minimized, and any potential complications are handled with the utmost care and expertise.

Book Your Eyelid Surgery Consultation With Dr. Fedok

We understand the importance of looking and feeling your best.  With our eyelid surgery procedures, you can say goodbye to tired-looking eyes and hello to a brighter, more radiant you!  Dr. Fedok’s comprehensive treatment options can help restore your youthful appearance with minimal downtime and discomfort.  Contact us today to book your consultation and get started on a new path to rejuvenation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Eyelid surgery costs can vary depending on the extent of the surgery, the surgeon’s experience, and the geographic location. It is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fedok for a personalized quote.

The operation is associated with minor discomfort. Patients can typically return to routine activities within a few days. Any discomfort can be managed with medication prescribed by Dr. Fedok.

After eyelid surgery, it is important to allow sufficient time for your eyelids to heal before applying makeup. Generally, patients are advised to wait for at least one to two weeks before using makeup on or around the eyes. However, this timeline can vary based on individual healing processes.

The decision to get eyelid surgery is a personal one. It can be beneficial for those with droopy or puffy eyelids that negatively impact their appearance or impede their vision. The surgery can make the eyes appear more open and restore a more youthful appearance. It is important to have realistic expectations and to discuss these with Dr. Fedok during a consultation.

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