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Eyelid & Eye Lift Surgery

Blepharoplasty Surgical Procedure

Anita Patel MD Beverly Hills Eye Lift & Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid & Eye Lift Surgery in Beverly Hills: What You Need to Know

The eyes are a focal point on the face for both women and men, and once the eyelids start drooping or showing prominent bags, it can create a tired or aged appearance. Eyelid lift surgery helps freshen the eye area by removing lax skin and/or excess fatty tissue, using incisions that are designed to be hidden. This procedure in particular requires different management in the male versus female face.

TREATMENT OVERVIEW

Eyelid lift surgery involves lifting and tightening the eyelids, with removal or relocation of excess fat if present.

Length of Surgery

1-2 hours

Anesthesia

Anesthesia

Local with Sedation, or General.

Post-op Activity

Avoid exercise and strenuous activity for 6 weeks.

Return to work

1 week.

FINANCING AVAILABLE

Payments for nonsurgical treatments are made prior to or on the date of service, and payments for surgery are required to be paid in full 3 weeks prior to the surgical date.

We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, cash, and cashier checks. We also work with two third-party financing companies, Care Credit and Alphaeon Credit. You can find more information and apply for credit online using the links below.

STEP BY STEP PROCESS

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AT THE CLINIC

During your consultation, Dr. Patel will take time to learn more about your concerns and goals, and discuss the treatment options in detail. She will go through your medical history and perform a physical exam in order to determine the best plan to reach your goals, and make sure you are a good candidate for surgery.

THE SURGERY

The day of surgery, Dr. Patel will meet with you in the pre-operative area, review the planned procedure, and go over any additional questions you may have prior to surgery.

POST-SURGERY

After surgery, you will be provided with postoperative care instructions, and instructions for followup. Dr. Patel will see you for the first postoperative visit 1-2 days after surgery, with an additional visit the week after for suture removal if appropriate. Additional postoperative visits are typically spaced at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can plastic surgery make your eyes bigger?

Plastic surgery can make the eyes look bigger by removing excess skin and/or fat above or below the eyes, in addition to a brow lift if the brows are drooping.

Why are double eyelids attractive?

Double eyelids refers to having a visible upper eyelid crease. Double eyelids are thought to be attractive because they add definition to the lid area, and often make the eyes look bigger. Double eyelid surgery is a common request from Asian patients who lack a visible crease naturally.

Why do I have excess skin on my eyelids?

Excess upper eyelid skin is usually a result of aging and genetics, and can also result from stretching out of the lids from repeated inflammation. At times, the upper lid skin can appear as if there is excess, when instead the cause is actually due to a drooping brow, so that must be evaluated at the same time.

What is blepharoplasty surgery?

Blepharoplasty surgery is a reduction of excess eyelid skin and/or fat, and can be done to the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, depending on what is needed.

Is eyelid surgery safe?

Eyelid surgery is safe overall, with low downtime. However, as with any surgical procedure, it has risks, the most serious being internal bleeding that can permanently affect the vision if not found and treated early.

What is the recovery time for an eyelid procedure?

Recovery time for eyelid surgery is generally 1 week. It is normal to have some degree of swelling after an eyelid procedure, and stitches are typically removed 5-7 days after surgery. Eyelid procedures can also result in bruising which typically lasts 7-10 days.

How many times can you have eyelid surgery?

There is no limit to the number of times one has eyelid surgery, but when done in appropriate candidates, the results are generally long lasting. The speed at which one ages is mainly genetic, so an additional procedure may be needed down the line once further looseness of the skin develops. In cases where there is asymmetry following surgery, a revision may be indicated.

How much is cosmetic eye surgery?

The cost for cosmetic eyelid surgery will depend on many factors, including type of anesthesia, if upper or lower eyelids are being treated, and what other procedures if any are done at the same time. To provide you with accurate pricing information, we invite you to book a complimentary Pre-Consult Phone Call with our Patient Care Coordinator by calling 310-205-0212. During that phone call, important information will be discussed, and ballpark pricing will be provided.

Client Reviews

" Dear Dr. Patel, June, and Zuny. Thank you so much for your kindness and compassion with me during and after my accident. I feel as though you saved me from disfigurement and I am SO grateful... Thank you for making my accident easer to put in the past. All my best. "

E.J.

" The fabulous Dr. Anita Patel, thank you so much for my new boobies! I am so happy with the results and already feel so much more confident. You truly made me feel comfortable every step of the way. You are a master at what you do and I am so honored to have gotten work done by you! I adore you tons. xxxo "

S.R.

" Dr. Patel, thank you so much once again! You saved me at an all time low. "

G.D.

" Dr. Patel, I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me! Your gentle kindness is greatly appreciated. I love the New Me and it is all because of you! Warm Regards. "

T.V.

" I would like to say that Dr. Patel and her medical and office staff are professional and courteous. From my initial consultation visit until the present which is post-surgery 3 months. They smile and look you in the eye. They make you feel comfortable enough to express your true desire for your appearance and they sincerely endeavor to give to you the closest possible result. Dr. Patel and her team took such good care of me. She anticipated my needs and was attentive to my wound care and pain maintenance. I am pleased with my tummy and thighplasty. I am looking forward to next year when I continue with a breast reduction and lift and upper arms. "

O.A.

" Dr. Patel and her staff are absolutely AMAZING!!! After having my lap-band in 2009, I was ready to get rid of my loose skin for good! I decided to have a tummy tuck and a thigh lift. =) I met with 5 different surgeons before I was referred to Dr. Anita Patel. She was finally the one!!!! Her assistant Jenny is just as amazing as she is!!! I was super nervous about having these two procedures done, but I had Dr. Patel and Jenny right there the whole way!!! They went above and beyond to meet all of my concerns. =) I had my surgeries 11 days ago and I am super happy with my results so far!!! I can't wait to see them when I am fully recovered! I will be having a breast lift/augmentation next! Everyone from the front desk to the operating room are just AMAZING!!!! "

V.J.

" Dr. Patel made me so comfortable. She is absolutely amazing and I would recommend her to everyone! "

D.B.

" I had my lap band surgery three years ago now I was ready for my tummy tuck. But from the horror stories I heard I kept putting it off. I went to see two other doctors and wasn't happy, until I met Dr. Patel and her amazing staff. The first day I met them I knew I wanted her to be the one to do my surgery for me. Everyone was fantastic from Dr. Patel's staff to the after care. "

M.M.

" Dr. Patel and her staff are the best professionals in town! "

A.S.

" Dr. Patel is a great Doctor. From the very first phone call with Jenny, Dr. Patel's Coordinator, I felt very comfortable. When I went for the 1st appointment in Newport Beach, I was very impressed with the professionalism of Dr. Patel and Jenny. They took time discussing the procedures and options and put my mind at ease. I had a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift with Implants. The surgery day went great and I am so happy with the results. I would recommend her to my family and friends and will use her for any future cosmetic surgeries I may have. Thank you Dr. Patel!! "

C.C.

" Dr. Patel is absolutely amazing! I interviewed many surgeons and no one could touch her compassionate, genuine personality. Dr. Patel takes her time during the consultation, you are never rushed. She is very detailed when explaining the procedures, prep and recovery. She is real... not pretentious, no inflated ego and zero God complex. Dr. Patel cares about every person who takes the time to come to her clinic. Throughout my pre-op, surgery and post-op Dr. Patel's exceptional care was displayed without waiver. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone considering the services of a PS to contact her... it will be worth your time. Thank you Dr. Patel!!!!! "

A.V.

" You give so much of yourself in the kindness you show and the lives you touch. Wish that all the goodness you share comes back to you. Thank you for everything you have done for me. "

A.K.

" Words cannot express how thankful I am for you. You really have helped to change my life for the better, and gave me the body I knew was under there somewhere... making it all happen truly renews my faith that there are great people out there. You are an artist and I am so happy to have you in my life... "

M.V.

" Dr. Patel, Jenny, Nicole, and staff, I have enjoyed every moment with each of you and I thank you again for making the entire process of my surgery at Rox Surgery Center such a joy and success. You're all the best!!... "

V.W.

" You are an amazing surgeon I am so glad I found you. I am more than happy with the results. It is better than I could have ever imagined. Your staff Jenny and nurse Zarina were so caring and made me feel comfortable with the whole process... Thank you so much... "

K.S.

" There really isn't a way to explain what this surgery has meant to me. It is the final step of a really long and hard emotional journey... From the bottom of my heart thank you for making me look like I feel. Your talent is amazing!... "

C.L.

" I was extremely happy with everyone. The whole staff was helpful and very personable. Dr. Patel you are amazing!!... I would recommend you to anyone looking for a breast augmentation. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!... "

V.M.

" Thank you and your staff so much for making me feel so special and taking such good care of me. I can tell you love what you do... "

C.B.

I just wanted to thank you for taking such great care of me before, during, and after my surgery. It meant a lot to know I wasn't just another patient coming through. I'll actually miss seeing you once all is said and done!... "

N.H.

" I've wanted to do this my whole life. Thank you for being so kind and holding my hand through this experience. I am so grateful I found you... "

D.W.

" Thank you for taking the time to listen. I am so happy with my results! I wish I had done it sooner... "

S.P.

" Thank you so much for taking care of me. Your kindness is greatly appreciated... "

N.A.

" Words cannot express my gratitude for your expertise... I was in need of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and no where near Beverly Hills! It was nice of you to work at the hospital that day!! Thank you... "

L.G.



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