Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Bright, engaging eyes are both attractive and expressive. But dark circles, bags, and sagging skin can dull the vibrance of your eyes even when you’re younger. Eyelid surgery is a popular and versatile procedure that can improve the aesthetics of the eye area and correct functional issues related to excess or drooping eyelid skin.

Our double board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Dr. James Chan and Dr. Haena Kim, specialize in eyelid surgery—known clinically as blepharoplasty. From Clackamas and Portland, OR, to throughout the West Coast, patients trust Réviance® Plastic Surgery to rejuvenate the delicate eye area.

Your Eyelid Surgery Consultation

During your consultation with one of our accomplished surgeons, you can discuss your goals in-depth, learn more about your procedure options, and get answers to your questions. Dr. Kim or Dr. Chan evaluates your eyelids, asks about your medical history, and determines whether you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty.

Réviance Plastic Surgery is known for its unique, multi-modal approach to facial rejuvenation. Our facial plastic surgeons create a treatment plan tailored to your needs, budget, and preferences, which may include complementary procedures, such as a brow lift, BOTOX®, facial fat transfer, and laser skin resurfacing.

Your Blepharoplasty Options

Blepharoplasty is a versatile procedure that our surgeons customize to your needs. Learn more about your treatment options below:

  • Cosmetic blepharoplasty rejuvenates the aesthetic appearance of the eyelids, from treating drooping lids to smoothing under-eye bags and puffiness.
  • Functional blepharoplasty corrects overhanging eye skin to improve your peripheral vision and alleviate uncomfortably heavy eyelashes that sit on the eye. While Dr. Chan and Dr. Kim also ensure a beautiful cosmetic outcome, the goal of the procedure is functional improvements.
  • Upper blepharoplasty targets the upper eyelids alone, often focusing on lifting sagging skin (ptosis) and creating a more open, brighter eye appearance. This eyelid lift surgery may involve fat removal and tightening and repositioning of the skin and muscles.
  • Lower blepharoplasty (eye bag surgery) treats the lower eyelids by removing or repositioning fat and eliminating under-eye bags. Our facial plastic surgeons can also reposition the lower eyelid canthi (the corners of the eyes where the upper and lower eyelids meet) to reduce scleral show and make the eyes appear less sleepy.
  • Quad blepharoplasty addresses all 4 eyelids for comprehensive rejuvenation. While some patients are better candidates for lower or upper blepharoplasty by itself, many choose to treat both sets of eyelids to refresh their look.
  • Asian blepharoplasty, also known as double eyelid surgery, adds a crease above the upper eyelid to make the eyes look larger and create greater visual separation between the lash line and eyebrow—an area that epicanthic folds make completely smooth.

Meet Our Facial Plastic Surgeons

Dr. James Chan and Dr. Haena Kim are highly respected specialists in facial plastic surgery. In addition to being double board-certified plastic surgeons, they are medical scientists, artists, and innovators at the forefront of regenerative aesthetic medicine. Their elevated surgical techniques and multi-modality treatment plans help you look and feel your best.

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Dr. James Chan

Meet Dr. Chan

Dr. Haena Kim

Meet Dr. Haena Kim

Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Patients considering eyelid surgery should be in good overall health, nonsmokers, and have realistic expectations about what blepharoplasty can achieve. Good candidates are typically bothered by cosmetic or functional concerns related to the eyelids, such as:

  • Puffy lids
  • Excess skin
  • Visual field restrictions
  • A tired, heavy look

If your brows fall below the orbital rim (top of the eye socket), you may be a better candidate for a brow lift. Your surgeon evaluates your unique case and discusses which procedure (or combination of procedures) will achieve your desired results.

What To Expect During Your Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Kim and Dr. Chan tailor their surgical approach depending on whether you choose to have work done on your upper or lower eyelids or both. Upper blepharoplasty involves incisions along the crease of the lids, leading to virtually invisible scars. Lower blepharoplasty incisions are either transconjunctival (hidden beneath the lower lash line) or transcutaneous (also called the subciliary approach), depending on the extent of correction required.

Eyelid surgery is relatively quick and performed on an outpatient basis. It is usually done with local anesthesia, though the specific details of your surgery (especially if you combine it with other procedures) may necessitate the use of general anesthesia.

Revision Eyelid Surgery

If you have previously had blepharoplasty and are unhappy with your results, Dr. Chan and Dr. Kim can help. Our double board-certified facial plastic surgeons are experienced in complex and revision surgery. They work with you to correct previous surgical results and achieve the refreshed eyelid appearance you deserve.

Recovery After Blepharoplasty

Minor swelling and bruising are normal after eyelid surgery and should subside within a week. Residual swelling may take a few months to dissipate entirely, but it should be almost unnoticeable after the first 10 to 14 days. Most patients need up to a week of recovery and can resume most of their normal activities within 2 weeks.

In most cases, patients only need over-the-counter pain medication to manage their discomfort. Dr. Kim and Dr. Chan provide detailed postoperative instructions to help you through your recovery period. 

“I just had a lower eye lid surgery with Dr. Chan last week- I am extremely pleased with the result so far, exceeded my expectation….From the initial consultation, to offering his own ideas and expertise, to actual treatment/procedures, I give him 5 stars across the board.”

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How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost in Portland, OR?

The cost of your blepharoplasty procedure depends on the specifics of your surgery and the type of eyelid surgery you are having. Insurance may cover part of the cost if you are pursuing functional blepharoplasty to address visual impairments caused by overhanging skin. We provide you with a personalized quote during your consultation and can discuss your different financing options.

Double board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Dr. James Chan and Dr. Haena Kim

Discover the Réviance Difference Today

Backed by the dual expertise of two double board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Réviance Plastic Surgery offers the experience and skill to refresh your look, whether this is your first procedure or a revision surgery. To learn more about your eyelid surgery options, please request a consultation or call us at (503) 953-1230 to get started.