Eyelid Surgery Portland
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, to give a fresh & rejuvenated appearance to the skin & puffy tissues surrounding your eyes. Eyelid surgery will often help create a look that appears more rested and alert. Brow lifting, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Botox, and Latisse (Lash Treatment) play a complementary role in the rejuvenation of the eye area. Our Reviance Portland® staff can discuss your needs further during your consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
For eyelid surgery, we ask that our patients are in overall good health—physically and mentally. It is important to have realistic expectations no matter which cosmetic surgery you choose. If you have noticed any of the following concerns, you may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty in Lake Oswego:
- Puffy upper or lower eyelids
- Tired looking eyes
- Excess upper or lower eyelid skin
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Surgical techniques for this surgery will vary depending on whether you are choosing to have work done on your upper, lower, or both eyelids. Upper blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, focuses on tightening and rejuvenating the upper eyelids. Lower blepharoplasty, also known as eye bag surgery, is commonly performed to smooth out the lower eyelids and reduce the appearance of puffy undereye bags. Surgery will also vary if you are of Asian descent; if so see our Asian eyelid surgery page.
Incisions for upper eyelid surgery are made along the crease of the lids, so scars are virtually invisible. For the lower eyelid, the incision can be made on the inside or outside of the eyelid. Depending on your cosmetic needs, Dr. Chan can remove excess fat and skin from the eyelids and surrounding areas.
Before & After
What Can I Expect After Eyelid Surgery?
Slight swelling and bruising of the eyelids are normal following surgery, and this should subside within a week. Pain and discomfort should be minimal and can be handled with over-the-counter medication. Most patients are able to resume most of their normal activities after two weeks or so. Be sure to carefully follow all of Dr. Chan’s post-operative instructions to ensure proper recovery.
“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. I am glad that I made the right decision to go with his treatment recommendation that was not what I had in mind. Dr. Chan and his team are amazing! His attention to detail is impeccable, as is his bedside manner. He is a true specialist in his field. From the initial consultation, to offering his own ideas and expertise, to actual treatment/procedures, I give him 5 stars across the board.”
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
The cost for this surgery can be discussed at your initial blepharoplasty consultation with our Reviance Portland® staff. Insurance will generally not cover the cost of eyelid surgery if it is performed for aesthetic purposes. If blepharoplasty is being performed for functional purposes, insurance may cover some of the cost. Financing options are also available to make the payment process more manageable.
Schedule a Consultation
At Reviance Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center, we have helped numerous women and men restore their confidence in their appearance by providing them with outstanding results from their eyelid surgery in Portland. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyelids and would like to know if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.