Buckhead Plastic Surgery: Alan N. Larsen, MD

4684 Roswell Road Northeast, Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 367-9005

Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty in Atlanta

Your eyes can tell a lot about you — including how old you are. If you suffer from wrinkling, puffiness, or sagging of the eyelids, you may even appear much older than you actually are. More and more men and women are noticing just how big of an impact a procedure like eyelid surgery can have on their overall appearance. By correcting these signs of aging around the eyes, it is possible to take years off your look.

Eyelid Surgery Next Steps

If you think eyelid surgery may be the right surgery for you, we invite you to give our office a call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Larsen. Click here to call now.

At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, the price of your eyelid surgery will start at $2,500. Click here for more information on financing your eyelid surgery.

"Very professional, this was my second procedure with this surgeon and I felt very comfortable with him. He and all the staff were very helpful and kind. I am extremely satisfied with my results."*
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Curious about the kinds of results you can expect from eyelid surgery with Dr. Larsen? Click here to view our eyelid surgery Before and After Gallery.

Preparing for Eyelid Surgery

Your eyelid surgery starts with the consultation and continues right through carefully placed incisions. The typical incision used by Dr. Larsen for the upper eyelid runs along the crease and just slightly out to the side. The lower eyelid incision runs just below the eyelashes and slightly out to the side.

A second type of incision for the lower eyelids is placed inside the lower eyelid and is completely hidden. This type of incision is only for removal or rearrangement of the fatty tissue and will do nothing to the skin. Careful planning will in most cases lead to a well-hidden incision.

During the procedure, other aspects of the blepharoplasty are addressed. In addition to the incision, there are two fat pads above each eye and three areas of fatty distribution below each eyelid. One two or all of these fat pads may be removed, partially removed or rearranged into another around the orbit. The position of the lateral most portion of the eyelid, the canthus, is also corrected and held into position with sutures for healing. Excessive skin is re-draped over both the upper and lower eyelids, marked and removed.

The upper eyelid skin may be more prominent than you expected after surgery because excision of all of the extra skin would not allow you to close your upper eyelid. Additionally, some patients may have more or less of an upper eyelid crease. After completion of the internal portion of the blepharoplasty, the incisions are closed and the sides of the eyes are taped. The sutures will be removed four to five days after surgery by Dr. Larsen. The tape is removed 14 days following surgery.

After Eyelid Surgery

Immediately following surgery, you will likely be sleepy. You should not expect a lot of pain although tenderness will be present. The eyes will help a great deal with this. Initially, your eyes will be slightly swollen. The swelling will continue for the first couple of days and then start to decrease dramatically by day three or four. Bruising will be present for seven to 10 days and possibly a little longer.

Within four to five days, the stitches are removed despite swelling and noticeable incisions. Patients are usually ready to venture outside at this time. As with any surgery, wearing sunscreen and a hat to protect the healing skin from the sun is essential. In a few weeks, you will begin to see a younger version of yourself. Complete healing will continue under the surface of the skin for quite some time. It is not uncommon for mild swelling and small lumps and bumps to take one to two months or more to resolve.

As your eyes continue to heal, you will begin noticing dramatic improvements in your appearance. Your eyelid surgery can help you to look nearly 10 years younger while still maintaining a beautifully natural appearance. Although your results will not be permanent, they help to essentially set back the aging clock so you will continue to look younger for many years to come.

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Alan N. Larsen, MD

Board-Certified Atlanta Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Larsen established Buckhead Plastic Surgery as a boutique practice to offer world-class, personalized service to women and men throughout the Southeast. Dr. Larsen’s compassion and talent are complemented by his elite training with some of the nation's finest plastic surgeons.

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