Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)

One of the most popular types facial rejuvenation techniques is blepharoplasty, also known as the eyelid lift. There are several variations to consider and some patients may not be candidates for all types of cosmetic eyelid surgery. Dr. Mohan guides his patients along each step, from the initial consultation through the procedure and into recovery. Blepharoplasty, as with any kind of surgery, has risks and complications, so it’s a good idea to ask questions.

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This is a female who desired an upper blepharoplasty to remove excess skin because it was making it difficult for her to apply makeup.  She underwent an upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid lift) to remove excess skin and create one crease that made it easier to apply makeup and  make her look younger.  

This is a female who desired an upper blepharoplasty to remove hooded skin that was making her appear old and tired. She really did like not like the excess laterally and stated it affected her vision. She underwent an upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid lift) to remove excess skin and rejuvenate her eyelids. 

This is a female who desired a lower blepharoplasty to remove her bags and remove lines that caused her to look older than she was. She underwent an lower blepharoplasty (lower eyelid lift) to remove excess fat in order to make her eyelids appear more youthful.

This is a female who desired an upper blepharoplasty to remove hooded skin that was making her appear old and tired.  She underwent an upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid lift) to remove excess skin and rejuvenate her eyelids. 

This is a younger gentleman who dislikes the bags under his eyelids.  He states it always makes him look tired and old. In a younger patient, the first signs of aging can be seen in the lower eyelid.  The lower eyelid fat pockets tend to herniate and create bags.  Unfortunately creams and topical treatments cannot address this.  This patient does have not other signs of an aging eyelid such as loose skin or lax muscle.  The main issue is the fat herniation.  With a hidden incision, the fat pockets can be removed to create a smoother and more youthful eyelid. The patient was pleased with his blepharoplasty results. *Individual results may vary
This patient in her 60s underwent a facelift and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid lift). Over time, she stated she began noticing bags under her eyes and excess skin in her neck. These procedures helped to lift and tighten her skin giving her a more youthful and rejuvenated look. *Individual results may vary  
This is a patient in her 60s who felt she looked extremely tired and had loose and sagging skin throughout her face. She underwent facelift, lower blepharoplasty (lower eyelid lift) and facial fat grafting. The fat grafting helped volumize her mid-face and cheeks while the facelift tightened her skin. *Individual results may vary
This is a patient who desired a tummy tuck and an upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid lift). She reported her upper eyelids made her look much older and after the procedure she felt she looked much younger and more refreshed. *Individual results may vary
This is a middle-aged Asian patient who desired extra skin to be removed from her upper eyelid but wanted to preserve her ethnicity and maintain a similar look. She underwent an upper blepharoplasty (eyelid lift). *Individual results may vary

What is Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty DallasA eyelid lift is primarily intended to correct sagging skin and loss of volume in the cheek and eyelids. The goal in facial rejuvenation is to make the face more youthful and to turn back the clock in a way that also looks natural.

eyelid lift is the most common procedure for improving sagging eye skin, and can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids. The goal of the procedure is to remove extra skin and fat in the eyelid. Sometimes fat is repositioned or grafted to make the eyelid look more youthful.

What Makes a Good Candidate for eyelid lift ?

Patients who are ideal candidates for a eyelid lift are in good health and have signs of facial aging associated with the lower face and neck. Patients typically present with fine lines, excess skin and fat in the upper and lower eyelids. Patients undergoing a eyelid lift range from ages 40-80.

Options and Variations

There are many different types of blepharoplasty techniques and Dr. Mohan formulates an individualized plan for each patient depending on their examination.

Dr. Mohan performs an upper eyelid blepharoplasty technique that is aimed at removing excess skin and fat. Some patients experience improvement in vision after the procedure.

The lower eyelid blepharoplasty procedure is a completely different procedure that is aimed at removing extra skin and fat in the lower eyelid.

Sometime fat is transferred or grafted or repositioned in this area to add volume where it is lost. The muscle may also need to be tightened in certain cases.

Why Choose Dr. Raja Mohan?

Patients choose Dallas eye lift cosmetic surgeon Dr. Raj for a variety of reasons. He trains and studies with the best in the industry as a peer and leader, and this commitment means that his patients are always able to benefit from advancements at the cutting edge of science and surgery. He is knowledgeable and personable and is known for both candor and compassion. He really cares about his patients and it shows, both in how he interacts with them as well as in the quality of patient care he provides. Ultimately, all roads end with the outcomes, and the reason most people choose Dr. Raj as their Dallas eye lift doctor is that he delivers results that speak for themselves.
Dr. Raj Mohan is a board-certified, aesthetic-fellowship-trained plastic surgeon.
Dr. Raja Mohan

Your ConsultationAll Procedures

During the initial consultation, Dr. Mohan will conduct an evaluation of the patient’s skin and identify opportunities to improve the appearance of eye wrinkles, including non-surgical options. When non-surgical options cannot produce a desired result, patients will then be evaluated for surgical options such as eyelid lift.

The procedure will be described to patients in detail so that they have a grasp on how invasive or non-invasive the surgery will be and can determine whether or not it’s worth pursuing.

Dr. Mohan may make additional recommendations at this time for other procedures which may help the patient to achieve desired results of youthful appearance, such as the brow lift. As well he may make recommendations for skin care treatments or products to help restore the quality of the skin.

The goal is for Dr. Mohan to formulate a plan that each patient is most comfortable with and addresses his or her desires.

The Procedure

Before the procedure

Patients should follow any pre-surgical instructions. Some patients may be required to undergo a physical or receive a release for surgery from a primary care doctor prior to scheduling a procedure. All patients will be provided with information about the procedure and aftercare instructions before surgery.

Patients who smoke are advised that it is best to abstain from smoking for at least 2 weeks prior to surgery through recovery for best results.

The day of the procedure

The procedure is done at an accredited surgery center or at a hospital. On the day of surgery, Dr. Mohan will perform markings to plan the procedure. Afterwards, under general anesthesia, Dr. Mohan will perform the procedure which will take about 1-3 hours depending on the complexity and extend of the procedures. Most patients can go home the same day after the procedure.

Description of procedure

During and eyelid lift the surgeon makes incisions along the creases of the patient’s eyelids to trim sagging skin and muscle, as well as to remove excess fat. Once the tissue is excised, the skin is joined with tiny stiches designed to reduce the appearance of scars.

After the procedure

Patients are given detailed instructions on the recovery process. Swelling and bruising can be present for up to one week after surgery. Dr. Mohan teaches each patient on how to care for and take care of the incisions during the recovery process. Patients are given special eye-drops and prescription medications to speed up the recovery process.

Sutures are removed about one week following surgery, and most people can return to work within one to two weeks. Most patients feel comfortable returning to social settings two weeks after surgery.

Patients can resume their normal exercise regimen 4 weeks after the procedure – once the wounds have sufficiently healed. After one month, Dr. Mohan teaches different techniques and modalities to minimize scarring. Complete healing may not occur for two to three months.

Limitations, Risks, and Possible Complications

  • Infection and bleeding
  • Dry, irritated eyes
  • Difficulty closing your eyes or other eyelid problems
  • Noticeable scarring
  • Injury to eye muscles
  • Skin discoloration
  • The need for a follow-up surgery
  • Temporarily blurred vision or, rarely, loss of eyesight
  • Risks associated with surgery in general, including reaction to anesthesia and blood clots


What is Blepharoplasty upper eyelid ?
An upper blepharoplasty or eyelid lift is a procedure intended to rejuvenate the upper eyelid. The goal is to restore the natural contours that were present at a younger age. The procedure is aimed at removing extra skin and fat in the upper eyelid region. It really opens up or makes the eyes look more awake.
What is Lower Blepharoplasty?
A lower blepharoplasty or eyelid lift is a surgical procedure that removes extra fat and skin on the lower eyelids. This area can give the appearance of aging or tiredness. Some patients benefit from muscle tightening or fat grafting/transfer. The technique and procedures that are done depend for each patient.
Are the results permanent?
Yes, the results should last a long time but the results can change with weight changes and aging. Some patients report better vision with an upper eyelid lift also.
What is the recovery like?
During the first week, Dr. Mohan will provide detailed instructions on which eyedrops and medications to take. It is normal to have some bruising and swelling but that will subside. We recommend icepacks to help alleviate this. Patients can go back to performing daily activities of living the day after the surgery.
It is important to begin walking right after surgery. We recommend waiting one week before performing any activities which may strain your eyes such as reading or focusing on a screen. It is normal to have some blurriness or visual changes that takes a few days to subside. Patients can return to work one week after the procedure. Patients can resume their normal exercise regimen four weeks after surgery.
What is the bulging in the lower eyelid?
The bulging or bags under the eyes that makes the eye look aged or tired are excess fat. There are three fat bags in the lower eyelid that are addressed in a lower eyelid lift.
Can you remove fat in my upper eyelid?
Yes in some cases, there is extra fat that needs to be removed from the upper eyelid when performing a eyelid lift.
I have a deep crease in my lower eyelid, what is that?
Some patients have a deep crease that is called a tear trough deformity. This can make the eyelid look tired or aged. This has to be released or treated during an eyelid lift so it is not visible.
I have dry eyes, can I undergo eyelid surgery?
Patients with severe dry eye are not suggested to undergo elective eyelid surgery because the condition can worsen. For mild amounts of dry eye, patients are advised to use artificial tears or eye drops frequently after surgery.
When can I wear glasses or contact lenses after eyelid surgery?
Patients can wear glasses right away as long as they do not dislodge sutures or affect the incisions. Dr. Mohan recommends waiting at least one week before attempting to wear contact lenses.

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Dr. Mohan has a high-degree of success with his eyelid-lift patients. A leader in the industry, his techniques for delivering patient results and satisfaction set the gold standard for plastic surgeons in the field. Ultimately however, patients choose Dr. Raja Mohan for the results. His patients look and feel their best, and so can you.

If you want to learn more about whether or not blepharoplasty is for you please call (469) 301-1725 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raj Mohan, plastic surgeon serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Dr. Mohan serves the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex serving Irving, Arlington, Grapevine, Southlake, Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Irving, and Coppell.


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