Understanding Form and Function
When it comes to eyelid surgery, you only want a cosmetic surgeon who is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist—a surgeon trained to understand the eye in both form and function.
In short, you want the experience and expertise of the Rand Eye Institute.
Are You A Good Candidate?
People choose cosmetic eyelid surgery for a variety of reasons. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes—features that make you look more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision. Most candidates are 35 or older, but if droopy, baggy eyelids run in your family, you might decide to have surgery at a younger age.
During your consultation, the doctor will listen to your reasons for considering surgery and suggest how your appearance can be enhanced. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about each of the options available. Understanding the procedure and having realistic expectations will help ensure your happiness with the final result.
Facts about the Surgery
Cosmetic eyelid surgery is a procedure to remove fat, excess skin, and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Incisions are made following the natural lines of your eyelids, but lower eyelid surgery is usually accomplished without making a skin incision.
Drooping eyebrows can also be repaired with an eyebrow lift.
Procedures are painlessly performed using local anesthesia (with or without intravenous sedation) in our state-of-the-art, licensed and accredited Rand Surgical Pavilion. Cosmetic eyelid surgery usually takes one to three hours, depending on the extent of the surgery. The results of your procedure will last for years. For many people, these positive results are permanent.
A Cosmetic Surgeon Who Cares For Your Eyes
Eyelids protect your eyes and, ultimately, protect your eyesight. During eyelid surgery, specific care must be given to ensure that the eyelids continue to maintain the health of the eyes. Ophthalmic plastic surgeons are ophthalmologists who specialize in eyelid, orbital, and tear duct surgery.
Although other doctors may perform cosmetic eye surgery, only ophthalmic plastic surgeons are Board Certified Ophthalmologists, specifically trained to improve your appearance while caring for the health and function of your eyes.
Rand Eye Institute
The Rand Eye Institute has earned an international reputation as one of the most advanced eye surgery centers in the world. For over 25 years we have maintained a tradition of excellence and a firm commitment to personalized quality care.