Conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Los Angeles.
Right for You?
Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Dr. Emer can determine your candidacy for eyelid lift surgery by meeting with you for a consultation. This allows him to learn about your treatment goals and medical history, as well as to evaluate your facial tissue and structure. You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if:
- You suffer from excess skin and fat in the folds of the eyelids.
- Your vision is impaired due to your eyelids.
- You have puffy lids that negatively affect your facial expression.
- You have heavy wrinkles in the lower lids.
- You have dark circles or bags under the eyes.
- You have hooded lids.
- You are unhappy with your eyelids in any other way.
- You are a non-smoker.
- You are free from any significant medical conditions.
What to Expect
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EYELID SURGERY?
Refreshing the eye area can have a dramatic, positive effect on your facial appearance. Benefits of eyelid lift surgery can include:
- Removal of excess skin and fat from the upper lids
- Firming and tightening of the muscles around the eyes
- Lifting of drooping eyelid skin
- Improved vision
- Reduction in wrinkles and fine lines
- Eradication of eye bags
- A refreshed, youthful appearance
- A brighter, more engaging smile
- Improved self-esteem
- Long-lasting results
The doctor emer difference
Dr. Emer’s Approach to Eye Bag Surgery
Many of Dr. Emer’s blepharoplasty patients are seeking treatment for under-eye bags. Under-eye bags are a result of herniated fat pockets below the eyes and above the cheekbones. Patients with under-eye bags can experience particularly remarkable transformation as a result of a lower blepharoplasty combined with Dr. Emer’s precision CO2 laser resurfacing.
For this type of lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Emer’s plastic surgeon will make an incision on the inside of the eyelid. Fat is then removed or repositioned to resolve the under-eye bags and create youthful contours in the lower eyelid and upper cheek areas.
Once the surgery is complete and the incision is closed, Dr. Emer begins the non-surgical periocular eyelid rejuvenation procedure. First, the patient’s eyes are numbed with eye drops, treated with a lubricant gel, and protected with metal eye shields. Dr. Emer then performs CO2 laser resurfacing or uses an ablative laser like Erbium to tighten the skin and smooth lines and wrinkles. The eye shields are removed once the area has been treated.
Eyelid Lift Recovery
Eyelid surgery recovery typically involves seven to 14 days of downtime. Dr. Emer will closely monitor your recovery and provide guidance regarding when you can return to work and resume your normal activities.
To accelerate the healing process following eyelid surgery, Dr. Emer recommends various restorative treatments, including IV Hydration Therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), oxygen facials, LightStim LED Light Therapy, and a customized skincare protocol.
Eyelid Surgery Results
You can expect to see initial eyelid lift results after about two weeks. Final results are typically achieved after two or three months when the area has healed completely.
Blepharoplasty results last many years. Dr. Emer can help you maintain your youthful look by recommending skincare and in-office cosmetic treatments.