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Blepharoplasty in Miami

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Improve the Quality of Your Skin Around Your Eyes

Unwanted signs of aging on your face include the changes in the appearance of your eyes such as fine wrinkles, saggy skin, a descending eyebrow, excess skin, or a combination of any of these.

This can cause you to be uncomfortable with your appearance and lose self-confidence. Blepharoplasty offers you the opportunity to improve the quality of your skin around your eyes. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz specializes in eyelid surgery, modern facelift techniques (deep plane), and neck lift surgery. From the first call all the way through post-operative care, patients experience the highest service and level of care. After nearly a decade in service, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz delivers the best results to help you regain your self-esteem and reach your cosmetic objectives.

Miami Blepharoplasty Surgeon Dr. Rodriguez-Feliz
Miami Blepharoplasty Surgeon Dr. Rodriguez-Feliz

What Is Blepharoplasty?

Also known as eyelid surgery, this procedure refreshes your eyes by removing extra skin or fat. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz offers both upper and lower blepharoplasty in Miami. You may choose to have both upper and lower blepharoplasty at the same time, along with a facelift or brow lift.

Upper blepharoplasty is meant to treat upper eyelids that have excessive overhanging skin and/or excess bags. This differs from a brow lift, which is actually designed to lift the eyebrow, but the two surgeries are commonly done together.

Lower blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure focused on the appearance of wrinkles, bagginess, or sagging skin under the eye.

Why Should I Receive Blepharoplasty?

As we age, it is common to develop sagging in eyelids, bags under our eyes, or a puffy appearance around our eyes. Blepharoplasty can address these issues and help you to appear younger, as well as resolve vision issues related to obstruction from the eyelid.

There are essentially two main reasons for having blepharoplasty surgery:

Functional: Because overhanging skin can reduce your ability to see, this addresses medical reasons for the procedure.

Cosmetic: If you’re uncomfortable with your appearance, you may elect to have this procedure to fix the extra skin around your eyes and improve self-confidence.

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What to Expect During Blepharoplasty

Depending on whether you have upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or both, your procedure can take up to three hours. Your surgery may be longer if you choose to have other treatments done in combination with your surgery. You will be placed under IV sedation (no general anesthesia required). After your procedures are finished, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz will stitch your incisions closed. This ensures your eyelids tighten as they finish healing. You’ll then be helped to a recovery room for monitoring to make sure there are no complications while you come out of sedation.

The Blepharoplasty Procedure

During upper blepharoplasty, extra skin and/or muscle on your upper eyelid will be removed. This will allow your eyelid to still open and close normally. If necessary, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz may move some extra fat from the middle of the eye to help reshape it. Lower blepharoplasty often involves the removal of excess fat or skin. There are three types of procedures:

Transcutaneous Lower Lid Blepharoplasty:

Known as the pinch technique, this procedure removes extra skin and/or protruding fat through a small incision below the lashes. An extended version of this technique can also help improve moderate mid-face sagginess at the time of the lower lid surgery.

Transconjunctival Lower Lid Blepharoplasty:

This is another common procedure beneficial for patients with lower lid bags and very minor excess skin. Instead, an incision is made on the inside of your lower eyelid.

Tear Trough Correction:

This procedure is designed to keep your orbital bone from looking too prominent, which makes the eyes look hollow and ages your face. This procedure repositions fat from the lower lid to the tear trough area and is done during a blepharoplasty with long-lasting results.

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Why Should I Choose Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz for Blepharoplasty?

Jose Rodríguez-Feliz, M.D., specializes in eyelid surgery and deep plane facelifts, along with neck lifts and deep neck contouring. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz has undergone fellowship training in Oculoplastic and Aesthetic surgery with world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Mark A. Codner in Atlanta, GA.

He is a member of the ASPS and the Miami Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Miami Plastic Surgeons by Top 10 Media and Top 10 East Plastic Surgeons By Aesthetic Everything. He has also won numerous awards, such as Scientific Paper of the Year in the U.S. for 2017’s Plastic Surgery And Reconstructive Surgery Journal and Top Doctor By Miami Indulge. In addition, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz has also been featured in numerous publications and press features. These include The Journal Of Craniofacial Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, Annals of Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, CBS Miami, NBC Miami, Miami Indulge, Al Rojo Vivo, Despierta America, Telemundo, Univision, Haute Living, The Guardian, and Plastic Surgery News.

Your Consultation for Blepharoplasty in Miami

With nearly a decade of experience, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz provides expertise and guidance for his patients and is particularly known for easing patient fears. If you’re unhappy with signs of aging around your eyes, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz.

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Blepharoplasty FAQ

This type of procedure may be done for cosmetic reasons if you’re unhappy about your appearance as you age. It may also be a functional procedure meant to restore vision by removing overhanging skin. It can also be done for both reasons. This kind of procedure is recommended if you’re uncomfortable with folds, saggy skin, or bags under your eyes. It’s often done with other procedures, such as an upper blepharoplasty or facelift, and together this can rejuvenate your features and help you regain your self-confidence.

Your eyelids are likely to feel sore and tender, which is normal. You will need to apply cold compresses for at least two days after surgery. This will alleviate your discomfort and speed up your overall healing. You can take over-the-counter pain relievers if you need to, or you can talk to Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz about prescription pain medication.

You will have some swelling and bruising around your eyes for up to two weeks. There may also be some bleeding and soreness because of the sensitivity of the skin around your eyes. You’ll be able to start wearing your glasses right away, but you should avoid wearing contact lenses until the swelling is completely gone. You should also avoid any eye makeup. Patients often take at least ten to fourteen days off of work, school, or other obligations to recover.

Not really. Any incisions that are made are usually inside the eyelid crease or hidden in the folds of your eyes. This decreases their visibility as you heal and will fade over time.

Generally speaking, both upper and lower blepharoplasties are elective procedures and as such, not covered by most insurance providers. However, if you require a blepharoplasty for medical reasons, some or all of the costs may be covered. There are also financing and payment options available, which you can review during your consultation.

Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz requires that any patient interested in receiving blepharoplasty in Miami needs to have a consultation prior to scheduling surgery to establish their eligibility. Please note that if you have any eye disease, including glaucoma or dry eye, you may need to see an ophthalmologist ensure your eye conditions are stable prior to receiving a blepharoplasty. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz will evaluate your concerns and the results you want to achieve and will help you plan for your procedure.

Invest in the confidence that comes from loving your look. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Coral Gables plastic surgeon Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz today.

You deserve the best for yourself. When you make the choice to receive plastic surgery in Coral Gables from Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz, you are choosing a specialist who is widely regarded by other professionals in his field as an expert in oculofacial plastic surgery. His innovative procedures and stunning results will help you be the best version of you.