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Eyelid Surgery in Miami

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Restore Your Youthful Appearance

If you are uncomfortable with how your eyelids look, are experiencing sagging or puffy eyelids, you may want to consider eyelid surgery.

There are several procedures that can help you regain a youthful appearance and restore function in your eyes, particularly if the skin is obscuring your vision. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz is the premiere eyelid surgery expert in all of Miami. Committed to mastering the most advanced blepharoplasty techniques, he performed an elective fellowship in oculoplastic and aesthetic surgery under the tutelage of world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Codner. His experience with eyelid surgery is unmatched by any other cosmetic surgeon in Miami. If you are looking for the right plastic surgeon to restore youth and function to the area around your eyes, look no further than Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz. He and staff will ensure you experience five-star service, remarkable results, and the highest level of care in order to make your experience successful during your Miami Eyelid Surgery.

Miami Eyelid Surgeon Dr. Rodriguez-Feliz
Miami Eyelid Surgeon Dr. Rodriguez-Feliz

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery is a term that covers a host of different cosmetic treatments and procedures in order to correct the appearance of your eyes. This can range from noninvasive (chemical peels and skincare) to minimally invasive (injections) to outpatient surgeries (blepharoplasty). Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz offers several different treatments from noninvasive fillers to surgical procedures. You may choose to have multiple treatments done at the same time to correct multiple eye conditions.

What to Expect During Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid treatments and eyelid surgeries vary in time and intensity due to what combination you have done, your skin type, and your overall health. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz performs all facial surgery under local and/or twilight sedation. Without the use of general anesthesia, bruising, swelling and recovery times are substantially minimized. Learn more about the benefits of Twilight Sedation during your facial surgery with Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz.

Treatments can take as little as half an hour and up to three hours to complete. This time may also be longer depending on if you combine your treatment with other procedures. Some procedures can happen in-office, while others may need to be performed at Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz’s accredited surgery center. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz will review all of your options and the outcome for each depending on the results you would like to see.

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Why Should I Receive Eyelid Surgery?

As we grow older, our eyes are often the main way our body outwardly expresses signs of aging. These signs range from wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, thinning eyebrows, and lashes, sagging in our upper and lower eyelids, bags and circles under our eyes, an overall puffy appearance around them, and loss of symmetry between them. Because of that, many people choose to undergo eyelid treatments and/or eyelid surgeries to address these issues: There are essentially two main reasons for having eye surgery:


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


If you’re uncomfortable with your appearance, you may elect to have this procedure to restore a more youthful appearance to your eyes and improve your facial harmony.

Procedures for Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery and Eye-Area (Periorbital) Rejuvenation

Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz customizes each and every eyelid (blepharoplasty) procedure for the patient’s unique needs and goals, often combining several techniques to rejuvenate the upper and lower eyelids as well as the surrounding skin. In addition, revisional eyelid surgery can be performed to improve the outcomes of previous procedures that may have resulted in appearance- or function-related concerns. With extensive experience and an unparalleled passion for performing the entire spectrum of surgical eye procedures, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz will recommend the approach he believes is best for attaining the most natural-looking end result that meets each Miami eyelid surgery patient’s expectations.

Eyelid surgery and eye-area rejuvenation can improve a wide array of concerns including:

  • Dark circles
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Under-eye hollows
  • Drooping eyebrows
  • Short, thin eyelashes
  • A fatigued appearance
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Under-eye bags and puffiness
  • Sparse and thinning eyebrows
  • Age-related sagging of the upper eyelids

During a consultation for eyelid surgery Miami patients will begin their aesthetic journey with VECTRA 3D Facial Analysis. This state-of-the-art imaging system ensures Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz accurately understands the patient’s primary concerns and helps communicate the changes necessary in order to achieve their goals. This innovative system also provides detailed measurements and diagrams while simulating potential surgical outcomes.

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Additional Surgical Procedures

The forehead and mid-face are just mere inches away from the eyes, and there are several surgical procedures that Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz may recommend for more comprehensive rejuvenation.

Tear Trough Correction

This procedure uses a dermal filler to restore volume to your face. Repositioning fat during eyelid surgery helps improve a sunken or hollow appearance beneath the eyes—and helps create a smooth transition from the under-eye area to the upper cheeks. It can also reduce wrinkles and ease shadows under your eyes so the appearance of dark circles is minimized.

Endoscopic Browlift

Eyebrow drooping or asymmetry can be improved with an endoscopic brow lift, which uses small incisions within the hairline to elevate the brows and restore them to a more youthful position. This is accomplished by inserting an endoscope, or tube with a camera mounted on its end. This allows Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz to look at the tissues and muscles under your skin. From there, he will lift the appropriate forehead tissues and suture them in place.


Generally more appropriate for younger patients with less skin laxity, this abbreviated facelift procedure restores the tissues in the cheek area to a more youthful position to improve the contours of the mid-face as well as hollows under the eyes. This procedure focuses on under your eyes and your cheeks by working to lift the corners of your mouth and soften smile lines. This procedure can be done via a lower lid incision or endoscopic procedure

Temporal Lift

This targeted procedure lifts the outside edges, or “tails” of the brows to help further uplift the outer corners of the eyes, smooth crow’s feet, and lift the tissues of the upper cheeks.

Fat Grafting to the Mid-face

Adding fat to the mid-face at the time of eyelid surgery helps restore youthful plumpness and smooth the transition from newly-rejuvenated eyes to the cheeks. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz generally harvests fat from the abdomen or inner thighs and mixes it with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to maximize survival without increasing recovery time.

Complementary Procedures and Treatments

There are many options available for your eyes beyond eye surgery. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz subscribes to the philosophy that aging is an ongoing process that affects distinct areas of the face in various ways, and often at a different pace. He believes in taking a comprehensive approach to eye-area and facial rejuvenation, which is why he may suggest additional surgical procedures and/or non-invasive treatments to optimize the results achieved with eyelid surgery—and help enhance balance and harmony with other areas of the face as needed at a specific point in time.

Your Consultation for Eyelid Rejuvenation in Miami

With nearly a decade of experience, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz provides the highest level of expertise for his patients and is particularly known for easing patient fears. If you believe you would like eye surgery or another procedure to correct a condition you’re unhappy about, or to learn more about eyelid surgery or eye-area (periorbital) rejuvenation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz today and call (305) 563 3030.

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Non-Surgical Eye-Area Enhancements

Most patients are overwhelmingly happy with the outcomes of eye-area surgery alone, yet the addition of one or more targeted non-surgical treatments can enhance surgical results and deliver even more dramatic improvement.

Wrinkle-relaxing toxins such as Botox® and Dysport®, hyaluronic acid injectable fillers like Restylane® and Juvéderm®, and collagen-stimulating injectables such as Radiesse® and Sculptra® can help enhance and maintain the results of eyelid surgery. Fillers rejuvenate your eyes and slow the loss of volume, which subtracts years from your face and restores a vital, stimulating look to your features.

Similar to hair transplants for the scalp, eyebrow transplantation uses a patient’s own hair to permanently restore brow fullness as well as their definition, size, and shape. In essence, an eyebrow transplant takes hair from your head and grafts it onto your eyebrows. When these new hairs begin to grow, they will become a permanent part of your eyebrows, leaving them fuller and healthy.

Applied nightly like liquid eyeliner, this prescription-based eyelash-growth treatment yields longer, darker, and thicker lashes in as little as a month, with full results visible in 16 weeks. Latisse can be used to enhance sparse or thinning eyebrows as well. It’s important to understand that the eyes only represent a fraction of the face. Some patients may require more extensive surgical procedures such as a facelift and/or neck lift to achieve their facial rejuvenation goals. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz believes that facial harmony is essential for natural-looking results, and he will explain how these other procedures can further improve the eyes (as well as the entire face) if necessary.

This technique is designed to remove the outer layers of your skin through a specific peel solution, chosen depending on your skin type. Formulated with trichloroacetic and lactic acids, an eye-area chemical peel helps improve fine lines, discoloration, firmness, and overall skin quality over a series of treatments. This creates a controlled injury that will then peel, leaving behind smoother skin. This improves the appearance of scars and overall texture.

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.

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