in Las Vegas
Best blepharoplasty surgeon practicing in Las Vegas for over 20 yearsBook a free consultation
What is blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty is a form of plastic surgery that removes excess skin from the eyelid. This is done with an incision along the eyelid's natural folds and creases.
This eyelid surgery can be done for cosmetic or structural reasons. When eyelids droop or sag, they can interfere with vision, making it difficult to see. Blepharoplasty also has aesthetic benefits, as it can make the eyes appear larger and more awake. Some patients will pair eyelid surgery with a brow lift surgery or other facial rejuvenation procedures.Book a free consultation
Types of Blepharoplasty
There are several different types of eyelid surgery available. Dr. Troell will suggest the best option for you depending on the shape of your eyelids and your unique concerns.
This is an upper eyelid surgery that lifts the top eyelid, removing excess skin and fat. This surgery uses an incision along the eyelid's natural crease.
This is a lower eyelid surgery done to correct drooping and puffiness. It is done with a very small incision along the lower lash line.
Bilateral Eyelid Surgery
Some patients may opt to address both the upper and lower eyelid in one procedure, which is called bilateral eyelid surgery.
Double Eyelid Surgery
This is a form of cosmetic surgery for those who have monolid eyes, which lack a natural eyelid crease. Some patients prefer the look of an eyelid crease and opt for double eyelid surgery to achieve their aesthetic goals.
Am I a Good Candidate For Blepharoplasty?
Ideal blepharoplasty candidates have eyelids that sag or droop, or have excess fat and skin around the eyes. In some cases, these structural issues may also cause vision problems.
There's no age requirement for blepharoplasty, although patients are usually over the age of 40. Patients should avoid smoking and have no underlying health conditions that could interfere with the procedure.
Patients should also have realistic expectations for the surgery. While blepharoplasty can correct signs of aging around the eyes, it will not drastically change the shape of your face or address larger self-esteem issues.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
There are many reasons to get an eyelid lift. Here are some of the biggest benefits of blepharoplasty.
While blepharoplasty can't actually make your eyes bigger, it will give them the illusion of being brighter and more open.
If you struggle with puffy eyelids, particularly on the lower eyelid, blepharoplasty can help. By removing excess skin and fat, blepharoplasty makes the eyes appear less swollen.
This surgery addresses many signs of aging around the eyes, giving the face a more youthful and energetic look.
In some cases, drooping eyelids can limit your vision. Eyelid surgery lifts sagging skin to improve your field of vision.
If you're unhappy with the way your eyelids look, blepharoplasty can help you feel more confident and comfortable in your appearance.
Expectations on the Day of Your Blepharoplasty Procedure
Prior to your blepharoplasty, you will have a consultation with Dr. Troell. We will conduct a health screening and discuss your expectations for the procedure. We will provide detailed instructions on how to prepare for the surgery.
Blepharoplasty is usually done with a combination of local anesthesia and sedation. In some cases, we may opt for general anesthesia instead. You'll need to avoid eating or drinking in the hours leading up to your procedure, as it can interfere with the anesthesia.
Blepharoplasty usually takes less than two hours, and you'll be able to go home directly afterward. However, you will need a friend or family member to drive you home, as you will feel drowsy from the anesthesia.
Recovery From Blepharoplasty - What to Expect After
After your blepharoplasty surgery, you will have small stitches where the incisions were made, either on the upper eyelid crease or on the inside of the lower eyelid. These stitches will dissolve on their own after about a week. You will also experience some bruising and swelling around your eyes, as well as some mild pain. Finally, your eyes will be watery and your vision may temporarily be blurry.
These symptoms will be most intense during the first few days after surgery, but will start to subside afterward. We will prescribe eye drops to help keep you comfortable, and you can manage pain with over-the-counter pain medications. Using ice packs for short periods will also help you keep swelling under control.
During the first few days after your surgery, you will need to stay home from work to rest, and you may need a family member or friend to help you with basic tasks. Sleep on your back with your head elevated to avoid putting pressure on your eyes. If you need to go outside, wear dark sunglasses to protect your eyes, which will be particularly sensitive.
You will be able to return to work after about one week. Avoid exercising until you are given permission to do so by Dr. Troell. You'll also need to avoid wearing contact lenses or eye makeup for at least two weeks. The initial healing period lasts for about two weeks, and you'll see the final results of your surgery after a few months.
Before and After Photos of Blepharoplasty
Average Cost for Blepharoplasty in Las Vegas
The cost of blepharoplasty in Las Vegas varies widely from patient to patient, depending on the specifics of your procedure. The exact cost of your surgery will depend on factors like the type of blepharoplasty you have and the length of the surgery. Prior to treatment, we will provide a cost estimate to help you prepare.
We offer affordable financing options
We understand a procedure such as rhinoplasty is a significant investment. We are proud to offer affordable financing options so you can find a long--term payment plan that makes sense for you, and get the results you desire sooner—without breaking the bank.
Cash and credit card payment via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted. Out of network benefits of medical insurance are accepted. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to to call us:
Las Vegas, Nevada (702) 242-6488
Explore creditor options:
I had amazing results
I have great praise for Dr. Troell, Amy, and all the staff. I interviewed several doctors in the Summerlin area and selected Dr Troell based on his expertise as well as the wonderful service I received from my very first visit. I would highly recommend Dr Troell to anyone seeking high quality results with exceptional service.
He always made me feel beautiful and was patient with me through my questions and concerns pertaining to certain procedures. Meeting with Dr. Troell, it's more than just an appointment, it's an experience. I love that when I tell people my age they look at me in disbelief. I have to say that I found MY fountain of youth.. Dr. Robert Troell.
I will continue to go back
I have been to see Dr. Troell for several years now, and had numerous different treatments and procedures from him. He is always professional and his staff is always very friendly. I have never been unhappy with my results and I will continue to go back for treatments.
Why choose Dr. Troell for Blepharoplasty
Dr. Troell is the leading provider of eyelid surgery in Las Vegas, NV and the surrounding areas, including Henderson. With over 20 years in practice, Dr. Troell is highly experienced in the latest blepharoplasty techniques. He's also an industry leader, with five board certifications and several acclaimed society memberships and publications. Dr. Troell takes a personalized approach to blepharoplasty, taking the time to address your unique concerns. Our entire staff is also very experienced and are always here to answer your questions.
Explore frequently asked questions
When compared to other forms of plastic surgery, blepharoplasty is not particularly painful. The pain is manageable with over-the-counter medication
After your surgery, avoid straining your eyes by watching TV, playing video games, or reading. Use prescribed eye drops and ointments according to the instructions to manage dryness.
Blepharoplasty won't completely stop your eyes from aging. Lower eyelid surgery typically lasts a lifetime, while upper eyelid surgery can last anywhere from five years to decades.
Because the incisions are made in your eyelid creases, the scars are very difficult to see after they have healed. Your plastic surgeon will recommend makeup to help you conceal the scars as you heal.
Insurance Coverage for Blepharoplasty
When eyelid surgery is done for cosmetic reasons, it isn't covered by health insurance. This means you will need to pay for your treatment out-of-pocket. However, there are financing options available to make the cost more manageable. When this surgery is done to correct vision issues, it may be partially covered by health insurance.
As low as $220 / month*
*Based on someone with excellent credit and a loan term of 36 months. Actual monthly payments will vary per individual depending on credit score, loan term and other factors.
Explore creditor options:
Schedule A Consultation Today
If you're unhappy with the look and feel of your eyelids, blepharoplasty can help correct these issues. If you're interested in blepharoplasty, reach out to our office today to schedule your consultation.