Blepharoplasty Specialist

AM Facial Plastics

Arash Moradzadeh, MD

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & ENT located in Beverly Hills, CA & Santa Barbara, CA

If you have eyelids that are drooping, sagging, or won’t close properly, a procedure called blepharoplasty offers a path toward relief. At AM Facial Plastics in Beverly Hills, California, Arash Moradzadeh, MD, has helped numerous men and women improve not only their eyelid function but also their appearance. Visit the office for a face-to-face consultation and learn more about your treatment options. Online scheduling is fast and easy, or you can always call the office to set up an appointment.

Blepharoplasty Q&A

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is the term used to describe eyelid surgery. The procedure repairs drooping or sagging eyelid skin, a common condition called ptosis that can sometimes affect your eyesight. 

Some men and women pursue eyelid surgery to improve the appearance of their eyelids. In these cases, health insurance usually does not cover the procedure. 

For some, however, drooping eyelids can interfere with vision, a condition that requires surgical intervention, and insurance may cover your procedure. 

What causes eyelid changes?

If you’re like most people, you probably spend very little time thinking about your eyelids unless or until an issue arises. Your eyelid skin is incredibly thin and is subjected to nearly constant motion, rubbing and pulling, cosmetics, and sun exposure. 

Over time, the muscles supporting your eyelids can weaken, leaving them without the support they need to function properly. Your eyelids also stretch over time, which can interfere with normal opening and closing functions. Excess fat can gather either above or below your eyes. 

All of these factors can combine to leave you looking far older than you feel. Blepharoplasty can help by restoring proper eyelid shape. 

What happens during blepharoplasty?

Dr. Moradzadeh has extensive experience in blepharoplasty and uses the very latest tools and techniques to create beautiful outcomes. You’ll be sedated from start to finish, helping you relax until your procedure is complete. 

He begins by creating the tiny incisions to access your eyelid skin and underlying tissues. Incisions are usually made along the natural folds in your upper or lower lids. 

Dr. Moradzadeh removes excess fat, skin, and muscle tissue to create a more streamlined and youthful eyelid shape. Eyelid surgery is a customized experience, as everyone has a unique shape to their lids.

Once he completes the contouring, Dr. Moradzadeh carefully closes the incisions with tiny sutures. The entire process usually takes between 1-3 hours. 

He can also perform a fractional laser treatment called PearlⓇ Fractional during your blepharoplasty appointment. This treatment addresses aging, sun damage, and scarring, and is a great option for treating the delicate skin around your eyes. 

Fractional laser treatments heat selective areas of tissue in a dot-like pattern, leaving the nearby skin unharmed. This leads to faster healing and consistent results.   

A brow lift is also commonly performed at the same time as blepharoplasty. This surgical procedure lifts and tightens the skin from your eyebrows to your hairline, taking years off your overall appearance and improving the contouring of your upper eyelids. 

Come in for a one-on-one consultation at Arash Moradzadeh MD to learn more about blepharoplasty and related treatment options. Booking an appointment takes just moments online or by phone.