Revitalize Your Gaze
People’s eyes are often the first feature that we notice, and aging eyes can cause individuals to look more haggard, tired, and older than they are. As we age, eyelids develop fine lines, wrinkles, heavy bags, and droopy skin.
Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Asaf Yalif addresses all of these concerns with a Blepharoplasty in Atlanta and Alpharetta GA, our locations serving metro Atlanta. By removing extraneous skin, tissue, and fat on the upper or lower eyelids, Dr. Yalif can transform your appearance so you look more youthful, refreshed, and revitalized.
Both men and women can benefit from upper or lower eyelid surgery, or a combination. In metro Atlanta, candidates for Blepharoplasty typically have:
The patients who come to our practice considering Blepharoplasty usually desire a more refreshed, rejuvenated appearance that looks natural.
Enhance Your Eyes
During your consultation for Blepharoplasty Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Yalif explains the different techniques he uses for eyelid surgery and thoroughly examines the quality and tone of the skin around your eyes. Depending on his exam and your aesthetic goals, he may recommend either upper or lower eyelid surgery or a procedure that combines both.
Certain patients may be able to have an upper blepharoplasty with local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure in our treatment room where we perform minor procedures. For all upper eyelid surgeries, Dr. Yalif makes incisions within the natural crease of the eyelids. He extends the incision outward as much as possible in order to address the extraneous skin folds located on the outside of the upper lid. After carefully making the incision, Dr. Yalif removes the excess fat and skin. He then closes the incision with sutures he removes at a follow-up appointment.
With lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Yalif places the incision along the base of the lash line. This provides Dr. Yalif access to remove the extraneous fat and tissue. A special technique used for patients who have good skin tone but puffy lower lids is called transconjunctival Blepharoplasty. In this approach, the incision is made inside the lower lid, leaving no visible scar.
For some patients, both the lower and upper eyelids need to be addressed to correct all issues effectively. When both are combined, surgery can last around 2 hours.
Asaf Yalif M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Yalif combines the skill of a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with a warm bedside manner that puts patients at ease from the moment they meet him. He leads a small team of dedicated professionals at our boutique practice, where each you'll be treated as a member of the Y Plastic Surgery family. Learn More.
At Y Plastic Surgery in Atlanta Blepharoplasty starts at $3,000 for the upper eyelids only. For the lower eyelids only, the starting cost is $4,400. The starting cost is $6,000 for patients who choose to combine upper and lower eyelid surgery. Learn more about what’s included in the cost of Blepharoplasty and other procedures on our Pricing page.
Brow lift surgery can be combined with eyelid surgery to help rejuvenate the peri-ocular area. Nonsurgical treatments can enhance Blepharoplasty results as well by providing more comprehensive results. Popular options include:
Recovery from upper eyelid surgery is pretty expeditious. The sharp pain from the incision only lasts a few days, and the stitches are removed at 1 week. Swelling and bruising typically resolve within 10 to 14 days, though the patient’s activity level may cause swelling to continue for a few weeks. Generally, patients should avoid exercise for 10 to 14 days and are then free to resume a normal activity level.
Lower eyelid surgery recovery is similar to upper eyelid surgery recovery; for example, pain is typically not severe after lower eyelid surgery. There are a couple of key differences:
After the surgery, patients can expect to have eye irritation and bruised and swollen eyelids. These symptoms typically last a few days and can be eased with:
Once the swelling and bruising resolve, patients can expect to see natural-looking, more youthful, refreshed eyelids.
While scars cannot be avoided with any surgery, Blepharoplasty scars shouldn’t be visible due to their placement. Men and women considering eyelid surgery travel from Atlanta and throughout Georgia to have Dr. Yalif perform the procedure. Request a consultation using the online form to discuss your goals personally with Dr. Yalif. You can also call us at (404) 822-4402 to schedule an appointment.
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Whether it is a facelift or a tummy tuck, we will want to maximize our results. Dr. Yalif knows that the best way to help your body through the surgery journey is with adjunctive skincare regimens. These recommendations will help maintain your results longer, refine scars, and achieve your desired aesthetic!
For face procedures, we recommend a pre-op retinoid, usually from the Environ line. Their multi-level retinoid system allows the escalation of the retinoid’s effect, usually without all the drying and itchiness usually associated with these types of products. Post-operatively, we recommend a combination of therapies aimed at keeping your skin youthful while allowing your incisions to fully heal with excellent support, essentially maintaining your results and improving the quality of your skin over time. These include Environ’s Skin Essentia line for both cleansing and moisturizing, followed by the Vita-peptide C-quence serum 2 – containing vitamins A, C, and E, along with hydrating and toning elements for your skin. We add the super moisturizer at night and the ISDIN SPF during the day to complete the recovery of your skin and enhance your results for years.
If you’ve had an eye procedure or just want a good recommendation for an eye cream, Dr. Y recommends the Environ Vita-peptide gel. It will help with puffiness, fine lines, crow’s feet, and more. Essentially it is an excellent product on its own and will augment any result you get if Dr. Y is doing a periorbital procedure too.
And don’t think we neglect your body! In addition to the recommendations above, we highly recommend The Derma-Lac lotion postoperatively to help exfoliate your skin and soften smooth and moisturize the treated areas to improve overall skin health. We also will add vitamin A, C, and E body oil to help the appearance of stretch marks, scarring, pigmentation, and dry skin. Our experts are happy to answer questions and make additional recommendations based on your particular needs.
Renew your look with expert, personalized treatment from Dr. Y. Begin the planning process with a one-on-one plastic surgery consultation in Alpharetta or Atlanta, Georgia. We are excited to welcome you to Y Plastic Surgery!