Eye Lift ( Blepharoplasty )

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical manipulation to remove excess fat, skin and loose or atrophied muscle from the lower and upper eyelids. It is often referred to as cosmetic eyelid surgery, an eyelid lift, an eye lift, cosmetic eye surgery, or an eye bag removal operation. Find more in the article about blepharoplasty.


Are you suitable candidate for eyelid surgery in Arzni Aestetica?

If you have one or mix of the following conditions may mean that you are a suitable candidate for this procedure:

surplus skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids

loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids, possibly worsens vision

a puffy appearance to the upper eyelids, making the eyes look tired

surplus skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids

bags and dark circles under the eyes, frequently with a depression along the bony border of the lower eyelids

droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored central portion of the eye), so called “scleral show”

Aesthetic eyelid surgery can usually correct all abovementioned problems.


How should I prepare for procedure?

If you are a smoker, you should quit smoking at least 4 weeks before procedure.  Certain anti-inflammatory drugs and Aspirin can become reason of increased bleeding, so you should avoid taking these medicines for a period of time before surgery. Aesthetic eyelid surgery in Yerevan, Armenia is usually performed on an outpatient basis. If this is your case, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home following surgery and to stay with you at least the first night post surgery. Your can find additional information in preoperative instructions for blepharoplasty.


How is the procedure fulfilled?

During blepharoplasty, incisions are made within the natural folds of the eyelids or on the inside of the eyelids. The surgeon removes some of the herniated fat and surplus skin and then closes incision with very fine sutures.


Is there much scarring with a blepharoplasty?

As with any surgical manipulation, some scarring is to be expected. However, scarring with blepharoplasty is minimal and almost invisible following several months of healing.


At what age can blepharoplasty be performed?

Loose skin and fat around the eyes ordinarily appears with age, but some young people are genetically prone to it, so there really is no set age when procedure is fulfilled.


Will a blepharoplasty get rid of my eye wrinkles?

No. A blepharoplasty is not destined to remove the wrinkles at the outer corners of your eyes (crow's feet) or to correct sagging brows. There are other manipulations available that can be used to remove wrinkles near the eyes, including laser resurfacing, intense pulsed light treatments or injections of Botox / Dysport.


What should I expect postoperatively?

After the procedure, your eyes will be swollen, tender and sore, and you will likely have some bruising. These should all resolve in a few days. Discomfort can usually be controlled with pain killers prescribed by your surgeon. You may experience blurry vision for the first few days after this manipulation, and your eyes may be very dry or watery. For additional information, read our article about eye lid surgery recovery.


When will my stitches be taken out?

Stitches are ordinarily removed three to five days following procedure. The removal process may sting a little, but is generally not too uncomfortable.


When will I be able to see the results?

You should be able to see a certain difference once the swelling goes down, but this won't be for several days.


What are the risks of blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, like all surgical manipulations, has risks. Minor complications connected with blepharoplasty include, temporary swelling, tiny white pimples around your eyes and temporary double or blurry vision . Your eyes may also heal at different rates, which can mean that they will be temporarily asymmetrical. More serious risks contain permanent asymmetry or difficulty closing your eyes and keeping them closed. For additional information, please read our article about eyelid surgery risks.


How long will the results last?

The results of aesthetic eyelid surgery are long-lasting, but they may be affected by your heredity and lifestyle factors. Even though the aging process goes on, patients are mostly satisfied with their appearance for many years following eyelid surgery. Some patients find that they want to make additional improvements at a later time.


How much Eyelid Surgery Costs in Yerevan, Armenia?

This manipulation cost typically comprises, surgeon fees, facility fees and anesthesia fees. There may also be costs for preoperative blood work and exams. Cost varies based on whether you are having your lower lids, your upper lids or both sets of eyelids rejuvenated.

The total cost for upper and lower blepharoplasty is about $2,000 in AMD equivalent. For the lower lids, total cost is around $1,500 in AMD equivalent, and upper lid blepharoplasty costs about the same as the lower lid surgery. Eyelid surgery may be combined with brow lift, facelift, lip augmentation, laser skin resurfacing, fat grafting, injectables such as Botox or Restilane, microdermabrasion or chemical peel, which can also affect your bottom-line cost.

While these can make the manipulation more complex and riskier, it can also save out-of-pocket costs because there is only one facility and anesthesia fee for multiple procedures.


In addition to covering other articles about blepharoplasty, Arzni Aestetica contains numerous resources, including a gallery of before and after photos, to help patients better understand this popular procedure. Other face plastic surgery procedures addressed include rhinoplasty and otoplasty. If you are planning on having any additional procedures, contact our office in Yerevan to schedule a consultation with Dr. Danielyan.