Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia: Enrique Silberblatt, MD
3505 Brambleton Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24018
Phone: (540) 776-1600
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Eyelid Surgery

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Enrique Silberblatt sees both women and men from Moneta, Smith Mountain Lake, Lexington, and surrounding communities who are upset when others frequently comment on how “tired” they look. The natural aging process and even genetics can contribute to sagging upper eyelids and puffy undereye bags. While a consistent sleep schedule can help, in many cases blepharoplasty, often called eyelid surgery, is the solution. In Roanoke, VA, Dr. Silberblatt’s patients often tell him how easy their recovery was and how happy they are with their results.

Eyelid Surgery
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Lower and Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
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Lower Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
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Lower Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

How Is Upper Eyelid Surgery Performed?

Upper eyelid surgery is usually performed to remove excess skin that, in many cases, partially obstructs the peripheral vision. Many patients benefit from a combination of upper eyelid surgery and a brow lift. Excess skin is carefully measured, marked, numbed with local anesthesia, and then removed. If there is extra fat, that is removed as well. Although most cases can be done under purely local anesthesia, intravenous sedation by a board-certified anesthesiologist is available for those who prefer to have no memory of any part of the procedure. The average operating time is one hour. At Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia, this procedure is completely performed by Dr. Silberblatt; no part of it is done by any other surgeon, nurse, or assistant. Patients do not stay in a hospital or overnight facility but should have a responsible adult to help them the first night after surgery.

Did You Know?

Loose skin over the cheeks at the junction of the eyelid and cheek skin will not be corrected by eyelid surgery?

What is it like to have eyelid surgery?

"I was tired of looking tired. Every morning when I would look in the mirror I would see these dark shadows and bags that would not go away. I felt I was too young to look that old and wanted a change. I now feel and see the difference. I don’t look so tired or angry anymore."*

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How Is Lower Eyelid Surgery Performed?

Lower eyelid surgery is usually done to remove the “bagginess” and “dark circles.” This procedure is more involved than removing skin and fat in the upper lids. Plastic surgeons have found that simple fat removal often leads to a “hollow” look of the eyes as patients get older. Dr. Silberblatt makes an incision just under the eyelashes and redistributes the fat from the “baggy” area to the “hollow” area. He then tightens the muscle, trims the extra skin, and closes the incision. Very little skin is actually removed. Occasionally, a small amount of fat needs to be removed, but this is rare.

At Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia, no part of the operation is done by any other surgeon, nurse, or assistant. Patients do not stay in the hospital or overnight facility, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult the first night after surgery. This procedure takes about 2 hours and can be done under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia depending on patient preference.

Dr. Enrique Silberblatt

Dr. Silberblatt performs all treatments and procedures himself—from minimally invasive injectables to complex surgeries. He is by your side every step of the way, from easing your nerves at the consultation through celebrating your beautiful new look after recovery.

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What can I expect after eyelid surgery?

Ice is kept over the eyes for the first 2 to 3 days to reduce swelling and bruising. Most patients are surprised at how little discomfort they feel after the surgery. Sutures are removed after 5 days. You may not be able to wear contact lenses for 4 to 6 weeks.

Did You Know?

As we get older, the muscles that lift the upper eyelid can get weaker and cause drooping? This condition can be hidden by the excess droopy eyelid skin.

How long does it take to recover from eyelid surgery?

While experiences vary after surgery, many patients feel comfortable returning to work after 5 days when their sutures are removed. Others feel that the swelling takes longer to resolve and take 2 to 3 weeks off. Your final result should be evident at about 6 weeks for upper eyelid surgery and 3 months for lower eyelid surgery. Excess skin of the upper lids can occasionally redevelop to the point of requiring another removal, but this is rare. The need to re-operate on lower eyelids is rare.

“Here I sit at home recovering from upper eyelid surgery and a lower eye area peel. On a scale of 1 to 10 the pain from start to finish was a 1 or 2. I already feel my eyes look more “rested”. I have also received breast augmentation and botox at Dr. Silberblatt’s office and must say I have been very pleased with everything.”—Linda, Roanoke, VA* Read More Testimonials
 

Contact Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia

Dr. Enrique Silberblatt is committed to providing his patients with the highest quality cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures. To find out if eyelid surgery can rejuvenate your look, request a consultation using our online form or call (540) 776-1600 for an appointment.

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