Blepharoplasty repairs droopy eyelids. This eyelid surgery may involve removing excess skin, muscle, or fat. Dr. Rudderman performs Blepharoplasty on men and women of all ages and stages in life. Eyelid surgery is one of the most popular surgeries done today because it can take 5, 10, 15 years off an aging face and keep you looking younger for as many years.

Genetics & Lifestyle

The most common complaint surgeons hear from older, wiser patients is: “my eyelids are too heavy, puffy, dark, tired, wrinkled and just old looking.” Genetics, the way and at what pace we will age, lifestyle, aging and trauma/disease are all causes of aging eyelids. The eye area is one of the first to show dramatic signs of facial aging as the skin begins to slacken, muscles start to droop and skin tissues around the eyes get weaker. Loss of elasticity in the upper eyelid creates a “tissue paper’ appearance as the lid descends downward to rest on the eyelashes. Simultaneously, shadowy hollows appear below the eye while eye bags and excess fatty deposits become more prominent. Women know that even the greatest makeup can’t hide many of these problem areas. Men and women understand impaired vision caused by droopy, overhanging upper eyelid skin. This can be corrected with Eyelid Surgery.

It’s often said: “The eyes are the most engaging & colorful attraction of the face & inviting eyes are essential to a youthful look.”

How People Benefit from Blepharoplasty

  • Eliminates loose or sagging eye area skin
  • Can improve eyelid symmetry
  • Reduces puffiness of upper/lower eyelids
  • Restores natural upper eyelid contour
  • Reduces under-eye bags & droopiness
  • Corrects & tightens lower eyelid skin
  • Removes fat that causes puffiness
  • Results in a more rested, youthful appearance
  • Is often done with other age erasing procedures

Good Candidates for Eyelid Surgery

Are you concerned about any of these problems?

  • Loose sagging skin around the eyes
  • Excess upper eyelid skin that impairs your vision
  • Puffy upper and lower eyelids
  • Fatty deposits below the eyes becoming more prominent
  • Sagging around the corners of the eyes
  • Looking older than you feel
  • Strong desire to correct these issues & restore youthfulness to the eye area

If you answered yes to one or more of these, you could be an ideal candidate for Dr. Rudderman’s Eyelid surgery. You should be in good general health and capable of realistic goals and expectations.

Your Consultation

Dr. Rudderman believes the consultation is critical for you and him. You will discuss your concerns, your options, family history, goals for now and in the future, lifestyle, facial anatomy and much more. From the consultation evolves a sense of trust, respect, mutual understanding, and a correctly personalized treatment plan.

After your first consultation with Dr. Rudderman, you will realize that there truly is a difference in how surgeons approach their profession. For Dr. Rudderman that difference means understanding your desires and goals while providing a level of service that places safety and comfort alongside predictable & pleasing outcomes.

Contact us at 678.566.7200 to meet with Dr. Rudderman in our Alpharetta or Midtown Atlanta offices.

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This article was written by Dr. Randy Rudderman, who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (1994). He practices medicine at his offices in Alpharetta and Atlanta.
Learn more about Dr. Rudderman, his medical training, and credentials.

Blepharoplasty Procedure Overview

For the upper eyelids: Dr. Rudderman makes an inconspicuous incision in the crease of your upper eyelid from the inside corner. He works through this to reposition and/or remove fat, tighten muscles/tissue, and to remove excess skin as needed. Incision for the lower eyelids is made just below the lower lashes or may be placed inside the lower eyelid. The same process is repeated as was done for the upper eyelid. Ointment and gauze dressing are applied to your eyes after surgery is completed.

Eyelid Surgery FAQ’s

Does Dr. Rudderman perform the entire Blepharoplasty Procedure?

Yes, he performs all of his patients’ procedures…from the first incision to the final closure. Many, if not most, surgeons today use others to assist. Dr. Rudderman believes that you are expecting uncompromised safety and skill. He understands you have placed your trust and confidence in him…not someone else

Is Eyelid Surgery done in an accredited facility?

All of our surgeries/procedures are performed in a fully accredited facility using state of the art technologies and a world class staff.

Will there be any pain with my Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)?

Nearly all procedures involve some discomfort. Dr. Rudderman is highly skilled and uses advanced techniques and refined instruments that minimize discomfort during his procedures.

What Downtime is involved with Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?

Due to the advanced techniques used by Dr. Rudderman, his patients experience shorter downtimes and quicker recovery.

How soon can I start working out after Eyelid surgery?

You will need to avoid all rigorous, strenuous activities for 1-3 weeks until healing is complete and Dr. Rudderman tells you it’s ok

How long before I can return to normal activities after Eyelid surgery?

Dr. Rudderman can give you a time frame during your consultation as it will depend upon the extensiveness of your surgery and how you respond to it.

Will I need someone to take care of me after my Eyelid surgery?

You will need someone to drive you to your surgery, stay there and then drive you home and stay with you overnight.

Will I have a board certified anesthesiologist for my Eyelid Surgery procedure?

Yes. Dr. Rudderman’s anesthesiologist is a Board Certified medical doctor who has specialized in anesthesiology.

Will insurance pay for Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?

Unless it is considered to be medically necessary, it is generally not covered by insurance. There may be exceptions so you should check directly with your provider for this answer.

Is financing available for Eyelid surgery?

Yes. Financing is available today for all cosmetic procedures. Please check in our business office for information about it.

  • Dr. Rudderman and his staff made the experience easy and comfortable. They were realistic communicating surgery expectations, expected pain levels and down time from work. Nurses were informative and friendly and wait times minimal. I also liked the fact that Dr. Rudderman does all his own work and doesn't let other less experienced people do parts of the surgery the way other doctors may. I'm only one week out of the surgery, but I am very satisfied with the results so far.

    Susan Parker | Atlanta, GA


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