Is It Worth Getting Eyelid Surgery?

For many people, eyelid surgery is worth it! In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, eyelid surgery was the second most-popular cosmetic procedure in 2020, with 325,112 procedures performed (the most popular was rhinoplasty, with 352,555 performed).

The question of whether it’s right for you is best answered in a consultation with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Chalekson. While many people do love the results they achieve with this procedure, it’s important to discuss whether it’s right for you as an individual with a qualified plastic surgeon. Dr. Chalekson will listen to your concerns and examine your face before recommending any procedures.

Eyelid surgery may be worth it for you if:

You are a good candidate for the procedure. 

Blepharoplasty treats:

  • Hooded upper eyelids
  • Excess upper eyelid skin
  • Puffy or droopy upper eyelids
  • Upper eyelids that no longer have a defined contour
  • Bags beneath your eyes
  • Wrinkles below your eyes
  • Crepey lower eyelids

Making sure your goals are aligned with the outcome is an important part of electing the procedure.

You are looking for a long-term way to rejuvenate your eyes. 

Blepharoplasty results last for the indefinite future. Your skin and eyelids will continue to age over the years, so you may notice some degree of droopiness return in the decades ahead. But for the most part, your eyelids will continue to look more youthful than if the surgery hadn’t been performed.

You are ready to undergo a surgical procedure and a brief recovery. 

The procedure itself has generally high rates of success and a low rate of serious complications. Part of electing the procedure is being properly informed of all of the benefits, risks, and potential side effects, which we will make sure you understand.

Your eyes will be bruised, swollen, and red. This will peak for several days, and then start looking a lot better, although some amount of swelling and bruising will persist for a few weeks. You will need to take time off from strenuous activities and exercise for several weeks, although most people return to work after one or two weeks.


The above list items are just a few of the aspects of blepharoplasty to consider. To arrange a consultation to discuss eyelid surgery with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Chalekson, please contact our team through our website.


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