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What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids to remove excess fat and skin and combat common age-related changes. Drooping upper lids and puffy eye bags on the lower lids can be addressed during the same surgery.

During upper lid blepharoplasty, a tiny incision is made in the natural creases of the eyelid through which the fat, skin and tissue can be removed or redraped to address drooping or vision problems. Lower lid blepharoplasty often can be performed from inside the eyelid or may require an incision in the lash line. Skin, fat, and tissue can be removed or redraped to improve bags and discoloration.

Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty is an excellent solution for anyone who is unhappy with the way that the aging process has affected the appearance of their eyes. If you are frustrated by a tired, droopy eyelid appearance, lower or upper blepharoplasty may be right for you. All patients undergoing surgery should be in good emotional and physical health, with no major medical concerns. They should be non-smokers, who are realistic in their expectations for the outcome of the procedure.

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What are the benefits of eyelid surgery?

  • Refreshed eye shape
  • Reduction in eyelid skin irritation
  • More youthful, well-rested aesthetic
  • Reduction in dark eye circles
  • Reduction in hollowed lid appearance
  • Less eye strain and muscle contortion
  • Reduced fine lines
  • More natural and inviting look
  • Increased satisfaction with one's image
  • Reduction in under-eye bags

What can I expect from my recovery?

After your surgery, you should try to keep your head elevated for the first few days. You can use a cool compress to help minimize swelling, tenderness and bruising. Most patients find they feel comfortable being back in the public eye after about seven days. You should plan to avoid using contact lenses for a few weeks after your procedure. Dr. Zampell will ensure that you leave your surgery with a full aftercare plan as well as scheduled follow-up visits.

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Why choose Dr. Zampell in Beverly Hills?

Dr. Zampell is a detailed oriented, precision-minded surgeon who produces exquisite results customized to your unique anatomy. She is passionate about combating the unwanted signs of aging that affect her patients still in the prime of their lives.

Dr. Zampell graduated with honors from Ohio State University College of Medicine and followed up with a challenging surgical residency at New York University, among the top institutions in the country. She then pursued a fellowship in the complex field of microsurgery at the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Zampell trained under the world-famous breast reconstruction surgeon Dr. Robert Allen, a pioneer in autologous flap techniques.

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