Blepharoplasty Scars

Blepharoplasty Scars

Unlocking the Secrets of Eyelid Surgery: Minimize Blepharoplasty Scars with Expert Care

Welcome to Leva Medical. Here, Dr. Jean-Paul Leva, a renowned cosmetic surgeon, employs advanced techniques to minimize blepharoplasty scars and help patients achieve a revitalized appearance.

Types of Blepharoplasty Surgery

  • Upper Eyelid Surgery: Small incisions made in the natural crease of the upper eyelid facilitate the removal of excess skin and fat. The incisions are expertly closed to ensure minimal scarring.

blepharoplasty before and after

blepharoplasty before and after

  • Lower Eyelid Surgery: Incisions are made inside the lower eyelid using the transconjunctival approach, ensuring that there are no external scars. Dr. Leva’s meticulous technique allows for the removal or repositioning of fat. Additionally, fat grafting is performed to enhance the volume and contour of the area, which can also help with loose skin, further contributing to a rejuvenated appearance while maintaining the aesthetic integrity of the eye area.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Preparing for the Surgery

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jean-Paul Leva at Leva Medical to discuss your goals and learn about the procedure. Adhering to Dr. Leva’s preoperative instructions, including avoiding smoking and alcohol, is essential.

Recovery and Healing

ice mask

Leva Medical prioritizes the recovery and healing, ensuring minimal blepharoplasty scars. After surgery:

  • Keep your head elevated for the first few days.
  • Apply ice packs to minimize swelling and bruising.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and do not rub your eyes.
  • Sleep face-up. 
  • Use prescribed scar creams as directed.
  • Staying hydrated will also help with recovery.
  • Do not apply any eye makeup.

Dr. Leva’s expertise ensures that eyelid surgery scars are thin, well-concealed, and heal beautifully.


Silicone Gel for Scar Healing

Scar Gel

Silicone gel is a remarkable product for scar management and is often recommended post-surgery. It hydrates the skin and modulates the expression of growth factors, leading to softer and flatter scars. Dr. Jean-Paul Leva may recommend silicone gel as part of your aftercare to further improve the healing process of your blepharoplasty scars.

Expected Results

With Dr. Jean-Paul Leva’s expert care at Leva Medical, patients typically see a remarkable improvement in the appearance of upper and lower eyelids. The results are smoother skin, and a more youthful, open eye.


blepharoplasty before and after

blepharoplasty before and after

Lower Blepharoplasty

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed by a skilled plastic surgeon that aims to rejuvenate and improve the appearance of the eyelids. This facial plastic surgery can be performed on either the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, or both. The procedure corrects sagging eyelids, removes fatty pouches beneath the eyes, and eliminates extra skin from the upper eyelids which may contribute to a tired appearance.

Is Blepharoplasty Painful?

No, Blepharoplasty is usually performed under local anesthesia, which means you won’t feel pain during the procedure. Some patients may experience mild discomfort, swelling, or bruising after the surgery, but these signs usually subside within a week. It's important to understand that individual results and experiences may vary and that careful attention should be paid to the surgeon's post-operative care instructions to facilitate a smooth recovery.

What is the Recovery Time for Eyelid Surgery?

Recovery time can vary among individuals, but in most cases, patients can return to normal activities within 10 to 14 days following the surgery. During the first few days, it's critical to rest, avoid smoking, and refrain from activities that may strain the eyes or body. It is also recommended to wear sunglasses to protect the eyes from the sun and reduce the risk of vision complications. Following your surgeon's post-operative care instructions, including the application of Vitamin E and other care tips, can help the healing process.

Are the Results of Eyelid Surgery Permanent?

While blepharoplasty can significantly improve the appearance of your eyelids, the results are not permanent as the natural aging process will continue. Genetics and lifestyle choices play a significant role in how long the results last. However, the procedure usually provides long-lasting results that can be enjoyed for many years by both men and women. The procedure helps to reduce the bags and puffiness that are often associated with aging.

How Can I Minimize Scarring After Eyelid Surgery?

Minimizing scarring after eyelid surgery involves several steps, including following your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions carefully. Incision scars from eyelid surgery are typically hidden in the natural folds of the eyelid, making them virtually invisible in most cases once healed. It’s important to avoid sun exposure and apply sunscreen to the incision areas, as the sun can slow down the healing process and make the scars more visible. Using silicone gel or other recommended products to treat the scars and applying Vitamin E can also be beneficial. Refraining from smoking can also improve the healing process and minimize scarring. It's essential to choose a surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and in some cases, patients prefer a surgeon located in prestigious areas such as Beverly Hills. Following the surgeon's instructions and giving attention to the affected area can result in upper blepharoplasty scars or eyelid scars that fade and are easily concealed.

Contact a Surgeon

If you are thinking about eyelid lift surgery or have further concerns, it’s important to contact a qualified plastic surgeon. During your consultation, the surgeon can provide you with more information about the procedure, and help you understand the risks and what is needed for the best results. Many patients find that this procedure is a great way to rejuvenate their appearance and feel more confident.

Follow surgeon Dr. Jean-Paul Leva at Leva Medical for the latest information and tips on eyelid surgery. If you are in the area where Dr. Leva practices, you can visit Leva Medical for a consultation.

Remember, when it comes to your health and appearance, it’s important to be informed and make decisions based on the best information available. Choose a surgeon who is highly skilled and knowledgeable in eyelid surgery to achieve the results you desire.