Refresh Your Eyes with Blepharoplasty Surgery*

Your eyes are your defining feature, and you want to show them off to their best advantage. Blepharoplasty surgery, performed by Dr. James E. Murphy, can help you look younger and more alert by eliminating the excess skin that causes drooping upper eyelids and sagging under the eyes. James E. Murphy, M.D. will work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs. Do not let sagging skin affect your appearance and vision. To learn more about blepharoplasty surgery at our Reno plastic surgery officecontact us.

Eye Lift Results*

before blepharoplasty
After blepharoplasty
* Note: Results are not guaranteed and can vary per individual. *

Candidacy and Considerations

As you get older, your skin starts to lose elasticity. This can be especially evident in the thin, delicate skin around your eyes. When your upper eyelids droop, it can make you appear tired and several years older than you actually are. In severe cases, your sagging lids can actually fall across your pupils, impairing your line of vision. When your lower lids droop, it can expose the whites of your eyes below the iris. You may also be concerned with puffiness or bags under the eyes.

If you suffer from any of these conditions and you have generally good physical health, you may be an excellent candidate for an eye lift.

The Blepharoplasty Procedure

Your blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, will be performed as an outpatient procedure, but it will take place at a hospital. James E. Murphy, M.D. can address the upper lids, lower lids, or both at the same time. After you have received general or local anesthesia, he will create tiny incisions in your eyelids. He will carefully place these incisions so that any scarring will be well-hidden.

If you are having upper eyelid surgery, he will place the incision along the eyelid crease. Then he will eliminate excess fat, tighten drooping muscles, and trim away loose skin. For lower eyelid blepharoplasty, the incision will be made along your lash line. Alternatively, James E. Murphy, M.D. may place it just inside your lower eyelid. Then he will remove excess tissues and reposition displaced fat pockets.

Blepharoplasty Recovery and Results

Attractive woman holding fingers on either side of eyebrowRecovery from eye lift surgery is typically short. For the first few days, you may experience some eye irritation and sensitivity. In some cases, your vision may be slightly blurred, or you may have double vision. These side effects are temporary and should resolve within a few days. Cold compresses, ointments, and oral medications can speed your healing and minimize your discomfort.

As soon as the initial swelling begins to subside, you should notice the results of your eye lift. After your surgery, you may look younger and more rejuvenated. The bags under your eyes may be significantly less noticeable. If your drooping lids were blocking your line of vision, you will now enjoy unobscured sight. Thanks to blepharoplasty, your beautiful eyes will once again be your brightest and most noticeable feature.

Book an Appointment with James E. Murphy, M.D.

To find out how eyelid surgery can enhance your appearance and self-confidence, request a consultation at Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa today. 

Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice 25 years. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

Schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or call (775) 322-3446. Se habla español. If you would like to text us during business hours, we can respond via text to you. You can also send pictures to us with questions.

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