Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Conveniently located to serve Hopkinsville and Christian County

If your eyelids are droopy or if you have heavy bags under your eyes, blepharoplasty may be the solution you need. Dr. Mitchell Kaye is pleased to offer blepharoplasty to help you achieve younger-looking, firmer upper and lower eyelids.
Excessive eyelid skin or deep bags under your eyes can make you look older, as well as more tired, angry, or sad than you feel. Because reading other people’s faces for clues about their emotions is natural, it is important that you aren’t sending the wrong message. To address these issues, Dr. Mitchell Kaye may recommend blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). In this procedure, he removes excess skin and bulging fat.



*Other patients’ results may vary.
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What is it?

During the blepharoplasty procedure (also known as an eyelid tuck or eyelid lift), Dr. Mitchell Kaye removes the excess fat, skin, and muscles from the upper and lower eyelids.

Is Eyelid Surgery right for me?

Do you have one or more of the following:
– Deep bags under your eyes
– Droopy eyes
– Excess skin on your lower or upper eye lids

What will Dr. Kaye and I discuss during my consultation?

Before your procedure, you will meet with our plastic surgeon and his team for a personalized consultation, during which you will discuss all of your goals and expectations. You will also discuss any medical or pre-existing eye conditions that should be taken into consideration.

How long is the surgery?

Blepharoplasty usually requires an hour or two and is performed on an outpatient basis in our IMQ accredited cosmetic surgery center located at the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center of Kentucky. The procedure is completed under deep sedation and local anesthesia to allow for a quick recovery at home.

How long will recovery last?

Recovery from a blepharoplasty is quick, with the sutures being removed within the first week. There is no significant downtime involved with eyelid surgery, although we recommend limiting your activities for ten days.
In general, patients are able to return to their normal daily activities within 7-10 days, and they can typically resume a rigorous exercise routine by the third week. By then, the smoother, tighter eyelid appearance is apparent.