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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center

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Weston, Florida
And Surrounding Suburbs

Eyelid Surgery

The eyes are the first thing we notice when we meet someone. While attractive eyes can radiate beauty or handsomeness for your whole face, eyes that are tired and droopy with sagging skin, wrinkles, and fat bulges can have the opposite effect. The tender skin around the eyes is especially susceptible to aging and can portray a tired, worn, and aged appearance that affects your whole image. People may even question whether you had a good night’s sleep because of the bags under your eyes. Dr. Messa can eliminate these issues by giving you dramatically younger eyes with eyelid surgery. Also called an eyelid lift or blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery rejuvenates tired eyes to give you a more refreshed, pleasing, and youthful appearance.

Who Can Benefit?


Aging and gravity cause your eyelids to droop. Over time, your eyebrows and upper eyelids can sag, showing areas where the skin appears in excess. Trimming away this extra skin can rejuvenate the eyes so that they look brighter and more awake, vibrant, and inviting.

Eyelid Surgery Techniques

There are many techniques that can be employed to rejuvenate the eyes with eyelid surgery. Dr. Messa will assess which technique is ideal for your eyes during your personal consultation.

Upper eyelid surgery rejuvenates sagging upper eyelids to correct a tired, droopy eye appearance and eyelid hooding. Dr. Messa places incisions in the natural upper eyelid creases and removes excess skin, repositions or removes the fat, and tightens the upper eyelid tissues. This procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes and is most often performed under local anesthesia or with intravenous sedation.

Addressing Your Concerns

  • Recovery

    You should be able to return home immediately after your blepharoplasty procedure. Some minor bruising and swelling may occur with a small amount of lumpiness at the corners of the eyes during recovery. Minimal blurry vision quickly resolves. You can go out in public with sunglasses immediately after surgery and begin wearing makeup within about one week. Many patients use makeup to disguise any bruising until it subsides. You may resume normal activities the next day but should wait to resume exercise for 14 days. Generally, recovery from eyelid surgery takes seven to ten days, though it may be shorter after laser eyelid surgery or transconjunctival blepharoplasty.

  • Scars

    Incisions from eyelid surgery are either hidden inside the eyelids or cleverly and carefully hidden under the lash lines or in the natural eyelid creases. Some techniques, such as laser eyelid surgery and transconjunctival blepharoplasty, will not produce any visible scarring. Any minimal scarring that develops will fade over time.

  • Cost

    Restoring a youthful eye appearance requires great skill and dedication on the part of your surgeon, and the cost of your surgery may reflect this. The cost of each blepharoplasty is decided on an individual basis because the technique, surgical fees, facility fees, cost of anesthesia, and location of the surgery will all impact the final price of your procedure. Patients who need eyelid surgery to correct visual impairment due to eyelid hooding may qualify to receive partial or full coverage from their medical insurance provider for the cost of the procedure.

  • Pain

    The techniques involved in eyelid surgery may result in some discomfort during recovery. Prescribed oral pain medications can alleviate any associated discomfort or pain. Patients who undergo transconjunctival blepharoplasty or laser eyelid surgery can expect reduced discomfort levels.

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