About Eyelid Surgery
A person's eyes are a beautiful aspect of the face that deserves to be seen, but sometimes an excess of skin on top or around the eyes can render an unflattering facial appearance. Aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. George Kouris performs eyelid surgery (known as blepharoplasty) to lift and tighten the lower or upper eyelid, creating a look that appears softer and rejuvenated. So many men and women have eyelid surgery at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery to correct sagging skin, leading to improved functionality and facial appearance. Whether upper or lower, eyelid surgery creates a softer, younger appearance and can give you natural yet noticeable improvements. If you are interested in refreshing your eyes by removing excess skin, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kouris at his practice in Hinsdale, IL.
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Kouris and his team! From the moment I spoke with Suzy the receptionist to book my appointment, to consulting with Nurse Sheila and Dr. George about procedure options, I felt comfortable and confident about my decision to move forward with Dr. Kouris. Dr. Kouris took his time and answered all of my questions and concerns. Dr. Kouris is a highly skilled, dedicated and caring physician who strives to do exceptional work in a safe manner. I very much appreciate Dr. Kouris!"- C. / Healthgrades / Jan 13, 2020
"I will start by mentioning that Dr. Kouris is an excellent doctor all-around. He is compassionate, very knowledgeable, extremely polite, and has a wonderful team - Sheila and Suzy are the best!I have known Dr. Kouris since 2017. I had 3 procedures - Breast reduction, Tummy Tuck and brow lift. I am 54 years old looking like i am in my 40s. I love all 3 of my procedures but my brow lift is incredibly natural. No one realizes what I had done. I am receiving compliments about how young I look. Ultimately, I believe the doctor that makes you look younger and feel extremely confident in your own skin has a magic touch! I highly recommend him to anyone who is in the search of doing any plastic surgery. Give Dr. Kouris a shot, you will not be disappointed."- M.K. / Google / Dec 27, 2019
"I have never been so assured of a doctor's capabilities. Dr. Kouris is kind, patient, and dedicated. His knowledge and demeanor put me at ease right away. I will always be grateful that he is in my life."- A.G. / Google / Dec 23, 2019
"I recently had some elective surgery with Dr Kouris. He listened very carefully to my hopes and concerns, and we came up with a plan. I could not be more pleased with the results. I felt like I was in very capable hands with Dr Kouris, his nurse Sheila, and the whole office staff from start to finish. I will definitely recommend Dr Kouris to anyone searching for a qualified plastic surgeon."- M.S. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
"UPDATE: The clinic called me back and asked if I could come in for complementary Botox to make up for the previous problems. The appointment went well. I met with Dr. Kouris and let him know that he didn't have to completely comp the Botox but he insisted and profusely apologized. He is a nice man and he truly care about his patients and their time. Kudos to him for making things right:) I’ll start with saying that I hardly ever write a poor review. However, I am very disappointed with this clinic. I made an appointment over a month ago for the 12th of December and let the receptionist know that I would be coming in during my lunch break. She assured me that they would be able to see me in a timely manner. I was supposed to be receiving a consult for skincare as well as Botox. Eight days before my appointment, I was contacted by Dr. Kouris’ receptionist reminding me of my appointment on the 5th. I let her know that she was mistaken that my appointment was made for the 12th as my husband was out of town during the 5th and I would not have made an appointment for that day. She apologized and updated her schedule for the 12th. On the 9th I was once again contacted by the receptionist letting me know that the individual who would be assisting with the skincare consult would be out of the country on the 12th and would not be able to see me during my appointment and let me know that I would need to make another appointment to see her. I was a bit bothered by this given this was the second “mishap” with scheduling but she let me know that she would have the person give me a call the following day so I could at least speak with her. I thought it was a nice gesture, so I agreed. I was able speak with the individual but as expected, she ultimately said she would need to see me to make any definite suggestions. Well, today I showed up for my appointment at 12:00 and was given paperwork to complete. I let the receptionist know, once again, that I was on my lunch break and needed to be sure they were aware that I didn’t have much time. She let me know that she would remind the clinic team and not to worry, they would get me back in time. Well, 45 minutes later, I was still waiting to see someone from the clinic staff. I had to leave before seeing anyone. The receptionist said “Sorry, we had another patient JUST stall everything”. I told her that I was more bothered by the fact that nothing had been communicated to me than the fact that they were running behind. I was also bothered by the receptionist lack of concern that I had to leave before being seen. I would expect more than a simple “sorry”. The explanation was only given after I prompted for more information. A clinic that allows the receptionist to be the face of the organization should strive for a more sympathetic, organized, communicative, individual."- E.Z. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
Eyelid Lift Ideal Candidates
Blepharoplasty is a facial cosmetic enhancement that is popular among both women and men. During the initial consult, treatment options will be provided by Dr. Kouris based on your conditions that need to be corrected. Most often, ideal candidates wish to correct excess, sagging skin and folds on the upper eyelid, or puffy skin just under the bottom eyelid. These irregularities can cause functional problems that can get in the way of everyday activities. For a more awake facial appearance, blepharoplasty may be the appropriate treatment for you. If you have excess, hanging skin on the upper eyelid, or bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can fix this to provide you with a softer appearance.
Eyelid Lift Surgical Technique
Depending on the nature of the eyelid surgery, some form of anesthesia will be used. Eyelid surgery may be done on the top eyelid by itself, on the bottom portion, or a blend of both treatments.
Upper eyelid surgery assists in reducing the loose skin that impairs vision to produce a more flattering look. The incision point is often placed along the natural crease to remove skin and tissue.
Lower bleph is performed to improve bulging, bloated skin underneath the lower lid. In most cases, an incision is made below the lash line to surgically remove fat, and the skin is gently lifted to create a flatter, smoother look. Sometimes a nonsurgical laser procedure may be performed to help with discoloration while injectable fillers can be used for additional volume and smoothness if needed.
What to Expect with Eyelid Lift
Blepharoplasty can take up to two hours, depending on whether both eyes or one is treated. After surgery, you should allow several days to rest. Cold compresses can assist in reducing swelling, bruising, and discomfort. The outcomes from blepharoplasty may last a decade or longer, but while they are long-lasting, aging does not stop. To continue to enhance your surgical outcomes, nonsurgical treatments at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, such as injections, fillers, and lasers, can be added to create a glowing appearance.
Eyelid Lift Frequently Asked Questions
How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Eyelid surgery costs will vary based on whether you're getting a lower eyelid lift, upper, or both. Once your surgical plan is created in your initial consultation, Dr. Kouris can talk to you about cost estimates. For results that look natural and last for many years, it's better to concentrate on finding an experienced doctor whom you are comfortable with, like Dr. Kouris, rather than looking for the lowest cost. To help you afford great results, Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods, including low-interest medical financing.
Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid surgery?
When excess skin is compromising your sight, your health insurance might cover some of your blepharoplasty. Please talk to Dr. Kouris in your initial consultation if you may be applying for an insurance claim. A team member at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery can help you submit the required paperwork and information to your provider to consider your claim. In most cases, you will require a letter from an ophthalmologist or optometrist stating that blepharoplasty is medically necessary to restore your field of vision.
What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
Blepharoplasty doesn't just help to rejuvenate your face, but it can also give you other benefits. You may discover your visual field is greater once loose, hanging skin on your upper eyelid is gone. It is also much easier to put on eye shadow and other makeup once your upper lid is smooth. Getting rid of fine lines, paper-thin skin, dark circles, and puffy bags on your lower eyelid may help your eyes appear fuller and brighter without a lot of makeup.
Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles might be better treated with a brow lift or facelift as the improvements of blepharoplasty are limited to the upper or lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty may also be performed with a nonsurgical treatment, like BOTOX, which can smooth wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. Wrinkle fillers, like Juvéderm or Restylane, may help to add volume for a softer, smoother appearance. In your initial consultation, Dr. Kouris will develop your unique treatment plan to fit your needs and goals.
What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Nonsurgical skin tightening, plus injectable wrinkle treatments (like Juvéderm, BOTOX, and Restylane) may give you mild improvements. Although, if you want to fix moderate to severe loose skin or would like to see results that last a long time, eyelid surgery is better for your needs. Once you tell Dr. Kouris about your needs and goals, he will give you his suggestions for a surgical or nonsurgical treatment plan. He might also recommend combining both nonsurgical and surgical procedures for ideal results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,500 - $6,500
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 – 6 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
If your vision is impaired from excess skin on your upper eyelids, or you are frustrated by bulging bags underneath your eyes, then cosmetic eyelid surgery at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery may be the answer for you. This treatment can allow you to look and feel younger and more alert while offering a beautiful solution to your vision impairment concerns. We encourage you to call our office in Hinsdale, IL to schedule a consultation with Dr. George Kouris.
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