Blepharoplasty in Atlanta A Simple and Powerful Procedure

Your eyes tell the story - let us ensure they tell your story. Dr. Robb performs these procedures with a "tasteful and balanced" method. With natural results, conservative tissue reduction, individualized approach - which leads to natural and unoperated outcomes. I want your eyes to reflect you.

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Rejuvenate The Eyes with Blepharoplasty

The biggest concern with eyelid procedures is an unnatural look. Dr. Robb’s technique is specially designed to create natural and youthful eyes. At Robb Facial Plastic Surgery, we’re proud to have never made someone look fake, weird, overdone, or unnatural. This is something to pay attention to when researching plastic surgeons for this procedure. 

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is designed to revitalize the eyes and make them look more youthful and vibrant again. This quick and typically painless procedure can remove up to 10-15 years from your appearance. Dr. Robb Jr. and his expert team go out of their way to ensure each patient’s experience is safe and comfortable, and accomplishes their aesthetic goals.

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Who's a candidate for a blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is typically performed on adults who are in good overall health. Candidates for blepharoplasty generally share certain characteristics, and a plastic surgeon will assess these factors before recommending the procedure. Here are some characteristics of individuals who might be considered good candidates for blepharoplasty:

  • Sagging or Drooping Eyelids: Candidates often have excess skin on the upper eyelids that droops, obscuring the natural contour of the eyes. This can be due to aging, genetics, or other factors.
  • Puffy or Baggy Lower Eyelids: Individuals with under-eye bags or puffiness caused by excess fat deposits or sagging skin may benefit from lower eyelid blepharoplasty.
  • Good Overall Health: Candidates should be in good physical health, with no underlying medical conditions that could increase the risks associated with surgery. A thorough medical evaluation is typically conducted before the procedure.
  • Realistic Expectations: Candidates should have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery. While blepharoplasty can enhance the appearance of the eyes, it's essential to understand the limitations and potential risks associated with the procedure.
  • Non-Smokers: Smoking can negatively impact the healing process and increase the risk of complications. Many surgeons recommend that candidates for blepharoplasty be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking before and after the procedure.

What Is An Upper Blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery removes redundant skin and fullness from the eyelids. The excessive skin and puffiness are often genetic and noticeable at a young age, and it worsens with time. This procedure is not always associated with aging, however. Some patients are younger and simply desire more open, attentive, and attractive eyes.

Dr. Robb performs this procedure almost daily and employs the most advanced techniques in the industry. A general approach that results in the “over-operated look” is reducing or removing too much fat from around the eye. This is classically what plastic surgeons do during an upper eyelid surgery, but is NOT what Dr. Robb does anymore. Today, volumized eyes are considered youthful. Fat transfer or transposition is often combined with a blepharoplasty in Atlanta to aid in midfacial rejuvenation.

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Upper & Lower BlepharoplastyBefore & After

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What are the benefits of blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing excess skin, fat, or muscle from the eyelids to improve their appearance. Here are some potential benefits of blepharoplasty:

  • Reduced Signs of Aging: The eyes are often one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Blepharoplasty can help minimize wrinkles, fine lines, and other age-related changes around the eyes, contributing to a more youthful overall facial appearance.
  • Minimized Under-Eye Bags: Blepharoplasty can address excess fat deposits and puffiness beneath the eyes, reducing the appearance of under-eye bags and creating a smoother contour.
    • Enhanced Vision: In some cases, excess skin on the upper eyelids can impair peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty can remove this excess skin, improving the field of vision and potentially addressing functional issues related to vision obstruction.
    • Boost in Self-Esteem: Many people undergo cosmetic procedures to boost their self-confidence and self-esteem. Improving the appearance of the eyes through blepharoplasty can lead to increased confidence and a more positive self-image.
    • Long-lasting Results: While the aging process continues, the results of blepharoplasty are generally long-lasting. The procedure can provide enduring improvements in the appearance of the eyelids, and patients may enjoy the benefits for many years.

    Lower Blepharoplasty

    Lower eyelid surgery targets puffiness, bags, discoloration, dark circles, and deep troughs under the eyes. Under-eye bags form as the tissues surrounding the eyes relax, causing prolapse, or puffiness. This is primarily genetic and worsens with age.  

    There are two common surgical approaches to lower eyelid surgery, and Dr. Robb Jr. uses the technique that does not require an incision through the skin, which is considered more advanced. This approach results in no scars and offers a quicker recovery. The key to Dr. Robb’s technique is removing the perfect amount of fat to leave a smooth, natural appearance.

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    A World Class And Private Surgical Center

    Lower eyelid procedures are usually conducted in our private, exclusive, North Point Surgery Center that is attached to our office. General anesthesia is used to ensure our patients are comfortable. Our anesthesia is only administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist who utilizes industry best practices to reduce, and in some cases, eliminate nausea and other side effects of anesthesia. 

    Our surgical facility is a deluxe, specially designed, and fully accredited and certified surgery center that is very different from a hospital or multi-specialty surgery center. There are NO sick patients at our center, we use only the highest quality materials, instruments, and cleaning protocols. Dr. Robb Jr. operates with the same team each day for consistent, undivided attention on you - the patient! 

    Upper Blepharoplasty Scarring 

    Scarring is never okay in facial surgery. Being a complete FACIAL expert, Dr. Robb Jr. employs special techniques to decrease scarring. Generally, with the upper eyelid procedure there are no visible scars. At Robb Facial Plastic Surgery, we’re proud to say that this has not been a significant issue for any patients thus far. Dr. Robb performs this procedure almost every day with consistently great results. 

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    Upper Blepharoplasty Testimonial

    This gorgeous patient was bothered by the heaviness of her upper eyelids and excess skin. She felt like she always looked tired and desired a more youthful and vibrant appearance.

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    The Lower Blepharoplasty Procedure Explained

    The procedure will begin by discussing any lingering questions or concerns with Dr. Robb in the pre-op area. Markings on the skin are then made with a marker to plan the procedure. Dr. Robb refers to this as the “road map”, and it is one of the most important parts of the surgery. 

    The anesthesia used in Dr. Robb’s surgeries is a top-tier variety that consists of sedation with propofol. This cocktail leaves patients refreshed after their surgeries, without nausea or any ‘hangover’ feelings. Every detail of patient safety, comfort, and tranquility is obsessed over in order to make each patient’s experience a wonderful one! 

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    Our Consultation Process

    If you would like to learn more about blepharoplasty in Atlanta, please contact our office today to set up a personalized consultation with Dr. Robb. Below is an overview of our consultation process:

    1. Contact our office via the contact form on this page, by phone, email, or on Instagram.
    2. One of our coordinators reaches out to discuss the details of the procedure and the price range.
    3. Our coordinators will ask you for photos and instruct you on exactly how to send them.
    4. Dr. Robb will review your photos and suggest the best solution for you, given your concerns. This service is absolutely FREE.
    5. Based on Dr. Robb’s thoughts, recommendations and information, more detail is relayed to you through our care coordinators. If everything aligns, an in-person or virtual consultation is scheduled. 
    6. Dr. Robb will meet with you and discuss your concerns, examine your face, and teach you about your procedure until you’re confident in your knowledge.
    7. Your procedure will then be scheduled. 

    Dr. Robb only offers surgery to about 65-73% of the patients who inquire. Honesty and transparency govern his practice, and he will not perform surgery unless it is the best option for the patient.

    Expect Unparalleled Results

    This short surgery rejuvenates the face unlike any other procedure. Eye contact is SO critical in our daily lives. After this procedure, your social interactions will be more positive, pleasant, and enjoyable! You will appear well-rested and vibrant, and naturally look years younger.

    Many patients elect for laser resurfacing of the face as well to remove fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and other skin imperfections. An upper eyelid lift can even be performed in our office with local numbing agents for many patients. Upper eyelid surgery is extremely well tolerated, quick, and relies on local sedation instead of general anesthesia. This means no nausea, sore throat, or anesthesia ‘hangover’.

    Recovery After Your Blepharoplasty in Atlanta

    Dr. Robb Jr. designs this procedure with minimal recovery in mind. Patients can expect a quick recovery. Upper blepharoplasty patients will return about five days after surgery to have their sutures removed. Lower blepharoplasty does not require sutures, so our patients revisit three weeks post-surgery for a post-op visit. Sometimes a visit a couple of days after the surgery is scheduled to ensure things are healing well. 

    After the surgery, patients can expect minimal discomfort and swelling. Bruising is usually minimal to non-existent in the surgical area. Our office will give you explicit instructions on how to properly care for your eyes. During the recovery period, it is important that you avoid rubbing your eyes and working out for 2 weeks. Showering is permitted 24 hours after surgery.

    Helpful Ways To Speed Up Your Recovery

    Ice or frozen peas can be placed on the eyes 20 mins on/20 mins off continually while awake to minimize swelling and bruising. Keeping the head elevated during the first week after surgery decreases swelling and will result in quicker healing.

    A powerful way to speed your healing is the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. If there are any questions or concerns, Dr. Robb is available to ease your mind - anxiety is not part of your recovery with us. Every patient gets Dr. Robb’s personal cell phone number during their recovery.

    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Recovery

    To accelerate the healing of your eyelid surgery in Atlanta, we offer the Robb Rapid Recovery Program, which includes multiple sessions in our hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT, is conducted in a large chamber where the body is infused with a significantly higher oxygen concentration than normal. This heightened amount of oxygen promotes faster recovery and lessens swelling and discomfort as you heal. 

    Scars often heal better and are less visible after HBOT. HBOT is a great tool for those who historically have difficulties healing. Dr. Robb can walk you through the advantages of HBOT during your consultation. HBOT is only for patients who want to heal better, quicker, and more thoroughly, and has been an absolute game changer in our patients’ experience! 

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    Blepharoplasty Results

    Results of upper and lower eyelid procedures are immediate, and their effects will last a lifetime. You will look younger and well-rested. Eyelid procedures take years off your appearance, without the time and cost of a facelift. Sunscreen coupled with Botox or similar and medical-grade skincare will maintain your results and help you look vibrant, youthful, and beautiful for longer. It is important to preserve your investment with good at-home skincare.

    How Much Does A Blepharoplasty Cost in Atlanta?

    As with most cosmetic surgeries, the cost of blepharoplasty varies from patient to patient, depending on their individual needs. During your consultation process with Dr. Robb, he will perform an analysis of your eyes to determine exactly what the best plan is for you to achieve the desired result. During the time of the consultation, you’ll receive a formal quote and select the day for your procedure.

    Blepharoplasty FAQs:

    How long do the results of blepharoplasty last?

    Will blepharoplasty remove dark circles under the eyes?

    Can I combine blepharoplasty with other procedures?

    How much does blepharoplasty cost?

    How long do the results of blepharoplasty last?

    Results are long-lasting, but the natural aging process continues. Factors such as sun exposure, lifestyle choices, and genetics can affect the longevity of the results.

    Will blepharoplasty remove dark circles under the eyes?

    Blepharoplasty primarily addresses excess skin, fat, and muscle. While it can improve the appearance of bags under the eyes, it may not eliminate dark circles. Additional treatments, such as laser therapy or injectable fillers, may be recommended for dark circles.

    Can I combine blepharoplasty with other procedures?

    Yes, it's common for patients to combine blepharoplasty with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a facelift or brow lift, to achieve a more comprehensive improvement in facial appearance.

    How much does blepharoplasty cost?

    The cost of blepharoplasty varies depending on factors such as the surgeon's experience, geographic location, and the extent of the procedure. It's important to obtain a detailed cost estimate during a consultation with a qualified surgeon.

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