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Surgical Procedures

Eyelid Surgery in Reston, VA

Women and men seeking to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both may benefit from a Blepharoplasty. As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping upper lids and bags under your eyes. This surgery gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.

Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wendy Gottlieb provides amazing results for patients looking to undergo eyelid surgery in Reston, VA. She will take the time to answer any questions you may have and determine if a blepharoplasty surgical procedure is right for you. For more information, call our office in Reston, Virginia at (703) 668-9499 and schedule a consultation today!

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Who is a candidate for a Blepharoplasty

  • Do you have baggy or puffy upper eyelids?
  • Are you bothered by excess skin obscuring the upper eyelid fold?
  • Do you have drooping of the upper eyelid?
  • Do you notice excess skin and fat pockets below the eyelid?

If you said yes to any of the following, a blepharoplasty may be perfect for you!

Blepharoplasty Results

Upper Lid:

During this procedure, excess fat is removed or repositioned, and then the loose muscle and skin are removed before the incision is closed with fine sutures.

Lower Lid:

During this procedure, excess fat, muscle, and skin are trimmed away before the incision is closed with fine sutures. Eyelid puffiness caused primarily by excess fat me be corrected by a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. The incision in this case is made inside the lower eyelid, and excess fatty material is removed.

Blepharoplasty is usually done in the plastic surgeon’s office or an outpatient surgery center setting.


The sutures used during this procedure will dissolve completely over time. After your surgery you may experience excessive tearing, swelling, bruising, and numbness. These symptoms might las for a week or more. Ice packs or cold compress applied to your eyes can help reduce swelling. You may be given a pain reliever, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), for mild discomfort, but remember to avoid Aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Aleve), and any other medications or herbal supplements that may increase bleeding.


For more information about eyelid surgery, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Wendy Gottlieb today by calling our office at (703) 668-9499.

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