Let the World See Your Eyes Sparkle

As the focal point of our faces, the eyes are indeed the windows to the soul. Sadly, though, as our faces lose elasticity and begin to age, one of the first things to happen is a drooping or hooding of the eyelids — or puffy eye bags begin to form beneath the eyes. Besides making you look older and more tired, this condition can sometimes become so bad that it interferes with your vision.

To combat this condition and restore a more youthful appearance, Dr. Frankel offers eyelid surgery in Cleveland (also known as a blepharoplasty or eyelid lift). Patients love how their eyes are opened up after blepharoplasty, and how they appear more awake and refreshed. They no longer look tired and have less of a need to spend a lot of time applying concealer.

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a cosmetic procedure performed to trim excess sagging skin and redundant tissue in the upper and/or lower lids, creating a more youthful, inviting facial expression. Upper blepharoplasty can be performed to correct drooping, hooded upper eyelid skin that may be causing a fatigued, angry, or sad appearance. The surgery can also improve the patient’s field of vision in cases where low-hanging upper lids are obscuring eyesight. Lower blepharoplasty can help reduce puffiness, bags, and discoloration in the lower lids, producing a more well-rested, pleasant countenance. Eyelid surgery is often performed in tandem with a brow lift for comprehensive improvement of the entire upper face. 

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Main Benefits of Blepharoplasty in Cleveland

  • Corrects sagging skin of the upper eyelids
  • Reduces puffy eyelids 
  • Improves the appearance of under-eye bags
  • Smooths fine lines in the eye area
  • Removes the skin that is impairing vision
  • Provides an overall more youthful, refreshed, approachable appearance 

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Candidates for Eyelid Surgery

If you’re considering blepharoplasty in Mayfield Heights or Cleveland, it may be the perfect procedure for you. Those who make the best patients for this eyelid surgery are those who:

  • Want to improve the signs of aging around their eyes
  • Want their eyes to look more open and refreshed
  • Have excess skin, puffiness, or sagging of the eyelids
  • Have drooping skin that is impacting their vision
  • Do not have any pre-existing eye conditions
  • Do not have any thyroid problems 
  • Are non-smokers in general good health
  • Have realistic expectations for what eyelid surgery can do 
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Your Blepharoplasty Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Frankel, he will have a discussion with you about your aesthetic concerns and goals, and what you hope to achieve with the blepharoplasty. He will then formulate a plan to address those concerns and meet or exceed your goals. Dr. Frankel and his staff spend a lot of time with patients discussing the expectations and process of surgery and recovery. It is our goal to help you be well-informed in regards to the various options and what you can expect — including risks and the benefits of eyelid surgery. 

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Blepharoplasty Testimonials

Unbelievable results...

Dr. Frankel performed an upper eye blephoroplasty on me in his beautiful new facility. He and his amazing team put me at ease right away and we’re so comforting. We actually chatted and listened to great music during the procedure!!! The procedure was pain free during and after and I was out to lunch wearing sunglasses 2 days later. Unbelievable results because Dr.Frankel is such a skilled surgeon. Thank you to his team for the follow up call to check up on me, I truly appreciated your kindness.


Truly a wonderful experience...

Dr. Frankel and his staff are absolutely amazing. I had lower blepharoplasty done and the results speak for themselves. Not only am I happy with the results, but the process in general was so easy. My family members who took care of me after my surgery made sure to note how impressed they were with Dr. Frankel's bedside manner and overall demeanor! Truly a wonderful experience, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for facial plastic surgery.


The result is fantastic

I had an upper and lower blepharoplasty with fat repositioning. The result is fantastic - a subtle, natural look, which is what I wanted. I went with Dr Frankel because his results make patients look refreshed and relaxed, and awake... If you're Covid conscious like me, Dr. Frankel is a good way to go - all my appointments were virtual until the actual surgery, and follow-ups have been virtual at my request. I can really see a difference, and everyone is telling me I look so well rested lol.


Eyelid Surgery Details

Dr. Frankel personalizes each eyelid surgery in Cleveland specifically to each individual, tailoring the procedure to meet the individual’s needs. He pays meticulous attention to detail in order to avoid an unnatural appearance. 

Under most circumstances, blepharoplasty can be performed on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia, but may also be performed under twilight sedation or general anesthesia depending on the patient’s preference. Dr. Frankel does the vast majority of lower eyelid surgeries using incisions that are hidden on the inside of the eyelid, without skin incisions. He avoids outdated techniques, which can often result in unnatural and less youthful-looking outcomes. 

Upper eyelid surgery alone can typically be performed with local numbing (anesthetic) and light oral sedation. The upper eyelid incisions are hidden within the natural skin crease and are often difficult to see even one week after surgery, once the sutures are removed.

Dr. Frankel uses a variety of techniques — especially for the lower eyelids, depending on the patient’s anatomy and tissue characteristics — to achieve the best result for the individual patient. The procedure time for blepharoplasty averages between 1-2 hours.

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Most patients can go home after their eyelid surgery, and many are frequently surprised with how little pain they have during recovery. Pain is minimal, with only mild discomfort from swelling and bruising.

Generally speaking, patients return to work within a week and are able to perform normal activities after about 10 days. There may be some bruising around the eye area, but it can be easily camouflaged with makeup.

If a certain technique of lower blepharoplasty is used (fat transposition), patients are seen 3-5 days after surgery for removal of a small bolster which is hidden by surgical tape. All patients are seen 6-7 days after surgery, at which time any remaining skin sutures are removed. Patients are then seen one month after surgery, three months after surgery, and six months after surgery. Results are typically final at around six months.

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Dr. Frankel: Your Blepharoplasty Surgeon in Cleveland, OH

If you’re in the Cleveland and Mayfield Heights area and you’re interested in eyelid surgery, you’re in the right place. Eyelid surgery is one of the more common procedures that Dr. Frankel performs and one of our main services, which means he has extensive experience in achieving excellent, natural-looking results. Dr. Frankel is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation at his premier center for facial plastic surgery in Cleveland. He believes that patients should look refreshed while maintaining a natural-looking appearance that never looks “operated on.” His goal is never to make patients look like someone else — only a better version of themselves. 

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How much does eyelid surgery at Frankel Facial Plastic Surgery cost?

Will I look natural afterward?

What other procedures go well with eyelid surgery?

Is blepharoplasty safe?

How much does eyelid surgery at Frankel Facial Plastic Surgery cost?

The cost ranges from around $1,800-$4,800 for only upper or lower eyelid surgery. When combined, the range is closer to $5,000-$8,000. This does not include anesthesia or facility fees.

Will I look natural afterward?

Yes. The advanced techniques Dr. Frankel uses allow for beautiful and natural-looking results that look great for decades.

What other procedures go well with eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery is frequently performed in combination with a brow lift to comprehensively improve the appearance of the entire upper face. The surgery is also commonly paired with a facelift, which addresses the lower two-thirds of the face. Some patients combine blepharoplasty with non-surgical options, such as dermal fillers and injectables.

Is blepharoplasty safe?

Yes, this is a very safe procedure in the hands of a highly trained, skilled, experienced surgeon. Dr. Frankel always keeps safety as a priority for his patients, and he takes the time to understand your unique medical and surgical history to make sure you will do well with the surgery.

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