Gain a More Youthful Appearance with Upper Eyelid Surgery

The eyes are often one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. Sagging upper eyelids and other signs of aging around the upper eyelids can be corrected through upper eyelid surgery. This minimally invasive surgery can leave you looking youthful and rested. John F. Zavell, M.D., F.A.C.S., a standing member of several prominent medical organizations, performs this cosmetic surgery in Toledo, OH. Once you have recovered from this procedure, you can enjoy the benefits of looking years younger.

Close-up of the upper eyelid area.

Benefits of Upper Eyelid Surgery

There are many benefits to undergoing upper eyelid surgery. The most important benefit is the transformation of your eyes to appear more youthful, attractive, and rested. The procedure can correct puffiness or remove excess skin. Many patients notice that the procedure corrects fine lines and wrinkles.

The most important benefit is the transformation of your eyes to appear more youthful, attractive, and rested.

Beyond the aesthetic improvements, patients who undergo eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can experience boosted self-confidence. When your eyes look tired and aged, it can impact how you feel about yourself. A successful eyelid surgery can deliver renewed confidence when engaging with friends, family, new acquaintances, or coworkers. An additional benefit is that the procedure may be covered by your health insurance if your eyelids are negatively impacting your vision.

Would I Make a Good Candidate?

The first step in gaining candidacy for this procedure is to set an appointment with Dr. Zavell. During your consultation, Dr. Zavell will examine your eyes, ask about your personal cosmetic goals, and discuss your medical history. During this time, you should ask any questions that have been on your mind, while also disclosing any medical history, such as high blood pressure or previous eye surgeries, that Dr. Zavell may need to know.

Candidates for this procedure often have:

  • Tired-looking eyes
  • Puffy eyes
  • Excess upper eyelid skin
  • Good overall health
  • Realistic expectations for the surgery
  • A desire for more youthful-looking eyes

You may not be an ideal candidate if you have:

  • Multiple previous upper eyelid surgeries
  • Glaucoma or severe dry eye
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Insufficient structure around the eyes
  • Previous corrective vision surgeries, including LASIK

Your Procedure and Recovery

Dr. Zavell offers general anesthesia and IV sedation to help patients feel more at ease during treatment. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Zavell will begin the process of removing the excess skin and fatty tissue from your eye by making a small incision in the natural creases of your upper lids. This helps any scarring following surgery remain hidden. After removing excess skin and fat, the remaining skin will be repositioned, lifted, and sutured closed using special ultra-fine sutures. Any bruising or swelling associated with the procedure should subside within one to two weeks following surgery. Dr. Zavell will provide you with a comprehensive recovery plan following surgery.

Contact Us for a Consultation

If you have concerns about the affordability of upper eyelid surgery, our office accepts financing options through CareCredit®, M-Lend Financial, and Directions Credit Union to make our treatments more affordable. Dr. Zavell has more than 25 years of professional experience in the Toledo community. If you are ready to learn more about upper eyelid surgery or another facial cosmetic surgery, call (419) 359-8002 or send our office a message today.

Dr. John F. Zavell

John F. Zavell, MD, FACS

Dr. John Zavell is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals since 1993. He is a member of: 

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • The American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons
  • The American College of Surgeons

He has mastered advanced techniques and uses the latest technology to provide patients of all ages with the most natural-looking, life-changing results. To schedule a consultation at Dr. Zavell's plastic surgery practice, request an appointment online or call us at (419) 214-6630.

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"The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a very personal one and our mission is to honor that choice by jointly cultivating a treatment plan that will deliver results personally crafted for you." Dr. Zavell

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