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Enhance Your Appearance and Vision with Blepharoplasty

Discover the power of Blepharoplasty at Santa Monica Eye Medical Group. Enhance your natural beauty and correct functional issues with expert eyelid surgery in Santa Monica, CA. Schedule your consultation today.

Blepharoplasty Explained

Blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as eyelid surgery, is a precise and transformative cosmetic procedure that targets the upper and/or lower eyelids. The aim is to address various concerns such as excess skin, fatty deposits, muscle laxity, and overall sagging that can develop over time. By meticulously removing or repositioning these tissues, Blepharoplasty restores a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance to the eyes.

Understanding Blepharoplasty

At Santa Monica Eye Medical Group, we offer a range of Blepharoplasty to suit your specific needs. Our services include:


Lower eyelid Blepharoplasty can effectively address concerns such as under-eye bags, puffiness, and fine lines. The procedure involves making an incision either just below the lower lash line or inside the lower eyelid, known as a transconjunctival incision. The choice of technique depends on your unique anatomy and desired outcomes. Through these incisions, our surgeons will remove or redistribute excess fat deposits, tighten sagging muscles, and smooth the delicate skin around the lower eyelids. This comprehensive approach results in a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

In some cases, combining upper and lower eyelid Blepharoplasty procedures can yield the most comprehensive and harmonious results. This combined approach addresses multiple concerns simultaneously, providing a complete rejuvenation of the eye area. Our experienced surgeons will assess your specific needs and develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your desired outcome.
During an upper eyelid Blepharoplasty, an incision is discreetly made along the natural crease of the eyelid. This strategic placement ensures that any resulting scar remains virtually invisible when healed. Through this incision, our skilled surgeons will remove excess skin and fat, as necessary. They will also tighten and reposition the underlying muscles to create a well-defined eyelid contour. This approach not only enhances aesthetics but can also alleviate the weight and heaviness caused by drooping eyelids, ultimately improving your vision.


Are you seeking a way to rejuvenate your eyes, improve your vision, and achieve a more youthful appearance? Look no further than Santa Monica Eye Medical Group’s Blepharoplasty service. Our expert team of ophthalmologists are dedicated to providing top-quality eyelid surgery to residents of Santa Monica, CA. With our state-of-the-art facilities and years of experience, we offer safe and effective solutions to address your eyelid concerns.

Beyond Aesthetics

While Blepharoplasty is primarily known for its cosmetic benefits, it also offers functional advantages. If your drooping eyelids obstruct your vision or cause discomfort, eyelid surgery can significantly improve your quality of life. By lifting and tightening the eyelids, the procedure can restore your field of vision, alleviate eye strain, and enhance overall visual function.

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BENEFITS OF blepharoplasty


Rejuvenated Appearance

By removing sagging skin and reducing puffiness around the eyes, Blepharoplasty can help you achieve a more youthful and vibrant appearance.

Improved Vision

If drooping upper eyelids impair your vision, Blepharoplasty can lift and tighten the eyelids, enhancing your field of vision and overall visual function.

Boost in Self-Confidence

Correcting droopy or puffy eyelids can significantly enhance your self-esteem and give you a renewed sense of confidence

Correction of Astigmatism

Refractive cataract surgery can address astigmatism, providing a comprehensive solution to your vision needs.

Are You Ready?


You may be an ideal candidate for Blepharoplasty if you experience any of the following:
● Excess skin obscuring the natural fold of your upper eyelids
● Puffy or baggy appearance in the upper or lower eyelids
● Impaired vision due to drooping upper eyelids
● Fine wrinkles and creases around the eyes
● Overall dissatisfaction with the appearance of your eyes

Our experienced ophthalmologists at Santa Monica Eye Medical Group will evaluate your eye health and vision to determine if Blepharoplasty is the right option for you.


Most patients experience minimal discomfort during and after the surgery. Our skilled team will ensure you receive appropriate pain management to keep you comfortable throughout the process.

Recovery time can vary, but typically you can expect bruising and swelling to subside within 1-2 weeks. You will be provided with detailed aftercare instructions to promote healing and ensure optimal results.


As with any surgical procedure, Blepharoplasty carries certain risks. However, our experienced surgeons take every precaution to minimize these risks and provide a safe environment for your procedure.

In most cases, Blepharoplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. However, if you have functional issues with your eyelids that affect your vision, insurance may provide coverage. Our team can assist you in determining your insurance coverage options.

For more frequently asked questions or to schedule a consultation, please contact Santa Monica Eye Medical Group.

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