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Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty

An eyelid lift or blepharoplasty, as it is also known, improves drooping or tired looking eyes. It can improve vision in some cases, but most often blepharoplasty is performed to improve the appearance of the eyes.

Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty


Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty

Whether you’re looking to improve the overall appearance of your eyelids or are experiencing trouble seeing, blepharoplasty can rejuvenate the area around your eyes. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure performed to improve the appearance of the eyelids.

At Janiga MDs, blepharoplasty can be performed on either the upper or lower lids, or both. Common problems that blepharoplasty can help treat include, loose or sagging eyelids that can impair vision, excess fat deposits or bags under the eyes or sagging, excess skin and fine wrinkles around the lower lids.

The Procedure

Blepharoplasty is performed in a Reno outpatient surgery center by Dr. Timothy Janiga using general anesthesia; however, it may be performed in our office in select situations.

Discreet incisions are made across the eyelids; skin is then tightened and orbital fat is either reshaped or removed; sutures are put in place to create the desired look.

Blepharoplasty procedures typically take one hour with an additional hour of recovery time.

Recovery & Results

Depending on your profession and need for personal discretion, you may need to allow five to 14 days before returning to work. A follow-up visit with Dr. Timothy Janiga will determine your personal recovery time frame. Full results are expected in eight to 12 weeks.

Though results tend to vary, eyes following a blepharoplasty will appear more open and more youthful. Consult with Dr. Timothy Janiga for a realistic expectation of your personal outcome or any other questions you may have.

Schedule a Consultation

For more information, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Janiga for blepharoplasty in our Reno plastic surgery offices, please send us an email or call 775-398-4600.

Timothy A. Janiga, MD, FACS

With highly respected credentials, academic achievements and almost a decade of experience to his credit, Dr. Janiga looks amazing on paper. Incredibly, he is even more impressive in person. Emotionally invested in every patient, Dr. Janiga treats his patients like family instead of mere cases, and takes the success of each procedure personally.

He is drawn to the detailed nature of plastic surgery and the tremendous sense of accomplishment that comes from the immediate physical and psychological changes that take place for his patients.