Eyelid Surgery: Why it Remains Among the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries

Eyelid Surgery: Why it Remains Among the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries

Eyelid surgery is among the top five cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States, with well over 100,000 procedures performed each year. Also called blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is popular among both women and men, particularly those who are beginning to notice age-related changes around the eye area. 

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS, is a trusted provider of state-of-the-art eyelid surgery, using a custom approach to help every patient at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. In this post, learn what eyelid surgery can do and what makes it such a popular treatment for so many people.

How eyelid surgery works

Everyone knows wrinkles and sagging skin are part of getting older. Our skin produces less skin-firming collagen as we age, leaving skin droopier and less elastic. At the same time, muscles around our eyes weaken, and fatty deposits shift, creating bags, “heavy” lids, and tired-looking eyes.

Sometimes referred to as an eyelid lift, eyelid surgery helps correct all these problems, restoring your upper lids, lower lids, or both to a more youthful position. 

During eyelid surgery, Dr. Rostami uses carefully placed incisions to remove excess skin and fatty tissue, repositioning the muscles that support your lids and restoring lid elevation. By placing the incisions in the eyelid’s natural creases, in the lash line, or inside the lid, any resulting scars are completely hidden after healing.

Blepharoplasty: Lots of benefits

These are just some of the benefits associated with eyelid surgery. Your benefits will depend on your personal goals and other factors unique to you.

It improves your appearance

There’s no doubt your eyes are one of the features people notice first. You can instantly appear more alert, energized, and youthful by lifting droopy, saggy lids. 

It improves your vision and your eye health

Depending on how severely your upper eyelids droop, blepharoplasty could help improve your vision, particularly your peripheral vision. For severely drooping lower eyelids, blepharoplasty can help prevent dry eye and irritation when more of the eye and interior lid are exposed to the air.

Downtime is limited

Like any surgery, blepharoplasty involves some healing and recovery time. However, downtime is relatively limited compared with other surgeries, making it ideal even for people with very busy schedules.

It’s natural-looking

Dr. Rostami uses a custom approach to blepharoplasty, helping you achieve results that improve the eye area without looking taut, pulled, or unnatural. Each surgery is tailored to the individual’s goals, facial anatomy, and other factors for optimal outcomes.

Results are long-lasting

Eyelid surgery offers results that are long-lasting, helping you look younger and more energized for years to come. That stands in contrast to noninvasive skin-tightening procedures that need ongoing touch-ups. 

It can be combined with other treatments

On its own, eyelid surgery can provide dramatic results. But it’s also great when combined with other treatments, like Botox® or filler treatments to smooth out wrinkles and fill in dark or “sunken” areas for a completely rejuvenated appearance.

Look and feel more confident

Don’t let saggy, droopy lids make you feel less attractive or less confident. To learn more about eyelid surgery, book an appointment online or over the phone with the team at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia, today.


We look forward to seeing how we can help you achieve a new level of confidence. Contact our team to set up a private consultation and explore everything we have to offer at Washington, D.C.’s premier cosmetic provider.

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