Eyelid Lift in Athens

Blepharoplasty Overview

view before and after photosBlepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, is a surgical procedure that can be performed to address sagging, wrinkled eyelid skin and excess fat accumulation in the eyelids. It can be performed on both the upper eyelid and lower eyelids. 

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Parker of Parker Plastic Surgery offers blepharoplasty for patients in Athens in need of surgical eyelid rejuvenation. 

What Is an Eyelid Lift?

Age, sun exposure and hereditary factors all contribute to wrinkles, deep lines and puffiness around the eyes. This can create a tired or aged appearance. An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is designed to restore a more youthful and rested appearance to your eyes. 

Blepharoplasty can also improve your scope of vision if you have excessive upper eyelid skin that interferes with peripheral or superior vision. A blepharoplasty can involve the upper lids, the lower lids, or both. When combined with a facelift, blepharoplasty can help to significantly rejuvenate the appearance of the face. 

Dr. Parker and his staff having been amazing!! Every time I’ve been to the office or called it has felt like family. The comfort they show before, during, and after surgery is exceptional! Thanks Dr. Parker!

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The Eyelid lift procedure corrects drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes by removing excess fat, skin, and muscle. (The cost of upper-eyelid surgery may be covered by insurance if used to correct visual field defects.)

Eyelid Lift Overview


45 min to 1 ½ hours


Local with sedation, or general.


Reading: 2 or 3 days

Bruising and swelling gone: 10 to 14 days

Back to work: 5 – 7 days

Contact lenses: 1 – 2 weeks

Strenuous activities: 2 – 3 weeks

Blepharoplasty Surgery

Eyelid surgery is performed at the Parker Plastic Surgery outpatient surgical center. The surgery can be done under sedation or general anesthesia and can take 45 min – 1 ½ hours depending on if just upper lids or upper and lower lids are being addressed. Incisions are made in the natural creases in the upper and lower lids and are very well hidden once healed. 

The surgery typically involves some skin removal and resuspension of the muscles and fat surrounding the lids. While not a very painful operation, there is bruising and swelling which can last 10-14 days. Sutures are generally removed 4-7 days after surgery and makeup can be worn once the stitches are out. Contact lenses can usually be worn again about 1-2 weeks after surgery.

Contact Parker Plastic Surgery to Schedule a Consultation 

Contact our office in Athens today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Parker. He can let you know if surgery is the best option for you and can provide you with amazing results from your eyelid lift.