to Eyelid Surgery

The art of rejuvenation

The area more commonly known as your eyelid does more than just cover your eyes when you sleep, they help express emotions! The skin, muscle, fat, and other tissues that are required to help control your eyelid will, unfortunately, lose their strength and range of motion over time, resulting in sagging which can cause obstruction of vision and even make you look much older and more tired. At the Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute, we strive to provide some of the best Eyelid Surgery results in Beverly Hills! If you feel like you could benefit from this surgery and would like to learn more, we encourage you to keep reading the information below.


What is Eyelid Surgery?

Also referred to as a Blepharoplasty, Eyelid surgery is an invasive surgery that removes the excess skin from your eyelids. It’s a great way to treat the following symptoms:

  • Bags under the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
  • Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision

Depending on your personal needs, you can get Lower Eyelid Surgery, Upper Eyelid Surgery, or a combination of the two.

Lower Eyelid Surgery: Cosmetic issues pertaining to the lower eyelid may be corrected with the removal of excess skin through an incision made just beneath the lower lash line. This treatment aims to give your eyes a more youthful appearance and to give you an overall more well-rested look.

Upper Eyelid Surgery: Upper eyelid ptosis (drooping or sagging upper eyelids) can be resolved through the precise of fat deposits, in conjunction with the removal of the surplus upper eyelid skin and the tightening of the adjacent musculature and tissues. For this procedure, Dr. Saadat will work through an incision made within the natural crease of the upper eyelid.

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What are the benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

The eyes are highly complex and fragile structures that serve a crucial functional purpose. Unfortunately, the fragile skin on and around the eye is highly vulnerable to the damaging effects of the environment, which is why the orbital area is often first to display the visible signs of aging, and gradually begins to sag and droop over time. This unwelcome aesthetic development can significantly age the face, leading to a chronically tired or sad appearance.

Eyelid surgery or Eyelift is an effective surgical countermeasure to address and reverse some of the tell-tale signs of aging in the orbital region.

When performed properly, eyelid surgery can offer a number of aesthetic and functional benefits:

  • Remove undesirable fat deposits, loose skin, and excess muscle from the eyelids, while tightening and lifting the eyelid musculature, creating a more well-rested and alert appearance.
  • Improve the overall aesthetics of the eyes by correcting asymmetry and/or structural deformities.
  • Remove excess skin responsible for obscuring the natural fold in the upper eyelids, which can potentially hinder the patient’s vision if left untreated.
  • Resolve issues of swelling and puffiness and swelling in the upper eyelids by removing excess fatty deposits.
  • Reduce the skin tissue above the eye and/or deepen the upper eyelid crease, allowing for better peripheral vision.
  • Excise surplus lower eyelid skin, thereby reducing the prominence of fine lines and wrinkles in the orbital area (“crow’s feet”).
  • Improve the appearance of lower eyelid puffiness, dark circles, and bags
  • Corrects lower eyelid ptosis (sagging or droopiness), which may present unilaterally (on one side) or bilaterally (on both sides).
  • The correct scleral show, which occurs when the white portion of the eye beneath the iris is revealed,
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Who are the Best Candidates for Eyelid Surgery?

The best candidates for Eyelid Surgery in Beverly Hills have the following characteristics:

  • Have a positive attitude
  • Healthy individuals with no medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals
  • Individuals without serious eye conditions
  • Nonsmokers
  • Patients with realistic expectations for the outcome of the treatment

What’s the first step?

The first step in getting Eyelid Surgery in Beverly Hills is to contact the Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute and schedule a consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Saadat will take the time to create a personalized treatment plan that seamlessly integrates your aesthetic preferences and desired surgical outcomes. Your customized eyelid surgery will incorporate advanced surgical techniques designed to remove, and/or tighten the eyelid fat, skin, and musculature. These techniques will facilitate a dramatic enhancement of your eyelid definition and symmetry while still allowing Dr. Saadat to camouflage your incisions within your natural eyelid shape.

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What to Expect On The Day of Eyelid Surgery

Surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis under IV sedation or general anesthesia and can be structured to focus on the correction of cosmetic issues affecting the upper and/or lower eyelids.

Depending on what you are having done, your experience may vary slightly from another patient’s but in general, this is what you can expect. Dr. Saadat will make the incision lines in locations to ensure the resultant scars are well concealed within your eyelid’s natural creases and structure. For your upper eyelid, the correction will be made using an incision in the crease of your eyelid, which also allows for the removal or repositioning of fat deposits, muscle tightening, and excess skin removal. If you need corrections to your lower eyelid, the incision is typically made just below your lash line. By placing the incision here, Dr. Saadat can remove any excess skin, remove or reposition excess fat, and you’ll have a more natural-looking appearance when healed. In some circumstances, an incision can be made on the inside of the lower eyelid, this technique is called a transconjunctival incision. Much like the other technique for your lower eyelid, it allows Dr. Saadat to correct any conditions and remove or redistribute the excess fat, however, no skin will be removed. Once he is finished, Dr. Saadat will close the incisions using sutures or skin glue. 

Your procedure can last anywhere between one and three hours but is typically a shorter procedure compared to other surgeries.

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Eyelid Surgery Recovery


The average recovery period after eyelid surgery is approximately one week. The majority of post-surgical bruising and swelling after eyelid surgery generally subsides within 7-10 days, and at this point, most patients can comfortably return to work and resume normal social activities (moderate exercise may be recommenced within three weeks). After your procedure, you must practice proper sun protection and wear darkly tinted sunglasses when you are outside until the healing process is complete. You may find cold compresses, ointments, and medication helps to alleviate any post-eyelid surgery bruising, irritation, dry eyes, and/or swelling.

How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost in Beverly Hills?

The price of Eyelid Surgery

The cost of Eyelid Surgery in Beverly Hills is determined by multiple factors, including if your getting upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both worked on. After meeting with Dr. Saadat for your consultation, he will craft your treatment plan which will allow our Patient Coordinator to provide you with a price breakdown for your treatment.

Why Choose Dr. Saadat?

Top Eyelid Surgery Plastic Surgeon

Dr. David Saadat is often recognized for his innovative approaches to reparative eyelid surgery, as well as for his ability to improve upon the results of prior eyelid surgery performed elsewhere ( revision eyelid surgery). Dr. Saadat understands the inherent flaws in older eyelid surgery techniques and is aware that there should be a full upper eyelid fold located above the eyelashes, exposing a uniform strip to eyelid platform skin. The eyelid skin itself should be smooth (not crepey), and the eyelid platform skin should be relatively tight below the upper eyelid crease to prevent the eyelashes from pointing downward in an unnatural direction.

Schedule a Consultation

Whether you have sagging eyelids that are affecting your vision or are just interested in improving your appearance, Eyelid Surgery in Beverly Hills by Dr. Saadat could be a real eye-opener for you. You can request an appointment through our website, or give us a call at (310) 247-9090 to schedule your consultation.

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I was referred to Dr. Saadat by a friend having seen the amazing result on my friend’s face. I made an appointment and Dr. Saadat already knew what will make the transformation in my face. I had two plastic surgeries (by a very reputable plastic surgeon in Pasadena) and both were absolute waste of time and money. Dr. Saadat recommended an upper eyelid bleph
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Dr. Saadat is honest and skillful. I had an awesome experience with Dr. Saadat and his staff. He and his staff always take the time to find out what I want, answer all my questions and address any concerns that I may have. Doctor Saadat is honest and skillful.
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