Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Pittsburgh

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Eyelid Surgery Pittsburgh

Eyelid plastic surgery addresses excess skin as it forms in the eye area. The skin around the eye can lose elasticity, and fatty tissue can accumulate under the skin. Your eyes can “look older” because these aging processes leave the eyes appearing tired, wrinkled, or puffy. Even with a good skincare and eye care regimen, wrinkles, puffiness, and drooping eyelids catch up to you. Genetic factors and body chemistry can cause these aging effects in younger people. Plastic surgery may restore a youthful and refreshed appearance to your eyes.

Why Eyelid Surgery

Why Undergo Eyelid Surgery

You might want to think about getting eyelid surgery if you have sagging eyelids that block your field of vision and/or create a constantly tired appearance. Eyelid surgery removes excess tissue from your upper and lower eyelids, resulting in an improvement in your vision and a more youthful appearance.


Blepharoplasty (another name for eyelid surgery) works best on people who have healthy skin and facial muscles. Ideal candidates have realistic goals for how they want their upper and lower eyelids to look. Those who are not smokers and who do not have any major medical conditions are the best candidates for eyelid surgery.

What To Expect

During The Procedure

Dr. Pautler can rejuvenate the upper lids, lower lids, or both sets. If both sets are being treated, she will work on the upper eyelids first.
For the upper eyelids, she will create a tiny incision along the eyelid’s natural fold. For the lower lids, she will either make an incision below the lash line or inside the lower lid. The inner-lid incision is for situations where excess fat is being adjusted but no excess skin is present.
Next, she will eliminate and/or redistribute extra fat. Excess skin and muscle will also be removed, and the remaining skin and muscle will be tightened.
Typically, eyelid surgery is performed in a single session lasting between 1 to 2 hours under sedation and local anesthetic. The patient is subsequently released to return home.

After The Procedure

The recovery time after eyelid surgery is minimal, and most patients come in for suture removal (when required) after only 1 week. The majority of patients are able to get back to their regular activities within 7 to 10 days, and by the third week, they are ready to resume intensive exercise routines. At that point, patients will notice that their eyelids have improved.
Although bruising and swelling after eyelid surgery is to be expected, they can be swiftly alleviated by applying cool compresses. One activity that can help speed up recovery is walking. Wearing sunglasses will be helpful, as will applying ointments as prescribed.

Eyelid Surgery Photos

See the results for yourself

Our patient is 48 years old and healthy. She felt that she aged prematurely in her upper lids. Dr Pautler felt she was a great candidate for an upper lid blepharoplasty done under LOCAL anesthesia in the office. Here we show her pre-op photos, what her eyes looked like 5 days after for suture removal, and her final result at 8 weeks postoperatively.

Eyelid plastic surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids to lift sagging skin that can make you look sad or angry. Lower eyelid surgery eliminates puffiness and bags around the lower eyes, giving patients a more alert appearance. Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

To rejuvenate the entire face, eyelid plastic surgery is often combined with a facelift or a brow lift at our Pittsburgh area plastic surgery practice.

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How Much Does Eyelid Surgery in Pittsburgh Cost?

The total cost of Eyelid Surgery is determined based on factors like your medical examinations, surgeon’s fees, hospital charges, and anesthesia. The exact techniques used will also impact cost, as will the total time needed to perform the surgery.

Schedule a Consultation

Learn more about eyelid surgery in Pittsburgh by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Simona V. Pautler. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any inquiries.

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"Dr. Pautler is fantastic. I had a breast augmentation and lift in December 2017 after one of my implants ruptured from a previous augmentation done about 15 years ago (with a different doctor). The results are exactly what I was hoping for! Dr Pautler also has a great bedside manner, is very patient and answers all your questions, works with you to figure out what you're looking for, and is extremely talented. I don't have enough amazing things to say about her and my experience. I also had a pretty quick recovery. Was up and moving around a day or two after surgery with minimal pain. The office staff is also so helpful!  I'm adding this review because I did a ton of research when looking for a plastic surgeon and I'm posting this for the next person who isn't sure which doctor to choose. Choose Dr. Pautler. She's amazing."

"In all aspects of the surgical experience over a five month period of time from initial consultation to most recent followup appointment, each and every aspect of my experience with this entire professional office stands as a model for what all patients deserve who place their trust and well being in the hands of medical professionals. Please continue to offer this exemplary standard of care, respect, support, and medical expertise that made for such a personal positive experience and result."

"Dr. Pautler is the best! I had a tummy tuck and liposuction of my sides. My results are better than I could have ever dreamed of!! I finally have my body back! Dr. Pautler spent a lot of time with me before the surgery explaining all the ins and outs. I saw her and her nurse a lot after the surgery and they were always available to answer any questions. I highly recommend her!"


"She is amazing. A truly careful, competent and artistic plastic surgeon who is also a good and decent person. I met with all the top plastic surgeons in the area and went with Dr. Pautler. She will take good care of you and you will love the results. I know people who have come in from far away for procedures after seeing her results. Seriously the best decision I made was choosing her for this procedure."



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