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Eyelid Surgery

Due to lack of sleep, your eyes may look puffy, red and tired. But as you age, the puffiness may become permanent, even when you are well rested. With eyelid surgery, Chicago, Schaumburg and Naperville patients can eliminate this sign of aging, and Dr. Ashpole will find the right treatment to “Freshen up” your look.

Chicago, Schaumburg and Naperville Eyelid Surgery Candidates

You may be an candidate for this treatment if:

  • Over time your eyes have become droopy or puffy due to excess fat and skin.
  • The skin around your eyes has aged and sags.
  • You are of Asian descent and you desire a more “westernized” look.

However, if your main concerns are the crow’s feet or under eye dark circles, eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty will not reduce or eliminate that.

Having Eyelid Surgery in Chicago, Schaumburg or Naperville

Before scheduling the eyelid surgery, Dr. Ashpole will spend time with you understanding your medical history, lifestyle, and problem area in order to determine the right treatment for your needs. Depending upon the case, Dr. Ashpole may also advise a brow lift along with the eyelid surgery.

For eyelid surgery, Dr. Ashpole can perform this with IV sedation or general anesthesia. If the eyelid surgery is being done in conjunction with a brow or forehead lift, general anesthesia will be administered.

Recovery from Eyelid Surgery in Chicago, Schaumburg or Naperville

Dr. Ashpole will mark out the excess skin and fat on the upper eyelid. The excess skin and fat on the lower eyelid is also removed with an incision right under your eyelash line. To control the post-operative discomfort he will administer an oral analgesic. Any stitches will be removed after a week of healing.

Usually, postoperative swelling and bruising will fade away after two to three weeks. It is advisable to avoid any glittery eye shadows or mascaras until completely healed. Within a week you will expect to see noticeable results and your eyes will look rested and refreshed.

Chicago, Schaumburg or Naperville patients contact Dr. Ashpole

Discuss, plan and individualize your treatment for eyelid surgery. Chicagoland area patients can call our office at 847.884.8346 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ashpole. All other patients please click here to fill out our online inquiry form.