Make a Lasting First Impression

There’s no denying that we all long to make a great first impression, but this can feel tough when your eyes are offset by sagging, drooping skin or pockets of excess, bulging fat. Whether this has been brought on by sun damage, the aging process, or simple genetics, it can be a frustrating reality. Thankfully, we offer eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) to patients in the Wausau and Stevens Point areas who are looking to refresh and revitalize their facial appearance for a more alert and youthful look.

Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?

Before your actual procedure, you’ll have at least two consultations with Dr. Markelov, whose vast experience will be put to good use developing a surgical plan that is custom tailored to your unique goals and individual anatomical qualities.

If you’re in the Wausau or Stevens Point areas, you’re likely a great candidate for blepharoplasty with Dr. Markelov if you’re dealing with:

  • Droopy eyelids
  • Sagging skin
  • Impaired vision
  • Wrinkles, fine lines
  • Crepey skin
  • Lost volume
  • Hollows beneath eyes
  • Dark circles

What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

One of the notable aspects of eyelid surgery is that, like some of the other surgical procedures we offer, it can bring about results that have both cosmetic and functional benefits, sometimes in equal measure. While doping and sagging skin above and below the eyes can often contribute to a haggard or tired appearance, it can also sometimes begin to interfere with a patient’s vision, in which case eyelid surgery winds up being an important functional procedure that can help you maintain your fullest possible quality of life.

Some of the major benefits of blepharoplasty include:

  • Correcting eyelids that sag or droop inappropriately
  • Restoring your full quality of vision
  • Correcting vision impairments or blurring
  • Providing facial improvements that are noticeable, yet natural in appearance
  • Increasing the ease of applying eye makeup
  • Removing fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections
  • Eliminating puffy bags and dark circles beneath the eyes
  • Expanding and notably improving your overall field of vision

Lower Eyelid Surgery

This procedure addresses issues with the lower eyelids, and typically involves an incision that gets made just below the bottom lash line. Excess fat will be removed and/or redistributed, along with any unwanted extra skin that is contributing to that less-than-ideal look. Sutures will be used to close and secure the area, which will resultantly appear tighter, smoother, and generally more youthful.

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Upper Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery — or blepharoplasty — is unique in that it can be applied to either the upper or lower eyelids, depending on where you’re having your specific issues. This surgery can be utilized to address functional issues, cosmetic issues, or both, and Dr. Markelov might also suggest pairing this procedure with another one for optimal results.

Upper eyelid surgery typically involves an incision made along the upper crease of the lids, which Dr. Markelov will then use to remove deposits of extra fat, trim away any unnecessary skin, and generally reposition the area for a tighter and more youthful appearance, before closing the incision securely with sutures.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look below at some of the most common questions our patients have before their blepharoplasty procedures. You’re also welcome to bring any additional questions up during your preoperative consultations with Dr. Markelov and his highly experienced surgical team.

Cost Estimate

As you have likely noticed, eyelid surgery is almost never the same from patient to patient. The cost for your procedure will depend on factors like the treatment area and whether your upper and/or lower eyelids are being addressed. You’ll get a full cost breakdown well before your procedure.

Insurance Coverage

Insurance coverage for eyelid surgery is actually a possibility, which makes it relatively unique among plastic surgery procedures. Given that blepharoplasty can address functional issues, your insurance carrier might actually cover some of the cost, so we recommend reaching out to your provider.

Nonsurgical Options

There are absolutely non-surgical options that can accomplish some of the same effects as eyelid surgery, but they won’t be quite as dramatic, or nearly as permanent. We’ll be happy to talk you through non-surgical skin tightening and dermal filler options that can help to replicate some of the results of eyelid surgery.

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The Elevé Plastic Surgery Difference

When it comes to achieving the results of your dreams, there are few doctors who commit themselves to quality the way Dr. Markelov does. His double board certification and years of experience mean that you can trust him to bring you in line with your cosmetic goals on a level you’ve never imagined, and his focus on minimally invasive techniques mean you can enjoy a speedy recovery and get back to your daily life on the double.

If you’re in the Stevens Point or Wausau areas, and you think you might benefit from eyelid surgery, we want to hear from you! Reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you today.

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