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Blepharoplasty in Prospect, Kentucky

Appearances play a significant role in our lives, and issues like drooping eyelids and under-eye bags not only alter one’s looks but can also impede vision. This drives people to seek surgical solutions that rejuvenate the eye area. At Julene B. Samuels, MD, FACS in Prospect, KY, we specialize in blepharoplasty, a transformative eye lift surgery designed to enhance the youthful appearance and clarity of your eyes.

What Is Blepharoplasty?

  • Upper Blepharoplasty can repair loose skin and puffiness in the upper eyelid or herniated fat in the upper eyelid.
  • Lower Blepharoplasty can repair lines and bags in the lower eyelid, deep hollows between the lower eyelid and upper cheek, and deep crow’s feet lines around the outer eyes.
  • Double Blepharoplasty enhances the look of both the upper and lower eyelids through surgical refinement. It targets excess skin, fat, and muscle around the eyes to achieve a more alert and rejuvenated appearance.

Intended Result

Blepharoplasty provides a more open eye area, a more youthful upper and lower eyelid, and smoothing of some skin lines. More complete smoothing of lines may require the addition of skincare, chemical or laser peels, or resurfacing. Also achieved is a better blending of the lower eyelid and the upper cheek and filling in deep under-eye hollows.

Upper Blepharoplasty

Lower Blepharoplasty

Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty

Benefits of Blepharoplasty

Improved Field of Vision

Blepharoplasty can remove the excess skin from the upper eyelids, which may hinder vision, thus broadening the visual field. This enhancement not only improves aesthetics but also significantly enhances functional sight.

Youthful Appearance

By addressing bags under the eyes and drooping eyelids, blepharoplasty restores a youthful contour to the eye region. This change can make the entire face look younger and more refreshed.

Reduced Eyelid Heaviness

Removing excess tissue makes the eyelids feel lighter, providing a more comfortable and open-eye sensation. This benefit is especially appreciated by those who previously felt weighed down by their eyelid skin.

Diminished Fine Lines

While not its primary focus, the procedure can lessen the appearance of fine lines around the lower eyelid and outer eye areas. This results in a smoother, more refined skin texture.

Long-Lasting Results

Unlike some cosmetic treatments that require regular upkeep, blepharoplasty’s results are long-lasting, making it a cost-effective investment in one’s appearance. The effects can endure for many years, providing lasting satisfaction.

Minimal Scarring

Due to the strategic placement of incisions along the natural creases of the eyelids, blepharoplasty results in minimal, often unnoticeable, scarring. This careful approach ensures a seamless integration with your natural features.

Quick Recovery Time

While recovery varies by individual, many patients experience a relatively quick recovery period compared to other surgical procedures. Most can return to normal activities within a few weeks, with minor temporary adjustments.

Frequently Asked Questions About Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery may be performed on men and women of all ages who want to improve their self-image. Most people have eyelid surgery to minimize the effects of aging. However, many people in their 20s or 30s may benefit from the procedure. Ideal candidates include those with loose skin and puffiness in the upper or lower eyelid, lower eyelid bags, deep hollows between the lower eyelid and upper cheek, or deep crow’s feet around the outer eyes.

In upper eyelid surgery, an incision is made in the crease of the upper lid through which excess skin, muscle, and fat are removed. During lower eyelid surgery, an incision is made directly under the lower lid lashes. Alternatively, if there is no loose lower lid skin, the external incision may be avoided and the incision placed inside the lower lid itself.

Through either approach, excess muscle and fat are removed and skin is tightened. Fat may also be transpositioned into the tear troughs of the lower lid during blepharoplasty, which further smooths the junction between the lower eyelid and the cheek.


The procedure varies in time but averages one to three hours depending on whether both the upper and lower lids are operated on. It may be performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation, while patients who are combining eyelid surgery with another procedure may choose to have light general anesthesia.

Dr. Samuels and her nurse providers will give you specific information about your surgical preparation. This includes medications to avoid as well as recommended eating, drinking, and smoking.

Surgery is performed under IV sedation or light general anesthesia in our fully Quad A accredited in-suite surgical facility. Most blepharoplasty patients do not spend the night unless adding a Facelift, in which case patients stay overnight under the attendance of our private-duty nurse.

Bruising and swelling typically become less noticeable within 10-20 days and can be covered with mineral makeup three days after suture removal. The early results are visible immediately, though residual swelling may take several months to completely dissipate.

Patients may experience temporary tightness of the eyelids, swelling, bruising, and tenderness. Blurry vision and dry or irritated eyes are other potential side effects. The use of eye drops during the day and ointments at night is recommended.

Sutures are placed along the incision and typically removed five to seven days after surgery. Your eyes may be temporarily sensitive to sunlight, wind, and heat.

Returning To Normal Activities

Most patients, excluding those in jobs with large amounts of physical activity, can return to work after one or two weeks. Exercise may be performed after four weeks, but strenuous exercise must be postponed for six weeks. 

The scars take approximately three to six months to fade and flatten. While they never completely disappear, they remain hidden in the crease of the upper lid or just under the lower lid lashes.

Additional procedures that may enhance results include brow lift or temporal brow-midface lift, facelift, chemical peel, microlaser peel, laser resurfacing, microneedling, collagen, Sculptra® and Botox® injection, fat injection, Upneeq, and skin care products

Before & After Results

Uncover the Power of Blepharoplasty in Prospect, KY

Julene B. Samuels, MD, FACS in Prospect, KY, is your premier destination for blepharoplasty, offering a blend of advanced surgical skills and artistic precision. Dr. Samuels’ expertise ensures you receive care that not only meets but exceeds expectations, highlighting the procedure’s ability to enhance your natural beauty.

Ready to rejuvenate your appearance with minimal downtime? Reach out to us online or call (502) 806-8876 for a consultation and let us guide you toward achieving a refreshed, youthful look through blepharoplasty. Your journey to revitalized eyes starts here.