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Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery: Plain and Simple

Aging changes occur at an earlier age in the upper face and hence I am performing cosmetic eyelid surgery  (blepharoplasty)  from the mid fourth decade on.  Aging changes in the eyelids include excess sagging skin, fat bags and wrinkly skin. With aging, the upper eyelid can skin hang below the lashes and can decrease vision and prevent women from wearing eye makeup.

Laser technology has greatly simplified cosmetic eyelid surgery and procedures that once took 90 minutes and produced a lot of bleeding, can now be completed in 20 minutes with no blood loss.  In addition, with laser technology, there is no need to excise skin on the lower eyelids.  The means no visible suture line, no stitches and brand  new youthful skin in the place of the sun damaged and wrinkled skin.  More information on the actual laser procedures can be seen  here.  Recovery for cosmetic eyelid surgery varies from 7-10 days, although the average patient could wear sunglasses and return to light activity much earlier.

The case shown below required less than 30 minutes of surgery time with light IV sedation in our accredited in office surgery center.   The patient took one week off of work for recovery.

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For more information about eyelid rejuvenation or cosmetic facial surgery by Dr. Niamtu visit


Joe Niamtu, III DMD

Cosmetic Facial Surgery

Richmond, Virginia

Office Address

Joe Niamtu III, DMD
11319 Polo Place
Midlothian, VA 23113

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

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