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Blepharoplasty

Are sagging eyelids making you look older? Are the bags under your eyes constantly making you look tired?

Blepharoplasty can rejuvenate your upper and lower eyelids, giving you an overall more youthful look.

Dr. Tracy McCall can take years off your appearance through blepharoplasty at her Waukesha, WI, office.

What Is Blepharoplasty?

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Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a plastic surgery that removes excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids to reduce the bags or sagging that makes us look older. Blepharoplasty can give you a younger, fresher, and more "awake" look.

Benefits of Blepharoplasty

Confidence

Removing the sagging skin from your upper and lower eyelids will make you look younger and less tired, giving you a boost of confidence.

Improves Your Field of Vision

Severe sagging of your upper eyelids can affect your peripheral vision. By removing the excess skin and fat, you will be able to see your surroundings more clearly.

Results That Last

With several cosmetic treatments, like BOTOX® Cosmetic, you need to come back to the office every few months for upkeep. With blepharoplasty, the results are subject only to the natural aging process, so they last much longer. The results of upper eyelid surgery can last between five and seven years, while lower eyelid surgery results can last for more than a decade.

Great to Combine With Other Cosmetic Treatments

If you are looking for an overall more youthful look, talk to Dr. McCall about combining your Blepharoplasty treatment with other cosmetic procedures or plastic surgeries. BOTOX Cosmetic is a great addition as it can smooth out and help prevent crows' feet, while fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and RADIESSE® can create an overall more youthful look to go with your newly shaped eyelids.

Eyelid Surgery Can Soften Signs of Aging And Address Ocular Health Issues

Wrinkles surrounding eye

Wrinkles

By tightening the skin around the eyelids, the wrinkles surrounding your eyes will become softer.

Puffiness underneath eye

Puffiness

The excess skin and fat around our eyelids cause them to look puffy. By removing that excess, the area around your eyes will appear younger and smoother.

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Sagging

Drooping eyelids not only age us, but can also negatively affect our vision. Getting rid of the excess skin helps prevent these issues.

Close up of excess skin around the eyes

Lack of Facial Expression

Excess skin and fat around the eyes make facial expressions difficult to show.  You may appear to others that you are tired, angry, or sad, which can negatively affect your confidence.

Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

Generally, people in good physical health and who have realistic expectations are good candidates for this surgery. There is no hard rule regarding the best age for this surgery, but most patients are 35 years or older. Other things to consider before surgery:

Avoid Smoking

Smoking is not recommended before or throughout the treatment and recovery of your eyelid lift as it can compromise your healing.

Healthy Eyes

Patients who suffer from uncontrolled glaucoma, dry eyes, or other severe eye conditions may not be good candidates because these conditions can increase the risks during surgery. 

See Why Wisconsin Trusts Our Office For Plastic Surgery

Dr. McCall has been a practicing plastic surgeon for 20 years and she is a member of several prestigious medical and plastic surgery organizations. She brings her skill and experience to every patient and tailors each treatment to their specific needs. If looking younger is your concern, she can expertly recommend an entire facial treatment plan to go with your blepharoplasty to achieve the younger look you are envisioning. We proudly serve Waukesha, WI, Brookfield, WI, and the entire Milwaukee, WI, area. If you live in Wisconsin and are looking for a plastic surgeon who can provide you with safe, effective treatment, reach out to our Waukesha, WI, office today. Request a consultation online or call our office to schedule your consultation. 

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Wisconsin Chooses us for Their Plastic Surgery Needs!

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Katie R

2021

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Dr. McCall is amazing! She did a fantastic job on my bilateral reduction. I am so pleased with the results. Her nurse, Kristen, is also fantastic. I can't say enough good things! My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a plastic surgeon in this area.

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Kirsten Bingaman

2019

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Absolutely love Dr. McCall. She has done absolute wonders on both of my hands for carpal tunnel. All of her staff is super friendly and they are all very accommodating! Would strongly recommend!

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What to Expect Day of Surgery

Whether you're coming from Brookfield, Milwaukee, or further out in Wisconsin, you must have someone available to drive you to and from your surgery. 
This is an outpatient procedure done in our Waukesha, Wisconsin, office that typically takes around two hours.
This is an outpatient procedure done in our Waukesha, Wisconsin, office that typically takes around two hours.

Anesthesia

Your doctor will administer anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable during your surgery. General anesthesia is typically recommended for your comfort throughout the procedure.

Incisions

The incision lines are designed so the scars will be small and well concealed. The location of your incisions depends on whether you are having your upper or lower eyelids done. If upper, your incision will be made in your natural crease. If lower, it could either be below the lower lash line, or the doctor may choose a transconjunctival incision that is hidden inside the lower eyelid.

Surgery

Once the incisions have been made, your doctor can reposition or remove fat deposits, take away excess skin, and tighten the muscles and tissue. The entire blepharoplasty procedure only takes between one or two hours when not combined with any other cosmetic procedure. However, many of our patients choose to pair it with a facelift for comprehensive rejuvenation.

After Surgery

You will need someone to drive you home since this is an outpatient procedure. It is also recommended that you have someone to stay with you overnight. 

Recovery

Always follow your doctor's instructions for the quickest recovery. 

Bruising and Swelling

It is common to experience bruising and swelling immediately after your eyelid procedure, but this should resolve within one to four weeks. We advise you to keep your head elevated and to apply ice packs to your eyes for the first 48 hours after surgery. Most of our patients are comfortable going out in public with makeup or glasses within seven to 10 days after surgery. 

Possible Side Effects

Some patients may experience a temporary sensitivity to light, excessive tears, or dry eye. Be sure to contact your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms, which can be controlled with prescribed eye drops. Your doctor will also advise you to wear dark sunglasses, which will protect your eyes from the wind and sun.

Adverse Side Effects

Although rare, you should reach out to our Milwaukee-area office immediately if you are experiencing any bleeding, eye pain, or excessive swelling, since these may be signs of infection or something more serious. 

What Does Blepharoplasty Cost?

Like all cosmetic procedures, the cost of eyelid surgery in Wisconsin will be different from patient to patient. The pricing can heavily rely on the specifics of your individual case. If you are undergoing this procedure to address obstructed vision, insurance may contribute to a portion of the cost. A consultation with Dr. McCall is necessary to create a treatment plan based on your needs. We offer financing to help you budget for the cost of reaching your goals. Contact our Waukesha practice serving Milwaukee, Brookfield, and anyone in Wisconsin wanting to look younger.

"Dr. McCall Is The Best Plastic Surgeon"

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Tessa Sanchez

2020

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Dr. McCall is the best and only plastic surgeon I will ever go to. She has done many HS surgeries on me and has always been so kind even with insurance changes. I would give her 10 stars if possible. Thank you so much for all you do!

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Maisie Alsteen

2019

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Dr. McCall and her nurse Kristen were the best! I had been bounced around from doctor to doctor and they took care of me right away! Calm environment, very nice and professional staff. It was a joy to be a patient with them. Would recommend any day.

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We serve patients from throughout Greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Dr. Tracy McCall

Lake Country Plastic and Hand Surgery

Dr. Tracy McCall is a board-certified plastic surgeon that has been providing exceptional results to patients since 2001. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Association of Women Surgeons

Fill out our online form to request a consultation or call us in Waukesha, WI, at (262) 523-1200.

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