Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
973 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 244-1000
Fax: (585) 271-4786
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Eyelid Surgery

Men and women who come to our Rochester, NY, practice for eyelid surgery want expressive eyes that communicate an alert, rested appearance. Sometimes patients also suffer from drooping or heavy upper eyelids that can significantly reduce one’s visual field. Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, rejuvenates the area. This transformational procedure is safe and effective when performed by Dr. Vito C. Quatela, a respected, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing blepharoplasty; or by Dr. Heather Lee, a board-certified otolaryngologist and board-certified facial plastic surgeon, or Dr. Alex Montague, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and board-certified otolaryngologist, who have both trained extensively with Dr. Quatela.

Our facial plastic surgeons’ reputations as facial plastic surgery specialists attract eyelid surgery patients from Buffalo, Syracuse, and throughout New York. You can request your consultation with one of them using the online form or call our office at  (585) 244-1000 to schedule an appointment.

Eyelid Lift Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Facelift Case 1461 Before & After Front | Serving Rochester, Syracuse & Buffalo, NY | Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
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Facelift Case #1461

Facelift, temporal lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty
Facelift Case 1410 Before & After Front | Serving Rochester, Syracuse & Buffalo, NY | Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #1410

Male facelift, temporal lift, upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty with fat transposition
Eyelid Lift Case 1405 Before & After Front | Serving Rochester, Syracuse & Buffalo, NY | Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #1405

Upper and lower blepharoplasty, periorbital laser resurfacing
Eyelid Lift Case 347 Before & After View #1 | Serving Rochester, Syracuse & Buffalo, NY | Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
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Eyelid Lift Case #13

Upper blepharoplasty
Eyelid Lift Case 1368 Before & After Front | Serving Rochester, Syracuse & Buffalo, NY | Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #1368

Upper and lower blepharoplasty with fat transposition, temporal lift
Eyelid Lift Case 1369 Before & After Front | Serving Rochester, Syracuse & Buffalo, NY | Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #1369

Upper blepharoplasty
Facelift Case 1425 Before & After Front | Serving Rochester, Syracuse & Buffalo, NY | Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #1425

Facelift, upper and lower blepharoplasty with fat transposition
Brow Lift Case 1415 Before & After Front | Serving Rochester, Syracuse & Buffalo, NY | Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #1415

Temporal lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty with fat transposition

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

At the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery, eyelid surgery patients get consistently excellent results that give them the youthful appearance they desire. Dr. Lee and Dr. Montague’s expertise in functional eyelid surgery allows their patients to enjoy restored sight and improved vision after excess tissue in the upper eyelid is removed or repositioned.

Ideal Candidates for Eyelid Surgery

Men and women frustrated with loose, sagging skin and accumulated fat along the upper or lower eyelid may be good candidates for cosmetic blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Those who have obscured vision due to upper eyelids weighed down with excess tissue may be good candidates for functional blepharoplasty. Patients should be in overall good health, understand the eyelid lift procedure, and have reasonable expectations for their results. All skin types and ethnicities can benefit from the procedure. During your consultation, your surgeon determines if blepharoplasty is right for you.

What Test Is Used for Functional Blepharoplasty?

Three eye tests can determine whether your vision is obstructed enough for a functional procedure:

  • Visual field test
  • Schirmer’s test for tear production
  • Visual acuity test

What Is the Recovery Like After Eyelid Lift Surgery?

Most patients will have swelling and bruising around the eyes for a week to 10 days after eyelid lift surgery; although experiences vary. You will be restricted from strenuous activity or heavy lifting for approximately 3 weeks. All sutures will be removed after the first several days, and most patients can return to work after 1 to 2 weeks. Residual bruising can be camouflaged with makeup, which can be taught to you by our experts at Q the Medical Spa at Lindsay House.

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Specializes in Facial Procedures

Compassionate and dedicated to personalized patient care, Dr. Quatela is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon recognized worldwide for his expertise in facial rejuvenation. He established the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery in Rochester, New York to provide excellence in aesthetic surgery.

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Dr. Heather Lee Dr. Heather Lee

Heather Lee, M.D.

Specializes in Facial Procedures

A board-certified facial plastic surgeon and a board-certified otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon, Dr. Lee is dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children by using her surgical talents. She specializes in procedures of the face and head including facelift, functional and cosmetic nose surgery, blepharoplasty, and injectable treatments.

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Dr. Alex Montague, M.D. at Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery Dr. Alex Montague, M.D. at Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery

Alex Montague, M.D.

Specializes in Facial Procedures

Known for his exemplary skills in both technique and patient care, Dr. Montague is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon. He specializes in cosmetic and functional facial surgery and injectable treatments.

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Eyelid Surgery FAQ

What is the difference between brow lift vs. eyelid lift surgery?

Sometimes drooping of the upper eyelids is related to a drop in the position of the brow over time. Depending on your concerns, either a brow lift or an upper blepharoplasty may be better at addressing drooping skin on the upper eyelids or brow. Often, patients benefit from a combination of the two procedures. A consultation appointment with one of our facial plastic surgeons will give you the opportunity to discuss which procedure would be better for you.

Will my vision be affected after eyelid surgery?

No, your vision should not be affected by blepharoplasty. Some patients may experience increased dryness that is usually temporary and treated with drops and other topical medications. Our surgeons prescribe eye drops and ointment to use immediately after surgery; sometimes these medications can make the vision temporarily blurry after application but this goes away rapidly.

Should I get wrinkle filler in my tear troughs or lower eyelid surgery?

Depending on your particular concerns, either filler, eyelid surgery, or both may be an option for you to treat puffy bags, hollows, or dark circles underneath the eyes. During your consultation, your surgeon will talk with you about your concerns and recommend the best procedure for you.

Do I have to have both my upper and lower eyelids done at the same time?

No, you do not need to have both upper and lower , often called eyelid surgery, done at the same time. You can choose eyelid surgery at our Rochester, NY, practice to have your upper, lower, or both sets of eyelids done depending on your concerns and desired result.

Will my vision be affected after eyelid surgery?

No, your vision should not be affected from blepharoplasty surgery. A temporary increase in dryness of the eyes can happen for some patients, which is usually treated with drops and other topical medications. All patients are prescribed eye drops and ointment to use immediately after surgery, and sometimes these medications can make the vision temporarily blurry after application but this goes away rapidly.

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