Beverly Hills Eyelid Lift Surgery – Blepharoplasty

Dr. Ben Talei, with the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery, performs upper and lower eyelid lift surgery for patients in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. These cutting-edge eye and brow lifts can quickly make you look dramatically younger, well-rested and more refreshed. The eyes typically reveal the earliest signs of aging and are the most noticeable. Eyelid surgery has become one of the most requested surgeries today. Dr. Talei, a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon, can transform your droopy upper eyelids or excessive sagging eyelid skin. These conditions can impair your vision and make you look older, sad or tired. What is more impressive is that most of these procedures can be done without general anesthesia, quickening recovery time.

As you age, excess fat can deposit around your eyes, forming bags. Loss of skin and soft tissue elasticity is also very normal over time and can cause the brows and cheek fat pads to droop. As the cheeks droop, the tear troughs tend to take on a deeper, darker and more hollow appearance under the eyes. Festoons, bags, crow’s feet and malar mounds are just a few of the problems that appear with age.

Dr. Talei offers an upper eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, for weakened eyelid structures such as the orbital septum that can cause puffiness under the eyes. He also offers a procedure called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. This specific eye lift is made by making an incision on the inner side of the lower eyelid, yielding no external scars. Contact us at our practice serving Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, California.

Blepharoplasty Procedures Offered At Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, offers a range of aesthetic and functional advantages. This procedure can effectively address sagging or drooping eyelids, reducing the appearance of aging and providing a more youthful and rejuvenated look. By removing excess skin, fat and muscle, eyelid surgery can enhance the contours of the eyes, creating a brighter and more alert appearance. Beyond the cosmetic benefits, this surgery can also improve peripheral vision in cases where overhanging eyelid skin obstructs sight. Additionally, individuals who undergo eyelid surgery often experience a boost in self-confidence and a more rested overall facial expression, positively impacting both appearance and well-being. Dr. Talei offers the following options for eyelid surgery:

  • Upper Eyelid Lift (Upper Blepharoplasty)
  • Ptosis Repair
  • Lower Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
  • Lower Eyelid Lift with Fat Transposition
  • Canthoplasty / Canthopexy / Tarsal Strip


Upper eyelid surgery is a rapid recovery time procedure that can be done under local anesthesia and dramatically improves your appearance. Dr. Talei will perform a comprehensive analysis of the brows and eyelids to ensure the most customized and effective procedure is performed. Eyelid position, brow position, skin or muscle excess, and the presence or lack of fat are all important factors to consider during consultation. Dr. Talei is a specialist in eyelid reconstruction and revision eyelid surgery. In cases of hollowing with age or excessive fat removal during prior surgery, an upper eyelid fat transposition can also be performed to give a healthier and more youthful appearance.


Specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eye, Dr. Talei evaluates all patients carefully for signs of ptosis or drooping eyelids. If unrecognized and left untreated, asymmetry and a tired appearance will persist even after the surgery. Several procedures exist for the treatment of ptosis, and Dr. Talei will be sure to choose the one that will be most effective for you.


Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a straightforward procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia with rapid recovery and no pain. This procedure can be performed with or without external incisions and is used to tighten the lower eyelid, remove excess skin and smooth a baggy appearance. In nearly every case, Dr. Talei combines this procedure with a lower eyelid fat transposition to ensure the most youthful and durable outcome. The results from this procedure are truly remarkable. Occasionally, this procedure can also be combined with a variety of lower eyelid shortening or tightening techniques. See below to read more.


This is the most effective and impressive procedure for the lower eyelid available to date. Dr. Talei performs nearly all lower eyelid surgeries with a fat transposition. This means that fat from under the eye is released and repositioned in the hollow under the eye, also known as the tear trough or nasojugal groove. This adds the appropriate volume to the tear trough, filling it predictably and permanently producing astonishing results. The fat transposition can be performed with or without an external incision, depending on your eye position and amount of skin excess. This procedure is commonly performed on patients in their late twenties to all ages, obtaining consistently impressive results.


A canthoplasty is the shortening and/or repositioning of the lower eyelid in order to tighten and position it properly. This procedure should only be performed by a specialist given its complexity. Dr. Talei is a specialist in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelid and commonly performs all eyelid procedures. A canthopexy may also be performed in certain cases to reposition the lateral junction of the eye, also known as the commissure. A canthoplasty or tarsal strip may also be performed on lower lid laxity caused by aging or facial paralysis with predictable and impressive results.

Eyelid Surgery: FAQ

Whether you are seeking upper eyelid rejuvenation, lower eyelid refinement or a harmonious combination of both, Dr. Talei with the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery specializes in delivering natural-looking results that enhance your overall facial aesthetics. He will address concerns such as excess skin, fat and muscle to restore a youthful and vibrant appearance to your eyes.

What is the recovery time for blepharoplasty?
The recovery time for eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, varies among individuals but generally follows a predictable timeline. Patients can typically expect some initial swelling and bruising, which gradually subsides over the first week. Most individuals feel comfortable returning to regular activities within seven to ten days, although strenuous exercise and activities should be avoided for a few weeks. While visible improvements are noticeable shortly after the procedure, the final results become more apparent as residual swelling dissipates over the following weeks. Adhering to Dr. Talei’s post-operative care instructions, including proper rest and avoiding certain activities, significantly contributes to a smoother recovery. Consulting with him about specific timelines tailored to individual healing processes ensures a personalized and efficient recuperation from eyelid surgery.

Can eyelid surgery improve my vision?
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can have a positive impact on vision, especially in cases where overhanging eyelid skin obstructs sight. At the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery, the procedure aims to address sagging or drooping eyelids, which can impede the field of vision and create a tired appearance. By removing excess skin, fat and muscle, eyelid surgery not only enhances the aesthetics of the eyes but also contributes to improved peripheral vision. Patients often report a clearer line of sight and a brighter overall visual experience after the surgery. Dr. Talei will assess your individual needs and determine if eyelid surgery can offer both cosmetic enhancements and functional benefits by addressing vision concerns.

Does blepharoplasty leave scars?
Dr. Talei’s delicate hand in surgery, attention to detail and artistic eye are the winning combination in eyelid lift surgery. He employs precise techniques to ensure the incisions are strategically placed within the natural contours of the eyelids, often along the creases, making scars inconspicuous. Over time, these scars tend to fade, becoming barely noticeable. Following post-operative care instructions, including gentle wound care and sun protection, further aids in minimizing scarring.

Is eyelid surgery painful?
Eyelid surgery at our Beverly Hills office is typically well-tolerated by patients with minimal discomfort. Dr. Talei uses local anesthesia to numb the eyelid area, ensuring you do not feel pain during the procedure. Some patients may also receive sedation to enhance comfort. While mild swelling, bruising and tightness are common post-surgery experiences, any associated pain is generally manageable with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication. Most individuals find that any initial discomfort subsides within the first week, and adhering to the recommended post-operative care guidelines helps minimize unpleasant sensations. Overall, the pain associated with blepharoplasty is generally considered mild, and the transformative results obtained from the procedure often outweigh the temporary discomfort.

Call Our Beverly Hills Office to Schedule a blepharoplasty Consultation

Scheduling a consultation for eyelid surgery at the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery is your first step toward realizing your aesthetic aspirations. Dr. Ben Talei welcomes you to a personalized experience prioritizing your unique goals. To initiate your journey, contact our dedicated team through our convenient scheduling channels. During your consultation, Dr. Talei will conduct a thorough examination, attentively listen to your concerns, and collaboratively develop a tailored plan to achieve your desired outcomes. His commitment to excellence ensures you feel informed, comfortable and confident throughout the process. Take the first step towards rejuvenation in Beverly Hills by contacting our eyelid lift surgery – blepharoplasty specialists today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.


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