Eyelid Surgery

Even small improvements in your eyelids can revive the overall appearance of your eyes. Cosmetic eyelid surgery can reveal bright, clear eyes formerly concealed by excess skin and fat. Dr. Gus Galante performs eyelid surgery (also called blepharoplasty) for Indiana men and women whose eyes look tired and lifeless because of sagging upper eyelids or under-eye bags. Results often last for many years.

Refresh your eyes with the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Request a complimentary consultation online with Dr. Galante, or call our Valparaiso or Schererville office at (800) 721-3244.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 212 Before & After Front | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #212

This patient prsented to our office desiring treatment of her baggy lower eyelids. She stated her mother had the same problem. We performed a lower eyelid blepharoplasty through an incision just below the lash margin. Her after photo shows a marked improvement in her appearance withlittle to no evidence of a visible scar. This is a good example of... Read More
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 160 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #160

This patient is a 68 year old Northwest Indiana woman who sought a plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Galante in his Munster, IN office. Her concerns were baggy and heavy upper and lower eyelids making her look tired. She had not had any prior facial plastic surgery.Her physical examination revealed dermatochalasis (redundant skin) of the... Read More
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 15 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #15

This 50 year old woman from the Northwest Indiana area requested rejuvenation of her eyes. She was very active and felt quite youthful. However, her facial appearance , specifically her eyes ,did not reflect how she felt on the inside as her eyes spoke of a tired looking indiviual.She presented to my Munster ofiice for a consultation... Read More
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 205 Before & After View 1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #205

This 45 year old gentleman came to our Indiana plastic surgery office to seek treatment for baggy lower eyelids. Generally, this condition is a result of fat around the eye that protrudes forward. The procedure to address this is a lower eyelid blepharoplasty. It can be done through an incision on the outside or inside of the lid. If no skin needs... Read More
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 116 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #116

This 54-year-old woman's eyelids made her appear tired and not alert. Eyelid surgery on both her upper and lower lids resulted in a dramatic change in her appearance. Dr. Galante used an external incision just below the eyelashes on the lower lids, eliminating the bags under her eyes.For lower lid surgery, Dr. Galante also sometimes places... Read More
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 107 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #107

These photos provide an excellent example of the dramatic changes that can be achieved through relatively minor plastic surgery. This Indiana woman, 65, came to Dr. Galante's Schererville office wanting eyelid surgery.She was unhappy with puffiness around her eyes. Notice the heavy upper lids that almost obscure her eyes in the "before" photo,... Read More
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 112 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #112

Puffy lower eyelids led this 64-year-old retired woman to seek a consultation with Dr. Galante at his Schererville office. Eyelid surgery is one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery, in Indiana and throughout the U.S. and the world. These photos provide a good explanation.Removing the baggy pouches under the eyes refreshed this patient's... Read More
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 14 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #14

Sometimes people have a misperception that cosmetic surgery is only for patients in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. But in reality, plastic surgery can help improve the appearance of almost any adult - sometimes in remarkable ways - no matter what their age. For instance, this 61 year old Indiana native wanted cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate her eyes. Eye... Read More
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 13 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #13

This patient is a 51 year old resident of Northwest Indiana and presented to our office in Munster, Indiana for a consultation to treat her baggy upper eyelids. Over the years she noticed that her once prominent and attractive eyes were less noticeable because of the skin hanging over her eyelids.Her examination revealed marked excess eyelid... Read More
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 198 Before & After Front | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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This 54 year old patient presented to our Indiana plastic surgery office with concerns that her upper eyelid skin was hanging on her lash line. She underwent an upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Her after photos show more of her eyelids with a natural  awake appearance. Read More
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 79 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 143 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #143

After losing 100 pounds, this 57-year-old man was left with a saggy neck and lower eyelid puffiness. These concerns often cause people to look tired and older than they actually are. This patient met with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Galante in his in Valparaiso office. He recommended a less-invasive alternative to a neck lift, called cervicoplasty,... Read More
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 131 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #131

When this 65-year-old man met with Dr. Galante, he said his upper eyelids were so baggy that he could see them when looking up. His medical history showed he is diabetic but it is well-controlled. He was a good candidate for a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). This one of the most popular procedures at both our Valparaiso and Schererville locations.A... Read More
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 46 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #46

This 57 year old Indiana patient presented to our Munster, Indiana plastic surgery office with the desire to rejuvenate her eyes and appear less tired. She complained of baggy upper and lower eyelids. These are classic concerns for individuals seeking a consultation for blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery.Her exam as shown on her before photo... Read More

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

Talking it Over

During your consultation, Dr. Galante will perform a thorough examination. He will obtain a complete medical history and ask whether you regularly experience eye dryness or pain. He will also examine your eyes, eyebrows and lids and evaluate how they interrelate both aesthetically and functionally.

Procedure Specifics

Eyelid surgery occurs on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home the day of your procedure. You will receive either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The procedure typically lasts between 1 and 2 hours, depending on the amount of tissue removed and whether your procedure involves surgery of both the upper and lower eyelids.

For an upper eyelid lift, Dr. Galante will make an incision in your natural eyelid crease to remove excess skin and tissue. For a lower eyelid lift, he will make a delicate incision along the lash line of the lower eyelid or, in some cases, inside the lower eyelid. He will close the incision sites with very fine sutures.

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Meet Dr. Gus Galante

Thank you for visiting the Indiana plastic surgery practice of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante. Our team is committed to providing you with the information you need to make an educated decision about your procedure. We offer a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatments such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Our goal is to make sure you feel comfortable and confident about your choices. We have offices in Valparaiso and Schererville for your convenience.

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Eyelid Surgery for Men

Men can have surgery on both their lower and upper eyelids; however, treatment of the lower eyelid is more common. Revision of the lower eyelid can help men look more energetic and much younger. Lower eyelid surgery is more common for men because sometimes upper eyelid surgery can feminize a man’s appearance. Surgeons must create a precise and individualized surgical plan to ensure a more masculine shape to the eyes. They must also make careful incisions during surgery for optimum results.

Whether it is lower or upper eyelid surgery, gender is an important factor for the surgeon to keep in mind. Dr. Galante is highly trained and experienced in performing both female and male eyelid surgery. He makes sure to take your goals into consideration, while implementing safety and proper technique.

More Information

  • Many patients seeking blepharoplasty actually need a forehead lift to address a sagging or heavy brow.
  • Some patients choose to have additional facial sculpting procedures such as a facelift, or non-surgical procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic, filler injections or skin treatments.

After Your Eyelid Surgery Procedure

Dr. Galante will lubricate your eyes before releasing you. Any discomfort will usually be minimal and can be relieved with medication.

Sleeping with your head elevated for a night or two and applying a cold compress during the day can reduce any swelling. You may experience blurred vision for a few days. In rare cases, patients have trouble closing their eyes completely for a week or two. Your sutures will be removed within a week, which may alleviate tightness.

Bruising and swelling will dissipate in about 10 days. Avoid activities that cause dryness or irritation to your eyes, including wearing contact lenses. Your eyes may be sensitive to light for the first week.

You can return to light activities within a few days. Many patients wait to return to work until their stitches are removed. Though you may feel great within the first week of recovery, remember to monitor your blood pressure and avoid strenuous activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I get eyelid surgery or a forehead lift?

Many of the patients who come in for forehead lift or eyelid surgery consultations are better candidates for one treatment or the other. It’s often difficult to know without being assessed by an experienced plastic surgeon. Aging causes our upper eyelids to sag and results in excess skin and fat. If the brow itself is sagging, surgical elevation results in a more alert appearance. In many cases, combining the procedures achieves better results. Dr. Galante can use his experience to help you decide which choice is best for you.

Will eyelid surgery remove dark circles under my eyes?

Blepharoplasty for the lower eyelids can remove fatty under-eye bags, but it generally won’t diminish the appearance of dark circles. Non-surgical treatments including injectable fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and laser skin resurfacing can be combined with surgery to complete the aesthetic enhancement of the eyes.

Am I too young for eyelid surgery?

Because our eyes are one of the face’s primary focal points, people tend to notice even slight imperfections at an earlier age. There isn’t a true age limit for eyelid surgery as long as you’re a healthy adult. Genetics can sometimes be to blame for eyelids sagging before you turn 30. If it bothers you, consult with a plastic surgeon about possible solutions, including surgery.

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