Eyelid Surgery

Even small improvements in your eyelids can revive the overall appearance of your upper face. Cosmetic eyelid surgery can reveal bright, clear eyes formerly concealed by excess skin and fat. Dr. Gus Galante performs blepharoplasty, often called eyelid surgery, for people from Munster and Crown Point, Indiana, and surrounding cities 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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Before & After Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 160 View #1 View in Valparaiso & Schererville, IN
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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
Before & After Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 212 Front View in Valparaiso & Schererville, IN
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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
Before & After Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 15 View #1 View in Valparaiso & Schererville, IN
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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
Before & After Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 14 View #1 View in Valparaiso & Schererville, IN
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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
Before & After Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 198 Front View in Valparaiso & Schererville, IN
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Eyelid lift

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
Before & After Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 143 View #1 View in Valparaiso & Schererville, IN
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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
Before & After Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Case 205 View 1 View in Valparaiso & Schererville, IN
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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

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.

Dr. Galante

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.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery

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.

How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?

Because each procedure is customized, the cost of eyelid surgery varies from person to person. As part of the consultation process, Dr. Galante and his team will provide you with a personalized estimate so you know what to expect in terms of pricing. Dr. Galante accepts payments through several financing companies, such as CareCredit®, to make your transformation even more affordable.

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.

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5.0/5
Aug 10, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
The augmentation procedure was so simple I wish I would of done it years ago
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5.0/5
Jul 31, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had a mommy makeover 3 weeks ago and I feel amazing. Dr Galante and his staff are so friendly and make you feel comfortable and amazing! they answered every question and I felt confident leading up to my surgery day! Dr Galante held my hand and comforted me in the operating room before going under and it felt like genuine care. You can really tell he not only loves what he does, but cares for his patients! he’s also great at it. My incision was done so neatly and perfect. You can tell he took his time to make it as nice as possible. My body looks great! And I have my confidence back thanks to Dr Galante!
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5.0/5
Jul 22, 2021
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Dr Galante and his staff are amazingly kind and helpful. I felt like my health and well being were put as the top priority before the procedure. A few months after my procedure I developed a small lump in my breast. I called the office to have them check to see if it was no big deal, just scar tissue or something from my implant. Dr Galante saw me right away. He determined that it wasn’t normal and quickly arranged for me to be seen by a women’s diagnostic doctor. His nurse kept me calm as I heard him talk to the other doctor on how they’d coordinate care for my testing. Honestly he was a God send because I didn’t have to do a thing except pick up my phone to confirm the appointment. I was a wreck and he took that huge burden off my plate. In the end it was a teeny fluid bubble, but I’m so thankful that he was prompt in his response to my concern.
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5.0/5
Jun 9, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable. They made me feel very comfortable and explained everything thoroughly. Not only did the staff and Dr. Galante take the time to understand my careers, and hone life, but they were also able to calm my fears about surgery. They are truly professionals! Highly, highly recommend!
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5.0/5
May 24, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff have been EXCEPTIONAL throughout this process. I had breast augmentation and everything the doctor and nurse told me to expect was to a T. In the Operating room Dr. Galante made me feel so calm, comforted, and safe. He put on music of my choice, and with a smile held my hand and didn’t let go (until I fell asleep of course) Afterwards, recovery nurse absolutely AMAZING! Received a personal phone call from Dr. Galante that night just to follow up and see how I was feeling. Few days later, the surgical center checked on me to also see how Everything was progressing. My recovery is only 9 days post op and IM IN LOVE WITH THE RESULTS!! I did my research and I would do it ALL OVER again with this physician and staff! I have so many people to refer and honestly if you want superb results and patient care, go to THE BEST! Thank you Dr. Galante and staff.
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5.0/5
Apr 22, 2021
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My only regret is that I didn’t come here sooner!!! I was working so hard in the gym but couldn’t see results because my body was so rough from having babies. Dr. Galante changed all of that! It is miraculous to me that so many kind, hospitable, and encouraging people all work in one office! I was feeling really nervous and pretty insecure about the whole process, especially because I had received consultations from elsewhere and had a very negative experience. Dr. Galante and his staff were so uplifting and made me feel beautiful even before my procedure. He could charge a lot more for his work but doesn’t, I think because he just likes helping others feel beautiful. Every person in this office is gifted with making people feel welcome and cared for. Also, his work is incredible. He far exceeded my expectations for what I would look like after my surgery. I will never go anywhere else and I encourage all of my friends to see him. Thank you, Dr. Galante and staff for taking such good care of me! My results are amazing and just keep getting better.
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5.0/5
Jan 16, 2021
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Had a brow, neck and face lift. Dr. Galante did an excellent job. The doctor and staff was amazing. The scars you don't notice, can't believe how you have to point them out to see them. Can't wait till I can go back and have other procedures done. Their concerns are what you want and what will make you happy. I highly recommend the work of him and his staff.
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5.0/5
Jan 9, 2021
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Dr Galante is amazing! I recently had breast augmentation in Nov 2020. I am a mother of 3 children and work full time. I went to a total of 4 consultations with other surgeons and decided to go with Dr Galante. He took his time and went through everything. He answered my questions and concerns. I was so nervous on the day of surgery and is whole team of nurses, surgical tech, and CRNA made the process easy. I have no regrets and am very pleased with my results, he did exactly what I asked and I feel amazing!!
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5.0/5
Sep 12, 2020
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Flawless. I recently had breast implant removal and replacement with Dr. Galante, who came highly recommended, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. After many years, I was at a crossroads about having my implants removed or replacing them. At the consultation, Dr. Galante and Megan, nurse & patient coordinator, we’re attentive, informative and caring. They gave me the information, pros and cons, and didn’t try to sway my decision either way. I didn’t wait too long and decided to go for it and have removal and replacement. He is a truly gifted surgeon and put in just the right size for my frame. This breast surgery was a cinch the second time around. Wish I hadn’t waited. His staff are all very nice and professional. The nurses and anesthesiologists at the clinic all top notch too. It was win win! Thank you!
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5.0/5
Aug 20, 2020
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BEST decision I’ve ever made!! I have had two procedures done by Dr. Galante, including a breast augmentation and lower eyelid procedure, and have recommended many friends to him! I got my breasts done 7 years ago now and have never felt more confident in my own skin, I will be surprised if they ever need to be replaced. While the healing was a bit uncomfortable, I would do it a million times over again. They look SO GOOD. I can’t tell you how many “compliments” I’ve gotten on them. My lower eyelid lift was a few days ago & WOW the results already! My eyes look like they did before I hit puberty. Although I’m not fully healed I am already so happy. He is a true artist and extremely professional. Wonderful staff as well! Would highly recommend him and his practice!
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5.0/5
Jul 8, 2020
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It has been 7 months since my breast reduction and I couldn’t be happier! From beginning to end Dr. Galante and his entire staff have been outstanding. The high reviews and no consultation fee is what first drew me. From day one he makes you feel very comfortable and secure. He is patient and friendly. Most importantly, he is informative and he knows what he’s doing! I love my results. This was so worth it! Absolute best decision I could’ve made. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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5.0/5
Jun 18, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr. Galante and his staff. Everyone on staff is truly wonderful! My results exceeded my expectations. I love the way Iook! The Dr. and staff made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process.
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5.0/5
Apr 16, 2020
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He is 1 of my FAVORITE Dr.'s! So sincere n makes you feel VERY COMFORTABLE! ❤❤❤❤
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5.0/5
Jan 31, 2020
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante is very knowledgeable, caring, and exhibits excellent judgement.
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5.0/5
Dec 10, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are all fine, compassionate people and his skill is second to none! As I have moved many times over the years, my body is my primary household; my experience with Dr. Galante changed my life vastly for the better and I thank him every day!
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5.0/5
Sep 13, 2019
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Dr. Galante and his staff are wonderful. This was my first plastic surgery experience and I’m extremely satisfied. The doctor and his staff are very thorough while explaining the procedure, costs, options, and results. I felt like Dr. Galante helped me make decisions of what size implants fit me best based on my “ideal” size and my body size/structure. He made sure to give me the most realistic size for my build. I felt like the pre-op directions were very straight forward and easy to understand and I never got nervous or felt like I had unanswered questions going into surgery. The post-op follow ups and appointments were also thorough and I felt comfortable being under Dr. Galante’s care. Never did I feel uncomfortable or uneasy about my decision, the procedure, or the professionalism of Dr Galante and his staff. To some people, undergoing a procedure like I did (along with all of the appointments) May make them feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, or uneasy but I promise that you will not get this feeling around Dr. Galante and his staff. They are EXTREMELY professional, helpful, informative, thorough, and friendly. I’m beyond satisfied with my procedure and experience and appreciate all of the care that I received from Dr. Galante and his staff. Thank you so much & I will definitely be back in the future.
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5.0/5
Aug 7, 2019
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I am beyond pleased with my results, the amazing, compassionate staff and of course the brilliant mind and magically talented hands of Dr Galante. From the minute you walk in for your very 1st consultation, to scheduling, to the Dr holding your hand as you are being put under anesthesia, to the phone call from him later that evening of surgery checking in on you, till your last post op appointment you feel comfort, ease and confident you chose the right doctor. He answered all my questions. Gave me realistic expectations. Told me exactly what to expect and when to expect it. I’m so happy he was able to give me back physically something I couldn’t achieve on my own and a new sense of confidence! He and his staff really are the best!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jul 27, 2019
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had an abdominoplasty performed by Dr Galante. During the consultation he was very personal-able and knowledgeable. He gave me realistic expectations of my requested procedures. He was familiar with the tendency of ethnicities with more melanin to keloid. . And had a plan to minimize them if it happened. He patiently answered our questions and didn’t attempt to push unnecessary procedures. I was particularly impressed with his concern for my medical safety by explaining the risks of staying under anesthesia too long and getting multiple procedure at once. Office staff was also wonderful. Surgicenter was clean and the staff outstanding. My husband and I are totally thrilled with my results. Yes, I would do it again. Absolutely. I highly recommend him to everyone.
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5.0/5
Jul 27, 2019
RateMDs Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had an abdominoplasty performed by Dr Galante. During the consultation he was very personal-able and knowledgeable. He gave me realistic expectations of my requested procedures. He was familiar with the tendency of ethnicities with more melanin to keloid. . And had a plan to minimize them if it happened. He patiently answered our questions and didn’t attempt to push unnecessary procedures. I was particularly impressed with his concern for my medical safety by explaining the risks of staying under anesthesia too long and getting multiple procedure at once. Office staff was also wonderful. Surgicenter was clean and the staff outstanding. My husband and I are totally thrilled with my results. Yes, I would do it again. Absolutely. I highly recommend him to everyone.
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5.0/5
Jun 30, 2019
RateMDs Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are extremely professional and beyond knowledgable. They guide and comfort you before, during, and after your procedure. He and his team answer any question you may have straight forward and make aware all the fine print. HIGHLY recommend!

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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