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Blepharoplasty – Eyelid Surgery

Laser Eyelid Lift

Eyelid Surgery (known medically as blepharoplasty) addresses droopy eyelids and lower lid bags. Dr. Yeilding has perfected a unique surgical approach using a precise laser beam to make incisions for eyelid lifts, instead of a scalpel as most surgeons do.  Dr. Yeilding’s laser incisions are clean and precise, outperforming scalpel-based procedures for highly favorable healing and almost imperceptible scars. Another unique attribute to her lifts is that she uses a delicate and highly refined laser resurfacing technique to tighten skin and optimize lower eyelids. When blepharoplasty is performed, its most often done with both upper and lower eyelids. Also its common to add blepharoplasty to a facelift and or laser resurfacing surgery.*

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Did you know that your saggy eye lids can be rejuvenated with laser precision?

One of the most advanced plastic surgery procedures being done today by a small number of super-specialized facial plastic surgeons nationwide is laser blepharoplasty, or laser lid lift. For Orlando area patients seeking blepharoplasty (eyelid lift, eyelid tuck) those saggy lids can be a thing of the past because of Dr. Ruth Hill Yeilding, at YMD Eye & Face, Laser and Plastic Surgery, Winter Park, FL. Dr. Yeilding has gained unique training and experience to become one of that very small group of experts who utilize this highly effective laser surgery technique for blepharoplasty.

Blepharoplasty is a high art. Achieving an attractive aesthetic outcome that is natural and youthful is one of the most challenging tasks in plastic surgery.  Detailed knowledge of the of the complex network of facial muscles, facial nerves, and facial blood vessels, especially those near the highly sensitive eye, is the domain of a super-specialized surgeon.

During her fellowship Dr. Yeilding became super-specialized in Oculofacial plastic surgery and cosmetic facial plastic surgery. During her first 1000 procedures she developed an approach to providing customized treatment planning for each person.

Dr. Yeilding has perfected her laser lid lift by first becoming a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, expert in the eye and surrounding facial anatomy, and then achieving a second Board Certification in Facial Cosmetic Surgery after completing intensive oculoplastic and facial plastic surgical training during her fellowship.*

Click here to make your consultation appointment with Dr. Yeilding.  She is located in the Orlando area at 328 W. Morse Blvd. in Winter Park, FL, convenient to serve local communities such as Longwood and Lake Mary. If you want to learn a bit more first,  please feel free to ask questions of our staff by clicking here.


Asian Blepharoplasty (Laser Eyelid Surgery)

According to Dr. H.S. Hwang, “Asian individuals pursue cosmetic eyelid surgery not so much to ‘Westernize’ their eyes, but rather to appear more open-minded, energetic, and youthful.” Dr. Yeilding has strong experience in helping the approximately 50% of East and Southeast Asian woman who were not born with a supratarsel crease (double eyelid) achieve this goal.


Latin American Blepharoplasty (Laser Eyelid Surgery)

For Latin American individuals, the loose skin that causes tired and older appearance has a skin texture that is uniquely ‘doughy’ and Dr. Yeilding ‘s surgical technique offers optimal results.


Laser Lid Lift (Laser Blepharoplasty) in Orlando from Dr. Yeilding

Regarding any facial plastic surgery, and especially, blepharoplasty, Dr Yeilding’s believes:

“Achieving beautiful eyes is key to achieving a naturally youthful face.”

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The classic reference about the eyes being the window to the soul, is emblematic of the importance of our eyes and how we relate to the world.  Of the 43 facial muscles, according to noted  Psychology Professor, Dr.  Paul Ekman, most are connected to the eye brows, upper eye lids or lower eye lids. These muscles are responsible for the way we express our human emotion. Dr. Yeilding is passionate about helping people achieve their own facial aesthetic goals and the consideration of the aesthetic eyes as the most critical element to “get it right” is her primary mantra for patients considering any facial rejuvenation including blepharoplasty.

Although it is not possible to get Elizabeth Taylor’s or Angelina Jolie’s eyes, Dr. Yeilding believes every patient has their own natural beauty which can be enhanced by undoing some of the things father time has put upon us. Those pesky effects of aging that have caused puffiness, sags, droopiness, & wrinkles to degrade our natural youthful beauty can be improved by a skilled surgeon with that magic combination of a conservative but confident technique. Dr. Yeilding’s extensive surgical experience in laser blepharoplasty surgery and achieving excellent results can help patients feel more at ease in making and living with  these important surgical decisions.

Dr. Yeilding’s laser lid lift, or laser blepharoplasty uses the laser as a precision pin point laser scalpel to make incisions that are self-sealing and have favorable wound healing, for minimal scaring.  She also uses the laser in scanning mode to resurface the lower eye lid, which causes the skin to tighten and be rejuvenated.

In your consultation with Dr. Yeilding you will be asked about your concerns, feelings and desires about your facial appearance.  Dr. Yeilding will conduct a clinical analysis of your face and skin. She will evaluate your facial proportions, skin type and texture as well as  muscle functions. Dr. Yeilding will use her best judgment and experience to provide her recommendation for you to most realistically meet your goals.

A leader in laser blepharoplasty, Dr. Yeilding is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She received her Medical Doctorate from the University of Alabama Birmingham, magna cum laude, did a surgical internship at University of Texas at Austin, and Ophthalmology Residency at Vanderbilt University which included oculoplastic research.  Dr. Yeilding then did a surgically intensive fellowship in oculoplastics and cosmetic facial plastic surgery with the highly regarded Dr. John P. Fezza at the very busy Center for Sight in Sarasota, FL.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Yeilding.


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“I had a laser lid lift with Dr. Yeilding and quite franky it has changed my life…. I couldn’t wear mascara and my lids came over my eyes and when I was in a sales meeting, I could tell people weren’t really paying attention….

After I got the lift, everything changed”

-Patient Suzanne


Understanding Blepharoplasty

In the hands of a skilled facial plastic surgeon, Orlando area residents can expect their laser blepharoplasty with Dr. Yeilding to address several important aesthetic and functional concerns.  Some of the most troublesome elements that can be addressed are:

  • Elimination of excess skin.
  • Elimination of excess fatty deposits that cause a puffy appearance.
  • Bags under the eyes can be reduced or eliminated.
  • Droopy eye lids that may interfere with vision can be corrected.
  • Asymmetry between left and right eyelid appearance can be repaired.

The most disturbing element of having one or more of the items above is that often it changes our projected appearance to looking sad,  mad, or tired. When this happens our friends and coworkers can actually treat us differently. Other times it is  as simple as looking much older than the age we feel. During your consultation, Dr. Yeilding will give you an honest assessment of your condition and your options and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. Dr. Yeilding is expert at addressing these issues and produces results that can feel life transforming.


Preparing for Blepharoplasty

Generally all surgery carries some risk, however the risks associated with blepharoplasty and laser blepharoplasty are low.  Dr. Yeilding will perform your laser blepharoplasty at on an outpatient basis at the Downtown Surgery Center, 801 N. Orange Avenue Orlando 32806. Dr. Yeilding brings her own highly trained surgical assistant with over 10 years of experience, including years of working together with Dr. Yeilding. The discreet and highly trained surgical staff under Dr. Yeilding’s supervision will assure you receive outstanding care.

Make sure you have a friend or family member provide transportation for you to and from the surgery center.  Smoking is not allowed during recovery from blepharoplasty surgery as your ability to heal rapidly and without scaring depends on your blood supply and smoking constricts capillaries that are critical to good healing.


Recovering from Eyelid Surgery

Orlando area patients who receive laser blepharoplasty from Dr Yeilding are often surprised that it is easier than they expected with less pain. Some bruising and swelling is expected; however, the diligent application of ice packs is helpful in reducing these effects. YMD Eye & Face is happy to provide you with plenty to take home, so they can be rotated in your freezer

Patients should avoid excess bending, heavy lifting or vigorous activity for at least 10 days. After an upper blepharoplasty, the  stitches are removed before the end of the week and makeup can then be applied.  Typically Dr. Yeilding’s lower blepharoplasty patients do not need stitches.


Your Blepharoplasty: Taking the Next Step

There is no reason to spend another day looking tired, sad, angry or just plain old when you can take the next step and make an appointment to get an expert consultation with Dr. Yeilding. Visit our before & after gallery to see prior results. Click here to request an appointment on line, or call 855-YMD-FACE (963-3223). Dr. Yeilding and our team will treat you with special care.


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Does Insurance Cover Eyelid Surgery?

For those patients whose upper eyelids are sufficiently droopy to begin blocking your vision, insurance may cover the upper blepharoplasty procedure. The medically necessary elements of the examination, including photography and visual fields testing, are done at YMD Eye & Face and are billed through your insurance carrier. The cosmetic portions of the examination are complimentary.

Dr. Yeilding accepts insurance from many different providers. Learn more and schedule a consultation.


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* DISCLAIMER: With all Before and After images, stock photos, Patient Testimonials or Reviews shown on the site, no claims are made that results are typical. Results vary with each individual patient, and results are cannot be guaranteed. All Before and After images and Patient Testimonials are Dr. Yeilding patients; however, all photos, testimonials and stock photos are shown for informational purposes only. All Patient Testimonials are individual patient opinions and do not represent claims or guarantees of results by YMD Eye & Face.