Dr. Ruth Yeilding, MD

4 Facts About Blepharoplasty That You Probably Didn’t Know

Find out the truth about eyelid surgery and how it can help you.

Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery that changes the appearance of your eyelids. This can be done to improve looks, function, or both. Eyelid surgery is growing in popularity thanks to the patients that have seen great results with it. Dr. Ruth Hill Yeilding’s laser blepharoplasty has benefitted many patients who have sought her help in treating their eyelids. If you’re someone who has been considering having this procedure performed on yourself, here are a few things you should know about how it can help you.

  1. Eyelid surgery can serve several purposes.

Yes, blepharoplasty can help improve your appearance, but the benefits go far beyond that alone. Eyelid surgery can help remove excess skin around the eyelids that may affect your sight, take care of lower eyelid droopiness, reduce the puffiness around the eyes that may lead to irritation, and treat dark circles that may appear under the eyes.

  1. Some patients are treated for both eyelids.

There is a myth that you can only have one eyelid worked on at a time. There have been patients that have been treated for both eyelids in the same procedure. Each patient has his or her own needs to be addressed. Your surgeon would have to examine your eyelids to make a more specific recommendation for your individual needs. You won’t have to be put under during treatment.

  1. You wouldn’t have to be put under for eyelid surgery.

There is no need for you to be put to sleep for eyelid surgery. A local anesthesia would be placed around the eyelids to help numb the area before any procedure began. If there would be a need for anything else to be administered or offered, the surgeon would make that recommendation to you.

  1. Recovery is short, but benefits are long.

There would be a need to take anywhere from one to two weeks off of work due to the swelling and possible bruising, but this isn’t nearly as long as some procedures require. Furthermore, the benefits that come with blepharoplasty will last much longer than your time off to recover. It’s reasonable to expect the benefits that come with this surgery to last anywhere from five to seven years.


If you’re considering eyelid surgery for yourself, or if there is someone you care about that could benefit from blepharoplasty, then you want a trusted professional to take care of you. Dr. Ruth Hill Yeilding is a dual-certified surgeon that has been serving patients in the Orlando, Florida area for a long time now. Before and after photos of a few of her patients can been seen at www.yeildingmd.com . You would be in great hands if you were to work with Yeilding Eye and Face Laser and Plastic Surgery. For more information about blepharoplasty and to set up a consultation, call 407-560-1000.

Dr. Yeilding is looking forward to meeting you!