Super Specialized Laser Eyelid Lift Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) addresses drooping eyelids and bulging or wrinkling lower eyelid bags. Blepharoplasty is most often performed on both upper and lower eyelids. It is also common to add blepharoplasty to a Facelift or laser resurfacing surgery. *

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Frequently Asked Questions About Blepharoplasty YeildingMD

How Does Blepharoplasty Work?

Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty are two separate eyelid surgical procedures that, when done together, can help turn back the hands of time against visible facial aging. The upper blepharoplasty addresses drooping upper eyelids caused by excess skin and protruding fat. The lower blepharoplasty repairs lower eyelid bagging from three asymmetrically bulging fat pads, and lower lid skin wrinkling caused by age-related increases in skin laxity. Unfortunately, this is a process associated with aging that everyone eventually faces.

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If your vision is sufficiently blocked to qualify, and your insurance covers upper lids, patients gain a financial and recovery advantage when they elect to add the cosmetic lower blepharoplasty to their upper lid surgery. We encourage patients to seriously consider their lower lid condition prior to their consultation. Dr. Yeilding has unique skills and experience to offer patients this specialized cosmetic procedure which is notoriously difficult for non-specialized physicians to achieve natural results. People will have this type of surgery just once in their lives. Our happiest patients have had both their upper and lower lids treated together. They report feeling the immediate benefit of increased confidence and engagement when interacting with family, friends, co-workers, bosses and customers.

George Pean


I just saw the fat melt away after 3 sessions! I highly recommend this service located in winter park. Dr. Yeilding is absolutely amazing!

Barbara Lane


The combined services topped with amazing facilities and pleasant smiles all around this office, make the visit an absolute pleasure! Totally satisfied with the work that was done on my mid section.

Marie Jones


The medical staff is incredibly well prepared, always on top of every challenge. They are also very nice and caring with each patient.

What To Expect

Fortunately for our patients, instead of using a scalpel Dr. Yeilding has perfected a unique surgical approach using a precise laser beam to make incisions for eyelid lifts. Dr. Yeilding’s laser incisions are clean and extremely precise, outperforming scalpel-based procedures for highly favorable healing and almost imperceptible scars. Another unique attribute of her lower lid lift technique is that she uses a highly customized laser resurfacing technique to tighten and rejuvenate lower eyelid skin. About half of our patients referred from Central Florida area doctors for drooping upper lids, find that their upper lid surgery is covered by insurance because they meet the criteria for “excess skin blocking vision”. Regardless of your situation, all of Dr. Yeilding’s patients who have received both upper and lower eyelid surgery represent our happiest patients because they have a more complete treatment, achieving a more natural, balanced, and harmonious look.

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 Facial Plastic Surgery and are billed through your insurance carrier. Insurance may cover upper eyelid blepharoplasty in the case when your upper eyelids are sufficiently droopy due to excess skin. In order to qualify for insurance coverage for blepharoplasty, several criteria must be met. Also, your specific insurance plan must not exclude blepharoplasty. Certain employers obtain better insurance premium rates for their employees by excluding certain medical procedures such as blepharoplasty. Patients are responsible for learning about what their insurance covers. Most importantly, the amount of Deductible you have, and the amount of the Co-Insurance will predominately determine what you will have to pay out of pocket.

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 Facial Plastic Surgery 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.

About the Dr. Yeilding

Dr. Ruth Hill Yeilding is the medical director and founder of YMD Facial Plastic Surgery located in Winter Park, Florida. Board Certified by The American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery and The American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Yeilding had intense fellowship training in oculoplastics and facial cosmetic surgery. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Washington & Lee University magna cum laude and received her Medical Doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which was also conferred magna cum laude. During her undergraduate studies she was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society, and in medical school was elected to join the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. 

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