Introduction to


Excess skin that accumulates around the eyes can interfere with your ability to properly emote. You can look tired, depressed, or angry, when you feel energized and happy.

This can profoundly change the way that others interact with you. Dr. Ogilvie’s blepharoplasty approach is one that emphasizes natural-looking transformations, so your eyes–not your plastic surgery–are the center of attention.

How Do You

Get Started?

The first step in the blepharoplasty process is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie at his Chicago office. Your consultation is important because you’ll be able to ask any questions you might have regarding the procedure. At the same time, Dr. Ogilvie will be able to evaluate your needs, desires, and physiology to ensure an eyelid lift is the right choice to achieve your transformation.

To schedule your consultation, contact our offices directly to speak with a customer service representative about making an appointment.

Actual Patient

Before & After Photos

Am I a good candidate for

eyelid lift?

Blepharoplasty is most commonly used to address several specific issues that develop around the eyes. An eyelid lift can be performed on its own or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures.

Good candidates for blepharoplasty will typically:

  • Have a significant amount of excess skin around the eyes or eyelids.
  • Notice bulges of tissue above and below the eyes.
  • Have been told that they look “tired” or “sad” even when they are not.
  • Have difficulty seeing because of excess tissue around the eyes.
  • Have realistic expectations about what an eyelid lift procedure can accomplish.
  • Be generally healthy enough for surgery.

During your consultation, Dr. Ogilvie will talk with you about what you want to accomplish with your eyelid lift procedure. You may also discuss whether you’re a good fit for other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as brow lift or face lift.

The Blepharoplasty


Blepharoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. Patients are allowed to return home on the same day as their procedure, though they will require transportation to and from the clinic.

Anesthesia – Blepharoplasty procedures can be performed with either general or local anesthesia. If you opt for local anesthesia, you may be given a sedative as well.

Incision –Patients may undergo an upper blepharoplasty or a lower blepharoplasty, depending on where the excess skin and tissue is located.

Closure – Incisions are typically closed using sutures, which are removed at 1 week after surgery.

Results – Because blepharoplasty is usually a minimally invasive procedure, patients should start to see results starting several days after they return home. As swelling subsides, results will become even more noticeable. Most patients are “presentable” to public in anywhere between 10-14 days, depending on how quickly you heal. Once healing is complete, patients will usually be able to see better, as excess tissue will no longer be limiting their field of vision. Additionally, the elimination of lines, wrinkles, and bulges will help you look younger and more clearly express your emotions.

Set Up a

Confidential Consultation

If you want to know more about how you can achieve a natural-looking eyelid lift transformation, contact Dr. Ogilvie to set up a confidential consultation.


Dr. Ogilvie

A blepharoplasty is designed to help you see better and look younger. Because the eyes are a focal point for communication and body language, small changes can make a big difference. By removing just a few lines and wrinkles from around your eyes, you can make a significant difference in how you are perceived.


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