Eyelid Surgery

Surgery to tighten loose, sagging eyelid skin can enhance one’s appearance and comfort; however, for many people, the idea of having any kind of eye surgery is frightening. At the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery we understand, and that is why we are with you through each step of the process to help you determine if eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) could be right for you. People from Columbia and Baltimore, MD, visit board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fady Sinno for this procedure to look more youthful and refreshed.

About Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Sinno performs eyelid surgery, technically called blepharoplasty, in Ellicott City and Westminster, MD, to remove excess fat, sagging or wrinkled skin from your upper and/or your lower eyelids. This procedure can enhance your appearance, making you look more youthful and healthy.

Keep in mind that eyelid surgery will not remove wrinkles at the corner of your eye (crows’ feet) or other wrinkling around the eye. This procedure can add an upper eyelid crease to Asian eyes, but it will not eliminate ethnic or racial genetic characteristics.

Ideal Eyelid Surgery Candidates

You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if your eyes have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Puffy areas or “bags” under the eye, making you look old, tired or ill
  • Excessive skin or sagging on your upper eyelid that detracts from your appearance or interferes with your vision
  • Loss of your natural upper eyelid crease

Maintain reasonable expectations for this procedure. Although eyelid surgery will minimize or reduce your eyelid problems, it will not dramatically change your appearance.

Enhancing Your Results

Many of Dr. Sinno’s patients combine eyelid surgery with one or more of the following procedures for enhanced results:

Dr. Sinno also performs chin enlargement and cheekbone enhancement. He will help you determine the right combination of procedures for you during your consultation.

Testimonials

  • “I am incredibly happy with the results of my mammoplasty! The results have far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Sinno was very knowledgeable, professional, and transparent with me about the procedure. Dr. Sinno and his staff are incredible and are always a pleasure to work with! They provide excellent personalized care and I was very impressed with the surgery center.”

    – Patient Review on Vitals

  • “Dr. Sinno, is caring, intuitive, and extremely skilled. He is more interested in producing an artistic, natural, and beautiful result than in simply making money. I consider him to be one of the most ethical and professional plastic surgeons in the region. I highly, highly recommend.”

    – TriciaLeanne

  • “I have been going to Dr Sinno for more than 15 yrs, I had 3 surgeries, He has the best bedside manner & his professionalism is beyond anyone I met! I Love my results. He is truly an artist. I can’t say enough about him, I HIGHLY recommend him.”

    – Rbsbeauty

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What to Expect

The operation is done at the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery on an outpatient basis. The entire procedure takes 1 to 3 hours, depending on the extent of the area treated.

If you receive local anesthesia, you will be awake and aware of what is going on during the surgery. You may feel a little tugging around your eyes during the procedure. Dr. Sinno can also use a general anesthesia for eyelid surgery so that you can be asleep throughout the procedure.

Eyelid Surgery Incisions

Incisions are made where the natural crease of your eye should be in the upper lids and below the lash line of your lower lids, as shown to the right. Then, Dr. Sinno removes the excess fat and skin. Most patients are candidates for the “transconjunctival” lower eyelid blepharoplasty, where the lower incision is made on the inside of the eyelid, therefore avoiding visible scars. The lower eyelid skin is then “tightened” by laser resurfacing.

Dr. Fady Sinno

Meet Dr. Fady Sinno

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Fady Sinno provides individual attention and personal care to each of his patients. His warm, personal approach and exceptional results make him a top choice for Baltimore, MD, area men and women who want to look and feel their best.

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Recovery

Pain, swelling, bruising

Your eyelids will feel tight or sore as the anesthesia wears off. Pain medication will help you control this discomfort. Your eyes also will appear bruised. The amount and extent of bruising varies among patients, and usually reaches its peak during the first week after surgery. The discoloration disappears around 2 weeks after the procedure.

Dressings and compresses

Dr. Sinno will lubricate your eyes with ointment after the surgery. You will need to keep your head elevated for several days afterward. Use cold compresses to help reduce swelling and bruising.

The stitches are usually the absorbable kind, and will last about 1 week.

Bleeding

If you have bleeding from one of the incisions, it will usually stop if you apply a little pressure. Hold a pad or sponge on the spot for 10 to 20 minutes. You can clean off any dried or clotted blood around the stitches with soap and water, or diluted peroxide.

Cleaning your eyes

After surgery, your eyes likely will feel sticky or itchy and burning. Your eyelids also may feel dry. The staff at Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery will show you how to care for your eyes after surgery.

Numbness

You may have some numbness along your lash line. This is normal and will disappear shortly.

Scars

Healing takes time. Your scars may look slightly pink for 6 months, sometimes longer. Eventually, they will fade to a nearly invisible white line. Tiny whiteheads may appear after your stitches are taken out, and they can be easily removed. They cause no scarring.

Back to your normal routine

Your eyes will need time to heal and adjust after the procedure. In general, you can expect to do the following:

  • Avoid watching TV or reading for the first 2 to 3 days after surgery.
  • Contact lenses can be worn after 2 weeks.
  • Keep regular activities to a minimum for the first 3-5 days.
  • Avoid any activity that will raise your blood pressure (bending, lifting, sports, sex).
  • Do not drink alcohol for the first 3 to 5 days to minimize fluid retention.
  • Refrain from any strenuous activity for at least 3 weeks.
  • Return to work within 5 to 10 days.
  • Wear makeup around the eyes after 5 to 10 days.

Protecting your eyes

Your eyes are sensitive to sunlight, wind or other airborne irritants for a while. Wear sunglasses, along with a special eyelid sunblock, when you go out.

Results

Once you have healed from your eyelid surgery procedure, you will appear more youthful and have a more rested, healthier, and alert appearance. If sagging skin was blocking your vision, you will now have a widened field of vision. Wrinkle lines around your eyes may be softened, but they will not be removed or erased.

Next Steps

Are you ready to find out more about eyelid surgery in the Baltimore or Columbia, MD, area? Request your consultation online with Dr. Fady Sinno or call us at  (410) 884-4200 (Ellicott City) or  (410) 751-2348 (Westminster). His offices are conveniently located near Annapolis and Frederick.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Google
5.0/5
Jan 29, 2021
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Dr.Sinno is AMAZING!!!!! I could go on and on...I would recommend him to anyone who wants a doctor who builds a trusting relationship with you. He listens to exactly what you want and delivers above and beyond! You can tell he takes extreme pride in his work and it shows. Every single staff member is so incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and caring!!! Their office is always so clean and welcoming. TRULY THE BEST IN TOWN!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 27, 2021
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I searched for 8 years to find a plastic surgeon that I felt I could trust. The moment I met Dr. Sinno's team, I honestly felt like I was home. From the time, I walked into Dr. Sinno's practice everyone was kind, warm and welcoming. I got the exact results I asked for during my consultation. Dr. Sinno exceed my expectations, I don't believe I could of found a better plastic surgeon. Dr. Sinno and his staff are beyond amazing! I highly recommend Dr. Sinno for your life changing needs! He gave me confidence that I thought I would never have in my life!!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 22, 2020
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I don’t usually write reviews but I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you about my experience with Dr Sinno. Before I selected Dr Sinno as my surgeon I did my research. Board certified: check. Good reviews: check. Good consult: check. Having Rhinoplasty was something I have looked forward to for several years and I wanted to be extra sure before committing to going though with it. Kinda hard to hide the the nose on your face, right?! From consult to post surgery it was a good experience. The front office staff was kind and friendly. At the consult he actually listened to what I had to say and explained the process in detail. He took the time to make sure that we were both on the same page so I could get my desired result. The day of surgery he met with me before and after the procedure. I had minimal bruising and swelling and could tell a huge difference only one week after surgery. His level of professionalism and skill while also being humble about it are the reason I picked him to perform my rhinoplasty. He is there to work with you to give you the result you are looking for. Another thing I liked is that I wasn’t just a number to them. The practice always made me feel welcome. If you are looking for a surgeon look no further.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 16, 2020
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Dr. Sinno and his staff really took the time to make me feel comfortable. Very caring and warm. I would definitely recommend fair price for excellent work. I can’t tell you how much my confidence has went up since I had my surgery. It has changed my life!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 5, 2020
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Dr.Sinno and his staff are amazing! They really care for the whole patient...body and mind. I've had post weightoss surgery with Dr. Sinno....and also had Dr. Sinno advise against surgeries for me. Dr. Sinno also keeps me looking youthful with just the right facial treatments. This office and Dr. are the best!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 1, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Absolutely amazing! I would so recommend! The Obagi cleansiderm system it works great for my skin!!😊
Google
4.0/5
Oct 31, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Always love the results of my Botox and lip injections and won't go anywhere else! Super nice office and talented doctor.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 28, 2020
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Dr. Sinno and his entire staff are amazing! Dr. Sinno takes great care in ensuring his patients are fully comfortable and understand all aspects of the process. I couldn't be more pleased with my results.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 9, 2020
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Writing this review is difficult, only because I can not possibly put into words the amount of gratitude, and appreciation I have for this Center. They have re built my life in so many ways. Providing a stepping stone for me to become the greatest possible version of myself. Not only did Dr. Sinno, alongside his staff provide exceptional care, and service they went above and beyond all expectations. I am a survivor of sexual/physical abuse, Dr. Sinno was very kind, compassionate, he walked me through every step of this process. Due to the thoroughness of this Surgery Center, I found out about a health condition I had no idea I had. Possibly saving my life! They welcomed me not just as a client, but like family. I found myself missing Dr.Sinno, and his staff once the surgery was completed. The surgery went amazing with no complications. The healing process also surpassed all expectations. The staff checked on me daily, and made sure I was right where I needed to be, pushing me to get up, and moving even when I didn't want too. The scar is minimal, and I healed beautifully. I put on a bathing suit for the first time in my 28 years, my daily routine is cut in half,and I no longer feel embarrassed, or ashamed of my own body. That feeling is PRICELESS! I would recommend Dr. Sinno a million times over for anyone who is looking for exceptional, quality care. Thank you for everything Dr.Sinno, Tayra, Rima you have no idea how life changing this journey has been for me.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 8, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
I got Botox 3 weeks ago on my forehead I wanted thank you for my service I feel so good and a lot younger you are the best 🙏
RateMDs
5.0/5
Oct 6, 2020
RateMDs Etna Interactive
Wonderful all around experience, results, cleanliness, and timely!!!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 6, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Wonderful all around experience, results, cleanliness, and timely!!!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 1, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
From the first call to the most recent follow-up appointment, the entire staff was very professional and friendly. The office was very comfortable and inviting. Dr Sinno dedicated ample time (and offered more) to answer questions and explain the procedure in full detail. He even made time for a second "introductory appointment" after additional questions arose. He prefers to spend the time face-to-face (or should I say "mask-to-mask") which I sincerely appreciated. I don't think that I could have had a better experience anywhere else.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 17, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Sinno and the entire team was wonderful. From the very beginning of my journey, Rima, Tayra, and Dr. Sinno made me feel incredibly comfortable and confident and could not have been kinder. They answered all questions I had regardless of how silly (and trust me, they were silly). The procedure I had done was a breast augmentation. The office and rooms were clean and sterile. I received wonderful information about the surgery and the different options of implants available. The recovery was incredibly easy. My results were amazing and I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend Dr. Sinno and his team if you are thinking about your next journey.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 7, 2020
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First, let me say I was "OCD" in my research for my procedure. I researched and attended 5 different consults. I wanted to be sure that I was putting my health in the RIGHT HANDS. I also spent the first 30 years of my life in Northern California... where plastic surgery has been well crafted. Pressure was on... After my consults, I kept comparing the various details which mattered to ME, for MY procedure. Things like surgery center vs. hospital, plastic surgeon vs. cosmetic surgeon, longevity of staff, board certified, line items of expenses, years in practice, OTHER REVIEWS, bedside manner...personal feel & disposition of the DOCTOR. He spent at LEAST 30 minutes talking to me, in his office before we ever hit the exam room on my consult. He took the time to understand what I was looking to achieve. You get where I am going with this... there are MANY moving parts, many variables to such a life changing decision. In conclusion, I have to say from the consult, the office staff and their professionalism, the bedside manner & personal care given by Dr. Sinno, was unmatched. Let me also add, that I received a consult from another HoCo Board certified doctor that I have patronized for 10 years... and did NOT choose her. Every question was answered BEFORE I COULD ASK! Each member of his team from the front office, back office, surgical staff, anesthesiologist... TOP NOTCH. Warm, welcoming, caring.... everything you want when you're making a decision THIS big. I had a very well explained recovery plan by their office. It made sense and it left ZERO anxiety or issues in my mind. Post surgery, when I had a question, I could call! I was able to text Dr. Sinno DIRECTLY if needed. But of course, did NOT need to! Things could NOT have gone better with my experience TOP to BOTTOM. Hands down, THE only person/team I would recommend or return to for ANYTHING. Professionalism, knowledgeable & amazing support staff. WHERE DO YOU FIND THAT these days?? Well, I'll tell ya 'SINNO CENTER for PLASTIC SURGERY'... Ps - Out of all my consults, he was NOT the most expensive NOR was he the lowest bid!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 3, 2020
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LOVE the skin care products Dr. Sinno offers. Tayra and Rima really know their skin care. #Obagi Thank you!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 29, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Sinno for a few years. I have had Dysport injections and fillers. My experience there has always been great. Dr. Sinno and his staff are very knowledgeable, friendly and always make you feel apart of their family. When I began inquiring about a possible facelift I consulted with Dr. Sinno, he explained the procedure to me as a teacher would. I appreciated his attention to detail explaining exactly what the procedure entailed, the expectations after surgery and my results. I scheduled my surgery for July 13, 2020. My husband and I are so happy with the results he is considering having the procedure done as well. The only plastic surgeon I would recommend is Dr. Sinno and his center for plastic surgery. I appreciate Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra, Mackenzie and the entire patient care staff for the care they gave me before, during and after my surgery. Thank you all.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 15, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Dr Sinno and his staff are absolutely wonderful. I called same day they were able to fit me in for some Botox. Dr. Sinno has amazing bedside manner and his staff in the front go above and beyond to help you out. I would recommend this office a million times over, and I cannot wait to return! Thanks Guys!!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 15, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Dr Sinno has been treating me with dysport and fillers for about 6 years now. So when I chose to have breast implants I knew that I could trust him completely with the procedure. I couldn't be happier with the results, he exceeded my expectations. My only regret is not having this done 10 years ago! Dr. Sinno and his entire staff made me feel comfortable, and are extremely professional. Thank you again!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jul 3, 2020
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Dr. Sinno and his staff are wonderful!! I had a scar revision done and I am pleased with the results! Dr Sinno is very caring and takes his time to go over everything and answer any questions. I never felt rushed at any of my appointments. The staff is delightful! So friendly and personable, and they go and beyond to make you feel comfortable!!
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