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Some people believe that our face is the most important part of our body and, therefore, what we should care for most.

Likewise, people write stories, poems, and songs all about the magic power of the eyes. Our eyes give us the ability to communicate thoughts, emotions, and desires without uttering a single word. Not only do they hold power and beauty, but they also serve us well as we navigate the world around us.

As we age, our eyes tend to pay the price. Skin begins to sag, bags form, wrinkles appear, and eyelids droop. In order to address these issues and to help create a more youthful appearance, eyelid surgery (also known as Blepharoplasty) may be the option for you.

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty was one of the top five cosmetic surgeries in 2013, according to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and had over 215,000 procedures performed. Simply stated, Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that removes excess skin and fat deposits from around the eyes that contribute to a more aged, tired appearance. The procedure can be performed on the upper and lower eyelids, both at the same time or individually. Not only will it help bring new life to your eyes, but in the case where the sagging skin hangs over the eyelid and interferes with vision this necessary procedure will allow you to, once again, see clearly. Both men and women alike may undergo this procedure and, if desired, may combine it with a Botox injections for smoothing out Crows’ Feet, a Brow Lift, and a Face Lift .

Dr. Silvia Rotemberg, Miami’s top female plastic surgeon, is your first step towards your new view of life. During your consultation, Dr. Silvia Rotemberg will discuss with you your areas of concern, perform a full exam, and then provide you with all available options in order for you to end up with your individualized picture of perfection.

Candidates for Eyelid Surgery

  • You have loose, saggy skin around your eyelids
  • Your eyelids constantly appear puffy and/or you have bags under your eyes, despite much rest
  • You are unhappy with your appearance

About The Procedure

Dr. Silvia Rotemberg will discuss all options with you and, together, will design the plan of action to meet your specific needs. Dr. Silvia Rotemberg will then review with you what to expect from the procedure, as well as how to best prepare yourself during the days leading up to it. Depending on your individual plan, the Blepharoplasty may be performed in the office or an operating room. If you are only planning on the removal of excess skin, Dr. Silvia Rotemberg will use local anesthesia and perform the procedure in the office. If, however, you decide to remove excess fat pockets and/or combine this procedure with other surgery you will undergo sedation and Dr. Silvia Rotemberg will perform the procedure in an operating room.

Dr. Silvia Rotemberg’s fine eye for detail allows her to identify the prime location within the crease of the eyelid for the ultra fine incision. She will take great care in performing the procedure so that the incision lines can be hidden within the natural folds of the skin. If this cannot be done, Dr. Silvia Rotemberg will offer the option to change the crease of the lid so that no trace of the surgery will be visible afterwards. Similarly, Dr. Silvia Rotemberg also pays great attention to the closing of the wound by using ultra fine sutures in order to help lessen scarring.


Dr. Silvia Rotemberg and her caring staff will be by your side throughout this journey. Depending on the combination of procedures that you have chosen, the surgery generally lasts one to two hours and you should be able to return home the same day. After the surgery, expect to have swollen eyelids as well as some slight bruising. Due to Dr. Silvia Rotemberg’s care and expertise, recovery should be relatively quick and the majority of the swelling should be gone within a couple of weeks. To help reduce swelling, you should keep your head elevated and place ice packs as recommended. After the procedure, Dr. Silvia Rotemberg’s staff will make sure that you are comfortable and provide you with a follow-up appointment within the week. During this appointment, Dr. Silvia Rotemberg will remove your stitches and evaluate your healing progress. She will provide you with additional information and recommendations in order for rapid healing.

After the procedure and for one day after, you must apply ice-cold compresses, continuously, to help with the swelling. Afterwards, Dr. Silvia Rotemberg will explain to you the frequency necessary for your individual healing. You should, also, expect to avoid aspirin and alcohol for one week after the surgery. Similarly, you should limit activities such as bending, lifting, and straining. After about 10 days you should be able to return to your normal activities. During your follow-up appointment Dr. Silvia Rotemberg will discuss, in detail, your recovery plan.

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Consult With Dr. Silvia Rotemberg

Dr. Silvia Rotemberg is one of the top female plastic surgeons in Miami. She takes great pride in using cutting-edge technology and techniques to positively impact your life. Whether you are considering eyelid surgery out of necessity or choice, Dr. Silvia Rotemberg is here to empower you and help you reach your full potential. Call (305) 539-7083 to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a happier you!