Whether due to age or genetics, the eyelids can become stretched and weakened, and excess skin and fat can create puffiness and bags. This can make many individuals look older 

To address these issues, blepharoplasty can be a great solution. It can remove excess skin and make you appear years younger.

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that removes fat and excess skin from the upper and/or lower eyelids, helping you look younger, more awake, and better rested. With the removal of excess skin, you can also improve eyesight. Who is a Good Candidate For Blepharoplasty?

Some qualificand tired. In some cases, this sagging skin can even reduce your field of vision.

ations that can make someone a good candidate for eyelid surgery include:

  • Being in good overall health
  • No medical conditions that may impair healing
  • Being nonsmokers
  • Realistic expectations
  • Having no serious eye conditions


board-certified plastic surgeon


Dr. Kahlil Andrews is a board-certified plastic surgeon from Los Angeles specializing in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

At his location in Coralville, Iowa, Dr. Andrews’ academic and technical achievements are only exceeded by his commitment to patient care. Whether they are seeking reconstructive breast surgery, outpatient injectable treatment, or a full-blown mommy makeover, Dr. Andrews gives his full attention and focus on achieving excellent patient outcomes.



I was treated better and with more respect than in any medical setting, I have previously experienced. They were compassionate, knowledgeable, and informative. I strongly recommend Dr. Andrews and his very capable team! – Sophia Joseph

I went to see Dr. Andrews recently. The entire staff was welcoming and friendly. Dr. Andrews took the time to explain to me my options and answered all my questions. I can’t wait to have my procedure. – Aleigha De Leon

visulize your potential


One of the hardest parts of getting cosmetic surgery is knowing what you’ll look like after the procedure is done. Dr. Andrews can describe the procedure and the results perfectly, but being unable to see it can make some patients apprehensive. With the Crisalix 3D Imaging software, you can actually see a visualization of your “after” pictures.

At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer the Crisalix 3D imaging technology. This game-changing tool allows you to see your “after” before you ever schedule your procedure.

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The Blepharoplasty Procedure

The blepharoplasty procedure starts with the administration of anesthesia. Once that sets in, incisions are made along the eyelids. For the upper eyelids, the incision will be placed in an area where it can be concealed in the natural crease of the eyelid area. From there, excess fat and skin will be removed, and the muscles in the area will be tightened. 

For the lower eyelids, the incision will be placed below the lower lash line, and excess skin and skin will be removed through that incision.

The incisions will then be closed with sutures, and you will be taken to the recovery room.



As you begin to recover, you’ll likely notice some swelling, discomfort, and bruising around the incision sites. Dr. Andrews will also give you specific instructions on how to care for your incisions, any medications you need to take, and when to come in for a follow-up appointment. You’ll want to avoid touching your eyes, strenuous activities, and blood thinners.

You may see some results immediately, but you likely won’t see the most noticeable results until the swelling subsides. The full healing process tends to take a few months.

Schedule A Consultation Today

Are you ready to appear younger, more awake, and better rested? A blepharoplasty may be the perfect solution for you. Whether you have excess skin hanging from your upper eyelids, excess skin and fat creating bags under your eyes, or are experiencing problems with your vision due to drooping skin, Dr.Andrews can address all these issues with eyelid surgery. 

Start the process today and schedule a consultation by calling our Coralville, IA office at (319) 800-6877 or using our online scheduling form.

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