Seeking Eyelid Surgery? Seattle Surgeon Dr. Sobel Gets Results

The aging eye has specific problems both above and below the eye, each treated differently. If you want to minimize excess skin, wrinkles, and fat pads around the eye, you should consider eyelid surgery. Seattle clinic Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery can help you look younger and feel more confident. Since no other procedure rejuvenates the eye so effectively, patients often combine an eye lift with other procedures such as a face lift for more complete facial rejuvenation.

Before and after eyelid surgery

Before and after eyelid surgery


In the upper blepharoplasty, a fine incision is made in the crease of the upper lid. Loose skin and fat are removed and then carefully sutured. Dr. Sobel takes special care to remove the exact amount of skin so a natural-looking, more youthful result is achieved. The lower eyelid incision is usually made from the inside of the lower lid. A pinch of skin may also be taken. Excess fat, which causes under eye bags, is removed to tighten and firm.

IV sedation will be used and can be as light or as heavy as each individual requires for their eye lift. The skin around the eye heals especially quickly because dissolving sutures are used. Dr. Sobel will examine the patient a day or two after surgery to make sure everything is healing properly. Cold compresses will help minimize swelling and bruising. Patients are usually up and around in a day or two. Swelling and bruising may remain for up to a week or so, and is most noticeable for the first week.

The final results of an eye lift are a rested, more youthful appearance with excess skin and bags around the eye reduced. Individual results vary according to each individual’s age, skin type, healing ability and other factors. Improvement in appearance is often quite dramatic.


Dr. Anderson and Dr. Sobel have done hundreds of blepharoplasty surgeries. If you have been considering eyelid surgery, Seattle surgeons Dr. Sobel and Dr. Anderson have the experience and skill you can trust. Call us at or fill out our form to schedule a consultation.


“I give an A+ for the doctor and the entire staff!”
- BR, plastic surgery patient

, plastic surgery patient
“I give an A+ for the doctor and the entire staff!