What is Blepharoplasty?
A person's eyes are a beautiful feature of the face; however, excess skin around the eyes can produce a tired and unflattering look. Known as blepharoplasty, Dr. Jerry Chidester, or "Dr. Chiddy," uses eyelid surgery to lift and tighten the lower or upper eyelid, creating a look that appears softer and rejuvenated. Patients undergo eyelid surgery to help reduce puffy bulges, which leads to improved function and appearance. Blepharoplasty, whether lower or upper, creates a more awakened look and produces natural and striking improvements. If you want to learn more about rejuvenating your eyes by removing excess skin, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chiddy in Draper, UT.
"Did you know Dr. Chisester is also a reconstructive hand surgeon and hand specialist? My father was having major trouble with his hands for over a year. I direct messaged Dr. Chisester on Instagram and not only did HE respond, he took time to explain things my dad could do until he was able to get an appointment. My dad expressed how much he loved Dr. C during his appointments. He has amazing bed aide manner, an amazing staff, and truly cares about his patients, their happiness and really makes sure he provides stellar service! My dad was so happy with with him that I know for a fact if I ever chose plastic surgery or need a hand specialist he’s the only doctor I would contact and the only doctor I will recommend! Do yourself a favor and get on his books ASAP!!! Thank you Dr. Chidester and staff!!"- C.S. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
"Dr Chidester and his staff are amazing. I was impressed from the moment I walked in the door. I highly recommend his office. They are attentive to detail, very thorough about details, and they care about their patients. Plus Dr Chidester is an amazing dancer, Haha! You need to follow him on IG @drchiddy if you already don’t and see his fun tiktok dances."- B.C. / Google / Feb 25, 2021
"Dr Chidester and his team are hands down the best. Worth the wait, get on a list. I am so happy with his work and expertise. He also found a hernia and repaired it while fixing my abdominal separation. I’m so grateful he would take the time to do that. I always felt I was in the best of hands. His PA Meg is so sweet and calming too."- M.K. / Google / Feb 25, 2021
"Dr. Chidester did a fantastic job on my mommy makeover. I had a breast augmentation (375 cc), lift, galaform, internal bra, liposuction on my flanks and back, and a tummy tuck. I drove from out of town and stayed in a nearby hotel for 5 days. I say him 24 hours after surgery and on day 5 to get my drains taken out. He has great bedside manner and his nurses are amazing. By day four, I was off all of the pain meds and only used Tylenol. By day 6, I felt good enough to go in a plane ride over the Grand Canyon. I am 8 weeks post op and am still in awe with the way my scars are healing. I am back to almost all of the activities I was prior to the surgery. No doubt.... the best experience you will have!!! I have no regrets and would do it all over again with Dr. Chiddy."- B.C. / Google / Feb 18, 2021
"Dr. Chidester removed a large bump that had been growing for the last six years on the back of my hand, directly beneath my pinky and ring fingers. If I hit that bump accidently on anything, I got a sharp pain that shot up from the bump up to my elbow, not a pleasant thing to go through. I had seen two doctors about the bump, and the only thing they offered up was to drain it, and warned me that it would start filling up with fluid again, especially "at my age"! This was not the case with Dr. Chidister, he examined the bump and said that he could remove it in just a few minutes, but it had to be done at Lone Peak Hospital because of Covid restrictions. The hospital and staff there are amazing! Well, the surgery was done, and I was out of there in just a few hours. On the third day after surgery I accidentally hit my hand on something, and I waited for the pain but there was none! I had not been in any pain, AT ALL my hand was tender where the bump used to be, but NO PAIN, I never even had to take as aspirin! I'm so blessed to have been guided to Dr. Chidester, he is an amazing doctor, he must have hand picked his staff because EVERY one I came in contact with, was friendly, outgoing, and professional. DR. CHIDESTER AND STAFF, YOU ARE THE BEST! Thank you all for taking care of me I'm thrilled to have had you all on my team! P.S. That bump turned out to be a tumor...no cancer!"- K.F. / Google / Feb 13, 2021
Is Eyelid Surgery For You?
During your first visit, Dr. Chiddy will listen to your concerns and goals, assess your complexion, and determine the best procedure for you. Based on your condition and goals, he will create a personalized treatment plan that works best for you. Generally, ideal candidates have:
- Excess sagging skin
- Folds above their eyes
- Bulging skin below the bottom eyelid
These irregularities can cause functional and vision difficulties and could affect your daily routine. To enhance the appearance of your eyes and improve your vision, Dr. Chiddy may recommend eyelid surgery. If you have hanging skin that folds over on the upper eyelids or bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can help you attain a younger-looking appearance and increase your field of vision.
At the beginning of your surgery, we will provide anesthesia to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Dr. Chiddy can perform this cosmetic procedure on the upper eyelid alone, under or on the bottom eyelid, or a combination of both upper and lower.
Upper eyelid surgery reduces the hanging skin that droops over the eye, which produces a more flattering look. An incision is usually made along the lid crease to excise skin and tissue.
Eyelid correction on the lower lid is performed to improve puffy and bulging skin underneath the lower eyelid. The incision is placed along the lash line to surgically remove tissue and fat, and the skin is subtly lifted to create a smoother look. In some cases, Dr. Chiddy combines a nonsurgical laser treatment to help with discoloration or uses dermal fillers for additional smoothness and softening.
What to Expect
Blepharoplasty can last up to two hours, depending on whether both eyes or one is treated. After the procedure, you will need about a week to recover and rest at home. We will also provide detailed aftercare instructions to promote healing and reduce uncomfortable symptoms, such as swelling or bruising. Generally, your blepharoplasty results can last a decade or longer, but even though they last long, aging does not stop. To help maintain your surgical results, Dr. Chiddy can talk to you about using other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, like dermal fillers.
If you have a hard time seeing because of skin on your upper eyelids, or if you suffer from bulging bags underneath your eyes, then upper or lower blepharoplasty could work well for you. This surgery provides a more youthful-looking appearance and addresses your vision impairment concerns. During your appointment at our office in Draper, UT, Dr. Chiddy creates a personalized treatment plan and the billing staff provides information about cost or financing with programs, such as Prosper, CareCredit, and Mountain America Credit Union. Located near the Greater Salt Lake City area, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our expert plastic surgeon, Dr. Chiddy.