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    Upper Eyelid Surgery under Local Anesthesia


    Droopy upper lids can leave you looking tired, angry, or sad, even when you’re far from it. Since the skin around the eyes is so delicate, you’ll probably notice the signs of aging around the eyes first. An upper eyelid lift performed with local anesthesia can remove excess skin that may be sagging or pulling down over the eyes to give you a more youthful and refreshed look.

    An upper eyelid lift is especially effective for tightening and lifting the skin in the upper lids. It can improve your sight if you were suffering from impaired vision because of sagging upper lids and creates a more youthful look overall.

    Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin are both Board Certified (ABPS) Plastic Surgeons with years of experience performing facial rejuvenation procedures for patients in Richmond, Virginia and Vienna, Virginia. You can trust our doctors and the team at Modern Body Conturing and Laser Center (MBody) to stay up-to-date on the latest surgical techniques and work to provide you with the most natural-looking results.



    Many patients are surprised to see the difference something as simple as an upper eyelid lift can make to their appearance. The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reps or Dr. Sundin to discuss your goals. We can determine whether you are a good candidate for an upper eyelid lift and provide information on what to expect during and after the procedure.

    Our doctors use special techniques to make very small incisions in areas that are easy to camouflage. The incision will be made in the crease of the upper lid and follows the natural contour of the eye closely. We can then remove any excess skin form the eye area and close up the incision. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and you’ll find that the incision lines heal relatively quickly and will heal to a point they are almost invisible.



    Undergoing an upper eyelid lift with local anesthesia means you are still awake during the procedure but won’t feel anything. You will be able to listen to Dr. Sundin’s instructions and hear what’s going on but the entire treatment area will be numb. Dr. Sundin will numb the upper face with topical numbing cream and local anesthetic so the effects won’t wear off for at least a few hours post-procedure. Local anesthesia is easy to administer, starts working relatively quickly,  and is well-tolerated by all patients.

    If you have questions about the effects of local anesthesia or how this procedure works, please don’t hesitate to call the office. We would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about the numbing process and upper eyelid lift surgery.



    Dr. Reps or Dr. Sundin will provide very precise instructions on how to handle your postoperative care. There are some things you can do to speed up the healing process, including getting plenty of rest, keeping your head elevated, and using cool compresses to manage swelling and bruising. Most patients need to take a few day off work after the procedure but will be able to see their full result within a couple of weeks of surgery.



    At MBody Contouring and Laser Center, with office locations in Richmond and Tysons Corner, VA, our patients are treated to a serene and tranquil environment. Your MBody experience can be a much-needed retreat from the chaotic pace of every day life and we are here to help you emerge refreshed, rejuvenated, and looking your best!

    If you would like more information about upper eyelid surgery or any other facial rejuvenation procedures, please contact MBody Contouring and Laser Center today. We look forward to speaking with you and scheduling your private consultation with one of our esteemed doctors.

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    1500 Cornerside Boulevard
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    Vienna, Virginia 22182
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    Suite 210
    Richmond, Virginia 23229
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