COSMETIC SURGERY

Blepharoplasty (Upper Eyelid Surgery) in Utah

Whether you are looking to improve your vision or take years off your appearance, Dr. Mobley has the expertise to give you the effect you desire.

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Dr. Mobley is proud to lead the way in establishing Utah as a major destination hub for Facial Plastic Surgery. Whether you’re from out of state or out of country, our Patient Care Team is dedicated to making your experience with us as simple, efficient and discreet as possible.

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Why do people travel hundreds of miles for Dr. Mobley?

Mobley MD is a unique center of excellence when it comes to cosmetic upper eyelid surgery. Nationally acclaimed Steven Mobley, MD has improved the facial appearance of politicians, sports figures, and other nationally known individuals. He has also helped improve the lives of people from all walks of life, from doctors, to soccer moms, and business executives.

Dr. Steven Mobley has been featured on Inside Edition, Good Morning America, People and Cosmopolitan magazines. Dr. Mobley has over 20 years of experience and has positively transformed thousands of patients nose, eyes, ears, and necklines. Mobley MD Facial Plastic Surgery attracts patients from all over the world and all walks of life. We invite you to experience the difference for yourself.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

One of the most common reasons people seek upper eyelid surgery is that they look in the mirror and see that their upper eyes make them look more tired or older than they feel inside. Some patients will say that their friends and co-workers will ask if they are mad or tired even though the person does not feel this in any way. With over 20 years of specialized facial surgical experience, Steven Mobley, MD is one of the leading cosmetic upper eyelid surgeons in the Mountain West region and has both written medical papers as well as lectured on the topic of eyelid surgery extensively.

Upper eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure that can be performed in either the office setting (oral sedation plus local anesthesia) or in the OR setting where it can be performed under either IV sedation or a full general anesthetic. The patient’s choice of anesthesia and the surgical setting are discussed as part of every consultation experience.

One advantage to Upper eyelid surgery is that it has one of the shorter recovery times of all facial surgeries while at the same time having a substantial “wow” factor as the eyes are indeed the windows to the soul.

While each patient is unique, statistically speaking, the most common time to have cosmetic upper eyelid surgery is in the 40s. However, eyelid surgery can sometimes be offered to patients as young as their late 20s and is routinely performed on those over the age of 70. Whether you are in the younger or older age range for this procedure, a beautiful and natural looking result is always our goal under under the care of Dr. Mobley’s skillful hands. Our before and after photos, along with our online reviews speak volumes to Dr. Mobley’s attention to detail in every case where he blends his 20+ years of surgical expertise with his eye for artistry to give the patient a natural result that gives the eyes energy and a visual “pop” but never leaving the patient looking over done or pulled too tight.

Upper Eyelid Surgery and the Eyebrows

Although not as common, some patients who think they need upper eyelid surgery will actually achieve a better cosmetic result by adding or having only cosmetic brow-lifting surgery. During every patient’s consultation, clinical photos will be taken and analyzed and if you fall into this category, Dr. Mobley will go over all of this with you to fully educate you on your options. Please visit the cosmetic brow procedure page to learn more.

Insurance and Upper Eyelid Surgery

In selected cases it may be appropriate to use insurance benefits to cover part of your cosmetic eyelid procedure. Each case is unique and our staff is well trained to navigate the insurance processes if this is the appropriate care for a given patient’s specific case. All of this will be covered in detail during the consultation process.

Blepharoplasty – Putting it all Together

In summary, there are many different types of cosmetic eyelid surgery broadly categorized as: upper eyelid, lower eyelid, and sometimes functional blepharoplasty. While patients often think of the upper and lower eyelids together, Dr. Mobley, as an experienced expert in facial cosmetic surgery, tends to view these as two different areas of the human face that need to be in balance for maximum facial beauty. An upper eye lift will remove the excess skin and fat that can develop on the upper eyelids. Alternatively, a lower lid surgery removes what is commonly called “bags” and wrinkled skin that appears underneath the eyes. He has found many patients prefer to have both procedures done at the same time for optimal results and simultaneous recovery. Many patients who want better looking eyes often receive additionally cosmetic enhancements with chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and cosmetic fat injections. There are links to these complimentary procedures on this page. Feel free to explore more.

SHOULD I CONSIDER BLEPHAROPLASTY?

You may choose to have eyelid surgery because you want to look younger, for physical comfort, or to increase your peripheral vision.

COMMON REASONS FOR BLEPHAROPLASTY:

  • Loose or puffy skin
  • Wrinkled skin
  • Limited peripheral vision
  • Sun damaged or “crepe-paper-like” skin

DR. MOBLEY WILL BUILD A CURATED PLAN FOR YOUR SURGERY

During your consultation with Dr. Mobley, the two of you will come up with the optimal plan to enhance your eyelid area while emphasizing a refreshed and natural look. Eyelid surgery can be combined with other lifting procedures as well as skin resurfacing to provide optimal rejuvenation.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Every journey has a story, and we want to hear yours. From the moment you step into our office, our priority becomes fully understanding the emotional and physical reasons why you’re looking for a change. Contact us today to book your consultation with Dr. Mobley.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cosmetic eyelid surgery can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelids, and patients often choose to have both operated at the same time. Upper eyelid surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids. My goal is to create an aesthetically pleasing eye with the avoidance of any result that looks unnatural or “surgical.”

Lower eyelid surgery can be performed in a variety of ways, and only a complete medical examination can determine which technique is right for you. Puffy bags in the lower eyelids can be greatly reduced and excess wrinkled skin can be improved.

To fully understand the costs of cosmetic surgery, you must understand the guiding principles of Dr. Mobley’s medical practice: quality, safety and respect for costs. With over 20 years of experience, Mobley MD has not designed the surgical experience to be the lowest bid, rather, he wants you to have an exceptionally high-quality surgical experience with exceptional results.

Three main components contribute to your final cosmetic surgery fee. The first component is the surgeon’s fee. The surgeon’s fee can only be determined after a full consultation with Dr. Mobley when he will formulate a treatment plan that best fits your cosmetic goals. As a reference point, a recent survey of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery showed the average professional fee for all various types of blepharoplasty surgeries to be $3500.

Blepharoplasty is an operation with a range of options. For example, some patients may only need a cosmetic surgery of the upper lids that can be safely done in the office. Other patients might need cosmetic work on the upper and lower lids, fat added to the hollow cheeks and resurfacing of the fine lower lid wrinkled skin.

Dr. Mobley is considered a national expert when it comes to cosmetic eyelid surgery. He performs up to twice as many cosmetic eyelid surgeries as the average aesthetic plastic surgeon. Dr. Mobley performed 35 blepharoplasties last year alone.

The average final fee is around $3700 for upper eyelids cosmetic surgery in-office, $4700 if adding on cosmetic fat transfer. If performed in an operating room under full anesthesia costs can run from $4500 (upper eyelids) to $6000 (upper and lower) up to around $7000 (if cosmetic fat added to the procedure). You can always find a lower fee, but at Mobley MD we pride ourselves on the fact that Dr. Mobley is one of the most well regarded Facial Plastic Surgeons in the Intermountain West. There are no regrets when you choose the best.

After your consultation, you will leave the office with an easy to understand written quote in which we will list the cost of these three components for your individualized surgical plan. Keep in mind that the facility and anesthesia fees are time-based and so may be increased, or decreased, based on the actual final length of your cosmetic surgery.

Blepharoplasty surgery can be performed in a few different settings, giving patients choice in accordance with their surgical goals. For most patients they would be most comfortable in our state of the art AAAASF surgical suite (Millcreek Surgical Suite).

Having your procedure performed under IV sedation is often the best of all worlds. Under IV sedation patient discomfort is at a minimum and recovery is usually easier than after general anesthesia. The anesthesia “hangover” feeling as well as severe nausea are often much less following IV sedation. For patients that are somewhat procedure phobic or simply have the feeling that I want to be “knocked out and wake up when I the procedure is done” then we offer full and safe general anesthesia at our surgical facility as well. Rest assured that you will not only be in the talented surgical of Steven Mobley, MD but also with some of the most talented anesthesia professionals in the state of Utah who are specifically trained for the nuances of anesthesia that are important in the specialty of plastic surgery. Both general anesthesia and IV sedation come with the additional cost of intravenous medications and additional staffing is also needed for these procedures.

Some patients may opt to have their procedure performed in the office under mainly local anesthesia. Carefully selected patients who are not “procedure-phobic” can have their procedures performed in the office. We most often combine a safe dose of oral sedatives to go along with the local anesthesia that will be used to numb. Of course the initial injections of anesthesia will come with an expected “pinch and burn” that is common with the medical setting, but Dr. Mobley has developed many techniques to make this at least discomforting as possible.

During your consultation, we will go over the different options for you based on your criteria as a patient, your goals as a patient, and other factors. We look forward to explaining all of this to your more fully during your visit to Mobley MD Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Mobley wants to make cosmetic surgery available to as many people as possible. For that reason we have  partnered with CareCredit to provide lending services. When you come in for your consultation we will be more than happy to go over all your financial options with you.

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Patients are encouraged to rest at home for approximately one week following eyelid surgery. After the first week, I will remove any stitches that were placed. Eyelid skin is the most delicate on the human body, and eyelids tend to swell and bruise after surgery. This is most noticeable for the first week but quickly resolves completely after 10-14 days. Within seven to ten days after surgery patients can usually return to daily activities.

For patients who have an excessive amount of upper eyelid skin and have undergone a Visual Field test to confirm that the excess skin is affecting the peripheral vision, the insurance company (and Medicare) may pay for this type of surgery. Only a complete medical evaluation can determine if you might fall into this category.

In my experience, many of my patients are pleasantly surprised by the minimal amount of discomfort they have in the postoperative period. Upper eyelid surgery is not considered painful by most of my patients but they typically experience some bruising and swelling for the week following surgery. Lower eyelid surgery can cause a sensation of dry, scratchy eyes for the week following surgery. We help alleviate this discomfort through eye drops and pain medications.

Based on your individual recovery, you should be ready to go back to work approximately one week after your surgery.

Every type of surgery has risks. It’s my ethical responsibility to educate you on these risks so you can make the best possible decision for yourself while weighing these risks against the benefits of surgery. My training helps me to minimize these risks to the best of my ability, but I cannot eliminate them entirely. Common risks include change in lower eyelid position, residual skin wrinkles or fat bags, and persistent dryness of eyes. Let me know if you have chronic dry eyes, are seeing a doctor for this problem, or are taking medication for dry eyes. The risks above are the most common ones that I think you should be aware of, but they are not a complete list of all possible risks. When I see you in consultation and we begin to formulate your surgical treatment plan, I’ll review with you not only these common risks but also the less likely complications that may occur.

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Mobley MD Facial Plastic Surgery office was built from the ground up and designed specifically for the patient experience. Our patients have exclusive access to Millcreek Surgical Suite, a AAASF nationally certified center that provides an unparalleled experience for discerning cosmetic patients. Located steps away from Utah’s renowned St. Marks Hospital, our office houses our state of the art surgical facility and our boutique medical spa, BeautyNow.

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Thank you for visiting MobleyMD. We are proud to be one of America’s top Facial Plastic Surgery practices, located in the heart of Utah. On behalf of our founder Dr. Steven Mobley and our entire team, we’re excited to welcome you to the MobleyMD family!

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