COSMETIC SURGERY

Blepharoplasty (Lower 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 one-of-a-kind, unique center of excellence for 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 nationwide 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.

Lower Eyelid Surgery in Utah

Dr. Steven Mobley is a national thought leader in facial plastic surgery including cosmetic surgery of the lower eyelids. He has written many national book chapters as well as lectured on eyelid surgery extensively.
In almost no other area of facial plastic surgery is decision making and procedure selection as crucial as it is than in cosmetic lower eyelid surgery. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Mobley has developed a unique ability to create a custom surgical “recipe” for each patient to ensure the patient has the best possible and most natural looking result.
At the start of every patient’s consultation, high quality clinical photos will be taken and Dr. Mobley will sit with you and go through a complete analysis of your lower eyelid anatomy.
Many patient’s seeking cosmetic lower eyelid surgery are actually unaware that one of the more common anatomical changes making your lower eyes look older is the loss of youthful facial volume along the upper eye bone (medically called the “orbital rim” bone). As we age, typically starting in the late 30s to mid 40s we often begin to lose volume along the orbital rim. As this occurs, our lower eyes can look more sunken- a condition we refer to as lower eyelid hollow.

Orbital Rim Hollow

As we lose volume along the orbital rim, the lower eye can look sunken and sometimes gaunt- a condition referred to as orbital rim hollow. This is one of the more predictable signs of aging in the lower eye that starts to tell the world we are no longer in our 30s. One of the most time-tested and reliable way to address this orbital rim hollow is to perform a cosmetic fat transfer to the area where the lower eye meets the upper cheek. Quite commonly, a cosmetic fat transfer to the upper cheek area may be added to your surgical recipe to get a custom result curated exactly for your cosmetic anatomy and according to your cosmetic goals.
With over 2 decades of experience, Dr. Mobley will use his artistic eye combined with delicate touch to carefully replace some of the lost fat and facial volume along your orbital rim to create a full, smooth, and more youthful looking lower eye and cheek area.

Fat “Bags”

Deciding how to handle lower eyelid fat bags is another crucial factor Dr. Mobley will consider when coming up with an ideal surgical recipe for your lower eyelid concerns. Bags in the lower eyelids can most often be removed through a small incision hiden just inside the pink of the lower eyelid. For some patients, their ideal recipe may include the removal of the fat bags through a fine incision in the skin just under the lower eyelid lashes. The lashes provide further camouflage to keep this incision well hidden. During your consultation, Dr. Mobley will go over with you the pros and cons of the different approaches on how to handle your fat bags (if you have them) and will explain exactly how he came up with a recipe crafted specifically for you.

Lower Eyelid Skin

The skin of the lower eyelids is some of the finest skin on the human body and as such must be handled with an exacting delicate surgical technique to avoid a pulled or unnatural lower looking eyelid. Dr. Mobley offers a variety of techniques to address this skin based on your goals and your specific cosmetic anatomy.
Younger patients, for example, will often have an optimal cosmetic result on the skin aspect of their lower eyelid procedure by simply adding a cosmetic chemical peel or laser treatment. Some younger patients will not even need anything done to address the skin and perhaps will simply have their “bags” or “hollow” addressed as part of their surgical recipe.
If there is more excessive amounts of skin underneath the lower eyelashes, such as in slightly older patients, then often hiding a very fine incision placed just under the lower eye lashes, is an excellent way to remove this skin. The lashes provide further camouflage to keep this incision well hidden. If you have excessive amounts of lower eyelid skin, Dr. Mobley will go over with you in detail how to best removed and at the same time minimize any risks of an unnaturally pulled-too-tight look. One of the more concerning mistakes that can occur in lower eyelid skin removal is the removal of too much skin resulting in the lower eyelid looking tugged down- a condition call “ectropion”. In over 20 years of performing cosmetic lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Mobley has never caused an ectropion- a fact that speaks to his attention to detail and his desire to give each person a natural looking result without over-doing the cosmetic procedure.

Putting it all together for a surgical recipe unique to YOU.

It has taken Dr. Mobley over 20 years of surgical experience to get to a point where he can curate an exact surgical recipe for each individual patient in accord with their cosmetic goals. In Dr. Mobley’s philosophy, the key to a successful cosmetic lower eyelid surgery is to not ask for too much from any one procedure- Don’t take out too much fat. Don’t replace too much fat. Don’t take out too much skin. Don’t leave too much skin behind. Letting each individual procedure contribute to a portion of your unique surgical recipe will allow for a beautiful result while greatly minimizing the risks of poor healing or getting an unnatural looking result. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Mobley can find the right combination of procedures to address your lower eyelid concerns, be they bags, a sunken or hollow look, weathered skin, or excessive skin in the lower eyelid area. All this will be covered in your consultation and explained to you in detail by Dr. Mobley when you come in for your consultation.

SHOULD I CONSIDER LOWER EYELID (BLEPHAROPLASTY) SURGERY?

There are many reasons to consider cosmetic surgery of the lower eye area. The most common conditions treated are puffiness and bags, hollow, and improving the look and texture of the lower eyelid skin.

COMMON REASONS FOR BLEPHAROPLASTY:

  • Loose or puffy skin
  • Bags
  • Dark areas or Hollows
  • Sun Damaged/ “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 lower eyelids while emphasizing a refreshed and natural look. Lower eyelid surgery can be combined with other enhancing procedures such as cosmetic fat transfer, neck liposuction, and face-lifting to provide optimal & balanced rejuvenation for some patients.

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.

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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