Eyelid Lift Surgery

Clear up droopy eyelids and under eye bags for a more youthful appearance with a eyelid lift from Quintessa. An eyelift will remove signs of aging and correct inherited traits such as under eye bags and droopy eyelids, brightening your appearance. Under eye surgery involves removing or repositioning excess skin, fat and muscles around the eyes. Recovery from an eyelid lift surgery is quick, but the results can last a lifetime. Sutures are removed in three to four days and any minor swelling or bruising is usually gone within a week.

Droopy eyes that have resulted in vision impairment can be corrected with an eyelid lift. This type of surgery may be eligible for coverage by medical insurance.


Eyelid lift surgery can help enhance your appearance if you have:

  • Signs of aging around your eyes
  • Inherited droopy eyes
  • Developed bags under your eyes


First, one of Quintessa’s greater Milwaukee and Madison area eyelid lift surgeons, Dr. Daniel Butz or the double-board certified Dr. Andrew Campbell, will examine your eyelids and identify any signs of excess skin and inflammation. Our doctors will also study your medical history to determine the best solution and tailor it to your specific desires

Next, our surgeons will make small incisions along natural skin creases resulting in the smallest amount of scarring possible. They will then remove and reposition excess skin, fat, and muscle to illuminate your face for a more vibrant and youthful look without producing the “hollow” appearance that comes with overaggressive treatment.


Quintessa’s expert service results in a short recovery time so you can get back to your daily routine as soon as possible. Patients are often able to return home on the same day as their surgery, sutures are removed in three to four days and most minor swelling and bruising will dissipate within one week.

You will notice the improvements from your under eye bags surgery almost immediately and the results can last a lifetime. Overall, you will see a refined look with a younger firmer-looking eye area that radiates to the rest of your face.


Before & After


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Realself Q&A

Dr. Andrew Campbell - RealSelf Q&A

How long do I have to wait to see the final result of upper eyelid surgery?

If you had ptosis surgery (surgery to actually lift the lid and open the eye more), then it's not unusual for the swelling to cause the lid to droop again. As the swelling resolves, the lid comes up. Final results are commonly seen after two months or so.

What's the best medicine to help heal bruising after blepharoplasty on the lower eyelids?

There are a few ways to make bruising after a blepharoplasty improve quicker. One is oral arnica, but oftentimes patients need to be on that supplement prior to surgery for it to be more effective. There is also topical arnica which we’ve had regular success with. Another way to improve bruising is to have broad band light (BBL) treatment. We can tune the device to target the bruise and make it go away much faster.

What happens if an eyelid lift incision reopens?

When this happens, we typically recommend letting the incision heal on its own and keep some antibiotic ointment on it (you only need a very small amount). Over the next two weeks, it should be completely healed. Interestingly, the scar usually ends up looking great and no revision is required. Let your surgeon know what's going on and follow whatever recommendations they have.

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Milwaukee & Madison Area Eyelid Lift Services

At Quintessa Aesthetic Center, we’re proud to serve Wisconsin’s greater Milwaukee and Madison areas.

We currently perform eyelid lift surgery at the following locations:

Book a consult with us today to learn more!