Woman's blepharoplasty results


Your eyes not only help you see but they also communicate how you feel. Signs of aging can make you look tired, even when you're not.

Plastic surgeon Sahar Nadimi can perform blepharoplasty (or eyelid surgery) to remove excess skin and fat from around your eyes.

Learn how our double board-certified surgeon in the Chicago, IL, suburb of Oakbrook Terrace can help you look rested and rejuvenated.

What Is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure during which a doctor eliminates excess skin, fat, and puffiness from around the eyes, reducing the appearance of folds and bags and giving you a more youthful appearance. If sagging eyelids are partially blocking your vision, the procedure can restore your full field of vision.

What Can Blepharoplasty Do for You? 

Blepharoplasty can address both aesthetic and functional concerns regarding the eyelids. The procedure can:

Eliminate loose or sagging skin from the upper eyelids, which can create deep creases and even affect vision

Reduce wrinkles on the eyelids that make you look older

Remove deposits of fat from the lids that make the eyes appear puffy

Eliminate bags under the eyes that result from loose skin and excess fat

Firm up the skin in the lower eyelids to eliminate sagging skin and reduce fine wrinkles

While blepharoplasty can treat excess eyelid skin that is starting to droop, as well as possible bulging fat pads, it is not intended to eliminate wrinkles from the outer corners of the eyes and the high cheekbones (crow's feet). If these are among your areas of concern, Dr. Nadimi can use BOTOX® Cosmetic to correct wrinkles in the area without surgery.

Superior results are often achieved with complementary procedures. Many patients choose to combine blepharoplasty with a facelift or brow lift for a more dramatic cosmetic improvement. Dr. Nadimi may also recommend these to obtain well-balanced and natural-looking results.

Why Patients Choose the Chicago Hair Institute for Blepharoplasty

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Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Nadimi has the distinction of being a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and hair restoration specialist. She has dedicated her career to facial aesthetic surgery. 

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Excellent Patient Reviews and Results

Both Dr. Nadimi and Dr. Raymond J. Konior of the Chicago Hair Institute are highly rated by their patients and have helped them achieve life-changing results.

"I'm thrilled with the results already." A Glowing Review for Dr. Nadimi

I had Botox & Blepharoplasty  performed by Dr Nadimi. From my initial visit to the office to post op visits I was Extremely pleased! I'm am thrilled with the results already and it has Only been 2 weeks. Dr Nadimi's staff has been very professional, helpful and kind during the entire process!! K P, 5-Star Google Review, 2022

Reverse the Signs of Aging With Blepharoplasty

Dr. Sahar Nadimi explains how the eyes are one of the first places where signs of aging appear. Her unique and precise skill allows her to perform highly effective eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, to reduce the tired, groggy look and result in a refreshed appearance. Dr. Nadimi's expertise enables patients to recover quickly and resume their normal social life sooner than later.

Our Eyelid Surgeries Have Transformed Many Faces

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Upper Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Nadimi rejuvenated this patient's upper eyelids to address loose, excess skin that was covering her eyelashes. 

Before and after eyelid surgery

Lower Eyelid Surgery

This man came to our Chicago practice to fix under-eye bags and a persistently tired appearance. Dr. Nadimi performed a lower eyelid surgery in combination with a brow lift to achieve the exact change he wanted. 

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If you are worried about sagging eyelids, puffy under-eye bags, or a reduced field of vision due to drooping eyelids, Dr. Nadimi can help you look your best and see clearly with eyelid surgery. 

Alongside Dr. Konior, Dr. Nadimi has helped many men and women enhance their appearance in a natural-looking way through plastic surgery. If you would like to learn more about eyelid surgery, contact Chicago Hair Institute today. Our practice is conveniently located in Oakbrook Terrace—a suburb just 20 minutes outside of Chicago, IL.

Contact us online or call us:
(630) 932-9690

Virtual Consultations Available


Learn more about surgery from the comfort of your home. Contact us online to request your virtual consultation today.

"The best decision I ever made"

"Dr. Nadimi has always made me feel very comfortable. Aside from the doctor, the office staff is outstanding as well and very warm. They make you feel special and they are trustworthy. It was the best decision I ever made, I have no regrets. My confidence went up, people noticed a big change at work and I even got a promotion few months later. Everybody that have known me before I got the procedure done keep telling me how amazing I look and how impressed they are with the results. It looks very natural, you would not be able to tell that I got this done. This has been truly a life changing decision for me. I highly recommend Dr. Nadimi." mapichou on RealSelf Reviews

​How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost?

Eyelid surgery is highly individualized, so costs can vary from patient to patient depending on several factors:

  1. Your unique areas of concern and specific treatment goals
  2. Whether you are correcting the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both
  3. Whether you are combining eyelid surgery with other procedures

If the skin around your eyes is obstructing your vision, your medical insurance may cover a portion of your treatment costs.

A Closer Look at Insurance for Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty may be covered by your insurance if drooping eyelids obstruct your vision, making surgery medically necessary. Our Chicago-area team will gladly work with you to help you get the most from your insurance coverage. 

Blepharoplasty Is Ideal For Patients Who Have:

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Dissatisfaction With the Appearance of Their Eyes

If you are unhappy with your appearance because of loose or sagging eyelids, you may be a candidate for blepharoplasty. During the procedure, Dr. Nadimi will remove excess skin and fat and tighten the tissue to reveal younger-looking eyes.

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Diminished Field of Vision

If drooping eyelids are making it difficult to see, eyelid surgery can help. Our doctors can order a visual field test to determine whether sagging eyelids are impairing your vision. 

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Good Ocular Health

To qualify for eyelid surgery at our greater Chicago, IL, office, you will need to be free from any serious eye conditions, such as glaucoma or a detached retina.

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Good Overall Health

As with any plastic surgery procedure, you will need to be in good overall health in order to qualify for blepharoplasty.

Realistic Expectations
Are Important


Eyelid surgery can dramatically enhance the appearance of your eyes, but it cannot make you look like a different person. Before undergoing this plastic surgery procedure, it is important to have specific treatment goals and realistic expectations for your results.

Choose Precisely Personalized Surgery With Dr. Nadimi

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Dr. Nadimi performs each and every blepharoplasty herself. She does not pass off cases to an associate. This is part of her dedication to Chicago patients and allows her to ensure the highest quality surgeries. 

If you need any other facial procedure, whether to complement your eyelid surgery or refine another area of the face, you can trust that you will also receive care personally from Dr. Nadimi. Patients who come to the Chicago Hair Institute for all their aesthetic needs are able to develop long-term, trusting relationships with our cosmetic experts. Call or write to start your journey. 

(630) 932-9690

Our Five-Star Reviews From Happy Patients



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I give the highest marks possible to Dr. Sahar Nadimi and her staff. I'm from out of state and found the Chicago Hair Institute during a Google search, and I'm glad I did. Dr. Nadimi is a very skilled surgeon, and I found her communication skills before, during, and after surgery, to be of the highest order... My experience at the Chicago Hair Institute Clinic was A+++, and I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone. Thank you.

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Brandon Owen

Oakbrook Terrace, IL


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Dr. Nadimi Was great. She really took the time to go over the whole procedure, the pros and cons and answer any questions I had. Nothing felt rushed. The surgery itself was not as bad as I was anticipating. 

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The Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty can typically be completed in one to two hours. Here's what happens during the surgery:
Blepharoplasty can typically be completed in one to two hours. You will receive anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery.
Blepharoplasty can typically be completed in one to two hours. You will receive anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery.


You will receive anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery. We typically recommend general anesthesia so that you remain comfortably asleep throughout the procedure.


Dr. Nadimi will create incisions in discreet places where they will result in very minimal scarring. The upper eyelid incision is hidden in your natural eyelid crease. The lower eyelid incision may be placed either behind your eyelid or just below the lash line for minimal visibility.

Surgery and Sutures

Excess eyelid skin and any excess fat deposits are gently removed. Sutures are then placed to close the incision. The blepharoplasty procedure usually takes between one to two hours if not combined with other procedures.

Begin Recovery

Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure, so you will need another adult to drive you home once the surgery is complete. We also recommend having someone stay with you overnight. 

Transform Your Appearance With Eyelid Surgery 

The benefits of a blepharoplasty on your lower or upper lids can last for many years depending on your genetics, the type of surgery you received, and other factors involving skin care and general health. 

Our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Sahar Nadimi, performs procedures for patients from all over the world at our facility in the greater Chicago, IL, area. Patients come away looking younger and more alert after excess and sagging skin is removed around their eyes.

Learn how eyelid surgery can produce dramatic results for your appearance today. Contact our Oakbrook Terrace, IL, office online or call:

(630) 932-9690

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Dr. Nadimi Is

A Cosmetic Authority

Dr. Nadimi teaches Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center. Her expertise makes her an in-demand voice in the industry. Dr. Nadimi speaks at national meetings and has published peer-reviewed research in journals and textbooks.

Minimal Scarring


Thanks to modern surgical techniques, any scars will be hidden once healed. Our plastic surgeons make minimally invasive incisions in the natural creases around the eye, where scars are nearly unnoticeable.

"You will be amazed by the results." More Excellent Reviews for the Chicago Hair Institute


Janet Orr


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I have had a terrific experience with Dr Sahar Nadimi for facial injections, namely Botox. She has such a delicate touch and I am so pleased with the results. I want to still look natural and not frozen. I highly recommend her to anyone thinking about Botox! You will be amazed by the results.

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Cheryl Koby

Oakbrook Terrace, IL


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the whole experience was great! Everybody there is very warm and friendly and treats you like family, the office is very warmly inviting and clean, and the whole experience is just top-notch! If you are considering one of the services she provides, I hope you look into an appointment with her. You won't have to look anywhere else.

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Rejuvenate Your Appearance With the Help of a Highly Respected Plastic Surgeon

When you choose to undergo blepharoplasty with the Chicago Hair Institute, you're choosing to work with a plastic surgeon who is recognized in her field. 

In addition to her double board certification, Dr. Nadimi speaks at national meetings and publishes original facial plastic surgery research in peer-reviewed journals, advancing the field of plastic surgery. She teaches Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as an assistant professor at Loyola University Medical Center. 

By keeping up with the latest techniques and leading the next generation of plastic surgeons, Dr. Nadimi demonstrates a high level of knowledge and skill in facial plastic surgery. Don't settle for less when it comes to your appearance. 

To request a blepharoplasty consultation with Dr. Nadimi, contact us online or call:

(630) 932-9690

Blepharoplasty Provides Long-Lasting Improvements


The results of an upper eyelid surgery typically last five to seven years, but in some cases can be maintained for the rest of your life. A lower eyelid surgery delivers even better longevity, with results usually lasting for life. 

Blepharoplasty FAQ

What will my eyelid surgery results look like?

Blepharoplasty is a short, simple surgery that can produce significant results and high patient satisfaction. As an experienced, double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Nadimi will not over-correct your eyes, but will instead give you natural-looking results through precise surgical techniques.

How long does it take to heal from blepharoplasty?

Most patients require several days or up to a week off of work until the bruising and swelling subsides. Dr. Nadimi will give you specific instructions regarding your recovery, such as using over-the-counter pain medication, ice, and artificial tears to reduce discomfort. After about a week, you will return to our office to have your stitches removed.

Is blepharoplasty dangerous?

Eyelid surgery is a relatively low-risk procedure. However, there are some complications to be aware of. Bleeding and infection are possible with almost any surgery.

Complications specific to eyelid surgery include dry eyes, discoloration of the eyelids, inability to close the eyes, a sagging lower lash line, or vision impairment. You can reduce your risk of complications by choosing to work with a skilled plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Nadimi. 

Do you have a question about blepharoplasty that wasn't answered above? Feel free to message us at any time.

Dr. Raymond J. Konior, MD, FACS

Dr. Sahar Nadimi

Dr. Sahar Nadimi is a recognized leader in facial plastic surgery and hair restoration offering double board-certifications. Dr. Nadimi is nationally affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

To learn more or to schedule an appointment at our Chicago, IL, hair restoration and plastic surgery clinic, contact us online or call (630) 932-9690.

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