Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty:

Do You Look Tired even when you're well rested?

If you answered yes, then you may want to be one of the thousands annually who improve their appearance by firming up the area around their eyes. As we age, our eyelids stretch, muscles weaken and fat accumulates, all of which can lead to "a tired look" around the eyes. Eyelid surgery treats both the loose skin and fat below the eyes, commonly called "bags."

You need to make Dr. Zahir aware of any eye disease such as glaucoma, dry eyes, thyroid disease or previous Lasik surgery.


The surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis in our office or at the outpatient surgical facility.  During the procedure, local anesthesia is used with some mild oral sedation. To minimize scarring, the surgical incisions follow the natural lines and creases of the upper and lower eyelids.  Fat, excess skin and muscle tightening are addressed during the procedure and sutures are removed in five days. In some patients, a temporal brow lift or full forehead lift is required to create facial harmony.

For eyelid surgery in Annandale VA or Bethesda MD contact board certified plastic surgeon Khalique Zahir.


Upper and Lower (43 yr)

After 3 Months


Lower (49 yr)

After 9 Weeks


Upper and Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty and Temporal Browlift (Age 58 yrs.)

After 2 Months