Lower Eyelid Surgery in Reno

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Lower Blepharoplasty

If your eyes are the windows to your soul, the appearance of bags or sagging under the eyes may seem like curtains that mask your beauty and shatter your confidence. The area under your eyes is often one of the first parts of the face that begins to show signs of aging. Fortunately, you’ve got eyelid surgery options at Sierra Nevada Cosmetic and Laser Surgery that can empower you to look and feel your best—at any age. 

Ready to melt off years in your appearance with lower blepharoplasty in Reno? Dr. Kyle Yamamoto and his team of experts are ready to help.

What is a lower blepharoplasty?

Lower blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes, or repositions, the fat under the eyes. If you’ve noticed the formation of bulging fat pads in the lower eyelids, the “puffiness” is likely the result of a loss of collagen and thinning skin. In some instances, the removal of excess skin can also help tighten the under-eye area and provide a smoother, brighter appearance.

Dr. Kyle Yamamoto performs lower blepharoplasty procedures with precision. He starts by making small incisions that are hidden under the lower eyelid to remove excess fat. This results in no visible scars, less puffiness, more even volume, and a smoother under-eye appearance. 

Am I a Good Candidate?

Wonder if you qualify for lower blepharoplasty? You may be a good candidate for the procedure if you:

  • Are at least 18 years or older
  • Have excess fat pads under your lower eyes
  • Have no serious eye conditions
  • Are a non-smoker
  • Have realistic expectations about the outcome of your procedure

Lower blepharoplasty may not be ideal for individuals who are: 

  • Heavy smokers; unwilling to quit before the procedure
  • In general good health
  • Have dry eyes
  • Suffer from a serious eye condition, such as glaucoma, or severe eye trauma

The best way to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for lower eyelid surgery is to have a consultation with Dr. Yamamoto. It is also essential for patients who plan to undergo the procedure to have realistic expectations. 

During the consultation, Dr. Yamamoto will answer any questions about your expected results. 

Remember, a lower blepharoplasty can improve your under-eye area and remove the puffiness. But it does not change the structure of your face. Understanding the intended results of any cosmetic procedure is important to have realistic expectations. Lower eyelid surgery is intended to give you a refreshed appearance with natural-looking rested eyes. 

* Individual results may vary.

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Why Choose Dr. Kyle Yamamoto for Lower Blepharoplasty in Reno?

Lower blepharoplasty is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Since it is tailored to each individual’s unique features, it requires skilled hands and a high level of expertise.

When selecting a surgeon for lower eyelid surgery in Reno, experience matters. Dr. Yamamoto stands out as:

  • A double-board certified facial plastic surgeon and reconstructive surgeon
  • A fellowship-trained surgeon who specializes in all areas of the face, including the lower eyelids
  • Having extensive training and experience in facial plastic surgery, such as lower and upper blepharoplasty
  • A prestigious award-winner who received a badge of Real Self Top Doctor (the largest online site that helps consumers learn about various cosmetic procedures).

Dr. Yamamoto works closely with each patient to provide an individualized treatment plan to find what is right for you. Dr. Yamamoto’s technique leaves no visible scars to rejuvenate the under-eye area. With this technique, healing is quick, and it avoids potential damage to the muscle responsible for blinking and closing the eye. 

Sierra Nevada Cosmetic & Laser Surgery is conveniently located to serve patients in the Reno, Carson City, and Gardnerville areas. 

How Much Does Lower Blepharoplasty in Reno Cost?

The cost of lower blepharoplasty in Reno can range anywhere from $5,000-$7,500. What you pay may vary depending on various factors, such as the technique used, surgical facility costs, anesthesia fees, and location. 

Will My Insurance Cover Lower Blepharoplasty?

During your consultation, you will be provided with more information on your procedure, including the cost of surgery, and financing options that may be available to you. Lower blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure, so in most cases, medical insurance will not cover it.

However, if it can be proven that your lower blepharoplasty is a medical emergency, such as if excess skin covers the lower eyelashes and impacts your vision, your insurance company may cover the procedure. 


CareCredit is a health and wellness credit card that may be ideal for patients who qualify and would like to finance the procedure. CareCredit offers special financing to pay for cosmetic procedures as well as other types of wellness care. Options may include short-term financing of 6 or 12 months with no interest. 

What to Expect During a Consultation for Lower Blepharoplasty 

During a consultation with Dr. Yamamoto, he will review your medical history and examine the area under your eyes. A consultation is vital to find out if you are a good candidate for lower eyelid surgery. 

If you are an appropriate candidate, Dr. Yamamoto provides information on what to expect from the surgery, including the recovery process and risks involved. 

After the procedure, you typically spend time in the recovery area, and staff will monitor you for any complications. Before you go home, the staff provides you with specific instructors to reduce the risk of complications and promote optimal healing. 

For instance, post-operative instructions may include: 

  • Using ice packs to reduce swelling
  • >Using prescription eye drops
  • Sleeping with your head elevated

Dr. Yamamoto will also discuss any potential risks that may be associated with lower eyelid surgery. In general, lower eyelid surgery is a safe procedure. However, as with any surgery, there may be risks, such as: 

  • Dry irritated eyes
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

He is an artist and will make your face look a million years younger

5 5 Star Rating

I cannot recommend Sierra Nevada Cosmetic & Laser Surgery enough! Dr. Yamamoto and his staff are beyond incredible! My routinely check ups and procedures have become something I genuinely look forward to. Not only is Dr. Yamamoto honest and transparent about the outcome of procedures, but then continues to go above and beyond expectations. He practices a high level of care and pays close attention to detail whether the procedure is significant or minor. I have now sent both family and friends to him and they agree; Dr. Yamamoto ensures you are heard and supported throughout the entirety of your cosmetic journey and leaves you feeling/ looking your best self from how extraordinary his work is. Lastly, I have never come across an entire office that makes you feel like family from the moment you walk in the door. So, if you’re looking for a cosmetic surgeon who not only delivers amazing results but also truly cares about your well-being and health, look no further than Dr. Yamamoto.

by Madison M.

Schedule a Consultation for Lower Blepharoplasty in Reno

Make your eyes the most captivating feature of your face with lower blepharoplasty. Put your procedure in the hands of a trusted and highly skilled professional facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Yamamoto, who will be kind to your face and knows how to work with your facial features.

If you’re ready to start your transformation journey with lower blepharoplasty in Reno, schedule a consultation at Sierra Nevada Cosmetic & Laser Surgery today!