The Eyelid Lift
Corrects droopy, puffy eyes, rejuvenates a tired appearance, and creates a more youthful look.
Upper eyelid surgery incisions are made to remove excess fat, muscle and loose skin. Incisions are kept in the natural folds of the eye to hide scars and fine sutures are used to close incisions and minimize scar visibility.
Lower eyelid surgery incisions are typically made behind the eyelid to remove excess fat causing puffiness, as well as in an inconspicuous site along the lower lash line to remove excess skin.
Sometimes fat is repositioned rather than removed, and sometimes the lower lid is tightened as well.
Blepharoplasty will not eliminate dark circles, eliminate all fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nor change sagging eyebrows or remove festoons - the puffiness that sometimes occurs in the upper cheeks. It won't correct a sagging cheek.
- Performed under local anesthesia in the office or general anesthesia in the hospital, Blepharoplasty can take up to 2 hours. Patients can have same-day discharge unless other procedures are also being performed.
- Slight blurring may be experienced initially. Stitches are removed 3 to 5 days after surgery. Normal activities can be resumed after 1 week and full aerobic workouts after 3 weeks
Blepharoplasty can correct hooded upper lids, sagging lower lids and hereditary conditions such as overhanging upper lids. It can also remove puffiness and bags under the eyes that cause a worn, tired look. It also eliminates excess fat, muscle and skin and create a more youthful, refreshed look.
- The degree of evident visual field obstruction.
- Visual acuity and tear production.
- Use of contact lenses.
- Circulatory, opthalmologic or other medical problems.
- The usefulness of other procedures such as a forehead lift, soft tissue fillers, laser resurfacing or neurotoxin injections to enhance the results of blepharoplasty.
BEFORE AND AFTER
Frequently asked questions
The ideal age varies depending on the procedure. Some surgeries, like rhinoplasty, are often performed in late teens or early twenties, while others are more common among older adults seeking anti-aging treatments.
When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon in a accredited facility, plastic surgery is generally safe. However, all surgical procedures carry inherent risks, and individual factors also play a role in safety.
Recovery time varies depending on the procedure and individual healing abilities. Some treatments may have minimal downtime, while others may require several weeks of recuperation.
Skilled surgeons strive to provide natural-looking outcomes. Open communication with your surgeon about your expectations and goals is crucial for achieving the results you desire.
Most surgeries result in some scarring, but plastic surgeons aim to minimize scarring through careful incision placement and suturing techniques. Scar management post-surgery can also help.
The cost varies by procedure and location. We do not accept insurance.
It's crucial to select a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in the specific procedure you're interested in. Reading reviews, checking credentials, and scheduling consultations can help with this decision.