An eyelid lift (“blepharoplasty”) is a surgical procedure that can reduce the wrinkling and sagging of eyelid tissue. An eyelid lift can remove excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eye areas to help restore a well-rested look to the face.
EYELID LIFT CANDIDATES
Patients undergoing eyelid lift surgery should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the procedure. It is important that individuals undergo an eyelid lift for their own personal benefits and not because of the opinions of others.
EYELID LIFT PROCEDURE
The surgical time associated with a blepharoplasty depends on which areas of the eye (upper or lower) are addressed. Typically, an eyelid lift is performed on an outpatient basis under twilight or general anesthesia. There are two techniques that can be performed in order rejuvenate the upper and lower eyelid areas.
- Upper Blepharoplasty – An inconspicuous incision is made along the natural crease in the upper eyelid. Excess skin is removed and fat tissue is repositioned to leave the eye looking more refreshed.
- Lower Blepharoplasty – A discrete incision is made along the lash line where excess skin and fat are excised. To correct puffiness, an incision can be placed inside the eyelid to avoid a noticeable scar.
After the procedure is complete, swelling and discomfort will be present, but can be relieved by prescribed pain medication. Ointment and cold compresses can also help shorten the recovery time, and patients usually return to work about a week after surgery. However, strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for a few weeks.
An eyelid lift immediately adds a more youthful look to the eyes and patients are pleased that they no longer look tired or stressed. In addition, patients are happy that there is no scarring from the incisions made during surgery since they were placed in the folds of the eyelids.
For more information on eyelid lift surgery, please call at (626) 350-0856 to schedule your consultation.