What is an Eyelid Lift?
Sometimes called blepharoplasty, the eyelid lift addresses the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. This procedure uses incisions to excise loose skin and sagging fat pockets around the eyes for a lifted, awake look. Although the eyelid lift can be performed on its own, it’s also a common accompaniment to procedures like a facelift or rhinoplasty. In some cases, an eyelid lift can correct vision if you have excess skin that hangs too low over your eyes.
Eyelid Lift Candidates
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are those who are looking for transformative results when it comes to lifting and rejuvenating the eye area. Most often, eyelid lift patients have puffiness or sagging in the upper and lower eyelids, as well as wrinkles and hoods that cause the eyes to look aged and tired. In some cases, mini-surgical options like AccuTite can be used to rejuvenate the eyes without extensive downtime or incisions. It’s important that you be in good overall health if you opt for eyelid surgery, so Dr. Diktaban will discuss your medical health and expectations during a consultation.
What Happens During an Eyelid Lift?
An eyelid lift can involve upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both. All options can be performed at our certified, in-house facility with anesthetic appropriate for your customized procedure.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
During upper eyelid surgery, an incision is made within the natural crease of the eyelid. Then, excess skin is removed, and the underlying tissues are lifted into a more upright position. Once finished, the incision is closed and made ready for recovery.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Lower eyelid surgery can be performed with an incision within the lower lash line or even inside the eyelid. Then, the puffy undereye bags are repositioned and rejuvenated for a smoother and brighter look to the undereyes. Sometimes, excess skin is removed as well. The incisions are finally closed with special sutures.
Results and Recovery
You can expect swelling and bruising for at least a week after surgery, meaning you may not feel comfortable returning to public during this time. Some patients also experience sensitive vision to bright light, so it can be helpful to wear sunglasses for the first few days. It’s extremely important to keep your head elevated while you sleep to decrease swelling and bruising. It can take a few months for your final results to emerge, but the result is a rejuvenated and lifted look to your eye area.
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