What is an Eyelid Lift?
Sometimes called blepharoplasty or cosmetic eyelid surgery, 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 eyelid surgery candidates are those 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.
Eyelid Lift Benefits
An eyelid lift will not only rejuvenate your appearance but can also improve your vision. Sagging upper eyelids can block your field of vision, making it difficult to perform daily tasks like reading or driving. The heaviness of drooping upper lids may also cause you to involuntarily keep your brows raised which could contribute to worsening forehead lines. Puffy under eyes create a tired and aged appearance so lower blepharoplasty will refresh your look and restore your confidence, like upper blepharoplasty.
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, outpatient surgery center with an 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 excess fat deposits are repositioned and rejuvenated for a smoother and brighter look to the under eyes. Sometimes, sagging skin is removed as well. The incisions are finally closed with special sutures.
Eyelid Lift Recovery
You can expect bruising and swelling for at least one week after surgery so you might not feel comfortable returning to the public. If you wear contact lenses, you will have to wait a few weeks to resume wearing them. Some patients also experience sensitive vision to bright light and the sun so it can be helpful to wear dark sunglasses for the first few days. It’s extremely important to keep your head elevated while you sleep to decrease swelling and bruising. Applying ice packs can also alleviate your discomfort and improve swelling.
Most swelling and bruising will improve within 7-10 days, and you can resume almost all of your normal activities after two to three weeks. Once the scar is healed, it will be practically invisible since it is concealed in the natural crease of the upper lid or in the inside of the lower lid.
Eyelid Lift Results
It can take a few months for your final results to emerge as swelling gradually goes down, but the wait is worth it. The result is a rejuvenated and lifted look to your eye area, giving you a more refreshed and youthful appearance. If you have an upper blepharoplasty, your upper lids will be lifted to open up the eyes and brighten your appearance. If you have a lower blepharoplasty, the undereye area will be smoother, and heavy bags under the eyes caused by bulging fat pads will be removed.
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Eyelid Surgery Cost
There are a variety of factors that affect the cost of your eyelid surgery including anesthesia, the extent of your surgery, any combined procedures, and more. During a consultation with Dr. Diktaban, you’ll receive a full cost estimate of your eyelid surgery and a professional recommendation on the best way to achieve your personal cosmetic goals.
Cocktail anesthesia is Dr. Diktaban’s preferred tool for ensuring your procedure is relaxing and low-risk. Dr. Diktaban has used cocktail anesthesia for surgical procedures for over 10 years with resounding success. Patients are safe and comfortable during the entire procedure. It is predictable and consistent for men and women of all ages. There are no IVs or any tubes down your nose or throat. Patients describe the experience as “floating comfortably”. Patients are even allowed and instructed to have a light breakfast before coming to the office for their procedure. The cocktail anesthesia entails the ingestion of a few pills followed by two medicine injections into the arm. One big advantage with cocktail anesthesia is that during body contouring procedures, the patients are able to turn their body into different positions that enables Dr. Diktaban to sculpt their bodies in an enhanced manner. The following list of procedures can be performed under cocktail anesthesia: browlifts, facelifts, eyelid lifts, necklifts, liposuction, BBLs (buttock enlargement), fat transfer to the breasts, breast lifts, FaceTite, AccuTite, and BodyTite. Learn more about how cocktail anesthesia can transform your surgical experience during your consultation.