Eyelid Lift or Blepharoplasty
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, or Eyelid Lift surgery, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on the upper and lower eyelids.
Eyelid surgeries can be performed to both enhance the aesthetics of your eyelids and improve any functional problems.
Who is a good candidate for an Eyelid Lift?
During your consult, we will perform a thorough examination of the subject area to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, taking into account, overall health and expectations.
The ideal candidate for eyelid surgery is generally suffering from the following:
- Loose, sagging skin around the eyes. Creating the appearance of folds, while disrupting your upper eyelid’s natural contours, in certain cases this can cause adverse effects to your vision.
Fat deposits in the eyelid. Leading to puffiness and discomfort in the eye area.
Under eye bags.
Drooping eyelids that can expose the eye’s iris; leaving it vulnerable to debris and causing irritations.
- Excess skin and wrinkles.
Patients should also be in good overall health, without any serious eye conditions, that could very easily be made worse as a result of cosmetic surgery.
The procedure is done outpatient, and requires local anesthesia injected directly into the skin and muscle tissue, surrounding the eyes. This will allow you to heal much faster than general anesthesia and is also safer. Incisions are made along the eyelid(s), and we remove the excess skin/fat cells. The muscles around the eyelids are tightened, and incisions are closed, leaving you with a smoother, more aesthetically pleasing eyelid!
After your procedure is completed our staff will help you through your recovery. You will be provided with tips and certain directions to be followed in order to maximize your effects, and heal efficiently. Cold compresses will be used to reduce swelling and insure proper healing. Oral pain medication may be required during the first few days of recovery, as well as ointments to reduce scarring and speed up recovery.