Excess eyelid skin is very common as we age and results in an overall tired and disinterested appearance. Removing excess skin and smoothing contours/bulges allows more of the eye itself to be visible and instantly creates a refreshed appearance.
This type of procedure might be right for you if you've ever said:
“Everyone tells me I look tired and mad all the time.”
“Why are my eyes so puffy?”
“I’m constantly raising my eyebrows to see.”
Excess eyelid skin is very common as we age and results in an overall tired and disinterested appearance. People most commonly complain that the way they look doesn’t reflect the way they feel and most people assume they’re angry. Over time hearing this from everyone in your social circle is discouraging. With a cosmetic procedure like blepharoplasty, you can restore a more refreshed and youthful look to your eyes.
Eyelid rejuvenation can address a range of concerns, including droopy eyelids, bags under the eyes, under eye wrinkles, and heavy or puffy eyelids. It's a popular choice for anyone who wants to refresh their appearance without looking like they've had major surgery. Removing excess skin and smoothing contours/bulges allows more of the eye itself to be visible and instantly creates a refreshed appearance. And with advances in modern techniques, such as awake surgery, you can achieve the results you want with minimal downtime and discomfort.
At our clinic, we specialize in eyelid rejuvenation, also known as an eye lift. This procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids, smoothing out contours and bulges, and repositioning or redistributing fat to create a more youthful, balanced look.
Decades ago, plastic surgeons would often take out large amounts of fat from the upper and lower eyelids, resulting in a very skeletal appearance. However, we have learned from prior mistakes and now know that fat needs to be appropriately distributed to preserve a youthful appearance. Smaller amounts of fat are removed from the lids, and the extra floppy skin is removed. By getting rid of the bulges and heavy skin, it allows the eyelids to have a larger aperture and show off those bright beauties.
Eyelid rejuvenation is a highly personalized procedure, and we take the time to tailor each surgery to the unique needs and goals of our patients. We use the latest techniques and technology to ensure the most natural-looking and long-lasting results possible.
Eyelid rejuvenation is almost exclusively performed in the clinic with numbing medicine. The areas of extra skin and fat are marked, taking into account any asymmetries you might have. It is common to have a little extra skin or fat on one eyelid versus the other. The skin and fat are then removed or repositioned during the surgery.
Incisions in the upper eyelid are hidden in the natural crease and are challenging to find, while incisions on the lower eyelid are hidden on the inside or just under the lashes where no one can see them. Swelling is the most bothersome in the first few days after surgery but resolves with ice and head elevation. It’s also common to have bruising of the areas, particularly if you take blood thinners. It usually fades within one to two weeks.
You should plan to take at least one week off from work or any strenuous activities after the surgery. You should also avoid wearing contact lenses for the first week and avoid wearing eye makeup for at least two weeks after the surgery.
If you're ready to take the first step towards a brighter, more refreshed appearance, contact us today to schedule a consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon. We're here to help you look and feel your best,
How long will the results of eyelid surgery last?
The results of eyelid surgery can last for many years, and in some cases, the results can be permanent. However, the natural aging process will continue, and some changes may occur over time. Protecting your skin from sun damage and following a healthy lifestyle can help maintain the results of the surgery.
If you've had upper eyelid surgery and have droopy eyelids again, it may be worthwhile to consider addressing your eyebrows if they're heavy since drooping brows can contribute to the presence of excess skin on the upper eyelids.