Eye lift surgery is one of the simplest and most effective ways to remove years from your appearance. Called blepharoplasty, this eye rejuvenation surgery repairs drooping upper eyelids and sagging lower eyelids and removes the bags under your eyes. Over the years, the skin loses elasticity and the skin around the eyes is already thin and sensitive. The upper eyelids may droop over part of the pupil narrowing your scope of vision. When the lower eyelids sag, it may give you a sad or tired appearance which isn’t true.
Experience Eye Rejuvenation
If your upper eyelid is drooping over your eye, you may start to unknowingly tilt your head back a bit to see more clearly. Upper eyelid surgery will not only improve your vision but your appearance also. You may appear younger and more alert. If you believe your eyelids are causing you to look old and tired, you can talk to our cosmetic surgeon and learn if you are a good candidate. It may be a good option for you if:
• You have drooping upper eyelids
• Excess skin that hangs over your field of vision
• Sagging bags under the eyes
• Sagging lower eyelids that droop below the iris
What to Expect
When you talk to our surgeon, you will be asked about your medical history. It is important for the doctor to know about any previous surgeries or other medical conditions such as diabetes, allergies, thyroid problems, glaucoma or circulatory problems. You should also disclose any medications you are taking including vitamins and other drugs such as tobacco and alcohol. You will have a physical exam and a vision exam and several photographs will be taken of your eyes from different angles.
If you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery, the doctor will discuss your expectations for the outcome as well as your reasons for having the surgery. Cosmetic procedures should be either for medical reasons or because you want them and not because someone else is pressuring you to change your appearance.
If you are having both of your eyelids repaired, our surgeon will start with the upper eyelid. An incision is made along the natural crease in the eyelid and through this, the muscles are tightened and the excess skin and fat are removed. If your upper eyelid is almost covering your pupil, our surgeon may include a procedure called ptosis. This is intended to give support to the eyebrow muscle.
The lower eyelid incision may either be just below the lash line or just inside the eyelid. Fat is removed or repositioned and the muscle is tightened before the excess skin is removed.