An eyelid lift, also known as a blepharoplasty, is designed to effectively treat tired-looking eyes, eyelid lift surgery helps rejuvenate the eyes and restore a youthful, fresh-faced appearance to aging eyes. Eyelid lift surgery helps to smooth wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, and reduce puffiness around the eyes. Upper eyelid surgery (upper blepharoplasty) corrects loose, sagging skin and excess fat on the upper eyelids. Lower eyelid surgery (lower blepharoplasty) corrects undereye bags and/or sagging skin on the lower eyelid.
Do you feel your eyes have aged and have a tired, sad, or angry appearance? Are you sometimes mistaken as being upset or unhappy, even when you’re feeling great? Are sagging eyelids obstructing your ability to see? If any of these are true for you, an eyelid might be the right solution. Eyelid skin is very delicate and prone to sagging, wrinkles, loose skin, and other effects of aging. An upper blepharoplasty or lower blepharoplasty are effective ways to surgically counteract these changes and rejuvenate the eyes to give a more bright-eyed and youthful appearance.
There are a few options available for your eyelid lift, depending upon your specific concerns, anatomy, and goals for the procedure. Upper eyelid surgery, upper blepharoplasty, may be recommended if your concerns include sagging, wrinkled skin on the upper eyelids. For this procedure, an incision is made in the upper eyelid crease, through which Dr. Stiller will remove excess skin and/or fat and adjust the surrounding muscle tissue to give your upper eyelid a lift. For those who want to remove puffy baggy skin beneath the eyes, a lower eyelid surgery, lower blepharoplasty, is typically performed. In this type of procedure, Dr. Stiller makes an incision on the outer edge of the lower eyelid beneath the eyelashes and removes fatty tissue and extra skin to tighten the under eye.
For your Cosmetic Surgery, cash pay procedures, your surgery will be performed at our own on-site AAAASF accredited surgery center at our Stiller Aesthetics office. Our operating room is fully equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment.
An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty, is an outpatient procedure, so after a short period of recovery time, you will go home the same day. Recovery after an eyelid lift can vary between patients however, most patients recover very well. When you wake up from surgery you can expect bruising and swelling around the eyes. Although patients have bruising and swelling, most are able to return to normal activities within a week.
You will be provided with detailed post-operative instructions upon completion of your procedure. If at any time you should have any questions or concerns after surgery, please contact our practice immediately.
Whether you decide on an upper eyelid lift, lower eyelid lift, or both, with a healthy lifestyle and good skincare habits you will be able to enjoy your refreshed and youthful look for years. To prolong the effects from your procedure, it’s a good idea to wear sunscreen every day, don’t smoke, and practice good nutrition consistently. Aging is a natural and unavoidable fact of life that may affect your results eventually, but rest assured your results will age naturally with you and there are non-surgical treatments, such as neuromodulators, that can help keep your youthful look by smoothing wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes.