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The Eye Lift Rejuvenates Your Eyelids

June 16, 2017, 8:27 pm

With age, time, stress, and the elements, the skin of the eyelids loses its elasticity. The eyelids start to droop, covering your beautiful eyes and impairing your vision. This can also negatively affect your aesthetic appearance, causing you to look tired, depressed, and even years older than you may be.

If you’ve been trying to find a way to reverse these eyelid issues, help is available in the form of a popular plastic surgery procedure. An eye lift, or blepharoplasty surgery, can repair and rejuvenate those sagging eyelids.

What Is an Eye Lift?

An eye lift can reduce the bagginess of the lower eyelids and remove excess skin from the upper eyelids. It can help rejuvenate the look of the eyelids

The skin of the eyelids gradually loses its elasticity with the time and the pull of gravity causes the eyelid skin to become loose and causes excess skin and folds to form and appear on the upper eyelids as well as the lower eyelids. An eyelift surgery can help correct all of these issues.

The excess skin and fat in the lower eyelids can cause bulges and wrinkles, and on the upper eyelids, the extra folds of skin can hang over the person’s eyelashes and obstruct proper vision.

An eyelift can be done in conjunction with other facial procedures in order to provide more comprehensive revitalization. On its own, it is not meant to eliminate dark circles or bags beneath the eyes or address crow’s feet, folds, lines, and facial wrinkles around the eyes, but other procedures can accomplish these improvements.

Ideal Candidates

You are an ideal candidate for eyelid surgery if you are in overall good health and want to correct sagging eyelids and remove a few years from your face. Ideally, you should be 30 years old or older for this surgery.

You will first meet with the surgeon, who will assess your situation and determine how much excess tissue will have to be removed from your eyelids or adjusted within the lids. He will then schedule a suitable date for the surgery.

Procedure Steps for an Eye Lift

You will first be administered with either local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia, depending on what type of anesthesia the surgeon feels is right for you. This will make you comfortable throughout the eye lift procedure.

Your surgeon will then start by making incisions in the eyelids. For the upper eyelids, the incision is made in the natural crease of the lid. For the lower eyelids, incisions are made at the lash line or inside the lid.

Once the surgeon has access to the area, he can made adjustments to the tissues. Underlying excess fat can be removed or repositioned as needed, and excess skin can be trimmed away. The underlying muscles can be tightened too. The skin is adjusted over the new and improved eyelids, leaving enough room for the person to open and close their eyelids easily. The incisions are then sealed using sutures.

Learn More with a Consultation

Contact us to make an appointment with Dr. Matt Hlavacek, a surgeon with a great deal of eye lift experience. During your consultation, you’ll be able to ask questions and take a look at before-and-after photos.