Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
Your eyes are the first thing people notice about you and are an important aspect of your overall appearance. As we age, the tone and shape of our eyelids can loosen and sag. Heredity and sun exposure also contribute to this process. This excess, puffy or lax skin can make you appear more tired or older than you are.
Eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty (pronounced “blef-a-ro-plasty”), can give the eyes a more youthful look by removing excess skin and bulging fat from the upper or lower eyelids. If the sagging upper eyelid skin obstructs peripheral vision, blepharoplasty eliminates the obstruction and expand the visual field.
For the upper eyelids, excess skin and fat are removed through an incision hidden in the natural eyelid crease. If the lid is droopy, the muscle that raises the upper lid can be tightened. The eyelid shape can also be modified by tightening this muscle. The incision is then closed with fine sutures.
Fat in the lower eyelids can be removed or repositioned through an incision hidden on the inner surface of the eyelid. No stitches are required. Laser resurfacing can be performed at a later time, if desired, to smooth and tighten the lower eyelid skin.
Upper and lower blepharoplasty can be performed together. Many of our clients prefer this for the convenience of a single recovery period and for the cost savings that we offer.
Eyelid Crease Surgery
We seldom give much thought to how even or symmetrical our faces are, but most people's faces have asymmetries. The eyes are the most noticed feature, and the first thing people see when they meet you. Therefore, even very slight asymmetry of the upper eyelid crease is often less tolerable to a patient than other asymmetries of the face.
Upper eyelid creases may be asymmetrical for many reasons. The asymmetry may be congenital, due to previous surgeries, caused by trauma or injury, or it may be due to the natural aging. Whatever the cause, eyelid crease correction surgery can often be performed to even out the appearance of the eyelids.
Eyelid crease correction normally requires an incision along the upper eyelid where the crease should lie. After positioning and securing the new eyelid crease, the incision is closed smoothly with fine sutures.