Eye Lift

What is an eye lift or blepharoplasty?

Excess skin and fat on the lower or upper eyelids can result from aging or genetics. An eyelid lift, also called blepharoplasty, can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelids—or both—to restore a youthful, well-rested look. It eliminates under-eye bags, can improve wrinkles around the eyes, and tightens the skin of the upper eyelids.

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What's an eyelid lift procedure like?

For an upper eyelid lift, the incision is hidden well within the natural crease of the eyelid, and any excess skin is removed. A lower eyelid lift involves an incision just under the lashes on the lower lid. Excess skin and fat are removed for a smooth appearance.

Is eyelid surgery painful?

Blepharoplasty can be performed under “twilight” sedation or local anesthesia. Discomfort is minimal. Patients experience some bruising and swelling around the eyes after surgery that dissipates once the sutures are removed about one week later. Cold compresses and lubricating ointment help keep pain or irritation to a minimum.

What is eye lift recovery like?

Bruising and swelling are normal after surgery and will last about one week. After surgery, you will have lubricant on the sutures and in the eyes to keep them moist, so your vision may be a bit blurry for a day or two. Other than that, your vision will be normal. Some patients feel comfortable appearing in public after a few days with sunglasses, while others prefer two full weeks to recover.

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