Lid Lift Surgery Overview

Eyelid lift or eyelid surgery is an effective procedure to reduce excess skin and fat around the upper or lower eyelids, and restore a rested and rejuvenated appearance of the eyes. When performed by a properly qualified and experienced eye surgeon, this procedure can enhance the overall appearance of the face significantly and provide a youthful look.

Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby locations, who are looking for eyelid cosmetic surgery, may consult with Dr. Jennifer Hui. She is an eminent oculoplastic surgeon in the area with advanced training and experience in performing various eye related surgeries as well as non-surgical procedures.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery procedure can be used to reduce loose skin, puffiness and tighten underlying muscles in order to restore younger looking appearance of the eyes. The eye surgeon will carefully evaluate whether ptosis is present along with loose skin of the upper lids, which may be causing the eyes to appear droopy. A trained oculoplastic surgeon is in the best position to determine the presence of underlying ptosis and provide corrective surgery for an optimal aesthetic outcome.

During cosmetic surgery of the upper eyelid, Dr. Hui will place the incision along the eyelid crease contour with an aim to keep the scar discreetly within the upper eyelid fold. Through the incision excess skin will be removed, fat may be redistributed, and incision will be closed with fine sutures. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive upper eyelid surgery from Dr. Hui.

Correction of Eyelid Ptosis

If the eyelid is drooping, it indicates the presence of ptosis. This condition may affect one or both of the upper eyelids. Droopy upper eyelids can also cause obstruction in the field of vision. The patient may have a reduced ability to keep eyes fully open, eyes may be strained, and eyebrow fatigue may occur frequently. Ptosis can be surgically corrected with an outpatient procedure. The underlying cause of the ptosis will determine the type of procedure that is performed.

If ptosis is not corrected along with upper eyelid blepharoplasty, the eyes will continue to look ‘tired’ even after the eyelid lift. Ptosis correction may be covered under the patient’s health plan. Recovery following ptosis repair may take about one week, after which the patient can resume their regular activities. Sun protection for the eyelids is advised for three months after the procedure.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelids can develop puffiness, eye bags beneath the eyelid margin, and may appear tired due to the weakening of eyelid tissue and underlying muscles. These conditions can be improved with lower eyelid surgery. The procedure involves incisions, which may be made inside of the eyelid to hide the scars completely.

However, if the patient needs removal of eye bags, incisions will be placed on the skin in a discreet manner to keep the scarring less conspicuous. Recovery in case of lower eyelid blepharoplasty may take about one to two weeks. Sun exposure should be avoided for about three months to protect the eyelids.

For more information about cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical eye treatments and procedures performed by Oculoplastic Eye Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui for patients in and around Palm Springs,  La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, California and surrounding areas call 760.610.2677 or click here to contact us.

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