Your eyes are one of the first facial areas to reveal signs of aging. Sagging upper eyelids and under-eye bags that occur with age can be correct with the help of eyelid lift cosmetic surgery. Clinically called blepharoplasty, this relatively minor surgical procedure can produce dramatic results and create a rejuvenated and youthful facial appearance.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery will improve the appearance of droopy, tired looking eyes. Your surgeon will remove pockets of fat and excess skin from the lower and upper eyelids to accomplish this. You may also combine blepharoplasty with a brow lift for rejuvenated brows or with Botox and dermal filler injections to eliminate crow’s feet.
Here are some of the key aesthetic benefits of eyelid surgery:
- Correction of Tired Looking Eyes: Eyelid lift surgery will address the features around your eyes that are causing you to appear more tired or older than you really are.
- Tightening of Upper Eyelid Skin: With this procedure, your surgeon can remove excess eyelid skin and restore tighter and smoother upper eyelid appearance.
- Removal of Under-Eye Bags: Blepharoplasty can smooth the appearance of puffiness and eliminate under-eye bags.
In addition to the aesthetic benefits, eyelid lift can also provide functional benefits by restoring peripheral vision that may have been obscured due to sagging, droopy upper lids.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
With a lower eyelid lift procedure, your surgeon will redistribute fat to the hollows under your eyes. This will replace the sunken upper face appearance with plump, healthy looking skin. To perform lower blepharoplasty, your surgeon will create an incision under the lower lashes in a discreet location.
The surgeon will remove excess skin and fat and may reposition the underlying lax muscle through the incision. The fat may be redistributed in order to reduce puffiness.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
With upper blepharoplasty, your eye surgeon will remove excess fat deposits and loose skin that are causing the appearance of inflated, saggy eyelids. This will reverse the aging effects from the upper face and restore a rejuvenated, youthful appearance.
Your surgeon will place the incisions in the natural creases of your upper eyelids, and trim away the loose skin through the incision to correct a tired or droopy eye appearance. Muscle reposition may also be performed through the same incision. Once the procedure is completed, your surgeon will lift the remaining skin and re-drape it smoothly over the upper lid for a more youthful look.
Transconjunctival Eyelid Surgery
This procedure may be performed if your under-eye bags are less pronounced. Your surgeon will simply eliminate the excess fat deposits without removing any skin. This less invasive procedure can be accomplished by placing very small incisions inside the lower eyelid. As a result, you will have no visible external scarring after this surgery.
Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and nearby areas for advanced eye care treatments.