Lid lift eye surgery (blepharoplasty) is one of the best ways of correcting droopy eyelids. The surgery involves tightening and removing excess eyelid skin to provide a more youthful and alert appearance. Blepharoplasty in some cases can also improve the field of vision by offering a less obstructed view.
Excess muscle, skin, and fat can be removed from the lower and upper eyelids by a lid lift eye surgery. In certain cases, only the skin needs to be removed and not the muscle. It is possible you may need the procedure carried out on both the lower and upper eyelids.
Upper eyelid lift surgery or eye lift is different by an upper eyelid ptosis surgery. In upper eyelid ptosis, the position of the upper eyelid margin is raised. The surgeon will tighten the tendon and muscle in eyelid ptosis removal for elevating it normally.
Blepharoplasty surgery in some cases can slightly elevate the upper eyelid margin if excessive skin or heaviness is causing the lid to begin drooping.
The Eyelid Institute, led by oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui, provides lid lift eye surgery to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding locations.
Lid lift eye surgery can be performed on both lower and upper eyelids at the same time. Your surgeon will make incisions in the eyelid folds during surgery. The incision will be made in the upper eyelid crease behind the lower eyelid or beneath the lashes. Incisions in this way become virtually unnoticeable once healed.
The surgeon will make markings while you are lying down to determine the excess fat pads and skin that needs to be removed. Scalpels, radio-frequency cutting devices, surgical scissors, and cutting lasers among other surgical instruments can be used to remove the tissue.
Tissue adhesive or sutures are used to reconfigure and smooth the areas around eyelids and eyebrows. The surgeon will use their judgement during the procedure to remove muscle, fat, and skin. This judgment is based on several factors discussed before the operation.
Patients with dry eyes generally require less tissue removal for avoiding exposure to air. This can result in the symptoms worsening. The surgeon may also make use of a CO2 laser device to enhance the procedure by smoothing out wrinkles and resurfacing skin in the eyebrow and eyelid area.