There are three options for an eyelid lift:
Upper Eyelid Lift (Upper Blepharoplasty)
As we age, the upper eyelid skin can become very loose and begin to hang down over the edge of the upper lids, giving the appearances of looking tired. This excess skin can also cause difficulty with blurred vision and with opening the eyes. Men and women can benefit from the removal of the excess eyelid skin in a procedure known as a blepharoplasty. The excess skin along with a small portion of the muscle will be carefully removed by making a hairline incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. This incision helps to tighten the upper eyelids and give a more youthful appearance!
Lower Eyelid Lift (Lower Blepharoplasty)
The lower eyelids can develop puffiness, baggy appearance and dark circles and give a person the appearance of exhaustion. The lower eyelid surgery will give the patient a more refreshed appearance while at the same time, looking natural. The puffiness and loose skin of the lower eyelid is removed by making a hairline incision in the natural crease of the lower eyelid just underneath the lash line. Dr. Payne will carefully place the incisions so that they will be less noticeable as they heal. Typically lower eyelid lift procedures are considered cosmetic surgery. This surgery can also be done with other cosmetic procedures such as a midface lift to help in repositioning the cheek tissue into a better position creating a more youthful appearance.
Combined Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift (Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty)
The upper eyelid procedure is performed under anesthesia and can be done in conjunction with the lower eyelids or with other facial procedures, like a facelift, to give the most optimal and rejuvenated appearance. The procedure itself takes around 1-2 hours for both the upper and lower eyelids of both eyes.
Can I Benefit From Blepharoplasty?
Yes! If you feel that you have puffiness, eye bags, and loose skin around the eyes, then this will be the procedure for you. Blepharoplasty is a great procedure to help preserve the eye area and keep it looking youthful. These are some of the most common benefits of blepharoplasty:
- Less signs of aging and exhaustion
- Excess fat reduction around the eyes
- Reduction of excess skin with tightening of remaining skin in your upper eyelid area
Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgery is performed on both women and men who are in good overall healthy and are looking for improvements of upper eyelids and/or lower eyelids. Lower and upper blepharoplasty may be a good option if:
- You are in a good health
- Do not have a serious eye condition (examples: dry eyes or glaucoma)
What is Eyelid Ptosis?
Eyelid Ptosis is also known as droopy eyelid. This can occur in one or both eyelids. If ptosis occurs in one eyelid, it is easily noticed because of asymmetry in the eyelid position. Ptosis is one of the most common eyelid surgeries. The cause of ptosis in adults is due to stretching of the eyelid muscles and aging, previous eye surgery, and long-term use of contact lenses. Ptosis repair is usually not performed by cosmetic surgeons but can be performed by ophthalmology surgeons which have had training in oculoplastic surgery. This procedure requires lifting the upper eyelids.
Can I Benefit from a Brow Lift After Eyelid Surgery?
It is common for patients to desire eyelid rejuvenation. This is commonly mistaken as most patients think their eyelid is the issue but a lot of times this can be due to eyebrow ptosis. This can be fixed during your blepharoplasty surgery by manually lifting your eyebrows which will leave you with a natural appearance.