Eyelid lift plastic surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is meant to improve the appearance of droopy, tired-looking eyes.
At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will assess the condition of the patient’s upper and lower eyelids and recommend the most suitable eyelid lift technique.
Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes provides eyelid lift surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and surrounding locations.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty treats the wrinkles, puffiness, and sagginess in the upper lids. Droopy upper lids can often lead to partial vision obstruction, which can be addressed with upper eyelid lift surgery. The surgeon will place tiny incisions across the eyelid crease.
Depending on the needs of the patient, the surgeon may tighten the eye muscles through these incisions and remove precise amounts of excess skin to create a more youthful, rejuvenated eye appearance. They may also redistribute excess fat for more natural looking outcomes.
The under-eye muscles tend to droop with age. This causes the fat to protrude leading to the appearance of under-eye bags, which gives the face an older, weary look.
The misplaced fat can cause shadows or dark circles beneath the eyes. The tear troughs may also move lower towards the cheeks.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can help correct these conditions. In this procedure, the surgeon places tiny incisions to tighten excess loose skin, redistribute fat deposits more uniformly, and create a smoother and better-defined appearance from the lower lash line to the cheeks.
This surgery offers patients a more balanced and appealing upper face appearance.
The surgeon may recommend the transconjunctival blepharoplasty technique if the under eye bags are less prominent. This procedure involves the elimination of excess fat pockets from the lower lids without the excision of any skin.
The surgeon can achieve this by placing multiple small incisions within the lower lid. This procedure is less invasive and does not lead to any scarring on the outside.
Certain patients may need correction in the upper eyelids as well as under the eyes in areas that may have accumulated fat pockets.
For such patients, the surgeon may recommend a combination blepharoplasty to treat the upper and lower eyelids simultaneously creating a more balanced and natural looking appearance.
The surgeon will place microscopic incisions within the eyelid lines or eye creases to eliminate sagging skin, move fatty deposits, and re-contour eye muscles. A combination blepharoplasty may sometimes be undertaken with a brow lift to correct drooping skin above the eyes.
The outcomes of blepharoplasty will vary between two patients. However, a majority of patients will be happy with the improvement in the appearance of their eyes and upper face following this procedure.
Most patients undergo blepharoplasty to attain a more youthful and rejuvenated eye appearance while a few patients may seek this procedure to have their full vision restored (which may have been obstructed due to drooping upper eyelids).
After blepharoplasty, the patient will typically require one week of downtime. They can resume their regular activities or return to their workplace after this period.
To reduce the inflammation in the first two to three days, the patient can apply ice therapy. In addition, they should not expose the treated areas to the sun for several days after the eyelid lift surgery.
Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and nearby areas for eyelid lift surgery. For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Double Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, please contact us at (800) 859-7509. Offices in Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA.
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