If you have excess sagging or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin, you may want to consider eyelid lift surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty. An eyelid lift can also be helpful if you have excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision, or if you have lost your natural upper eyelid crease.
An eyelid lift can also eliminate puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids that create a tired or aged appearance. An eyelid lift produces a more youthful and rested appearance of the eyes. The procedure may also widen your visual fields if excessive upper lid skin has limited your vision.
All You Need to Know About Eyelid Lifts
The Eyelid Lift Procedure
Blepharoplasty is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Incisions are made in the natural crease of the upper lids and below the lash line in the lower lids. Excess fat and skin are removed. If only excess fat is present in the lower lids, it may be removed through an incision inside the lower lids with no external incision or scar (transconjunctival blepharoplasty).
About Eyelid Lift Recovery
Most patients enjoy a quick and relatively pain-free recovery from eyelid lift surgery. While you’ll need to rest at home for a day or two, most likely you’ll be back to daily activities within 3-5 days. While you’ll look and feel “back to normal” in about 2 weeks, your body is continuing to heal, so aerobic exercise and strenuous activity will be off-limits for about several weeks after surgery.
Your plastic surgeon will give you thorough instructions regarding your individual recovery process.
For more information or to schedule a free eyelid lift surgery consultation, call La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre at (858) 452-1981 or contact us online. Our San Diego location is conveniently located.