Eye lift surgery (also known as blepharoplasty or lid lift surgery) is a surgical procedure that clears away excess eyelid skin and fat to open up your eyelids.
At The Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills, blepharoplasty procedures can improve vision, reduce bags under the eyes and correct drooping eyelids. It is a subtle, effective way to make you look years younger without people realizing you’ve undergone a surgical procedure.
At The Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills, eye lift surgery starts with a look: specifically, an examination by our board certified plastic surgeons. We will go over your condition and your goals for surgery, review your medical history, assess your skin and eyes, and answer all your questions regarding treatment options for you.
Once your surgical plan has been finalized, we will give you customized pre-op and post-op instructions to make sure you are ready for your surgery. On surgery day, you should have a “surgery buddy” who will be available to drive you to and from your surgery, as you will be unable to drive yourself home afterwards. Your doctor will review your surgery plan with you and prepare you for surgery.
You will be given the proper amount of anesthetic to make sure you feel no pain. Your doctor will make an incision in the place you have agreed upon in your surgery plan, then reduce the bags under the eyes and remove excess skin in accordance with your wishes. The entire procedure usually takes between 45 minutes and two hours, but could take longer if you decide to combine your eyelid surgery with other procedures. Following your surgery, you will be monitored for a short time to make sure everything went smoothly. Then, you will be cleared to go home with your surgery buddy to focus on your recovery.
You can expect some discomfort around your eyes for a few days. Your eyes may feel hot and tender following surgery. Some patients can experience blurred vision and sight impairments immediately after their procedure. For the first week after your surgery, you can use ice compresses to help decrease the swelling. You should definitely limit your physical activity and elevate your head while sleeping.
Also, it would be best to avoid or limit watching too much television or extended reading, phone use, or anything else that causes eye strain. It can take up to two or three weeks for the initial swelling and bruising to subside. Complete healing can take up to six months. You may need to wear some gauze or protective bandages over your eyes. Avoid rubbing your eyes (even when they are itchy) until your eyes are fully healed. Your stitches are usually fully dissolved a week or so after your procedure. You can return to your normal daily activities after a week or so but refrain from doing strenuous exercise for at least a couple of weeks. Overall, you can expect your eyes to tire easily for the first three weeks or so after your surgery.
You actually have four eyelids (upper and lower eyelids) that develop fatty herniation over the years and makes the eyes look puffy and stretched. The result is laxity and bags under the eyes that can be corrected with blepharoplasty to restore a more rested and youthful appearance.
Blepharoplasty can help make the eyes look “bigger” by removing encroaching tissue from the corners. However, the true shape of the eye is not changed with surgery. Your eye lifts can be done as a solitary procedure, but are most often combined with another operation such as a facelift or brow lift.
Other benefits of eye lift surgery in Beverly Hills at The Plastic Surgery Institute include:
Eye lifts correct excess skin and droopy lids to give you a full field of vision
Incisions are placed in the crease of the upper eyelid, inside of the eyelid, or in the lash line to minimize visible scarring
Reduced fine lines:
Lines around the outer and lower corners of the eyes are tightened
Blepharoplasty lifts your droopy eyelids to give you a more refreshed appearance
Most patients return to work in less than a week
Your eyes will appear more open for a more youthful appearance
The results of an eye lift are long-lasting, eliminating the puffiness and bags under your eyes that typically do not reappear. However, the aging process will continue, and eventually wrinkles around the eyes will return.
There are steps you can take that help to maintain the integrity of your eyelid surgery, including avoiding sun exposure and not smoking. If you look in the mirror and see a tired reflection with eyes half closed, schedule a consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Institute to learn more about how eye lift surgery can change how you see the world (and how the world sees you!).
The Doctors at the Plastic Surgery Institute love what they do. If you want the highest quality of care from industry leaders who are as approachable as they are professional, you will find a perfect partner for your procedure at the Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills.
Dr. Ritu Chopra M.S, M.D. is a warm and caring surgeon whose skill in the operating room is unsurpassed. Dr. Chopra specializes in highly technical procedures like deep plane facelifts and breast restoration following cancer or trauma.
Dr. Andrew Ordon, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a global leader in plastic surgery and Emmy-nominated co-host of The Doctors. His experience and passion for innovation can be seen in each procedure performed at The Plastic Surgery Institute.
Dr. Nathaniel Villanueva, M.D. takes a holistic approach to plastic surgery. Dr. Villanueva helps find solutions that extend long after the initial procedure thanks to his innovative ability to integrate healing wellness practices into his treatment plans.
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Anyone in good physical health who wants to improve the droopiness of their upper lids and puffiness of their lower eyelids is likely a good candidate for blepharoplasty. Our doctors will review your situation and help determine if eye lift surgery is right for you. We make sure you are realistic about your expectations for your blepharoplasty procedure and have a plan in place to safely navigate your recovery.
Like any other surgery, there are some risks but the procedure is generally safe when performed by an expert plastic surgeon. Side effects can include swelling, temporary double or blurry vision, and small white pimples around your eyes. There may also be some skin discoloration that can be cleared with the use of chemical peels or laser treatments.
At The Plastic Surgery Institute, our doctors are adept at the latest surgical techniques to minimize scarring, including eyelid lifts with incisions on the interior of the eyelid to make scarring invisible. Your scarring will depend on your specific procedure and can be discussed during your consultation.
If you are of Asian descent, you have unique physiology, face and eyelid structure. Many people of Asian descent have cosmetic surgery to make adjustments to their eyelids. Also known as a “double eyelid” surgery, Asian blepharoplasty is a procedure that provides a natural fold in the upper eyelids above the eyelashes. It is estimated that 50% of Asian people are born with single eyelids. The procedure reshapes the skin around the eye so the upper eyelid has a crease, which will make your eyes look bigger and more open and give you a more energetic appearance.
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