Eyelifts, also called blepharoplasty, are performed on men and women as young as 30 or 40. They are used to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. The procedure can restore firmness around the eye area, resulting in a rested, more alert appearance.
An Eyelift Can Correct:
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or hides the natural contour of the upper eyelid
- Excess skin that hangs down from the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
- Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
- Have healthy facial tissue and muscles
- Are healthy and do not have a life-threatening illness or medical condition that impairs healing
- Don’t smoke
- Have a positive outlook but realistic goals for their appearance improvement
Upper Eyelid - An incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid allows removal of fat deposits and/or excess skin to create a firmer upper eyelid contour.
Lower Eyelid - Using a transconjunctival incision—hidden inside the lower eyelid—fat is redistributed or some fat may be removed. An incision just below the lower lash line is an alternate technique used to excise excess skin.