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Eyelid lift surgery, or blepharoplasty, is designed to restore a more youthful appearance to your eyes. It may involved the upper lids (upper blepharoplasty), the lower lids (lower blepharoplasty) or both. Many factors contribute to the unwanted changes surrounding the eyes, triggering patients to explore an eyelid lift procedure. Age, sun exposure, lifestyle and heredity all contribute to the wrinkles, deep lines and puffiness around the eyes. These changes can cause patients to look fatigued and prematurely aged, at which point many begin to consider pursuing cosmetic facial surgery in the form of an eye lift.
Eyes are often called “the window to the soul,” but it is actually the surrounding skin which conveys emotion. The tissue, muscle and lashes surrounding the eyes all contribute to a wide array of expressions. It naturally follows that an eyelid lift is often perceived post cosmetic procedure as if something has been done to the eyes themselves, when in fact it is the surrounding area.
- An incision is made in the crease of the upper lid which is unique for each patient. Once healed, it is not noticeable when they eye is open and initially only barely visible when closed.
- On the lower lid, the incision is made along the lash line toward the temples, and is hidden by lashes when healed.
- The Drs. Carlotti use surgical techniques and sutures (or stitches) that are often thinner than your eyelashes. This minimizes scarring tremendously.
The Transconjunctival Approach
- This is a new approach for lid blepharoplasty, involving an incision inside the lower eyelid.
- This procedure is often combined with fractional laser treatments (Active FX or Deep FX), which helps shrink the skin and rebuild tone.
- Local anesthesia is given around the eyes and an intravenous line is started so that sedation may also be given.
- This is an outpatient cosmetic procedure that requires care for 24 hours after the surgery.
Recovery from an Eye Lift
In the days following eyelid lift surgery the area surrounding the eyes will remain swollen. Swelling should decrease after the first to second days. Some vision blurring is normal. Stitches will be removed in 7 days and bruising will persist for about 10 days. You may expect to resume normal activity within a week to 10 days, and start enjoying your new look within 10-14 days.