Droopy eyelids can easily add years to the face and make you look older. That’s the reason why the demand for eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is on the increase. Blepharoplasty involves the removal of the sagging skin on the eyes. The elimination of this extra skin, is the reason so many people look younger with an eyelid lift.
Facts about an eyelid lift
What is it?
An eyelid lift is a surgical procedure that is done to rejuvenate the eyes. It can be done on both the upper, as well as the lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery targets the removal of fat and excess skin on the upper eyelid, and also resolves puffiness beneath the eyes.
The skin around the eyes is extremely thin, therefore the eyes often show very early signs of aging, caused by loss of elasticity. However, the modifications done to the eyes will cause you to look younger after an eyelid lift. It will also eliminate that tired look that you seem to have all the time.
What’s involved in surgery?
Surgery is performed under ‘twilight’ anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The incisions are generally made in the natural crease of the eye, and this makes them less visible after the procedure is complete. The surgeon works through these incisions to remove fatty tissue and muscle, and also trims sagging skin.
Patients may experience minor pain after surgery, and there will be some bruising and swelling around the eyes. Recovery normally takes 2 to 3 weeks.
An Eyelid lift can be performed on its own, but your surgeon may also recommend complementary surgeries such as a brow lift, facelift, or neck lift to correct other problem areas. People living in Irvine, CA can schedule a consultation with Dr. Kyle Song to see if you are a good candidate for an eyelid lift. Dr. Songs helps patients look and feel younger! (949) 701-4454.