Eyelid lift cosmetic surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, improves the appearance of sagging, tired-looking eyes. At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will assess the condition of the patient’s upper and lower lids and recommend a suitable eyelid lift technique.
Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides eyelid surgery to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities.
Upper Eyelid Lift
This procedure helps treat the wrinkles, droopiness, and puffiness in the upper lids. Aging upper lids usually cause partial vision obstruction. Upper blepharoplasty can help correct this condition. In this procedure, the surgeon places tiny incisions across the lid crease.
Depending on the needs of the patient, they may also tighten the muscle through these incisions and remove excess skin to create a rejuvenated, youthful eye appearance. The surgeon may also redistribute excess fat to attain natural-looking outcomes.
Lower Eyelid Lift
The muscles in the under eye area tend to sag as a person ages. This causes the fat to protrude creating the appearance of under eye bags.
This condition may cause the face to appear weary or tired. In addition, the misplaced fat may create dark circles or shadows beneath the eyes. The tear troughs may also descend lower towards the cheeks.
Lower blepharoplasty can help treat these conditions. In this procedure, the surgeon creates tiny incisions to remove excess sagging skin, redistribute the fat more uniformly, and offer a smoother and more defined look from the lower lash line to the cheeks.
This surgery helps patients attain a more balanced and aesthetically appealing upper face appearance.
In case the patient has less prominent under eye bags, the surgeon may recommend the transconjunctival blepharoplasty technique. This cosmetic surgery procedure involves removing excess fatty pockets from the lower lids without skin excision.
The surgeon can perform this by placing multiple small incisions with the lower lid. This procedure is less invasive and does not lead to any external scarring.
Certain patients may need correction in the upper and lower eyelids simultaneously. The surgeon may recommend a combination eyelid lift surgery for such patients. In this procedure, both the upper and lower eye sections are treated to create more proportionate, natural-looking outcomes.
The surgeon will place microscopic incisions within the eyelid lines or eye creases to excise loose skin, move fat pockets, and re-contour the eye muscles. At times, a combination blepharoplasty may be undertaken along with a brow lift to address drooping skin above the eyes.
The results of blepharoplasty will vary between two patients. However, most patients will be satisfied with the enhancement in the appearance of their eyes and upper face area.
A majority of patients seek to accomplish a more youthful and alert eye appearance, while a few patients experience relief upon the restoration of their full vision (which had previously been obscured due to droopy upper eyelids).
The surgeon will provide the patient will detailed post-operative care instructions.
For best results, the patient should take adequate rest, keep their head in an elevated position, use cold compresses to mitigate swelling and bruising and apply an ointment prescribed by the surgeon to reduce irritation. Most patients can return to work within a week.
Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for blepharoplasty.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.