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    What are the steps of an eyelid lift surgery procedure?

    What are the steps of an eyelid lift surgery procedure?Eyelift lift cosmetic surgery, medically called blepharoplasty, is a procedure that can reduce the signs of aging around the lids and develop a more youthful upper face appearance. 

    This surgery involves multiple steps which may differ marginally depending on the correction necessary in the lower, upper, or both eyelids. 

    At the time of the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient on various facets of the eyelid lift surgery and the multiple steps it involves. 

    The patient will be in a better position to make a judicious decision upon developing an in-depth understanding of the surgical procedure. 

    Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides eyelid lift to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities. 



    The eyelid lift surgery is usually performed using local anesthesia or mild sedation. The sedation will help the patient remain comfortable during the surgery. 

    The patient may require general anesthesia if the eyelid lift is performed along with another procedure or in case the patient feels excessively nervous or anxious. 

    A skilled anesthesiologist or anesthetic nurse will administer the anesthesia as well as oversee the entire procedure to monitor the patient’s response to the anesthesia. A qualified and experienced anesthesiologist will detect any poor reaction to the anesthetic early on and will take measures to reduce the risk. 


    Lower Eyelid Lift

    After the patient is placed under anesthesia, the surgeon will make small incisions in strategic sites to make sure that any future scarring remains discreet. 

    The natural creases in the skin beneath the lower eyelids are suitable to place the small and discreet incisions. The surgeon will eliminate excess fat and skin through these incisions as well as tighten loose underlying muscles if necessary. 

    If the area underneath the lower lids is depressed, the surgeon may use dermal filler injections or transfer fat to treat the hollows. The surgeon will seal the incisions cautiously after the procedure is complete. 


    Upper Eyelid Lift

    The surgeon will make incisions in the natural upper eyelid creases after anesthesia. This helps minimize any visible scarring from the surgical procedure. 

    The surgeon will eliminate excess skin to reduce the droopy effect of the upper eyelids and will correct partial vision obstruction (if any). In addition, they will also tighten any weakened underlying muscles. 

    After removing the sagging skin, the surgeon will lift and reattach the skin that remains for a more youthful upper eyelid appearance. Once the cosmetic surgery procedure is completed, they will use sutures to seal the incisions. 


    Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty

    In case the lids do not have laxity, but there are excess fatty deposits around the eyelids, the surgeon may recommend transconjunctival eyelid lift surgery to the patient. This procedure is less invasive and appropriate for patients who do not have very noticeable under eye bags. 

    After the anesthesia is administered, the surgeon will place multiple small incisions within the lower eyelid. They will remove excess fatty pockets through these incisions. 

    Muscle tightening and skin removal is not part of this procedure. As the surgeon will make incisions within the lids, there will be no external scarring.

    Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for eyelid lift.

    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.

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