Eyelid Lift Surgery
Patients that begin to notice the early signs of facial aging often note the appearance of their eyes and describe their appearance as tired, sad or sleepy. The appearance of the eye is central to our perception of facial beauty. Restoration of youth with blepharoplasty surgery is an important component to facial rejuvenation.
Eyelid surgery is done using a variety of surgical techniques, with each procedure tailored to the patient’s individual goals. The goal of eyelid lift surgery is to reveal the structure of the upper eyelid by removal of excess skin, and remove bulging excess eyelid fat in the upper and lower eyelids that contributes to an aged appearance. The result is a more youthful appearing eyelid, a defined upper eyelid fold and more visible upper eyelid surface area to which eyeshadow can be applied.
For some Asian patients, a defined eyelid fold is a desirable feature. Eyelid lift surgery for Asian patients is designed to create a sharp eyelid crease and diminish fullness of the upper eyelid.
Eyelid surgery can be performed in our clinic under local anesthesia while patients are awake. More extensive procedures are done in the operating room under anesthesia. Eyelid lift surgery can be done in combination with browlift, facelift and facial fat grafting for a total facial rejuvenation.
Recovery after eyelid lift surgery is very brief. Individual results will vary, however most patients return to work within a few days of their procedures. Eyelid sutures are removed about five days after the surgical procedure.
At Sound Plastic Surgery, our goal for every facial cosmetic surgery is a refreshed and natural look that will last for years to come. Our Seattle area patients have given us rave reviews for their eyelid surgery results.