An eye lift, or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure which restores a more youthful and vibrant look to the eyes. As people age, the skin around their eyes can sag and become baggy, sometimes causing them to look tired or sad. An eye lift-which can be performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both- can greatly improve the way the eyes look.
An upper eye lift can enhance the shape, position, and depth of the eyelid crease. Both the eyelids and the eyes will look healthier and livelier, resulting in a more alert and younger appearance. The surgery can be done so that the incisions are hidden within the natural creases of the eyelid.
A lower eye lift will remove the bags and puffiness that result from age and other factors. Lower eyelid surgery is performed by making a hidden incision below the lower lashes, or inside the eyelid. Removal of bulging fat in the lower eyelid can result in a younger, rested, and alert appearance.
Often, an eye lift is done in conjunction with a brow lift to produce an optimal rejuvenating effect. The addition of laser skin resurfacing and injectibles such as Botox™ can also enhance results by minimizing fine lines and increasing the overall youthful effect.
An eye lift is usually done in the office setting, under local anesthesia. It is an outpatient procedure.
When you are choosing a plastic surgeon to perform an eye lift, it is important that you select one who is trained in a number of techniques that that correct the aging eyelid, because certain approaches can result in either an over-operated appearance or a hollowed, aged appearance in years to come. Our board-certified facial plastic surgeons Dr. Clutter and Dr. Bernstein provide a highly customized approach tailored specifically to your needs, allowing you to achieve the most natural, youthful, and refreshed look possible.
Our board-certified facial plastic surgeons Dr. Bernstein and Dr. Clutter are trained specifically on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, and perform surgeries only on these areas. Their focused and highly specific training and personal, caring approach allow them to provide you with an unsurpassed level of care for your facial rejuvenation needs.