An eyelid lift is a surgical procedure that enhances the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids after factors such as aging, stress, and heredity occur. Also known as “blepharoplasty,” this type of surgery removes excess skin and fat from around the eye area, leaving the patient with a youthful and well-rested look. At his South Florida Practice, Dr. Timothy Alexander routinely performs eyelid lift surgery for men and women all over the country.
The best candidates for eyelid lift surgery are in good physical and emotional health. Patients should have a positive outlook about the results of their procedure and should choose to undergo a brow lift to correct one or more of the following conditions:
- Sagging of the upper eyelids
- Fat deposits underneath the lower eyelids
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Vision that is obstructed by excess skin
There are two methods of incision that can be performed during blepharoplasty. The technique that is performed will be determined by the severity of the area around your eyes. Dr. Alexander will help you decide what parts of the eye area need the most improvement during your initial consultation.
Upper Eyelid Lift
Incisions are made in the natural creases of the upper eyelids, so scarring is virtually invisible. After the desired amount of skin and fat is excised, the incisions are closed.
Lower Eyelid Lift
Incisions are made in the natural crease of the lower eyelids to hide scarring. Once excess skin and fat are removed, the incisions are closed. The muscles may also be tightened to attain an even more youthful appearance.
Often times, patients undergo both upper and lower eyelid lifts at the same time in order to completely revitalize the eye area. In addition, eyelid lifts are often combined with brow lifts to acquire the most beneficial results.
After Dr. Alexander is finished performing the eyelid lift, a lubricating ointment will be applied to the eyes before they are wrapped in gauze. Applying ice packs to the eye area will also help minimize swelling that exists after surgery. Pain medication will also be prescribed to relieve any discomfort that is experienced throughout the recovery process. Typically, recovery from eyelid surgery may require a few weeks of downtime; however, many patients can return to work about a week after surgery. In addition, it is important to always keep the eyes protected from the sun to ensure long-lasting results.
We welcome you to schedule a consultation with our South Florida plastic surgeon, Dr. Timothy Alexander by calling (954) 589-0722 or filling out our online consultation form today. Dr. Alexander is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and looks forward to helping you achieve total eye rejuvenation.