Upper blepharoplasty, also called an eyelid lift or eyelid surgery, helps rejuvenate your appearance by reducing excessive, sagging skin from the upper eyelids. This aesthetic plastic surgery can restore a brighter, more alert, and youthful appearance.
It is important to keep in mind that blepharoplasty does not eliminate crow’s feet, dark circles, or wrinkles around the eyes. Dr. Stanislaw may also perform other cosmetic or surgical procedures along with it like a filler injection or a forehead lift.
Am I a good candidate for an upper eyelid surgery?
Most patients opting for upper eyelid surgery are 35 years or older. However, if droopy or baggy eyelids run in your family, you may have opted for surgery earlier. You must be in general good health and have realistic expectations for surgery. Patients bothered by lower eye bags can also combine upper and lower eyelid surgery.
Eyelid surgery can help improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence. The better your eyes look, the younger the rest of your face looks. Eye rejuvenation is the most cost-effective way to make the entire face look younger. When someone looks at you, they automatically make eye contact. Anything that distracts them from seeing your eyes, such as excessive skin of the upper eyelids, heavy eyebrows, bags under your eyes, or deep hollows under your eyes, ages you.
Are the results of my surgery permanent?
The results of your upper eyelid surgery will last for 5 to 7 years.
How is the upper eyelid surgery performed?
Dr. Stanislaw will perform eyelid surgery under local anesthesia. The surgical procedure takes about one hour. The surgeon measures the amount of excess skin that is present with your eyes closed. Local anesthetic is then injected, and the excess eyelid skin is removed. Very small stitches are used to close the incision and these are usually removed in 5 to 6 days.
What is the recovery from an upper eyelid surgery?
The stitches on your eyelids will remain for about 5 to 6 days and it is common to have some swelling and at times, some bruising. Your eyes will look like their normal self within one to two weeks after your upper blepharoplasty procedure.