Eyelid Rejuvenation - Upper, Lower
Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) – Cosmetic eyelid surgery flattens or removes bulging fat and smoothes drooping skin of the upper eyelid that can make you look constantly tired or sad. It also eliminates bags under your eyes and therefore create a younger, more alert, and rested appearance.
Eyelid surgery is often performed along with a face lift or other facial rejuvenation procedures. Some people have inherited traits that cause them to have eyelid surgery as early as their 20 or 30s.
Some fat and loose skin are removed from your upper eyelid area through an incision that is hidden within the natural eyelid fold. The incision extends slightly beyond the outside corner of your eye where it easily blends into existing laugh lines or other creases. If your upper eyelid problem is aggravated by sagging of your eyebrows, then Dr. Terino may recommend a temple or even a brow lift.
Treatment of the lower lids often requires an incision that is hidden just below your lower lashes. Through this incision excess fat is removed or adjusted; sometimes fat may be repositioned to eliminate the puffiness or bulges. If your lower eyelid skin is not excessive, Dr. Terino may decide to use a different technique that flattens the fat through an incision placed inside the lid. A chemical application is sometimes used, if necessary, to resurface the lower eyelid skin and to achieve a small degree of skin tightening and removal of fine lines and wrinkles.
After surgery, swelling may persist for a week or longer. Your vision may be somewhat blurry for a few days, and you may want to wear dark glasses to protect your eyes from wind and sun. Within a week you can wear makeup to conceal any remaining discoloration. You should be back to work within five to ten days.
Eyelid surgery corrects puffy bags under your eyes and drooping skin, hooding of your eyelashes or upper lids.
Incision lines fade and blend into natural creases almost invisibly. After surgery, your appearance is brighter, more alert and rested.