One of the first things noticed about you are your eyes. Inherited family traits or the natural aging process can result in eyelid wrinkles, deep lines, dark circles, and puffiness. These elements contribute to a tired, sad, or prematurely aged appearance.
Eyelid lift surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin from both the upper and lower eyelids. Underlying fatty tissue (fat pads) that herniate (protrude) can produce the appearance of puffiness or bagginess.
These fat pads can be selectively removed or repositioned for a more refreshed look. The result diminishes drooping skin, reduces sagging and can even help to improve vision in some patients who have hooding on their upper eyelids. Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Frank L. Stile at Stile Aesthetics in Las Vegas, NV, will be happy to personally meet with you to discuss all your aesthetic concerns.
Dr. Stile may perform upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or a combination of both. Here are some more details on each type of procedure.
For upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Stile will make the incision within the natural fold of the eyelid. The incision will be extended outward as much as possible in order to address the fullness and skin folds located on the outside of the upper lid.
After the incision is carefully made, the surgeon will remove the excess fat and skin. After the procedure, the incision will be closed with absorbable sutures, which do not require removal by the surgeon.
For lower eyelid surgery, the incision will be placed along the bottom of the lash line to allow Dr. Stile access to remove the extraneous fat and tissue. A special technique is used for patients with puffy lower lids but good skin tone called transconjunctival blepharoplasty. Patients with dark under-eye circles caused by a lack of fat in the area could benefit from injectables or fat fillers to add volume to the area.
With some patients, both the lower and upper eyelids need to be addressed to correct all issues effectively. When both are combined, surgery can last around 2 hours.
Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your concerns by meeting with Dr. Frank Stile at Stile Aesthetics for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.
*Individual Results May Vary
The best candidates for blepharoplasty:
Patients should expect natural-looking, younger, more refreshed eyelids after their surgery. In addition, scars shouldn’t be visible due to their placement.
After surgery, patients can expect the eyelids to be bruised and swollen, which can be alleviated with ice packs, medicated eye ointments or eye drops, and elevating the head. These symptoms should last a few days. Eyelid recovery is usually easy for most patients and normal activities can be resumed within a week.
*Individual results may vary