What is an Eyelid Lift?
An eyelid lift is also known as a Blepharoplasty, a repair or the reconstruction of an eyelid. An eyelid lift can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids or both. Typically, the procedure helps rejuvenate the area surrounding the eyes improving the overall appearance of the eyelids. An eyelid lift has many benefits for patients.
What Does an Eyelid Lift Procedure Treat?
One of the most common problems that patients experience with their eyes is the loose or sagging skin that creates folds and distorts the natural contour of the eyelid. Excess fatty deposits also begin to build up and cause puffiness within the surrounding area of the eye and eyelids. Another common problem area is the area under the eye, where people develop “bags”. Fine wrinkles and excess skin near the creases of the lower eyelids can also be treated with an eyelid surgery.
Cosmetic Perks of an Eyelid Lift
The cosmetic perks of an eyelid lift have to do with the typical eye appearances one may be concerned about. As we get older, the “tired look” may become more prominent because of the natural puffiness in the eyelids and under eye bags.
Once the eyelid lift procedure is completed, an individual may personally feel better about their overall appearance and gain more confidence about going out in public. The psychological aspect of eyelid lifts is the most common cosmetic perk for individuals who receive this procedure. Dr. Buckingham helps provide his patients with the healthy and youthful appearance with hopes to help increase their desired self-confidence.
What Happens During an Eyelid Lift Procedure?
An eyelid lift is an outpatient procedure done with local anesthesia and oral sedation. It consists of a incision that is made in the natural crease of the eyelid to reduce/minimize the puffiness. The incision typically heals within a matter of days. Considering this is an isolated procedure, there will be minimal bruising and swelling. The patient may return to social/active activities within two weeks. Anti-inflammatory medication and minor pain medications may be prescribed to the patient. Dr. Buckingham is all about making his patients comfortable and aims to make sure they are comfortable every step of the way, from the consultation through the recovery process.
What are the Complementing Plastic Surgery Procedures for Eyelid Lifts?
The tired appearance that comes with old age can be caused from not only the puffiness of the eyelids, but also from the decent of the forehead or loose skin and fat deposits around the cheeks. In order to get the best results from an eyelid lift procedure an individual may consider getting a brow lift or facelift done also known as a mid-facial lift. It is actually very common for patients to get more than one procedure surgical procedure in order to look their best and save a little money, too. Dr. Buckingham performs all of the above procedures with the upmost care and respect for his patients. He tailors the procedures to the needs of his patients and their wishes so that each patient gets unique and amazing results.
If you are interested in learning more about blepharoplasty and its benefits, schedule a consultation with Dr. Buckingham to discuss your surgical options. Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery can be reached at 512-401-2500.