There’s more to aging around the eyes than crow’s feet when the skin of the upper eyelid becomes lax, droops, and fatty tissues under the eyes shift and become puffy. You may look tired or overwhelmed even when you’re well-rested and alert.
Dr. Adam Stein is a double board-certified specialist in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and when your eyes show these signs of aging, he recommends an eyelid lift.
How Does an Eyelid Lift Work?
Even small changes to the eyelids can make a big impact on your appearance, which makes an upper and lower blepharoplasty one of the most effective procedures for shaving years off your appearance. Dr. Stein makes discreet incisions in locations where the healing scar will be unnoticeable—in the crease for the upper lid and along or inside the lash line for the lower lid.
Once the underlying tissues are accessible, Dr. Stein will reposition and anchor shifted muscles and fat pads and remove excess fat and skin to smooth away under-eye bulges and tighten the skin of the lids. This brightens your eyes, improving your appearance and even your peripheral vision where possible.
Without the weight of excess skin on the upper lid, patients often report a reduction in eye strain and feeling less tired at the end of the day.
Am I a Good Candidate for an Eyelid Lift?
Men and women alike benefit from the results of an eyelid lift at Stein Plastic Surgery. You may be a good candidate for an eyelid lift if:
- You’re affected by drooping upper lids with loose skin, hooding, or shifting tissues
- You have under-eye puffiness
- Your lower lash line is pulled downward, exposing more of the white beneath your iris
Dr. Stein will carefully evaluate your unique eye shape and facial structures during your comprehensive consultation. You’ll also go over your medical history to ensure an eyelid lift is a safe and effective solution for your concerns. Once you’re determined to be a candidate for an eyelid lift, you and Dr. Stein will create your treatment plan and how each technique will address your specific aesthetic concerns.
What is an Eyelid Lift Like?
The Stein Plastic Surgery offices are designed for calming comfort, giving patients a private, serene setting to undergo their procedures. That feeling extends to the state-of-the-art surgical facility, where your upper and lower eyelid lifts will be performed on an outpatient basis. Dr. Stein will ensure your comfort with appropriate anesthesia, and your blepharoplasty will be performed according to the plan you’ve created. Once Dr. Stein is happy with the corrections, your incisions will be closed, and you’ll be able to recover at home.
Blepharoplasty Downtime and Recovery
While Dr. Stein recommends you plan for a 1-2 week recovery period, many patients feel better within a few days. The bruising and swelling may seem alarming, but it’s completely normal. It’s still essential to follow all aftercare instructions and avoid strenuous activity for up to 3 weeks or until Dr. Stein gives clearance based on your individual healing.
What Results Can I Expect after Blepharoplasty?
After the 2 week mark, your bruising and swelling diminish significantly, and your results become apparent. You’ll appear more alert and fresh-faced, and your eyes will be open wider without the excess fat and skin weighing them down. You’ll feel more awake and confident with less eye strain at the end of a long day. You’ll experience the positive outcomes from an upper eyelid lift for around 5-7 years, while a lower eyelid lift rarely needs to be repeated. An eyelid lift cannot prevent future signs of aging, but Dr. Stein can turn the clock back on the starting point of those signs, so you both look and feel younger for years to come.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about an eyelid lift? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.
*Individual results may vary.