Our eyes are one of the first areas of our face to show visible signs of aging, often making us appear older and more tired than we are. If you’re hoping to counteract the effects of gravity and rejuvenate your eyes, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) may be what you need.
A common misconception is that a facelift involves operating on the entire face. Though your eyes and forehead are part of your face, a traditional facelift only addresses the mid to lower face. The skin, muscles, and other tissues along the brow and eyelids are distinct from those in the lower two-thirds of the face.
Many patients opt to combine an eyelid lift with a facelift, reducing recovery time and overall cost. In the hands of a skilled, double board-certified surgeon like Dr. Stein, countless men and women have achieved their desired aesthetic goals.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
An upper eyelid lift is a procedure done for aesthetic or medical purposes to tighten underlying muscles and address droopy eyes, which may be obstructing vision. The surgery is typically completed under local anesthetic on an outpatient basis. Ideal candidates are non-smokers in good general health.
In many cases, patients see an immediate improvement, though optimal results will come gradually over several weeks. Dr. Stein’s technique results in minimal post-operative swelling and bruising, leaving you with a more relaxed and friendly appearance.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
A lower eyelid lift focuses on repositioning fat pads and removing lax skin to restore a vibrant, youthful appearance. Completed under twilight anesthesia, the procedure typically takes less than an hour, allowing you to go home the same day.
Patients who are unhappy with under-eye bags and in good general health are ideal candidates for this once in a lifetime procedure. Dr. Stein uses his 26 years of experience, and the latest surgical advancements, to minimize pain, scarring, and downtime. Results may be instantly noticeable but will continue to improve over several weeks.
Combination Procedures at Stein Plastic Surgery
While a facelift provides the most dramatic results of all facial rejuvenation procedures, it doesn’t treat the eyes. Dr. Stein may recommend combining blepharoplasty with a facelift to address the concerns of the whole face and maximize overall results.
A combination procedure can offer the following benefits:
- Total face transformation. Addressing the entire face in one surgery increases your chances of a natural-looking result, reducing the possibility of some areas appearing older than others.
- Faster recovery. One surgery with two procedures means only one recovery period and a shorter time to see desired results.
- Reduced cost. Combining procedures means you’ll only have to pay facility and anesthesia fees once.
For most patients, it makes sense to combine facelift and eyelid surgery as the natural aging process affects multiple areas of the face at the same time. A consultation with Stein Plastic Surgery will determine if you’re an ideal candidate for a combination procedure. Dr. Stein will discuss your aesthetic goals and ensure you understand the extent of what is involved.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about Eyelid Lift Surgery? 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.