Sagging and drooping eyelids tend to cause your appearance to seem tired or angry. The excess skin makes it more challenging to apply makeup and sometimes makes it difficult to see. Dr. Stein performs blepharoplasties to correct drooping eyelids, adjust underlying muscles, and reposition fat pads for natural, younger, brighter eyes.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to reposition fat deposits, tighten underlying muscles, and remove excess skin around the eyelids. Also known as an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty can take years off the face by remodeling drooping upper eyelids or lower eyelids.
Upper eyelid lifts correct the “hooded” eyelid look, which can make you look angry, tired, or sad even when you are not. The lower eyelid lifts adjust or remove bags under the eyes, which can make you look tired after a whole night’s rest.
For the best results, you can combine upper and lower eyelid lifts for a one-time procedure. A consultation with Dr. Stein can inform you which option is best for you.
Benefits of an Eyelid Lift
Eyelid lifts take years off the face with one small adjustment. The benefits of an eyelid lift include:
Dr. Stein is a double-certified facial plastic surgeon. With years of experience and advanced facial rejuvenation techniques, Dr. Stein provides dramatic, natural-looking results every time.
You’ll be able to see the improvement immediately after your surgery. As the post-surgical swelling dissipates, your appearance will improve over the next several weeks.
Drooping upper or lower eyelids can make you look older, tired, and angry. Removing the sagging skin and readjusting the muscles under the surface opens your eyes and restores the bright twinkling from your youth. You may notice yourself looking more awake, more ready for the day.
Drooping upper eyelids can hinder peripheral vision. In these cases, insurance may cover upper eyelid lifts. Correcting the sagging skin can allow you to see more easily without struggling to open your eyes.
Quick Recovery Time
Dr. Stein uses the most advanced techniques to minimize pain, swelling, and recovery time. Most can return to their work within a week. Strenuous activities may need to wait two weeks or until Dr. Stein gives the green light.
Blepharoplasty results last a minimum of 5-7 years. Many patients only need one eyelid lift in their lifetime.
Should I Combine my Blepharoplasty with an Eyebrow Lift?
Patients often combine blepharoplasty with an eyebrow lift for the most dramatic results. The eyebrow should sit on the bone but often sags down on the eyelids as we age. Combining the procedures allows for a single recovery time with the most natural, youthful looks.
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for a combination surgery is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein.
Take the Next Step
Are you interested in a blepharoplasty? If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (919) 261-7099 and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stein Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly.
Stein Plastic Surgery is located in the Raleigh, Durham and Southeast, NC areas serving patients from around the nation.