Our eyes say so much about how we’re feeling, if we’re happy, serious, tired, overwhelmed, and everything between. When delicate tissues around the eyes show signs of aging, it can obscure our true emotional state and make us look haggard all the time. As one of Raleigh’s premier plastic surgeons, Dr. Adam Stein can rectify concerns about aging around your eyes to leave you looking fresh, alert, and ready to take on the world.
How Does an Eyelid Lift Work?
An eyelid lift, also called blepharoplasty, is a procedure where small changes can result in dramatic improvement to your appearance and how others perceive you. As time and age accumulate, the delicate tissues around the eyes can puff up and sag, hooding the eyes and creating bags beneath them. Dr. Stein makes small incisions in the creases of the eyes to reposition fat pads that have shifted and remove excess skin. The result is a more alert, bright eyed appearance with fewer wrinkles, so you look refreshed and youthful.
Eyelid Lift Benefits
Relieve eye fatigue.
Believe it or not, the shifting of tissues around your eyes can increase the pressure on them. Some patients who’ve undergone an eyelid lift report feeling less tired at the end of a workday, without the weight of their upper lids pressing down. Eye strain can be alleviated, and in some cases where sagging skin is severe, peripheral vision can even be restored.
Look as refreshed as you feel.
Under eye bags can contribute to a stressed out, haggard appearance when you don’t feel tired or overwhelmed. It can give the wrong impression to colleagues and loved ones, who may assume something’s wrong. By removing sagging skin and bags, you can brighten your eyes and show people you’ve got your responsibilities covered.
Restore a youthful eye shape.
The skin around the eyes is so delicate it doesn’t take much for it to appear aged. As time goes on, collagen—the skin’s most vital fibrous support network—weakens and skin sags. By removing excess skin and tightening that which remains, Dr. Stein can revive your youthful appearance and turn back the clock by years.
Eyelid lifts only require a short recovery period.
Blepharoplasty, like any surgical procedure, requires some recovery time, but compared to other cosmetic improvements, it’s relatively short. You’ll feel better in just a few short days, and most patients return to work before the first week passes. For such a quick procedure, the results are unmistakable and long-lasting.
Improve your visual field.
In some of the more severe cases, sagging lids can interfere with peripheral vision, which can be dangerous during activities like driving or operating heavy equipment. Removing excess skin restores your full range of vision quickly and immediately. In some cases, it may even be covered by insurance.
Improve your emotional well-being.
When you’re self-conscious about your appearance, it can be detrimental to your confidence and self-assurance, especially if others mistake your mood as angry or tired when you feel fine. An eyelid lift can reshape your eyes and erase years from your age, creating a boost in self-esteem. It truly is an investment in yourself.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you suffer with puffy eyes, bags under your eyes, or hooding due to sagging skin of the upper lid, you may be an ideal candidate for blepharoplasty. Patients who don’t smoke have a better healing response, so it’s wise to quit several weeks before your procedure. Get your questions answered by Dr. Stein during a comprehensive consultation.
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.