Your eyes are one of your most noticed and expressive features. Unfortunately, they’re also one of the first places to show aging. Sagging or drooping eyelids can give you a tired or angry appearance, make it harder to apply makeup, and even hinder your vision. An eyelid lift can rejuvenate your eyes for a refreshed, younger look.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, is a cosmetic surgery to tighten skin and reposition the fat pads under the eyes to restore a brighter, more youthful appearance. An upper eyelid lift corrects drooping, “hooded” eyelids, while a lower eyelid lift removes excess fat or skin to reduce bags under the eyes.
Upper and lower eyelid lifts can be combined or done individually. During your consultation, Dr. Stein will help you determine the best plan for your goals.
Dr. Stein will perform the procedure under local anesthesia, which will take about an hour. He’ll make small incisions along the creases of the eyes that won’t be visible once they’ve healed. Then he’ll carefully reposition and remove fat pads and excess skin. After the surgery, you’ll be able to go home the same day with the help of a friend or family member.
Recovery After Blepharoplasty
You will need to rest for a few days after the procedure. Some swelling and pain is normal but should be manageable with pain medication and cold compresses. You may also experience blurry vision or sensitivity to light for a day or two.
Most people can return to their regular routine within two weeks of a blepharoplasty. You won’t be able to wear contact lenses for two weeks following the procedure.
Results of Blepharoplasty
Dr. Stein is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon with 26 years of experience helping people reach their aesthetic goals. Known for his natural-looking results, he can skillfully turn back the clock with an eyelid lift that restores one of your most unique and expressive features.
An eyelid lift can:
- Lift drooping, “hooded” eyelids
- Remove bags under the eyes
- Tighten sagging skin around the eyes
- Reduce puffiness caused by fatty deposits
You will likely see improvements immediately, which will become more apparent as the swelling dissipates. The results are long-lasting, and you will probably never need another eyelid lift, though signs of aging will continue to progress with time.
Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
If you are concerned about drooping or sagging skin around your eyes and have no serious medical conditions, you are probably an ideal candidate for blepharoplasty. Dr. Stein can discuss your goals and determine if an eyelid lift is right for you during a consultation at Stein Plastic Surgery.
Take the Next Step
Are you interested in 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.