Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a popular facial plastic surgery procedure to improve the appearance of the eyes. The eyes are one of the most prominent and expressive parts of the face. However, as we age, our lids can start to droop and we can develop bags that make us look tired and worn down no matter what our actual internal feelings are.
Eyelid surgery can help to restore brightness and youthfulness to the eyes and the entire face. If you are interested in this procedure, please call Restore Plastic Surgery today at 850-500-7527 to schedule your consultation. Our office in Pensacola welcomes patients from across Florida, nearby Mobile, Alabama, and throughout the nation.
Upper Eyelid Lift
An upper eye lift addresses the upper lids of the eyes. As we age, our lids often start to sag and droop, making us look older and tired. An upper eyelid lift will trim away excess skin and fat in order to open up the eyes and create a brighter, more youthful look.
Upper eyelid lifts are usually performed under local anesthesia in the office. You’ll have some swelling and bruising for a week or two, so you’ll probably want to take some time off of work.
Lower Eyelid Lift
A lower blepharoplasty addresses prominent bags under the eyes. The under eye area is one of the areas of the face that shows age most quickly. When you have bags that don’t go away, it can make you look much more tired and older than you really feel.
During a lower eyelid lift, the fat pads under your eyes that are causing the bags are removed and redistributed. Fat transfer to the cheeks is often performed at the same time in order to improve the facial contours and create a smoother and more youthful under eye appearance.
Asian Eyelid Surgery
Many men and women of Asian descent have a “monolid,” with no visible crease in the eyelid. We can perform surgery to create a crease, which can have the effect of making the eyes appear larger and brighter. An added benefit of this surgery for women in particular is having an increased area of visible space for eye makeup.
Asian eyelid surgery is similar to an upper eye lift in the time it takes to perform and the recovery time. This surgery is very popular, and the majority of patients who undergo it are very pleased with the results.
Eyelid Surgery Candidates
In order to be a candidate for eyelid surgery, you should:
- Have good eye health, with no active or unmanaged eye diseases
- Not have had LASIK surgery within the past 6 months
- Not have dry eyes
- Be a non-smoker or willing and able to quit
Eyelid surgery is one of the best ways to immediately brighten the face and achieve a more rested and youthful appearance. Eyelid surgery can also be combined with other procedures such as a facelift or fat grafting in order to achieve more comprehensive results.
Schedule Your Eye Lift Consultation
Call Restore Plastic Surgery today at 850-500-7527 to schedule your eyelid surgery consultation. Dr. Ben Brown and Dr. Ashley Chandler will be happy to discuss your concerns and find the best plan to reach your goals. We serve patients in Pensacola, Florida and Mobile, Alabama. We also welcome patients from out of town.