Eyelid lift surgery can help restore a naturally youthful, refreshed appearance to tired-looking, aging eyes. An eyelid lift is a highly individualized procedure that can address excess skin, smooth wrinkles, reduce puffiness, and correct other signs of aging around the upper and lower eyelids.
Eyelid lift surgery actually encompasses a number of different surgical techniques; which technique Dr. Maningas will use, depends on a patient’s anatomy and the particular changes that need to be made to achieve a patient’s goals. For any given patient, an eyelid lift may include upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both.
Our eyelids are home to the thinnest, most delicate skin on our bodies, so it’s no surprise that signs of aging will begin to appear around our eyes earlier than in most other areas. Aging eyelids can affect a person’s appearance in ways beyond just looking older—because so much emotion is expressed with our eyes, sagging, drooping eyelid skin can cause a tired, sad or even angry appearance, even when a person feels great.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery is designed to help counteract these changes and restore a naturally refreshed, youthful appearance to the eyes. The results can be life-enhancing, helping a patient feel more confident in his or her appearance. If others mistakenly perceive you as tired or upset, an eyelid lift can help your eyes more accurately portray your emotions. Also, if sagging eyelid skin is obstructing your ability to see, eyelid surgery can eliminate the problem and allow you to more fully open your eyes. So if you experience the following, eyelid surgery may be a good option for you: • If you have excess, hanging skin covering the natural fold of the upper eyelids • If you have loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids over the eyelashes • If your upper and lower eyelids appear puffy, making your eyes look tired and aged • If you have deep grooves under your eyes
If you are like many patients, you may want to address aging in a few different areas of your face. While eyelid surgery alone can significantly rejuvenate your appearance, it’s quite common to have a combination of face lift, brow lift, facial resurfacing, or mid-face fat transfer in conjunction with an eyelid lift to achieve more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
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I have had the best experience hands down. Dr. Maningas and my nurses the day of my surgery were absolutely incredible. They made me feel comfortable and at ease.
For 7 days after surgery, or otherwise instructed by Dr. Maningas, you will need to refrain from wearing contact lenses.
Upper lid surgery is performed by making an incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. Excess skin and fat are removed through the incision which is closed with delicate stitches. The incision for lower lid surgery is usually made on the inside of the eyelid (which leaves no visible scar) or below the lower lashes (which leaves a thin, inconspicuous scar). As time passes, the incisions for both the upper and lower eyelids blend in with the surrounding skin very well. The skin at the outer corners of the eye is thicker and usually takes longer to heal.
Sunscreen and mineral makeup can be worn when the incisions are completely healed – usually 10 to 14 days after surgery.
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