what is an eyelid lift?
The eyes are an attractive component of the face that deserve to be shown; however, an abundance of skin above or under the eyes can create an aging look. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Julio Sosa offers blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to remove excess skin and lift the upper or lower eyelid, creating an awakened appearance. Countless men and women undergo eyelid surgery at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery to reduce puffy bulges, leading to improved function and appearance. Upper and lower eyelid surgery creates a fresh, youthful appearance and can produce subtle yet striking improvements. If you're interested in rejuvenating your eyes with an eye lift to remove excess skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sosa at his office in West Bloomfield, MI.
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What are the Benefits of an Eyelid Lift?
Eyelid surgery offers numerous benefits to individuals who want to refresh their appearance and reduce unwanted signs of aging. Many people find that their eyes appear brighter and younger after surgery. Dr. Sosa may even improve your field of vision by removing excess skin from the upper eyelid. Additional benefits of an eyelid lift include:
- Long-lasting results with minimal maintenance
- Improved facial symmetry
- More youthful-looking eyes with fewer dark circles
- Minimally-invasive techniques with minimal discomfort and downtime
- A customized approach that caters to your cosmetic goals
am i a candidate for an eyelid lift?
Eyelid surgery is a cosmetic surgery that is sought out by both men and women. During your private consultation, treatment alternatives will be discussed with Dr. Sosa based on your symptoms that need to be addressed. In most cases, ideal candidates suffer from excess, hanging skin and folds above their eyes, or bulging skin below the bottom eyelid. These conditions can cause vision impairment that can hinder daily life. For a rejuvenated appearance, eyelid surgery may be the right procedure for you. If you have loose skin that droops on the upper eyelid, or puffy bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can correct this to give you a younger appearance.
how is an eyelid lift performed?
Depending on the complexity of the blepharoplasty, general anesthesia or IV sedation will be given. This surgery may be done on the upper eyelid alone, on the bottom eyelid, or a combination of both upper and lower.
Upper blepharoplasty assists in diminishing the hanging of skin that droops over the eye to create a more appealing eyelid appearance. An incision is usually made along the lash line or crease to trim away tissue and fat.
Lower eyelid surgery is performed to reduce puffy skin under the lower eyelid. The incision is placed just under the lash line to allow access to remove fatty tissue, and the skin is delicately lifted to produce a smoother look. In some cases, a nonsurgical laser treatment can be applied to assist with discoloration while dermal fillers can be used for added smoothness if necessary.
how long is recovery from an eyelid lift?
Eyelid surgery can last up to two hours based on whether one or both eyes are treated. After the procedure, you should expect a few days to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Ice packs can help reduce bruising and swelling. The results from eyelid surgery can last years, but even though they are lasting, the aging process does not stop. To complement your surgical outcomes, facial rejuvenation treatments at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery, such as lasers, chemical peels, and fillers, can be paired with this procedure to maintain a fresh appearance.
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How much does an eyelid lift cost?
Blepharoplasty (an eyelid lift) costs can vary depending on whether you're having an upper eyelid lift, lower, or both. Once your treatment plan has been created during your initial consultation, Dr. Sosa can go over estimated costs. To get natural-looking results that last a long time, it's better to focus on selecting an experienced plastic surgeon whom you are comfortable with, like Dr. Sosa, rather than trying to find the lowest cost. To make it easy for you to afford great results, Bloomfield Plastic Surgery takes many payment methods, including low-interest medical financing.
Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid lift surgery?
When loose skin is compromising your vision, your insurance may cover some of your blepharoplasty. Please talk to Dr. Sosa in your consultation if you are considering applying for an insurance claim. A team member at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery will help you submit the needed paperwork and information to your insurance company to consider your claim. Generally, you will require a letter from an optometrist or ophthalmologist stating that an eyelid lift will improve your vision.
What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
Blepharoplasty not only helps to refresh your appearance, but it can also give you other benefits. You may find your field of vision is greater when loose or hanging skin from your upper eyelid is gone. It is also easier to put on eye shadow and other makeup when your upper lid is smooth. Eliminating fine lines, paper-thin skin, puffy bags, and dark circles on your lower eyelid may help your eyes appear fuller and brighter without cosmetics.
Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Wrinkles on your forehead and the corners of your eyes (Crow's feet) might be better treated with a facelift or brow lift as the improvements of eyelid surgery are limited to the eyelids only. Blepharoplasty can also be performed with a nonsurgical procedure like BOTOX®, which can smooth wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. An injectable filler may also be effective because it adds volume for a fuller appearance. In your consultation, Dr. Sosa will create your unique treatment plan to fit your goals.
What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Nonsurgical skin tightening plus injectable wrinkle treatments (such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and BOTOX) can provide mild improvements. However, if you want to fix moderate to severe sagging skin or would like to see long-lasting results, eyelid surgery is better for your needs. Once you have talked to Dr. Sosa about your concerns and goals, he will give you his suggestions for a nonsurgical or surgical treatment plan. He might also suggest both nonsurgical and surgical procedures for ideal results.
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If you are having a hard time seeing due to hanging skin on the upper eyelid, or you suffer from puffy bags under your eyes, then blepharoplasty at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery may be right for you. This surgery can help you look youthful and awakened while offering a gorgeous answer to your vision impairment concerns. We invite you to contact our office in West Bloomfield, MI to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Julio Sosa.
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