Over time, facial skin can lose its elasticity which can lead to skin around the upper and lower eyelids to droop. Not only does this cause people to look older or fatigued, sagging skin can even block vision. Other patients struggle with excess fat deposits around the eyes, creating a puffy look.
Eyelid surgery can correct sagging, puffy skin around the upper or lower eyelids, creating a smoother, more youthful appearance. If you are self-conscious about the area around your eyes or sagging skin is causing difficulties in seeing, an eye lift may be the right solution for you.
Eyelid surgeries are highly customized to help each patient achieve the look and end result they want. Some patients only need minimal treatment on the upper lids, while other patients require treatment for both the upper and lower lids.
The procedure itself is not difficult - an incision is made along the curve of the upper eyelid from the inside to the outer corner. From there, any extra fat and skin are removed and the incision is carefully closed. To care for the lower eyelid, the incision may be made inside the lid itself. Following the incision, lasers can tighten the skin around the eyes. The end result is smoother skin and brighter looking eyes, and because incisions are so small and made to follow the curve of the eyelid, scarring is almost non-existent. While eye lifts performed on the upper lid generally last five to seven years, lower eyelid surgery is almost permanent.
Many of our patients will pair an eye lift with another cosmetic procedure, such as a brow lift or face lift.
If you'd like a younger appearance or you find that sagging or drooping eyelids are affecting your vision, an eye lift may be the solution for you! Dr. Ortiz, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Raleigh with over two decades of experience, can help you achieve your goals and boost your confidence by improving how your eyelids and the area around them look while ensuring your comfort along the way. To schedule your personalized consultation at our Raleigh plastic surgery center, call us at 919-532-2270 or complete our online contact form.