If you have heavy, sagging eyelids that make you look aged and tired, it’s time for an eyelid rejuvenation. Yaqub Baraki, M.D and the rest of us here at Lansdowne Aesthetic Center offer this surgical cosmetic procedure to brighten your look and help you see more clearly. You may be surprised at how much this simple surgical cosmetic procedure can transform your face’s entire appearance.
Here’s what’s involved in eyelid rejuvenation and how it can help you feel and look your best.
Why eyelids droop
Your eyelids aren’t immune to the effects of aging. All of your skin loses elasticity as you age because of loss of the skin-strengthening protein known as collagen. As you get older, your eyelids may droop, sag, look puffy, and interfere with your vision.
Some people have a genetic propensity to develop sagging lids. Your lifestyle and gender can also play a role in why your eyelids seem to age so quickly.
How surgery helps
A blepharoplasty, the technical term for an eye lift, Dr. Baraki can improve the look of both your upper and lower eyelids.
Upper eyelid surgery reduces extra tissue to create a more open expression. Eyelid rejuvenation can restore the natural contour of the upper eyelid. Dr. Baraki will also remove any fatty deposits that cause puffiness in the lids and eliminate bags under the eyes. Any excess skin and fine wrinkles in the lower eyelid are also erased with surgery.
Expect the results to last five to seven years, or even longer. Surgery on the lower eyelids decreases puffiness and drooping permanently.
What to expect with eyelid surgery
Dr. Baraki does a thorough examination of your eyes and review of your overall health to determine if a blepharoplasty is right for your needs and goals. He may recommend a brow lift along with your eye lift to achieve the best look.
During surgery, Dr. Baraki makes tiny incisions at the upper eyelids to remove excess skin and tissue. For lower eyelid surgery, he uses an advanced surgical procedure to make an incision right below your lash line or on the underside of your eyelid.
The entire surgery takes one to two hours. You’re placed under local or general anesthesia, depending on your health, the extent of the surgery, and Dr. Baraki’s recommendations.
The incisions are well-hidden, so you won’t have any visible scarring after you’ve fully healed.
You don’t need a lot of time to recover from eyelid rejuvenation surgery. In the first 24-48 hours, we recommend you use cool compresses to ease any bruising or swelling around your eyes. You may need pain medications, cold packs, and artificial tears as you heal.
You come back to Lansdowne Aesthetic Center a few days after your procedure to have the bandages removed and any non-absorbable stitches removed.
You’ll be able to resume your normal activities within 7-10 days. Most of the healing from your procedure happens within two weeks.
If you’re ready to open up your expression and improve your field of view, contact our Lansdowne Aesthetic Center. Call today, or use the online tool to make an appointment.