Say Hello To Younger-Looking Eyes With An Eyelid Lift

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Even if you’re relatively happy with the rest of your face, having concerns around your eyes and eyelids can be exceptionally discouraging. For many men and women, heavy eyelids or wrinkled eye skin can make them look tired, angry, or older than they actually are. In fact, droopy eyelids can even impair a person’s vision! To correct these imperfections and give patients the bright, vibrant look they deserve, board-certified ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth D. Farr is proud to offer advanced blepharoplasty at VIP Cosmetic Surgery in Okatie and Hilton Head, SC.

What does eyelid lift surgery do?

Formally known as blepharoplasty, an eyelid lift – or eyelid surgery – is a complex and delicate procedure designed to address age-related concerns, cosmetic imperfections, genetic abnormalities, and other issues regarding the eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, depending on the nature of the patient’s concerns. Common issues that lead men and women to pursue eyelid surgery in the Hilton Head area include:

  • Droopy eyelids
  • Hanging upper eyelids
  • Heavy eyelids
  • Wrinkled eyelids
  • Extra skin on eyelids
  • Vision problems due to sagging eyelids
  • Excess skin under eyelids
  • Bulging fat under the eyes
  • Under-eye puffiness
  • Downturned corners of the eyes

While eyelid surgery can certainly make a dramatic difference in a person’s overall look, it is important for Okatie area patients to understand that the procedure is designed to address concerns about the eyelids themselves and will not improve Crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and other upper face lines. For patients who want to smooth forehead and brow lines, Dr. Farr may recommend another facial rejuvenation surgery, such as a brow lift.

Will blepharoplasty make me look younger?

Many men and women feel that they look older than their years but aren’t able to pinpoint exactly what’s contributing to their aged appearance. Oftentimes, excess skin and fat on the upper and/or lower eyelids, as well as eyelid wrinkles, are to blame. When extra eyelid skin is removed, and the eyelid skin is tightened during blepharoplasty, patients can look up to 5 – 10 years younger!

How long does eyelid lift last?

Although the fountain of youth has yet to be discovered, cosmetic surgery is often considered the next best thing when it comes to turning back the clock and achieving long-lasting results. For many patients, blepharoplasty results can last up to a decade or more. By keeping the skin moisturized, avoiding sun exposure, and not smoking, it is often possible to preserve your eyelid lift results for even longer. Patients should have realistic expectations, however, and remember that even cosmetic surgery cannot completely halt the natural aging process.

Are blepharoplasty scars visible?

It is completely understandable for patients to be concerned about cosmetic surgery scars, particularly when it comes to a procedure involving the face. Fortunately, eyelid lift scars are carefully placed within the natural creases of the face so that they end up virtually imperceptible after healing. While upper blepharoplasty incisions are hidden in the crease of the upper eyelid, lower blepharoplasty incisions lie within the natural lash line.

Trust your eyelid lift to a dedicated expert in Coastal South Carolina

When it comes to surgery on or around your eyes, choosing a highly qualified and experienced surgeon is paramount. Using state-of-the-art techniques and technologies, board-certified ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth D. Farr and the expert team at VIP Cosmetic Surgery can help you achieve your ultimate aesthetic goals with advanced eyelid surgery. To learn more about the stunning results that are possible with blepharoplasty, call to schedule your private consultation at either of our convenient locations in Hilton Head or Okatie, SC today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.