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What is an eyelid lift?

A person's eyes are a unique component of the face that deserves to be visible; however, an excess of skin on top or around the eyes can produce an unflattering facial appearance. Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Farr performs eyelid surgery (known as blepharoplasty) to reduce excess skin and rejuvenate the lower and/or upper eyelids, creating a softer look. So many men and women receive eyelid surgery at VIP Cosmetic Surgery to eliminate saggy eyelids, leading to improved functionality and facial appearance. Upper and lower eyelid surgery creates a softer, younger appearance and can give you subtle yet striking improvements. If you are interested in refreshing your eyes with eyelid lift surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Farr at our practice in Bluffton or Hilton Head, SC.

What Are the Benefits of an Eyelid Lift?

An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, performed at VIP Cosmetic Surgery in Bluffton or Hilton Head, SC can give patients a striking, more youthful look around the eyes. Benefits of this procedure completed by Dr. Farr include:

  • Reducing droopy skin on the eyelids
  • Improving the field of vision
  • Attaining a more rested and refreshed look
  • Diminishing dark circles under the eyes
  • Cutting down irritation from excess skin
  • Increasing confidence and self-esteem

Who is a candidate for an eyelid lift?

Upper or lower blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that is sought out by both women and men. During your private consultation, treatment options will be provided by Dr. Farr based on your conditions that need to be corrected. Generally, ideal candidates are impaired by excess, sagging skin and folds that exist on the top eyelid or bulging skin below the bottom eyelid. These conditions can cause vision impairment that can hinder everyday activities. For a rejuvenated appearance, eyelid surgery may be the right treatment for you. If you have loose skin that droops on the upper eyelid or bulging bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can fix this to give you a softer appearance.

belpharoplasty techniques

Depending on the nature of the eyelid surgery, general anesthesia or IV sedation will be given. This procedure may be done on the upper eyelid alone, on the bottom eyelid, or a blend of both treatments.

  • Upper
    Upper eyelid surgery assists in diminishing loose skin that impairs vision to create a more appealing eyelid appearance. The incision point is often placed along the lash line or natural crease to remove skin.
  • Lower
    Lower eyelid surgery is performed to reduce puffy skin under the lower lid. In most cases, an incision is made just under the lash line. Small pockets of fat will be removed first, and then the skin will be delicately lifted to allow for a smoother look. 

Blepharoplasty can last up to two hours, depending on whether one or both eyes are being treated. After this outpatient surgery, you should plan several days to rest. Ice packs can help reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising. The results from eyelid surgery may last a decade or longer, but while they are long-lasting, the aging process does not stop. To continue to enhance your surgical outcomes, facial rejuvenation treatments at VIP Cosmetic Surgery, such as lasers, chemical peels, and fillers, can be paired to create a fresh appearance.

How Long Is Recovery After An Eyelid Lift?

Eyelid lift surgery can take up to two hours based on whether one or both lids are treated. After the procedure, you should plan about a week to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Ice packs can help reduce bruising and swelling. The outcomes from eyelid lift surgery can last a decade or longer, but even though they are lasting, the aging process does not stop. To maintain your surgical outcomes, other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments at VIP Cosmetic Surgery such as lasers, chemical peels, and fillers can be paired to support a youthful-looking appearance.

Eyelid lift FAQs

Does an eyelid lift cause visible scarring?

After surgery, scarring is usually not visible because of where we place the incisions. Dr. Farr follows the natural crease of the eyes whenever possible and provides detailed recovery guidelines so patients can reduce potential scarring at home.

Can I expect irritation after an eyelid lift?

Some patients will experience some irritation after an eyelid lift, but this is temporary. Other side effects include bruising and swelling that can be managed with medications and cool compresses. We recommend protecting your eyes from damage to minimize complications.

Will an eyelid lift improve my vision?

An eyelid lift can actually improve your vision, in addition to providing patients with a more refreshed and rejuvenated look. If you have drooping skin in the upper eyelid, Dr. Farr can remove the excess skin and help you see much better.

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Younger-Looking Eyes with eyelid lift surgery

If you are having a hard time seeing due to folds of skin on your upper eyelids, or you suffer from bulging bags under your eyes, then cosmetic eyelid surgery at VIP Cosmetic Surgery may be right for you. This enhancement can help you look youthful and remove skin that is blocking your field of vision. We invite you to get in touch with our office in Bluffton or Hilton Head, SC to make a consultation with Dr. Kenneth Farr. During this time, we can estimate your treatment costs and discuss the different payments we accept. 

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