An eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) revitalizes the entire eye area by removing fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids. Reducing fine wrinkles and loose skin around the eyes not only improves the appearance, it can also improve vision by removing folds of skin that may interfere with sight.
For an upper eyelid lift, an incision is made on the upper eyelid within the natural crease. An upper eyelid lift removes excess skin, repositions fat deposits, and tightens muscles in the area to give the eye a more vibrant appearance. For lower eyelid lifts, an incision is made just below the lash line to remove or re-position fat deposits, which reduces bagginess under the eyes. Most often, these procedure are performed under general anesthesia.
Recovery time for an eyelid lift is usually four to fives days of rest, with no strenuous activities during the first week following the procedure. Minor bruising and swelling should resolve within two weeks. Some patients may experience dry eyes following the surgery, which generally reduces over time.
Dr. Cohen is committed to ensuring her patients are informed and comfortable with their decision. Below, you will find a link to our frequently asked questions. If you would like to discuss this procedure further, please don’t hesitate to contact us.