Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)
Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as an eyelid lift, is a surgical procedure designed to restore a more youthful appearance. Eyelid surgery can be done on the upper lid, the lower lid, or both. Typically, the procedure is done for cosmetic purposes, but in some cases, it can be done for medical reasons such as obstructed sight.
An eyelid lift may be right for you if you’re unhappy with your overall facial appearance as a result of aging. Men and women who are non-smokers typically have the best outcome from blepharoplasty. Dr. Harris will complete a full facial evaluation to determine if you’re a good candidate for an upper or lower blepharoplasty, or both.
Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty Can:
- Enhance the overall facial appearance
- Remove puffy eyelids and dark circles
- Provide a more rested appearance
- Correct wrinkles or deep folds that cause droopiness
- Provide more open, alert eyes
Blepharoplasty surgeries are performed in our state-of-the-art surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Harris makes precise incisions hidden in the natural folds of the eye to remove excess fat pads and skin that are causing you to look older than you are. The procedure takes about 1 hour and can be customized to treat your individual needs. An eyelid lift can be paired with a number of other cosmetic procedures such as a facelift, brow lift, neck lift, and/or laser skin resurfacing for more dramatic results.
Blepharoplasty Recovery + Results
The majority of patients find the procedure quite tolerable. Most blepharoplasty surgeries are done with a local anesthetic and under light intravenous sedation or an inhaled analgesic to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. In many cases, you can return to work in as little as 2-3 days. However, full recovery time can take up to 1 week or more. You will want to take it easy for the first day, allowing your body to use energy for healing.
Immediately following your eyelid lift, you’ll notice a fresher-looking facial appearance. Gradual improvement will continue to occur as post-surgical swelling subsides over the course of a couple weeks. Results from blepharoplasty are long-lasting, and most patients only require one in a lifetime. You should appear more rested and even a bit more youthful!
Schedule Your Consultation
If you're tired of looking tired, maybe an eyelid lift is the solution for you - or maybe it's not! The best way to explore your options, both surgical and non-surgical, is to sit down with Dr. Harris for a complimentary consultation. He will evaluate your eyes and address your concerns with honesty and kindness.
Your consultation is completely confidential and private. You can feel safe and confident with Dr. Harris and our staff.So request your appointment today and let's get you started on the path to looking younger, more rested and alert!
"My experience was straightforward and easy. I felt very comfortable and cared for by the support staff, nurses and anesthesiologist. And I'm happy with the results from Dr. Harris so far."