If you’re used to having people assume you are ill, fatigued, or sad even when you are healthy and happy, it may be because your drooping or puffy eyelids have changed your appearance.
The delicate skin around the eyes is often the first place to show signs of aging. Because this tissue is so thin, it is more susceptible to sag and develop wrinkles, especially if you have a history of smoking or excessive sun exposure. An eyelid lift – also called a blepharoplasty – is a relatively simple cosmetic procedure that can remove excess fat and tissue from your eyelids and reduce prominent undereye bags.
What Is an Eyelid Lift?
A talented Facial Plastic Surgeon such as Dr. Yula Indeyeva can improve your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, depending on your needs. Through small, hidden incisions, Dr. Indeyeva can remove a precise amount of fat and skin and tighten what remains.
You may want to combine your eyelid lift with a brow lift, facelift, skin resurfacing, or a non-surgical option like neuromodulators for even more comprehensive results. Dr. Indeyeva will work with you to create a customized rejuvenation plan.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
If you frequently look sleepy even after getting a full night of rest, an eyelid lift can create a more alert, open appearance. Additionally, if your upper eyelid tissue is sagging so significantly that it is obscuring your vision, an upper eyelid blepharoplasty can restore your ability to see.
For adults in good overall health who do not smoke, an eyelid lift is an excellent way to enhance your appearance for natural-looking results. Initial side effects may include some redness, swelling, bruising, irritation, dry eyes, and discomfort, which you can manage by applying cold compresses and sleeping with your head elevated. Resting your eyes frequently during your recovery is essential for good healing.
While blepharoplasty on its own has a relatively brief recovery period, combining an eye lift with another surgical procedure will add to your healing time.
Schedule Your Blepharoplasty Consultation
As Austin’s leading female Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Indeyeva is here to help you achieve all your cosmetic goals and improve your self-esteem. If your outward appearance doesn’t match how youthful and vibrant you feel on the inside, contact us today to make an appointment for your blepharoplasty consultation. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!