When to consider eyelid surgery.
BEFORE: (multiple prior surgeries of lower lids by several other surgeons. NOTE the rounding of lower lids)
AFTER: (lower blepharoplasty with tightening of lower lid and removal of excess skin. NOTE the improvement of lower eyelids that is age appropriate.)
Many people daily have a great outlook on life and are happy, however their face and eyes may tell a different story. These people have excess eyelid skin and/or fat that may give them a “tired” appearance that others may mistake as fatigue or unhappiness. This constant reminder of their appearance decreases their psychological well-being.
The goal of eyelid lift/rejuvenation is to improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. This commonly requested procedure removes skin and or fat through eyelid incisions in natural creases so that are barely noticeable once healed.
When to Consider Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty):
If your upper lid skin is saggy and/or hampers your vision
If your lower eyelids have loose skin and fat pockets that bulge
Poor contour (rounding) of your lower eyelids from age
Revision of prior surgery
Who are candidates for Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)?
Men or Women
Good general medical health
Good ocular (eye) health
Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
National No. # of Procedures 161, 389
Length of Surgery:
Upper lids: 1 hour
lower lids: 2 hours
Recovery Time: 4-6 weeks
The cost of upper eyelid lift may be covered by insurance when:
Documented decreased peripheral vision by a visual field test performed by your optometrist or ophthalmologist
Referral from your ophthalmologist or optometrist
Your insurance company covers upper eyelid lift
Dr. Stephenson is a board certified plastic surgeon at Signature Plastic Surgery.