The eyes are the window to the soul and are the most important facial feature that identify who you are – we want to make sure you are given the most accurate reflection of your inner self to maintain your unique personality.
This operation is ideal for patients who:
- Want to re-establish a more youthful appearance to the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both
- Want to address drooping eyelid skin, sunken or puffy appearance of eyes
Blepharoplasty is an operation used to re-establish a youthful appearance to the upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both. For every patient, decisions are made on a patient-by-patient basis depending on patient desires and clinical findings. Typically for upper eyelid surgery, excess drooping eyelid skin and bulging fat pads are surgically removed. Surgical scars are hidden within eyelid creases. For lower eyelid surgery, excess skin may or may not need to be removed. Bulging fat pads can be excised or repositioned. Most patients will have same-day surgery, meaning they will be discharged home the same day as the operation. Dr. Platt will discuss the recovery process and establish a follow-up schedule with you.
Our eyelid lifts reverse signs of aging and exhaustion while adding depth, definition and a more youthful appearance. We use very subtle and precise techniques to accentuate your natural features and enhance your original gaze.
Age can sometimes play havoc with the eyes by causing eyes to puff out, adding lines around the eyes, or by making the skin sag. A traditional eyelid lift can include the removal of excess eyelid skin, and or the removal of excess eyelid fat. Your age, the environment and genetics contribute to how your eyelids are positioned now. We can rejuvenate your eyes with a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure.
- Reverse signs of aging and exhaustion
- Add depth, definition and vitality
- Accentuate your natural features
- Remove unnecessary skin or fat
Step 1: Consultation with Dr. Platt. We want to understand your goals for the procedure and your desired results. We will offer guidance and expert opinions on the best course of action. We will also take any necessary measurements at this time. If you have any questions or hesitations, now is the time to ask!
Step 2: Book an appointment.
Step 3: Prepare yourself by reading the educational material provided and following pre-surgical advice.
Step 4: Procedure day!
Step 5: First look at the outcome. Keep in mind there may be swelling and redness, depending on the procedure. Therefore the best approximation of final look will be after adequate recovery time.
Step 6: Recover. For best results, please follow all post-surgery advice and enhance healing with appropriate sleep, nutrition and hydration.
Step 7: Come back in for a follow-up appointment to ensure proper healing and optimal results.
How it Works
We may use a combination of techniques depending on your unique anatomical features and your personal goals. We may include nonsurgical lower eyelid changes to add volume. We can remove small amounts of skin with an inconspicuous incision beneath the lash line. Our eyelid surgeries may include fat grafting to restore youthfulness, depending on your desired outcome. We may also reposition your eyelid fat to reduce puffiness.
Does it hurt?
The amount pain experienced after surgery depends on personal pain reactions, and the extent of surgery that is performed
How long does the procedure take?
The duration may range from 45 minutes to two hours depending on the specific techniques planned and your desired outcome.
How long is the recovery?
After the procedure you will be monitored in our recovery room for one to two hours, you will be allowed to go home with a friend or relative when you are fully awake and comfortable. We suggest using a cold compress to reduce swelling or bruising. Recovery may take several days to notice the full effects.
Can I exercise afterwards?
You may return to regular exercise after four weeks. We will see you for follow-ups periodically to ensure optimal results.