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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)

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You've tried everything under the sun... creams, lotions, tea bags and facials... and your eyes still look tired.

The eyes are one of the first things people notice about a person. They are also one of the first to show signs of aging. Over time, the skin around the eyes begins to sag. Then the eyelids look droopy or puffy. Excess fat can also cause "bags" and shadows under the eyes. These changes can make a person look tired or sad.

Some Solutions
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a common facial cosmetic surgical procedure for both men and women. This procedure can restore a bright, more youthful, and less tired appearance -- and can even correct obstructed vision -- by removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from your upper and lower eyelids. Though eyelid surgery can achieve effective results by itself, it is frequently done with a facelift or other cosmetic procedures.

Deciding On Eyelid Operation
A doctor will look at the patient's eyes to be sure eyelid surgery is right for the patient. The doctor should be informed of any eye problems, such as "dry eye," or any other health problems.

How A Blepharoplasty Is Done

The doctor makes small incisions along the natural creases and folds of the eyelids. Excess skin, fat, and muscle are removed, and the skin is repositioned and sutured. The area around the eyes is protected with ointment or bandages.

Keeping The Patient Comfortable
Local anesthesia and sedation may be given to keep the patient comfortable and free of pain.

The Immediate After-Effects (Blepharoplasty Recovery)

Vision may be blurry right after treatment. The patient will have some bruising and swelling as healing occurs. This can last for a few days to weeks. Ice can be applied to reduce swelling. The patient can usually begin to wear contacts and makeup within a week.

Risks are rare but can include bleeding, infection, or changes in vision.

The Results To Expect

When the skin on the upper eyelids is tighter and the skin under the eyes is smoother, the eyes look more rested. This gives a fresher, more youthful appearance.

For more information about having blepharoplasty in Michigan - contact the Masri Clinic today.





Before After

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F.A.Q.

Question:
My mother has always had big circles under her eyes. Now that I am a woman in my fifties I want to avoid a similar fate! If I get an eyelift, will it help with crow's feet or just the bags under my eyes?
Answer:
The eyes are one of the first things people notice about a person. They are also one of the first to show signs of aging. Over time, the skin around the eyes begins to sag. Then the eyelids look droopy or puffy. Excess fat can also cause "bags" and shadows under the eyes. These changes can make a person look tired or sad. For more information about having blepharoplasty – contact the Masri Clinic today at 1-866-4-UR-FACE

Question:
Do you ever use fat transfer during blepharoplasty? I have hollow circles under my eyes and think that a little bit of fat injected there might help. If this is done, how long do the effects last?
Answer:
Fat transfer is commonly done under the eyes during Blepharoplasty to restore volume for a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Most people are very happy with the results of their fat transfer procedure. The duration of results will vary, lasting anywhere from three months to three years or longer before the fat is absorbed by the body. When performed by an experienced surgeon like Dr. Masri, the results are generally more long lasting.

Blepharoplasty FAQs

My upper eyelids are droopy and I have deep wrinkles at the corners of my eyes.

Question:
I am a 54 year old woman. My upper eyelids are droopy and I have deep wrinkles at the corners of my eyes. Will an upper blepharoplasty help both of these conditions?
Answer:
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a common facial cosmetic surgical procedure for both men and women. This procedure can restore a bright, more youthful, and less tired appearance - and can even correct obstructed vision — by removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from your upper and lower eyelids. Though eyelid surgery can achieve effective results by itself, it is frequently done with a CO2 ultra pulse laser for such conditions as you describe.

Question: I keep hearing about something called laser blepharoplasty. Can you explain what this is? Is it still surgery?

Answer: With modern laser assisted Blepharoplasty, the laser light beam is used instead of the knife and scissors to gently define the surgical planes and as the laser beam seals blood vessels and lymphatic's as it cuts, the patient experiences reduced bleeding and bruising and thus a much shorter recovery time, Although It is still considered surgery.

Question:
What sort of results can I expect from eyelid surgery?

Answer:
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a common facial cosmetic surgical procedure for both men and women. This procedure can restore a bright, more youthful, and less tired appearance — and can even correct obstructed vision — by removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from your upper and lower eyelids.

Question:
What happens during blepharoplasty?

Answer:
The patient is given local anesthesia and sedation for comfort.
Blepharoplasty is then executed by removing excess skin, muscle and fat.

Question:
I'm Asian and I hate my eyelids, or rather the lack of them. Is there some sort of procedure that can fix this and give me more of a Western look?

Answer:
Blepharoplasty is often done as an elective surgery for cosmetic reasons. Asian blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery is a special type of blepharoplasty that creates a crease in the upper eyelid. This "supratarsal epicanthic fold" is common in many races but absent in about half of Asians. Surgery can artificially create this crease and make a ‘single-lidded’ patient appear ‘double-lidded’. It is the most popular form of cosmetic surgery among those of east and Southeast Asian background

Question:
How permanent is blepharoplasty, and how long will it take for me to need another one?

Answer:
Blepharoplasty is performed by removing excess skin, fat and muscle and is permanent. The hands of time are turned back and the natural aging process continues

Question:
I am a 54 year old woman. My upper eyelids are droopy and I have deep wrinkles at the corners of my eyes. Will an upper blepharoplasty help both of these conditions?

Answer:
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a common facial cosmetic surgical procedure for both men and women. This procedure can restore a bright, more youthful, and less tired appearance — and can even correct obstructed vision — by removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from your upper and lower eyelids. Though eyelid surgery can achieve effective results by itself, it is frequently done with a CO2 ultra pulse laser for such conditions as you describe.

Question: My mother has always had big circles under her eyes. Now that I am a woman in my fifties I want to avoid a similar fate! If I get an eyelift, will it help with crow's feet or just the bags under my eyes? Answer: The eyes are one of the first things people notice about a person. They are also one of the first to show signs of aging. Over time, the skin around the eyes begins to sag. Then the eyelids look droopy or puffy. Excess fat can also cause "bags" and shadows under the eyes. These changes can make a person look tired or sad. For more information about having blepharoplasty - contact the Masri Clinic today at 1-866-4-UR-FACE

Question:
Do you ever use fat transfer during blepharoplasty? I have hollow circles under my eyes and think that a little bit of fat injected there might help. If this is done, how long do the effects last?

Answer:
Fat transfer is commonly done under the eyes during Blepharoplasty to restore volume for a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Most people are very happy with the results of their fat transfer procedure. The duration of results will vary, lasting anywhere from three months to three years or longer before the fat is absorbed by the body. When performed by an experienced surgeon like Dr. Masri, the results are generally more long lasting.

 

 
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