Would you like to perk up aging, sagging eyelids? An eyelid lift, otherwise known as Blepharoplasty, is a convenient, one-time treatment that can lift drooping lids and get rid of puffiness. Patients at Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD, love the results they get with this amazing treatment.
How Long Does Blepharoplasty Take?
An eyelid lift generally takes about two hours to perform if you’re having both the upper lids and the lower lids addressed. If you need to have just the upper lids or the lower lids addressed, your treatment can be performed in a shorter amount of time. After an eyelid lift, most patients spend about 10 days resting at home before resuming their normal schedule.
The results you get from an eyelid lift should be fully developed within six weeks and can last for 10 years or more without the need for maintenance treatments.
What Is an Eyelid Lift?
An eyelid lift is an outpatient treatment that can lift drooping eyelids, restoring them to their natural position. This type of lift can also refresh the overall appearance of the eyes by tightening up the skin, reducing lines and under-eye bags.
Patients often turn to Blepharoplasty to address aging, drooping eyes that are making them look older than they are and interfering with interpersonal communication. An eyelid lift can also help if sagging lids have begun to interfere with your vision.
What Happens During Treatment?
When performing an eyelid lift, we make small incisions in the lids that allow us to remove small amounts of excess fat and tissue. We’ll also remove sagging skin and tighten the area. If the upper eyelid is being addressed, we’ll make a small incision in the fold behind the eye. When lifting the lower lid, the incision will be made just below the lashes or inside the lid. Patients are sedated while this treatment is performed.
Will I Need To Take Any Special Steps Afterward?
During your recovery period, you’ll want to sleep with your head elevated and avoid rigorous activities as well as bending and lifting. You’ll also want to give your eyes a rest by not spending too much time reading or working on computer or phone screens. Contact lenses will be off-limits during your recovery period, so it will be important to make sure you have eyeglasses with an up-to-date prescription on hand.
In terms of preserving your results over the coming years, avoiding excessive sun exposure is key. So is maintaining a good skin care regimen that involves high-quality moisturizers and serums.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
You’re Unhappy With Your Eyelids
As we age, it’s normal for the skin to become crepey and loose as collagen levels decline. For some patients, this process takes a toll on the delicate skin around the eyes. If sagging skin has left your eyes looking older, or given you a perpetually tired or frustrated appearance, an eyelid lift may be the perfect solution.
You’re Struggling To See
Patients often seek out this treatment because they’re unhappy with the cosmetic aspects of drooping eyelids. But sagging lids can also impede a patient’s line of sight, leaving them squinting and straining for a clear line of vision. If sagging eyelids are making it difficult for you to see, an eyelid lift can help.
You Want Natural Results
An eyelid lift can improve the look of your eyes, but it won’t give you someone else’s eyes. The goal of an eyelid lift is to open the eyes as much as possible without compromising the natural contours of the individual’s eyes. This treatment aims to help you look like a younger and more rested version of yourself. Your results will be natural in appearance, and you won’t look as though you’ve had a cosmetic treatment performed.
Eyelid lift patients should be non-smokers in good physical and mental health who are free of any significant underlying medical conditions or eye conditions. Patients should also have a realistic understanding of what an eyelid lift is and what it is capable of accomplishing.
You Want To Refresh Your Appearance
For most patients, the skin around the eye area ages gradually. But over time, aging eyes can take a toll on your self-confidence. If you’re ready to turn back the clock and achieve a more relaxed, refreshed appearance, an eyelid lift may be just what you’re looking for.
What Other Benefits Are Associated With an Eyelid Lift?
Cosmetics Will Be Easier To Apply
It’s difficult to apply eye makeup and achieve its maximum effect if your lids are sagging. An eyelid lift can restore the natural shape and definition of your lids, making it easier to apply cosmetics.
Your Eyes Will Be Brighter
Because an eyelid lift can lift sagging lids and eliminate some of the excess skin and puffiness around the eyes, many patients find that the light is more able to reach their eyes after treatment. This can help your eyes appear brighter.
It’s an Easy Treatment
Most patients find this treatment to be an easy treatment to undergo. You won’t experience any discomfort during the treatment or your recovery.
Scarring Is Not a Concern
The incisions made during an eyelid lift are tiny, and they’re nestled into the natural contours of the eyes. As a result, patients don’t have to worry about having visible scars after treatment.
It Can Be Performed at Any Age
Because eyelid drooping most commonly develops as part of the aging process, many of the patients who seek this treatment are in their mid-thirties or older. But this treatment can be performed on adults of just about any age. If you’re unhappy with drooping eyelids and are eager for a solution, schedule an initial consultation at our practice and we’ll work with you to determine if you’re a good candidate for this treatment.
It’s a Custom Treatment
Each eyelid lift we perform is designed to address the patient’s unique cosmetic concerns. Some patients want just the upper eyelids addressed. Others are mostly concerned about sagging in the lower lid. And for others, both the upper and lower lids need attention. Whether your concerns center around puffiness, lines, sagging, or something else, we can design a Blepharoplasty treatment plan just for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Genetics Play a Role in Eyelid Drooping?
Yes. Your genetic makeup can help determine how much your eyelids sag. You may be genetically predisposed to this, especially if your parents also struggle with drooping lids.
Will This Treatment Get Rid of Dark Under-Eye Circles?
It depends on what’s causing those under-eye circles. An eyelid lift can get rid of the pockets of fat that sometimes develop beneath the eye and cast shadows, creating the appearance of a darker circle. Once we’ve had a chance to evaluate your condition, we’ll be able to make a recommendation about whether an eyelid lift can help you.
Is This Treatment Suitable for Both Male and Female Patients?
Yes. This treatment is routinely performed on both male and female patients.
Can I Combine This Treatment With Other Services?
Yes. Many of our eyelid lift patients opt to incorporate botulinum toxin injections or dermal fillers into their treatment plans. Our practice also performs brow lifts, which also pair well with eyelid lifts. While Blepharoplasty targets the eyes and eyelids, a brow lift targets the brows and forehead. As its name implies, a brow lift lifts the brows and smoothes forehead creases.
How Soon Will I Be Able To Use Eye Makeup After Blepharoplasty?
We’ll give you specific guidance on the day of your treatment, but most patients are asked to refrain from applying eye makeup for roughly two weeks. Your use of certain creams and other facial products may also be restricted immediately following your treatment.
Will This Help With Crow’s Feet?
An eyelid lift usually doesn’t help smooth over crow’s feet, which are the fine lines that radiate out from the corners of the eyes. If crow’s feet are a concern for you, we can discuss other treatments that could help. For many patients, botulinum toxin injections are a way of tackling crow’s feet.
Say Goodbye to Tired Eyes
If you’re ready to rejuvenate tired eyes with a straightforward, easy treatment, an eyelid lift could be the perfect solution. In just a couple of hours, this outpatient treatment can put you on a path toward a refreshed appearance. Call Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD, and book your Blepharoplasty consultation today!