Cosmetic eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty procedure, can alter the entire midface region around the eyes, as well as modify the upper or lower eyelids. The procedure is most commonly applied to women, who in 2016, made up 85 percent of eye lift procedures in the United States. Eyelid surgery can help patients:
- Achieve aesthetic goals
- Be used therapeutically
- Correct deformities, injuries, and defects to the eyelid
In many cases, having blepharoplasty surgery can improve vision in one or both eyes.
What Does an Eye Lift Procedure Entail?
Simply put, during an eye lift surgery, skin is removed from beneath the eyelid, which helps to create a smoothing of the area around your eyelid. While it is not always necessary, this type of surgery can also include an endoscopic brow and/or facelift.
The eye lift procedure usually takes up to an hour to complete and can be administered comfortably to patients using local anesthesia. However, for patients that prefer to be sedated, we can conduct your eye lift surgery safely using intravenous anesthetics. Regardless of the anesthetic that is administered, downtime to recover from this procedure takes about one week. The time off helps deal with any swelling, minor bruising, or overall discomfort that may occur following a blepharoplasty procedure.
Who is the Perfect Patient For Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery?
At Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, we accept residents in the Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA area who are in good health and feel their face looks tired or withdrawn because of sagging skin or excess fatty tissue around the eyes. If you feel frustrated because you live a healthy and active lifestyle, but your face is conveying a different image, you should consider blepharoplasty surgery and schedule your consultation to learn more at Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology. Also, public speakers and those who address large groups regularly find that eyelid surgery is a desirable option that helps maintain an engaging public image.
What Results Can I Expect After Eyelid Surgery?
Within several weeks of your procedure, you can expect to see the long-lasting results of cosmetic eyelid surgery, leaving your appearance more rejuvenated and alert. However, your incision lines usually take a little longer to refine.
While cosmetic eyelid surgery helps corrects certain conditions permanently, your face will still continue to age naturally. In order to help maintain the best results, it’s advised to protect your face from ongoing direct sunlight. It’s important to keep in mind that individual results may vary.
Why Should I Choose Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology?
We have an experienced team of staff and surgeons who are passionate about the work they do on a daily basis, and enjoy helping our clients feel their best. Since our founding in 2001 by Dr. Brian Heil, we have grown into one of the largest plastic surgery practices in Western Pennsylvania, providing patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Wexford, PA and the surrounding areas with superior care. Dr. Heil and his staff are committed to understanding each patient’s unique needs and maintaining uncompromised quality and safety.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation with the professionals at Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology.