Upper Eye Lift and Lower Eye Lift
Eyelid surgical treatment or a blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate the look of your eyelids. Eyelids lose their firmness and the muscles of the eye become loose as you grow older. The surplus skin from drooping eyelids can make your eyelids look wrinkled and can limit your vision as well. During one’s younger years, the eyelids only cover the outer portions of the eye. As we age, the eyelids can droop. After our eye renewal procedures the upper lids will be restored to their normal position for revitalized younger appearance. The lower lids can also be lifted.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
This treatment starts with a careful preoperative evaluation aimed at developing a customized strategy for every individual. Dr. Haque can help you pick the procedure(s) that will fulfill your needs in the best possible manner.
Dr Haque will work together with you and determine:
- The area where the new fold will be set
- If you have a saggy eyelid that requires elevation
- Whether a Brow Lift will also be required
- If and where fat will be required to be removed
- If the tear gland needs elevation
Lower Eyelid Surgery
This treatment also has a number of variables. Dr Haque assesses these variables to help you achieve the best results.
Some of the factors that you need to take into account are:
- Is there surplus skin that requires removal?
- Is there fat to be repositioned to set right unnecessary bags and to combine the lower lid and cheek border?
- If the lower eyelid requires repositioning with suspension treatment?
- If a cheek lift or mid-face help get the look you wish for?
A lower eyelid procedure requires a small incision on the inside of the eye or under the eyelash line in case there is surplus skin that has to be removed. Both heal quite quickly and become undetectable over time.
Who is a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Individuals of all age groups with excess skin, impaired vision, tired eyes or malar bags, can benefit from an eyelid rejuvenation procedure. Most of our patients fall in the 40 to 60 age brackets. Those who have undergone LASIK surgery must not get this procedure until at least six months have lapsed. Those with Graves, other thyroid disorders, or myasthenia gravis must inform us about their condition at their first appointment as extra safety measures may be essential.
How to Prepare for Blepharoplasty?
If you are suffering from dry eyes, you must inform us particularly if you make use of eye drops. Certain medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen must not be used at least one week before your procedure. Dr. Haque will review these instructions with you beforehand so that you are prepared.
Recovering after the eye lift
Dr. Haque will see you for followup shortly after the eye lift. It is advised to use a couple of pillows to help stop bruising and edema to drain with gravity. Applying ice packs can limit the swelling in the first few hours. We will inform you about nutritional recommendations that will aid recovery.
Your eyes might experience swelling and bruising after your treatment, but they will subside after about 2 weeks or so. Most patients recover in about 10-14 days.
Setting up an Appointment for an eye lift in Charlotte, NC
Getting Blepharoplasty can be highly beneficial for combating the indicators of aging and giving a new look to your eyes. If you are not quite ready for surgery, you could also consider injectables and see if that helps you get the look you want. To set up an appointment and learn about your options in detail, Contact Our Office today.