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The effects of time are inevitable. Eyelid surgery can help reduce the signs of aging in the eyes and eyebrows, which are often the first areas to show signs of aging. The skin slowly loses its elasticity and the effects of sun and the pull of gravity all affect the face. This results in frown lines, wrinkling across the forehead and an increasing heaviness to the skin of the eyebrows and upper eyelids. Patients frequently tell us that their eyes make them look older than they feel. They may also appear tired, angry, or sad, merely because of the wrinkles, drooping, and excess skin of the forehead, brows and eyelids.
Eyelid Surgery Before & Afters
Eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty
Eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty, will help open up your eyes, giving you a more alert, youthful, and refreshed look. Often the brow contributes to the tired, drooping appearance around the eyes. In these cases, your plastic surgeon may recommend a combination of a brow lift and a blepharoplasty in order to achieve a satisfying upper facial rejuvenation. Your plastic surgeon may discuss this possibility with you during your consultation.
Upper Blepharoplasty: Over time the skin of the upper lids starts drooping, and the clean line of the eyelid crease is lost. An upper eyelid lift removes excess skin and fat, restoring a more youthful appearance. Since the incision is hidden along the natural folds of the upper lid, it is almost imperceptible after healing.
Lower Blepharoplasty/Mid-facelift: These techniques are performed to improve the appearance of the lower eyelids and upper cheeks (mid-face). Lower lid blepharoplasty addresses the excess lower eyelid skin and puffiness. A mid-facelift takes this procedure a step further by performing a lower eyelid lift while rejuvenating the cheeks and upper face. The incisions for the procedures are concealed either on the inside of the eyelid or just at the lashes. Recovery time is similar to an upper lid blepharoplasty.
Recovery and Care
Immediately following the procedure, the surgeon will apply bandages near the incision and provide instructions for aftercare. You should avoid excessive movement of the head and neck and keep the head elevated above the heart to reduce swelling. The surgeon will walk through all postoperative care instructions to help you heal properly and avoid future complications.
The experienced staff at Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery in Charlotte, NC will take great care to ensure natural, long-lasting results. Dr. Bryan Criswell and Dr. Kara Criswell are both highly experienced plastic surgeons who are well-respected in the Charlotte area for their attention to detail and for producing high-quality, natural looking results.