About Eyelid Lift Surgery
Eyelid lift surgery, also called a blepharoplasty, can dramatically improve your eyes’ size, shape, and overall appearance. At Runnels & North Outpatient Plastic Surgery Center, we recommend an eyelid lift if you are concerned about eyes that look tired or droopy. The eyelid lift procedure will reduce the appearance of sagging skin or bagginess around your upper and lower eyes. We can also combine this procedure with other cosmetic surgery procedures that can further reduce signs of aging. Call us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you’re a good candidate for an eyelid lift in Jackson, MS.
What Are the Benefits of an Eyelid Lift Procedure?
The biggest benefit of eyelid lift surgery, or any other cosmetic surgery, is that you will feel more confident afterwards. Once the recovery process is complete, you will have renewed self-esteem, and you may feel more comfortable participating in social situations, having your photo taken, and participating in other daily activities. Eyelid lift surgery can diminish the appearance of or completely remove sagging skin or loose skin that affects the appearance of your eyes or makes it hard to see. We can also remove fat that can make your eyes look puffy and reduce the appearance of bags under your eyes. Lower eyelid lift procedures can reduce dropping, making you look older or tired. We can also reduce or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
What to Expect Before Eyelid Lift Surgery
Dr. Runnels, Dr. North, and our entire team will guide you through eyelid lift surgery and the recovery process and make sure you know what to expect every step of the way. Before we schedule your surgery, we will have an in-depth consultation to discuss your goals, expectations, and concerns about your appearance and the eyelid lift procedure. We will evaluate your overall health and discuss past surgeries, medications you take, and your lifestyle. We may recommend alternative eyelid lift treatments or cosmetic procedures that complement your treatment, like cosmetic injectables, a neck lift, or a brow lift.
The Eyelid Lift Procedure
We can perform an upper eyelid lift, a lower eyelid lift, or both procedures simultaneously. We perform an upper eyelid lift by making small incisions at the crease of the upper eyelid. We will then remove excess or sagging skin or fat that is causing your eyes to droop or making it hard to see. Then, we close the incisions. We perform a lower eyelid lift by making a small incision below your eye. We will then remove excess or sagging skin and close the incision. The procedure can take between 45 minutes and two hours. You will have a stitch at each incision point that will be removed in about a week.
Aftercare and Recovery from an Eyelid Lift
Any surgical procedure has risks of complications or negative side effects. Still, Dr. Runnels, Dr. North, and our team of experienced specialists do everything we can to mitigate your risks and ensure you have a safe, comfortable experience. After your eyelid lift procedure, you should rest at home for around two weeks. You may experience swelling and tenderness, and we will give you specific instructions for caring for your eyes to reduce pain and the risk of infection. We will prescribe medications that you will use once or twice daily. The results of your eyelid lift surgery can last up to seven years. Some people even experience lifetime results.
Eyelid Lift Frequently Asked Questions
An eyelid lift procedure is a surgical procedure that removes sagging skin and excess fat from around your upper and/or lower eyes. This makes your eyes appear more open and younger looking.
Yes, you can see before and after photos from Dr. Runnels’ blepharoplasty procedures and other cosmetic surgeries on our website.
You can achieve temporary results similar to eyelid lift surgery using non-surgical cosmetic procedures. We can use Botox or other cosmetic injectables to improve the appearance of the skin around the eyes.
The best non-surgical eyelid lift treatment is cosmetic injectables or dermal fillers, which can reduce sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles, and re-shape the eye and brow area.
Schedule a Consultation for Eyelid Lift Treatment
If you’re ready to find out if you’re a good candidate for an eyelid lift surgery in Jackson, MS, call us today or contact us online. We will set up a consultation with our team to discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations. Our experienced, certified surgeons and dedicated staff will do everything we can to help you decide about your cosmetic surgery needs.