Improving the Look of Your Eyes

It’s been said the eyes are the windows to our soul. The eyes and their surrounding structures can also reflect our level of energy, vitality and attractiveness. Yet by our late 30’s and early 40’s, the aging process begins to affect our eyes. Sagging lid skin (droopy eyelids), protrusion of orbital fat (bags under the eyes), wrinkle formation or a deepening tear trough gives the illusion of a tired and aging face. Surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami can bring back the youthful vibrance reflected in your eyes with eyelid lift surgery.

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid lift surgery (blepharoplasty) or eyelid rejuvenation is a common cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of the eyes. Eyelid surgery has two components, upper and lower eyelid surgery. Given a patient’s condition and aesthetic goals one or both surgeries may be indicated.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

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Upper eyelid lift surgery (upper blepharoplasty) is performed to remove the extra skin and, if appropriate, fat pockets, above the eyes. It can also create a more open eye with a refreshed look. The surgery results in a larger visible portion of the eyelid allowing for a larger makeup palate. This procedure is frequently performed under local anesthesia in the office or with IV sedation in an operating room. The satisfaction rate from this procedure is exceedingly high. The resulting appearance is youthful and the incisions are well hidden in a natural eyelid crease.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid lift surgery (lower blepharoplasty) is frequently performed to improve the appearance of fat pockets, bags and/or extra skin and wrinkles under the eyes. This procedure frequently requires light sedation or general anesthesia in the operating room. The incisions are hidden just under the lower eyelashes or may be placed inside the eyelid, leaving no visible scar on the skin.

What’s the Recovery Time from Eyelid Lift Surgery?

Recovery from eyelid surgery is typically very reasonable, with most patients returning to work in less than a week. Eyelid surgery is frequently performed with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as a facelift, neck lift or rhinoplasty (a nose job), which can influence overall recovery time.

Why Choose PSI Miami for Your Eyelid Lift Surgery?

At the Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami, our surgeons have extensive experience with eyelid surgery. Additionally, all surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. They have performed hundreds of eyelid procedures, constantly addressing the small details with finesse and skill in order to deliver beautiful and natural results.

What do I do to Schedule a Consultation

You can schedule your consultation by filling out the “request consultation” form at the bottom of this page and we’ll reply right away. Or, if you like, call us at 305.446.7700 and schedule your appointment to speak with our doctors. During your consultation they will explain about how eyelid surgery at PSI Miami can improve the appearance of your eyes and bring a more refreshed look to your entire face.