Here in our practice at Riverview Aesthetic Surgery, we perform the latest techniques in blepharoplasty or eyelid lifts. Patients come in with some changes related to aging that make them look tired and sleepy, and less focused, whether at work or in their personal relationships. Blepharoplasty surgery removes the excess skin from the upper eyelids, tightens the skin on the lower eyelids, and removes any bulging fat pads that give the appearance of fullness and tiredness in the upper eyelids.
I perform a little extra with the upper eye lid lift to try to secure the eyebrows in position and prevent further eyebrow descent after the excess skin has been removed in the upper eyelids. We keep the scar hidden deep in the crease of the upper eyelid so that it can only be visible when your eyes are closed and you're not wearing makeup. For the lower eyelids I perform a procedure from the inside or through the conjunctiva of the eyelid, so that there's no visible scarring on the surface of the lower eyelid.
We tighten skin with a chemical peel that removes any dark circles or discolorations, we remove any bulging fat and give it extra support on the inside of the eye, leaving the most natural results but the most rejuvenated and beautiful appearance to the upper and lower eyelids. Patients feel that 10 to 15 years have been taken off their appearance. Sometimes they feel that they've never looked quite so good and quite so attractive with their eyes. Recovery is typically one to two weeks of bruising and swelling around the eyelids. Many patients can go out in public with a beautiful pair of sunglasses, and go back to work after two to three weeks from the surgery. Patients are typically very pleased with the results.