PRICE: $1400 both eyes (cosmetic price only)
The Eyelid Aging Process
As skin ages, it gradually loses its elasticity. A lack of elasticity plus the constant pull from gravity causes excessive skin to collect on the upper eyelids.
The upper eyelids, an extra fold of skin can hang over the eyelashes and get in the way of seeing.
The fat that cushions the eyeball from the skull can also cause bulges in the upper and lower eyelids. The thin membrane that holds the fat in place weakens with age, letting the fat come forward into the lids.
Who Is a Good Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?
The best candidates for an eye lift are people who are in good health and who have realistic expectations. Most are 35 years or older, but if baggy eyelids or droopy eyelids run in your family, you may decide to have the surgery done sooner.
Eyelid surgery can enhance your appearance and help build your confidence. However, it may not result in your ideal look or alter your facial structure. Before you decide to have surgery, think about your goals and discuss them with your surgeon.
Will the Results of Eyelid Surgery Be Permanent?
Upper eyelid surgery can last at least five to seven years. Of course, your eyes will still age after the procedure. If your lids sag again, a forehead lift rather than another eye lift is often the proper procedure.
How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
An eyelift usually takes about one to two hours for upper eyelid. Your doctor will most likely use local anesthesia (a painkiller injected around the eye) with a possible oral sedation.
The surgeon will usually cut following the natural lines of your eyelids. Through these cuts, your surgeon will separate the skin from the underlying tissue and remove the excess fat and skin. Next, the surgeon will close those cuts with very small stitches. The stitches in the upper lids will stay for for 1 week. The cut line fades after a short time.
Other Eyelid surgeries include:
Entropian- a medical condition when the eyelid(usually the lower lid) folds inward.
Ectropian- a medical condition in which your eyelid turns outward.
Lesions: eyelid maliginant and benign