Blepharoplasty (Eyelid) Detroit
The eyes have a tremendous impact on our appearance. Excess eyelid skin and fat can make you appear tired, old, or angry. More than any other facial feature, your eyes reveal the most about how you feel. When your eyes are bright and alert, you appear energized. Eyelid surgery can restore a youthful, rested appearance in a matter of days. In most cases, there is minimal discomfort and the incisions are nearly invisible.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid rejuvenation surgery (also called eyelid lift) is an operation designed to correct hanging skin around the eyes as well as bulges that may appear with age or due to heredity. Drooping skin is often most evident in the upper eyelids, where it can hide the normal skin crease above the eyelashes and even impair vision. “Bulging” seen in the upper or lower eyelids is actually due to normal pockets of fat which have become more pronounced with age. Together, these factors may combine to give the eyes a tired, aged look, which may be out of proportion to the rest of the face. An eyelid lift can produce dramatic improvement in appearance, restoring a more youthful and energetic look. Good candidates for eyelid lift are patients with normal tear production and good eyelid tone and function. Contact lens wearers may be asked to refrain from lenses for one to two weeks.
Surgery can be performed on either the upper and lower lids, or both.
Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat:
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
- Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
“I look at my “before” photos and can’t believe I waited so long. Now I can finally wear dresses without a bra, and I’m proud of how I look in a bikini.”
- Natalie T.