Eyelid Lift – Blepharoplasty
Eyelid surgery, also called eyelid lifts and blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids (upper, lower, or both). Restoring firmness to the area surrounding the eyes and making you look more rested and alert. Our Charleston, SC patients often come to Dr. O’Neill to restore a youthful, rested appearance with this procedure. *As with any procedure and/or treatment the results may vary.
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or hides the natural contour of the upper eyelid
- Excess skin that hangs down from the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
- Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
How Eyelid Lifts Are Performed
An incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid allows Dr. O’Neill access to remove excess tissue and fat. Using an incision inside the lower eyelid, tissue is removed (may be redistributed) and muscle modified to reduce the look of bags under the eyes.
An incision just below the lower lash line allows excess skin to be removed. Laser resurfacing may be also used to smooth the skin of the lower eyelid and surrounding areas. These incisions lines will fade over the course of a year and typically be unnoticeable after that time.
Bruising should subside in 5-10 days and swelling should subside in 2-4 weeks. Final results may appear in 1-2 months.
Appointments Available In Charleston, SC
Ready to look more rested and younger? Schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. O’Neill today to discuss your eyelid lift plastic surgery questions, goals, and concerns. Contact us using the form below, or call us at (843)881-2130.