Blepharoplasty (Cosmetic Upper or Lower Eyelid Lift Surgery) – Raleigh, NC

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About Eyelid Surgery

The eyes are an attractive feature of the face that deserve to be visible; however, an abundance of skin around the eyes can produce a tired and unflattering look. Raleigh, NC plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle uses blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to reduce excess skin and rejuvenate the upper or lower eyelid, creating a more "alert" look. Countless men and women receive eyelid surgery at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center to eliminate saggy eyelids, which helps with both look and function. Blepharoplasty, whether lower or upper, creates a more awakened but softer appearance and can produce striking improvements.

Ideal Candidates

Upper or lower blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that is performed on both men and women. At your first visit, treatment alternatives will be explained based on your areas of concern that need to be addressed. Generally, ideal candidates have excess, drooping skin and folds that exist on the top eyelid or bloated skin below the bottom eyelid. These conditions can cause functional and vision difficulty that can hinder normal, everyday life. For a rejuvenated look, eyelid surgery may be the right surgery for you. If you have hanging skin that folds over on the upper eyelid or bulging bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can treat this to give you a more youthful appearance.

Surgical Technique

During blepharoplasty, depending on the type and complex nature of the surgery, general anesthesia or IV sedation will be provided. This treatment may be done on the upper eyelid alone, under or on the bottom eyelid, or a combination of both eyelids during a single surgical session.

  • Upper
    Upper blepharoplasty assists in decreasing the folds of skin that droop over the eye and produces a more awakened and appealing look. An incision is usually made along the lid crease to excise loose skin and fatty tissue.
  • Lower
    Correction on the lower lid is performed to reduce puffy and bulging skin beneath the lower eyelid. The incision is carefully made along the lash line to allow access to remove tissue and fat, and the skin is subtly lifted to allow for a softer, flatter look. In some cases, a nonsurgical laser treatment can be incorporated to assist with discoloration, while fillers can be used for more smoothness and softening if desired.

What to Expect

Bleph of the upper or lower eyelid can last up to two hours depending on whether one or both eyes are treated. After this outpatient surgery, you should plan about a week to recover and rest at home. A cold compress can help reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising. The results from bleph surgery can last years, but while they are lasting, the aging process does not stop. To maintain the surgical outcomes, other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center such as fillers, peels, and lasers can be paired to create a youthful-looking appearance.

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Look More Awake

If you find it difficult to see or apply makeup due to folds of skin on the upper eyelid or can't get rid of puffy bags below your eyes, then upper or lower bleph at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center may be right for you. This enhancement can help you look refreshed and youthful. We invite you to get in touch with our office in Raleigh, NC to learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Glenn Lyle.

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