What Is An Eyelift?

Recent years have seen a shift in eyelid surgery philosophies. Today’s cosmetic surgery aesthetic is more natural and even, unlike the looks of the past.


Whether performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both, eyelid rejuvenation surgery (also known as upper and lower blepharoplasty) requires your plastic surgeon to make many small, precise incisions to remove and/or reposition fat and tissue, then reposition the underlying facial muscle. Overlying skin is redraped and excess skin is removed.


Typical incisions for an eyelift include inside the natural curve of the upper eyelid, inside the lower eyelid or just beneath the lash line. An alternative may be incisions in the upper eyelid crease. Scars will be hidden in the lash line or the crease of the lid, leaving them virtually undetectable once healed.


It’s not so much about removing soft tissue and creating a high eyelid fold; rather, it is more about restoring youthful volume and smooth contours that are essential to producing the most natural-looking result.


Common problems that may require some type of cosmetic eyelid surgery are:


  • Under-eye hollows
  • Under-eye bags or puffiness
  • Eyelid drooping or sagging
  • Eyelid wrinkling
  • Hooding of the upper eyelid






Types of cosmetic eyelid surgical solutions include:


  • Lower eyelid surgery
  • Upper eyelid surgery
  • Double eyelid surgery


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