San Diego Eyelid Lift
The first signs of aging show in our eyes. It seems as though one morning we wake up and we just look older. Friends may start commenting on how tired we look even when we feel just fine. There are several approaches to refreshing the eyes—both surgical and non-surgical. Having a little Botox injected around the crow’s feet area (the lines radiating from the corners) will soften the area and help to refresh your look for about 3-4 months.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a very common procedure that removes the excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower lids. The surgery is very short (about an hour) and can be done under local anesthesia with sedation. Recovery is quick and fairly painless. Of course there is some bruising and swelling around the eyes for a few days, but most patients are out and about within a week.
Occasionally, the procedure is combined with brow lift or facelift surgery for those who are ready for a complete rejuvenation; however, blepharoplasty can be performed alone. It should be considered by patients who are looking for a subtle, refreshing change without too much downtime.