What is an eyelid lift?
An eyelid lift (also called an eye lift or blepharoplasty) is a surgical procedure that reduces bags and puffiness from the lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids. Typically this surgery is done for cosmetic reasons, but it can also be an effective method to improve eyesight in patients whose drooping upper eyelids obstruct their vision.
Dr. Marcus is among the top facial plastic surgeons in Southern California and has been performing some of the very best eyelid surgery Los Angeles has available. Eyelid lifts are one of his favorite procedures to perform as they are very simple, yet extremely rewarding, often taking years off the patient's appearance.
Who is a candidate for eyelid surgery?
It happens to the best of us—as we age, our skin gradually loses its elasticity. A diminished elasticity coupled with the continual pull from gravity causes excessive skin to accumulate on both the upper and lower eyelids. Too much skin on the lower eyelid can create unwanted wrinkles and bags. However, age does not always play a part in it, but droopy eyelids and bags can be hereditary and start to set in, in one's late twenties and early thirties. All told, patients who experience one or more of the following issues will likely benefit from eyelid surgery:
- Excess skin concealing the natural fold of the upper eyelids
- Loose upper eyelid skin obstructing your vision
- Puffy upper eyelids, resulting in your eyes looking tired
- Excess skin and dry, wrinkly eyelids
- Dark circles or bags under the eyes
- Your upper eye surface is not large enough to apply makeup
Lower eyelid lift
While upper eyelid surgery primarily involves the removal of sagging, droopy skin, lower eyelid surgery also employs the removal of fat deposits, which are more prevalent under the eye. Eliminating these deposits in conjunction with sagging skin leaves a smooth, firm, more youthful looking surface.
Additionally, depending on the patient, Dr. Marcus may employ an innovative technique in lower eyelid surgery—the use of dermal fillers or a "fat transfer." Dr. Marcus may transfer fat or dermal fillers to hollowed areas under the eye, creating a more voluminous, plump surface where the face may have previously appeared sunken in.
To perform his Los Angeles lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Marcus first makes an incision below the lower lid eyelashes. The incision is carefully positioned beneath the lash line, making it nearly invisible to the naked eye. Excess fat, skin, and muscle are removed as he sees fit. The incision heals rapidly among the eyelid's surrounding natural creases and is virtually undetectable.
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For patients with less prominent under-eye bags, transconjunctival lower eyelid surgery may be an effective procedure. In these instances, simply removing pockets of fat without removing any skin is all that's necessary to create a refreshed, more youthful appearance. As this can be accomplished through a small incision inside the lower eyelid, there is no visible scarring as a result of the blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. Dr. Marcus aims to provide the finest blepharoplasty Los Angeles has available.
Upper eyelid lift
In performing an upper eyelid lift in Los Angeles, Dr. Marcus will remove any excess skin and fatty tissue that may be causing that inflated or droopy appearance. While the fat deposits, loose skin, and drooping of the eyelids typically occur because of age, this incredibly simple procedure can reverse the effects of time to restore a youthful, refreshed appearance, no matter what your age is!
Dr. Marcus will carefully and artfully make incisions in the natural creases of the upper lids so any resulting scarring is well concealed. Any excess skin that is obstructing the patient's vision or contributing to a droopy or tired appearance is snipped away. The remaining skin is lifted, repositioned for a more youthful look, and incisions are closed with fine sutures.
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