Awaken Your Face With An Eyelid Lift In Newport Beach
One of the most memorable and powerful features of the face is, undoubtedly, the eyes. When your eyes are bright, beautiful, open, and sparkling, you immediately look more youthful and refreshed. On the other hand, sagging eyelids or hooded eyes can make you look older or more tired than you really are. In fact, some men and women with heavy eyelids are often told they appear angry, tired, and unapproachable. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi empathizes with patients experiencing the frustrating and discouraging effects of drooping eyelids and is proud to offer an advanced eyelid lift in Newport Beach, CA to help men and women restore a friendly, warm, youthful appearance and feel confident about their look once again.
What is an eyelid lift?
Also known as an eye lift or blepharoplasty, eyelid lift surgery is a primarily cosmetic procedure designed to improve the overall appearance of the eyes by correcting imperfections of the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both. In most cases, eyelid surgery involves the excision of excess skin, fat, or both.
What does blepharoplasty do?
Newport Beach eyelid surgery can truly be life-changing. From cosmetically enhancing your appearance to boosting your self-esteem – and beyond – blepharoplasty has seemingly endless benefits. Some of the common concerns and complaints that can be improved with an eyelid lift include:
- Drooping upper eyelids
- Sagging upper eyelids
- Bulging lower eyelids
- Puffiness under the eyes
- Obstructed field of vision
- Hooded eyes
- Tired or angry appearance
- Thin eye opening
- Crow’s feet
Using the most advanced blepharoplasty techniques and technologies available, Dr. Hakimi is able to help patients refresh and rejuvenate their appearance, improve their field of vision, and realize a new level of self-confidence.
How does an eyelid lift work?
The details of each eyelid surgery will vary depending on the patient’s specific concerns, whether or not any additional procedures are being performed, and other factors. Oftentimes, a simple upper eyelid surgery is performed while the patient is under local anesthesia, whereas more extensive cases of lower eyelid lifts may require the patient to be placed under general anesthesia. Upper eyelid surgery typically takes 1 hour, and a lower eyelid lift takes 2 hours.
During an upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Hakimi will carefully place a thin incision in the upper crease of the eyelid and remove excess, sagging skin. A lower blepharoplasty, on the other hand, may involve an incision either on the inside of the eyelid or along the lash line, depending on the amount of skin, tissue, and fat that needs to be removed. Once the puffy bulges have been removed, the remaining skin will be pulled tightly for a smooth, soft, youthful look.
Do I need blepharoplasty or a brow lift for hooded eyes?
Both blepharoplasty and a brow lift can be effective for improving hooded eyes, though they are two very different procedures. While blepharoplasty physically removes excess, hanging skin from the upper eyelid, a brow lift raises the underlying brow tissue to lift the area. In cases of severely hooded eyes or significant excess skin, a true blepharoplasty may be more appropriate than a brow lift. For some patients, blepharoplasty and a brow lift are performed simultaneously to achieve an even more striking result. The best way to determine with certainty which procedure is right for you is to be evaluated by a qualified, skilled, and knowledgeable plastic surgeon.
Is there a nonsurgical alternative to an eyelid lift?
The advances in cosmetic medicine and technology now allow men and women the opportunity to rejuvenate their look and turn back the clock without having to go under the knife. Dr. Hakimi is excited to offer a number of minimally invasive and nonsurgical procedures to help improve the appearance of Crow’s feet, undereye circles, and other concerns. However, a surgical eyelid lift is, undoubtedly, the best option for patients who are seeking dramatic, long-lasting results.
How long does an eyelid lift last?
Most men and women can enjoy the outcome of their eyelid surgery for up to ten years or longer before a revision may be needed. It is important that patients have realistic expectations for their results, however, and understand that cosmetic surgery does not stop the aging process. To maintain your blepharoplasty results as long as possible, be sure to follow these steps:
- Practice proper postoperative care
- Follow all of your surgeon’s aftercare guidelines
- Attend follow-up appointments
- Avoid sun exposure
- Maintain a regular skin care routine
- Keep the skin moisturized
- Eat a balanced, healthy diet
- Stay hydrated
- Take advantage of complementary treatments, including injectables (BOTOX and JUVÉDERM), RF skin tightening, laser skin treatments, facials, and more
Look and feel more refreshed and vibrant than ever before with an eyelid lift in Newport Beach, CA
If you are frustrated by constantly having to tell people you are not as tired as you look, or if droopy eyelids and puffy eyes have you feeling down about your overall appearance, it may be time to consider cosmetic surgery. We invite you to call our friendly team to schedule your Newport Beach blepharoplasty consultation with renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi today, and find out how you can finally love what you see in the mirror once again!