Turn Back the Clock and Make Your Eyes Pop with an Eye Lift

Being told you look tired — even though you’ve gotten a full night’s rest — can put a real damper on your day. Your undereye bags and droopy eyelids not only make it seem as though you tossed and turned all night, but they also add years to your look. 

If you’re tired of being told you look “tired,” it may be time to consider an eye lift. World-renowned plastic surgeon Nicholas R. Nikolov, MD, founder of The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery, can help you turn back the clock and make your eyes pop. Here’s what you need to know about this simple procedure. 

Your aging eyes

As you get older, your skin produces less collagen. This supportive protein is responsible for keeping your skin strong and resilient. When you don’t have enough of it, your skin begins to sag and droop. Unfortunately, the effects of aging are most visible on your face, especially around your eyes.

The lack of elasticity around your eyes causes the skin to stretch, while at the same time, the muscles supporting them weaken and fat deposits begin to build up. These changes in your skin and muscle tone cause the upper eyelids to droop and the lower lids to become puffy. In addition to making you look tired and older than your years, your drooping eyelids can also affect your vision.

Unfortunately, the structural changes around your eyes cannot be fixed with creams or cosmetic injections. However, we can restore your youthful look and improve your vision with an eye lift.

Erasing the years with an eye lift

Medically referred to as blepharoplasty, an eye lift is a cosmetic procedure that repairs the droopy eyelids and under eye bags to erase years from your look. The procedure usually takes about two hours and we use a local anesthesia to numb the area around your eyes and a mild sedation to keep you calm and relaxed during surgery.

To make your eyes pop, we make an incision at the natural crease in your eyelid to keep scarring minimal. We then reposition or remove the fatty deposits, remove the excess skin and muscle to tighten the eyelid, and close the incisions. For your undereye bags, we create an inconspicuous incision along your lash line or the lower lid, then remove the fatty deposits, along with the excess skin and muscle and suture up the incision.

You may experience bruising and swelling around the eyes following your eye lift. We provide very specific instructions on how to take care of your eyes for a quick recovery, including follow-up visits at the office. The good news is, eyelids tend to heal very quickly after surgery.

The lasting effects

With the lifting, shifting, and removal of excess skin, fat, and muscle, you will no longer look tired and worn after your eye lift. Instead, you will look rested, refreshed, and rejuvenated. You’ll also feel more confident and energized. 

While results vary, with good skin care practices, including protecting your delicate skin from the aging effects of the sun, your eye lift can last years — or even a lifetime.

Facial surgical procedures make it possible to erase years from your look. To learn more about the eye lift and how it can turn back the clock on your look and make your eyes pop, call us or request a consultation online today.

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