Surgical Cases Related to Eyelid Lift

Repositioning eyelid tissue for a longer lasting result

When performing eyelid surgery, I try to remove as little fat as possible around the eye in order to prevent a “hollowed out” appearance later in life.  Rather than removing fat, I try to reposition the fat and the lower eyelid muscles so that they don’t droop.  I think that this gives a better and more long lasting result that removal of fat from around the eye.

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The following photographs depict a 59 year old woman who wished to undergo facial rejuvenation to achieve a brighter and less tired appearance.  She underwent a short scar face lift, involving no incisions behind the ears, liposuction of the neck and an upper eyelid lift.

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This case depicts a 56 year old woman who underwent upper and lower eyelid lifts in concert with an endoscopic brow lift. The majority of the heaviness in her upper eyelids was due to descent of her brow, which was addressed by the brow lift. Her post-operative photographs depict her appearance at approximately 4 months after surgery.

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An Eyelid lift may address a droopy forehead

As one ages, everything begins to droop, the skin of the forehead over the orbital margins descends imperceptibly until the previously recognizable upper lid is covered and hidden. Since in normal conversation, persons tend to look into each other’s eyes, this may be the first change a person is told about by their well-meaning friends.

The technique employed varies according to the situation, the patient’s needs and the surgeon’s preferences but in general it is performed under local anesthetic on an out-patient basis.