Benefits of Upper Eyelid Lift
The delicate skin of the upper eyelids can be exceptionally sensitive to the effects of aging. As skin loses elasticity and the soft tissues and musculature of the upper face begin to sag, the upper eyelids are commonly one of the first areas where aging can become most noticeable. The eyes are an expressive focal point of the face, and when the upper eyelids become heavy or droopy, eyes can appear smaller and falsely relay emotions of anger, exhaustion, or sadness. Addressing key signs of aging with an upper eyelid lift can restore youthful vibrancy to the eyes and typically results in patients appearing years younger after healing is complete.
Benefits of upper eyelid surgery performed by Dr. Matthew White include:
- Smoother upper eye contour
- Reduction in volume and heaviness related to fat accumulation along the eyelids
- Lift and removal of excess skin from the upper eyelid
- Reduction of wrinkles along the upper portion of the eye
Patients often decide to combine upper eyelid lift with lower eyelid surgery for comprehensive improvement of the eyes’ appearance. In some instances, upper eyelid lift is paired with brow lift surgery to achieve more extensive rejuvenation of the upper eye area and top third of the face. With this combination of procedures, drooping upper eyelids and eyelid hooding are addressed, while the browline is lifted to a more elevated position and a more youthful arch is restored to the eye brows. BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be incorporated to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and other wrinkles around the eyes.
Overall, the results of cosmetic eyelid surgery performed by an experienced facial plastic surgeon can be a significant boost to your confidence, helping you look more refreshed and youthful for years to come.