No matter how much sleep you get and how refreshed you feel, you still have dark circles under your eyes. The worst part is that you look angry and frustrated, rather than your usual happy self. Not even makeup can conceal the problem entirely. Omaha patients whose eyes appear tired can improve their appearance with a blepharoplasty, or eyelift.* A lower lid blepharoplasty will address:
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Droopy skin
- Tear troughs
- Fat deposits that cause bags under the eyes.
Omaha patients whose upper eyelids droop impairing vision and making their eyes appear smaller can benefit from an upper lid blepharoplasty. An upper lid blepharoplasty will:*
- Restore the natural contour of your upper eyelid.
- Reduce fat that makes the eyelids appear bulky.
- Excise sagging skin that can impede vision.
While these two procedures are separate, they can easily be combined to rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes completely. Patients regain the youthful upper lid crease and lower lid contour for a younger appearance.*
Do I Need to Combine an Eyelift With Other Procedures?
Although an eyelift does not need to be combined with additional procedures, most Omaha patients benefit from a combining their eyelift surgery with a brow lift. The result is a refreshed appearance of the area around the eyes and a forehead free of lines and wrinkles.* When patients have more severe tear troughs, Dr. Ayoub recommends a cheek lift to restore cheeks that have been pulled down due to the tear trough.
Traditional eyelift surgery has often neglected to restore the youthful firmness of the skin, instead tightening skin and reducing skin and fat. This results in a stereotypical plastic surgery patient, often aging patients by reducing too much skin and fat. To avoid an unnatural appearance, Dr. Ayoub will either reposition fat deposits or transfer unwanted fat from another part of your body to restore volume. This fat grafting enhances the eyelift for a more youthful and refreshed appearance.*
What Happens During an Eyelift?
After discussing your options during a consultation, Dr. Ayoub will perform a blepharoplasty that targets problem areas by:
- Making an incision that is concealed by natural creases of the upper eyelid. The lower lid blepharoplasty incision can be placed in the outer skin or inside of the lower lid under the eyelashes (sclera), which avoids scars.
- Reducing excess skin and fat.
- Repositioning or grafting fat to add volume where needed.
- Closing the incision with sutures that will be taken out approximately 5-7 days after surgery.
The procedure will be performed at an outpatient surgery center in the Omaha area. Although most patients elect general anesthesia, some people can have only local anesthesia. All patients will be able to return home on the same day as their surgery.
How Long Will It Take to Recover?
Although recovering from surgery is largely dependent on your body’s response, Omaha patients usually take 1-2 weeks to heal.* It is normal to experience some symptoms following your surgery such as:
These symptoms are manageable and can be soothed with cool compresses and medication. Patients will need to avoid applying eye makeup or participating in any high-energy activities while they are recovering. Dr. Ayoub will provide you with additional details and answer any specific questions about recovery during your consultation.
Looking for refreshed eyes that appear alert and youthful? Call our Omaha office at 402.829.6384 to schedule a blepharoplasty consultation.