What You Should Know About Eye Lifts

What You Should Know About Eye Lifts

If you have sagging skin below your lower eyelid or on your upper eyelid, you may want to consider eyelid surgery. It is common for sagging to occur with aging because your skin loses its’ elasticity as you get older. Many people will either have eyelid surgery done for cosmetic reasons. You can also receive eyelid surgery in Glenview if the sagging skin is affecting your vision.

Who is it Good For?

Most people that have an eyelift done are about 40 years old and have good health. You may need to consult with a surgeon before you have the procedure done if you have any existing health conditions. You should also keep a positive and realistic outlook on the procedure. If sagging eyelids are common in your family, you may want to have it done sooner to help prevent it. Eyelift results can last up to seven years usually. Having an eyelift can alter your appearance, so you should be prepared for that.

The Procedure

Your surgeon will usually administer a sedative and numb the area that the procedure will be done on. If you are having your upper and lower eyelids done at the same time, it usually will take about two hours. Your surgeon will cut with the natural lines that are in your eyelids. If you are having all four done at once, they will usually begin with the upper eyelids first. Once the cuts are made, they will start to remove any extra skin and fat. They will close the incision with stitches, that usually stay in for no more than a week.

For your lower lid, your surgeon may cut along your lower eyelash line. They can remove any muscle, fat, or tissue that needs to be removed. They can also cut into your eyelid as well to remove fat. These techniques usually don’t require stitches and the scars will fade over time. You can speak with your surgeon to decide which technique you would like.

Dr. Adam J Cohen can perform eyelid surgery in Glenview. He can be contacted at https://www.eyefaceandbody.com/ and also like our Facebook page.

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