If your eyes are showing signs of aging, talk to Indianapolis board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata to see if an eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, would help. Dr. Fata will explain how an eyelid lift can correct sagging skin of the upper eyelids and puffy bags under the eyes.
Please call Renaissance Plastic Surgery at 317-575-9152 for an eyelid surgery consultation.
Eyelid Lift Technique
Eyelid lift surgery is a procedure in which excess eyelid skin and bags under the eyes are corrected to restore a more youthful appearance. The upper and lower eyelids are usually treated together to maintain facial harmony, but some patients may only need correction of the upper or lower eyelids. In some cases, sagging eyebrows may contributing to a tired, weary look, and a brow lift may be recommended.
In the upper eyelid, the primary problem is loose, excess skin. In an upper eyelid lift, excess skin of the eyelid is removed and the scar is placed in a natural, hidden crease. Small amounts of fat may be removed if necessary.
In the lower eyelid, the main problem is bulging fat that causes puffiness, or “bags”, under the eyes. In a lower eyelid lift, the bulging portion of fat is removed. In most cases a lower eyelid lift can be performed using an incision inside the lower eyelid (transconjunctival blepharoplasty) and there is no visible scar. If excess skin needs to be removed, an incision is placed under the eyelashes.
Dr. Fata performs eyelid lifts as an outpatient procedure at the Carmel Surgery Center in Carmel, Indiana, conveniently located near his Indianapolis office. An upper eyelid lift can be performed under local anesthesia, but a lower eyelid lift requires a general anesthesia.
Eyelid Lift Recovery
An eyelid lift typically has minimal discomfort. Some swelling and bruising is expected, but it can be minimized with cold packs, taping and head elevation, and it will be mostly resolved in one to two weeks.
Most patients take one week off from work after eyelid lift until the tape and stitches have been removed, but it is possible to return sooner. The only restrictions are no strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for two weeks.
To assist you as you gather information on the procedure of eyelid lift, Dr. Fata has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions based on his extensive experience with patients who have had eyelid lift.
Eyelid Lift Surgery Costs
The estimated cost of an upper and lower eyelid lift is $4,350. This price includes Dr. Fata’s fee, the anesthesiologist and surgery center fees, and all follow-up care by Dr. Fata. In the case of multiple procedures, a discount may be applied.
Schedule Your Appointment in Indianapolis, Indiana
Dr. Joseph Fata performs blepharoplasty on his patients in Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana. Call 317-575-9152 or contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery online to learn more about eyelid surgery.