They say you can tell a lot about a person by looking into their eyes, so what are your eyes saying about you? Unfortunately, as you get older, they may start giving off the wrong impression. Sagging of the upper eyelids and puffiness of the lower lids can add years to your appearance, as well as make you look constantly tired or unhappy.
Eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure that addresses the loose skin and excess tissue to help brighten the appearance of the eyes and restore self-confidence.
We would love to speak with you about your eyelid surgery goals and concerns. To learn more about our award-winning practice or any of the services we provide please call our office at 734-971-0262 to schedule a complimentary initial consultation. Board-certified surgeons Jessica West, DO and Robert Burke, MD welcome women and men in the Ann Arbor, Plymouth-Canton, Brighton, and nearby Michigan areas, as well as those traveling from out of town.
What Is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a popular cosmetic facial surgery that is performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelid areas. Dr. West and Dr. Burke are able to address common concerns such as a sagging upper eyelid or puffiness of the lower eyelid. This is achieved by removing excess skin of the upper or lower lids, or stubborn fatty deposits that tend to collect beneath the eyes with age.
Eyelid Surgery Benefits
Upper eyelid surgery (upper blepharoplasty) is able to address common concerns with the upper eyelid area, including:
- Drooping or sagging of the upper eyelid
- Obstructed vision caused by eyelid drooping
Lower eyelid surgery (lower blepharoplasty) is able to address common concerns with the lower eyelid area, including:
- Puffiness of the lower eyelids caused by excess tissue or fat
- Constant appearance of bags under the eyes
- Crepey skin texture or fine wrinkles
Ideal Candidates for Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery is an effective option for men and women experiencing age-related concerns with their upper or lower eyelid area. If you are experiencing upper eyelid sagging, or puffiness of the lower eyelids, this surgery can help to restore a youthful and well-rested appearance.
Eyelid Surgery Recovery & Follow Up
You will be able to return home the same day of your eyelid surgery. Dr. West or Dr. Burke will provide you with detailed care instructions and will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding the recovery period.
Your eyelid surgery recovery will vary based on whether you underwent upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or a combination of both. Bruising and swelling is to be expected with eyelid surgery, but will gradually fade as your skin heals and is typically hardly noticeable at about two weeks after surgery.
Eyelid Surgery Results
Eyelid surgery is designed to provide you with a naturally youthful and more vibrant appearance of your eyes. Because the eyes are such a central feature of your face, this surgery often has an incredibly rejuvenating impact and tends to improve self-confidence.
The results of your eyelid surgery are meant to be long-lasting, but it is important to realize that no surgery can completely stop the aging process. However, patients who undergo eyelid surgery often look and feel several years younger than if they hadn’t undergone surgery and are able to maintain a youthful appearance throughout life.
The Cost of Eyelid Surgery
The cost of your eyelid surgery will vary based on several factors, including whether you are undergoing upper or lower eyelid surgery, or a combination procedure. You will be provided with a detailed estimate for your eyelid surgery based on the various items discussed during your consultation. At this time, we will also be more than happy to discuss the different payment and financing options available at Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery.
Schedule Your Complimentary Eyelid Surgery Consultation Today
If you are concerned about aging of your upper or lower eyelids and want to learn more about your options, please contact Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery online or at 734-971-0262 to schedule your free initial consultation. Dr. West and Dr. Burke are board certified surgeons who are passionate about delivering beautifully artistic results through unmatched levels of expertise. We proudly serve patients in the Ann Arbor, Plymouth-Canton, Brighton, and nearby Michigan areas, as well as those traveling from out of town.