Eyelid Lift Plastic Surgery in Riverside, California

Wrinkles and sagging skin around our eyes can make us look tired and older than we feel. Puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids create an exhausted appearance, and excessive skin in the upper eyelid can even interfere with vision.

Riverside plastic surgeon Dr. Childers can help you look dramatically younger and more rested through eyelid lift surgery. If sagging eyelids are interfering with your vision, then an eyelid lift can widen your visual field, creating less strain on your eyes.

Eyelid Lift Plastic Surgery Procedure Information

Eyelid lift surgery (blepharoplasty) is done on an outpatient basis with general sedation. The incisions are made where the natural crease should be in the upper lids and below the lash line in the lower lids, and excess fat and skin are removed. If only excess fat is present in the lower lids, it may be removed through an incision inside the lower lids with no external incision or scar (called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty).

After Eyelid Lift Plastic Surgery

All sutures are usually removed within 4 to 6 days. Initial mild discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Bruising and sensitivity to light last at least a week or two, and swelling progressively disappears in 1 to 2 weeks. Eye makeup can be used after sutures are removed, and contact lenses can be worn when comfortable - usually within 7 to 10 days.

Complementary Plastic Surgery Procedures

Additional procedures that may enhance the result of an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) are Brow Lift or Facelift.

If eyelid lift surgery is being done to improve the field of vision, insurance may cover upper lid surgery. Otherwise, eyelid lift is considered cosmetic, and therefore is not covered by insurance.

The specific risks and the suitability of eyelid lift can be determined only during your free consultation with Inland Empire plastic surgeon Dr. Childers. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk, but major complications are rare.

We welcome you to contact us online or call 951-781-4339 with your questions, or to schedule an appointment.

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