If you want to appear more well rested, an eyelid lift might be just what you’re looking for. It tightens skin and redistributes the fatty tissues around your eyes. Excess skin on the upper eyelids is easily removed under local anesthesia in the office. Call Christopher Jones MD PC in Indianapolis, Indiana, today for your consultation.
Eyelid Lift Q & A
What can an eyelift do?
An upper eyelid operation removes extra skin so that the eyelashes and upper-lid have a pleasing contour. A lower eyelid operation smoothes out the skin and fat so that there is a pleasing curve from the cheek to the lower eyelashes, improving the baggy contour that was there previously. Consult with Dr. Jones to discuss procedures that would complement your eyelid lift.
Who is a good candidate?
Anyone who is able to describe the problem with their eyelids is a good candidate for this surgery. A full consultation with Dr. Jones will help frame your expectations for the surgery.
Does it take a long time to recover?
This is not a generally a painful procedure. The upper eyelids can be easily done under local anesthesia in office. The lower eyelids may require general anesthesia to do the surgery properly. The sutures are invisible. Minor swelling and bruising will be gone in 10-14 days.
Dr. Jones will give you explicit instructions of how to care for your eyes following the surgery and when it’s appropriate to return to all of your normal activities.
Is an eye lift permanent?
Dr. Jones can turn back the clock, but he cannot stop the clock. The effects of eyelid operations are permanent but continued aging can be slowed by good skincare. Ask Dr. Jones how he can help.