Eyelid Lift

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Each year, a countless number of men and women choose to undergo eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, to ultimately progress their appearance. Droopy eyelids can make you look older, tired, and sad, and they can even impair your vision. If you choose to undergo eyelid surgery in Mexico, these issues can be corrected.

What is an Eyelid Lift?

Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It gives a rejuvenated arrival to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.

By lifting the eyelids, removing puffiness and eliminating bags, you can restore your youthful, lively presence, and look younger for years to come.

Eyelid surgery can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures in conjunction with facelift, brow lift, or skin resurfacing to completely revitalize your facial appearance.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

During your preliminary eyelid lift consultation by a high-class plastic surgeon, it will be decided if surgery is necessary and if so, what type of treatment is required. Your evaluation may include computer imaging or diagnostic x-rays and you will be specified enlightenments and valuable material to help you make an educated decision. This is a time to open up, and be heard and build a strong relationship with your surgeon. Questions can be answered, and fears put to rest.

Elite Plastic Surgeons in Mexico are available to guide you through the procedure techniques, risks and recovery options. Your evaluation may include a medical assessment based on your age, skin type, skin laxity, ethnic background, degree of sagging, and your desired results will be deliberated to give you superlative results.

Depending on your goals, we will discuss surgery of the upper lids, lower lids, or both.

Good Candidates for Eyelid Lift Surgery

Eyelid lift surgery in Mexico delivers solutions for patients with drooping, hooded upper lids and puffy bags and surplus skin below the eyes. Eyelid surgery can correct these unwarranted conditions, but will not eliminate crow’s feet, raise the eyebrows or entirely remove dark circles under the eyes.

Good candidates of eyelid lift surgery indicate a need for removal of excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids or entertain loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid. Candidates can also benefit from the removal of excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.

Eyelid Lift Risks and Safety Information

As with any invasive procedure, there is always the risk of infection. Occasionally the tightness of the lids will prevent the patient from closing their eyes completely, but this issue nearly always resolves with time. Ectropion (a pulling-down and turning outward of the lower lids) is a rare complication that could require further surgery to correct.

Other risks include dry eyes, unfavorable scarring, temporary blurred vision, bleeding, infection, fluid accumulation, difficulty shutting eyes, blood clots, numbness in skin sensation, anesthesia risks, eyelid disorders, pain, skin discoloration, deep vein thrombosis, cardiac complications and possibility of revision surgery.

Eyelid Lift Procedural Steps

Eyelid surgery consists of removing excess fat, skin and muscle from above and/or below the eyes. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthetic. The length of the procedure is one to three hours.

Medications are administered for your comfort during the eyelid surgery procedure. The incision lines for eyelid surgery are squarely premeditated for scars to be well hidden within the natural structures of the eyelid region.

Droopy conditions of the upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid allowing repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and tissue, and/or removal of excess skin.

Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line. Through this incision, excess skin in the lower eyelids is detached.

Eyelid incisions typically are closed with removable or absorbable sutures, skin adhesives or surgical tape.

Eyelid Lift Recovery

After eyelid surgery, the patient must refrain from wearing contact lenses for at least two weeks. Eye drops are generally directed to lubricate dry eyes. The patient can resume reading and watching television in two to three days, resume work after a week or 10 days and resume strenuous activities in one to two weeks.

The effects of eyelid surgery will last for several years, and in some individuals, they are permanent. Once the procedure is concluded, lubricating ointment and cold compresses may be applied, and in some cases your eyes may be loosely sheltered with gauze.

If you are interested in learning more about eyelid lift procedures in Mexico, please contact our Eyelid Lift Mexico clinics.

You can also visit our  Eyelid Lift in Puerto VallartaEyelid Lift in Cancun and Eyelid in Tijuana websites.

Dr. Alejandro Enriquez de Rivera Campero, MD

Medically Reviewed by:
Alejandro Enriquez de Rivera Campero, MD
on January 9, 2019

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