Face & Skin
Cosmetic Eyelid Lift Procedures in Michigan – Blepharoplasty
Eyelid surgery is one of the best ways to help make the face look less tired. Sometimes when there is excess skin, drooping skin, or bags under the eyes, the world may see a face that is tired or sad, when truly, you feel fine. When you visit us at Allure for a consultation, we will discuss treatment with you that includes options for the lower eyelids, upper eyelids and eyebrows. The team at Allure Medical Spa offers many of the latest eyelid surgery procedures. While the procedures performed may differ, the goal always remains the same: to create a more youthful but natural-looking eyelid appearance. These procedures are offered so you can put your best face forward, the one that more accurately reflects your inner expressions and emotions. The goal is a natural, relaxed and alert appearance.
Come see us today so we can help you devise a plan that will address your unique and specific needs. We’re happy to help you express how you feel on the inside by portraying it on the outside.
Laser Eye Lift
Laser Blepharoplasty offers new advances in eyelid rejuvenation that can help restore a more youthful look to patients of all ages. Read More
The eyes are the most attractive and the most expressive parts of the face. Aging changes in this area can falsely project an appearance of tiredness, sadness, anger, or lack of interest. The upper eyelids in particular consist of extremely thin skin. In fact, they have the thinnest skin in the body. Read More
The lower eyelids are a major cosmetic focus for many people. They convey a message to others based on their appearance. For example, lower eyelid bags or dark circles make one appear tired. Lower eyelid wrinkles make one look older than their actual age. Read More
Blepharoptosis, also called eyelid ptosis refers to an upper eyelid that is droopy or rests in a low position. This can cause the eyelid to interfere with vision. This is different from excess upper eyelid skin which is corrected by skin removal. Read More
The eyebrows are very expressive and their position can send messages about our mood. Aging changes in the brows can be seen as tiredness, anger or sadness. Read More
To learn which eye lift procedures are right for you, schedule a consultation with one of Oculofacial surgeons. Just call us today at 800-577-2570 or 586-992-8300.
Eyelid lift or blepharoplasty surgery is the 3rd most common cosmetic procedure in the United States (ASAPS, 2007), with more than 240,000 cosmetic eyelid procedures performed each year.
Blepharoplasty is a procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids, also known as an eyelid lift. This term can refer to the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. There are several variations of this procedure, which can include removal of loose skin, removal or shifting of extra fat, and adding volume and support to the eyelids
There are multiple causes of aging of the eyelids. As this skin is the thinnest in the body, it can stretch with age, creating looseness and a tired appearance. Brow and cheek sagging also contribute to the appearance of eyelid aging. Prolonged sun exposure, smoking, and other environmental factors can accelerate these aging changes. There may be hereditary influences on the way in which our eyelids age; particularly with lower eyelid bags. Frequent episodes of swelling or allergy can also play a role.
Because the eyelid skin is so thin and elastic, it is commonly the first part of the body to show early signs of aging. Depending on a person’s desires, expectations, and overall health, someone may be ready for an eyelid lift at nearly any age. The most common reasons that someone pursues an eyelid lift is sagging or loose skin, eyelid wrinkles and lines, bulging fat or bags, and hollowness causing shadows and dark circles.
No. Local anesthesia is used in all patients, which consists of tiny injections of a numbing fluid. In some cases, mild sedation, either with oral or intravenous medications can be used as a supplement. The procedure is gentle and general anesthesia is not required. In fact, general anesthesia increases the cardiovascular risk of the procedure and is to be avoided for most eyelid surgeries. A skilled surgeon ensures that you are comfortable throughout the entire procedure.
Depending on the specific procedure and how many eyelids are being treated, the procedure can take between 45 – 90 minutes
Eyelid surgery tends to be very long-lasting. Many people will only undergo one eyelid lift procedure in their lifetime as compared to a neck lift, which may be repeated.
There is minimal discomfort after eyelid surgery. Usually, Tylenol is used for any soreness. It is common to have some swelling and/or bruising which may last for 7 – 10 days on average. During the first week after the procedure, it is advisable to avoid strenuous activity, although there are no restrictions on light tasks. If stitches are used, these will most often be removed after 7 days. Contact lens wearers can usually resume contact lens wear after 1 week.
Yes. However, it is recommended to wait at least 6 months after having laser vision correction before undergoing blepharoplasty. This is because laser vision correction can lead to dryness of the surface of the eyes which improves after several months. An eyelid lift should only be done when the surface of the eyes is at its optimal condition. An oculoplastic surgeon will be able to let you know about the best timing for surgery after examining your eyes.
The scars are hidden so that they should be nearly invisible after a period of time. On the upper eyelids, the incision is placed on the natural eyelid crease, and this scar fades so that it can not be detected. On the lower eyelids, the incision is hidden behind the eyelid or just under the eyelashes.
In some cases an upper eyelid lift may be covered by insurance if there is loose skin that significantly interferes with vision and daily activities. An oculoplastic surgeon or ophthalmologist can help you determine if your procedure will be covered based on a visual field examination (which measures peripheral vision) and standardized photographs. Lower eyelid lifts are almost never covered by insurance as they are practically always considered cosmetic.
Absolutely. Eyelid lifts are commonly done at the same time as Botox injections, facial fillers, brow lifts, facelifts, laser resurfacing, and facial fat transfer, to name a few. In fact, many patients enjoy the benefit of sharing the downtime when having multiple procedures performed simultaneously.
Eyelid surgery, when expertly performed, results in a natural, refreshed appearance. We take each patient’s personality and taste into account when performing cosmetic procedures. In the case of certain celebrities that look unnatural, they may have had “too much” or “overly aggressive” surgery performed. In the case of male cosmetic surgery in particular, a subtle but definite change is preferable to a dramatic one.