Your eyelids can have a profound impact on your entire facial appearance. The elasticity and contour of your eyelids can affect whether you look sleepy or alert, angry or relaxed, old or young. Both age and heredity can play a role in the shape and proportion of your upper and lower lids.
Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, can restore the youthful appearance of your eyelids by removing excess, sagging skin and repositioning internal tissues.
To learn more about eyelid surgery, please contact Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery today online or at 650-934-7020 to schedule a free consultation. We proudly serve the Silicon Valley and Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Jose and San Francisco, California.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is the medical term for eyelid surgery. An upper eye lift targets drooping upper eyelids, while lower eyelid surgery addresses unsightly bags beneath the eyes.
Upper eyelifts not only provide a more aesthetically appealing result, they can also improve your vision if excess upper eyelid skin is interfering with your sight. Likewise, in addition to a younger look, lower eyelid surgery can also provide improvement or stability in the lower eyelid’s position. Depending on your unique goals and physical characteristics, these procedures can be performed separately or together.
Although every patient and procedure is inherently unique, the goals of eyelid surgery are consistent. With every blepharoplasty performed at Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery, we strive for:
- A more vibrant and youthful appearance
- Natural-looking results
- Attractive symmetry
- Non-visible scars
- Long-lasting results
As with every cosmetic facial procedure, it’s important to have realistic expectations. If you are in your 40s or 50s, eyelid surgery won’t make you look 25 again, but it will make you look like a more refreshed and youthful version of yourself.
You should not expect complete eradication of eyelid wrinkles, but rather a softening. In order to ensure your continued ability to fully close your eyes after surgery, the excision of skin must be performed conservatively. Our highly-trained team of board-certified plastic surgeons employs a wealth of experience and artistic precision to provide results that are both beautiful and functional.
Should I Consider Eyelift Surgery?
If you are in generally good health and don’t smoke (or are willing to quit for a month before and after surgery), you may want to consider eyelid surgery if you experience:
- Drooping upper eyelid skin
- Large bags under your eyes
- Impaired vision because of droopy upper eyelids
- Puffy eyelids
Procedures to Complement Your Blepharoplasty Results
During your free initial consultation with our experienced eyelid surgeons, each of your concerns will be discussed and all of your options will be thoroughly explained. Your safety and satisfaction are always paramount at Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery. We will take the time to fully examine and assess your facial structure and candidacy to determine the best ways to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Depending on your individual goals, your blepharoplasty may benefit from additional procedures and treatments such as:
- Brow lift: If a sagging brow contributes significantly to a droopy eyelid, a brow lift can help by lifting and reshaping the brow.
- BOTOX Cosmetic: If you have crow’s feet or vertical lines between your eyebrows, BOTOX treatment can help to smooth your skin and create an even more rejuvenated eye appearance.
- Dermal fillers: Darkened hollows beneath the eyes may be effectively addressed with certain dermal fillers to add volume.
Schedule Your Free Eye Lift Consultation Today
If you are considering eye lift surgery in the Silicon Valley or Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Jose and San Francisco, please contact Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery today online or at 650-934-7020 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.