Eyelifts (Eye Lifts, Blepharoplasty)

at Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas

If your eyes make you look older or more tired than you really feel, you may be a candidate for cosmetic eyelid surgery (eyelift / blepharoplasty), a commonly performed procedure to reduce, remove or re-position excess, unwanted skin and/or “bags” (fat pads) from your upper and/or lower eyelids.

Upper Eyelift before 1-1

Surgical Upper Eyelift before 1-1

Upper Eyelift after 1-1

Upper Eyelift after photo (Image 1-1) (Modified local anesthesia only)

Upper Eyelift photo before 2-1

Surgical Upper Eyelift before 2-1

Upper Eyelift photo after 2-1

Upper Eyelift after photo 2-1 (Modified local anesthesia only

People who look at you usually notice your eyes before any other facial feature.  Aging, heredity, and sun damage often become manifest in your eyelid skin.  These changes may consist of baggy, loose, excess skin on the upper eyelids, and / or “tired bags” or “festoons” (fat pads) on the lower eyelids. These changes may make you look tired, sad, or older than you actually feel.

Eyelid surgery can be a very satisfying facial cosmetic procedure, as these problems can be corrected with pleasing aesthetic results. Self confidence improves as your eyes look brighter, younger, and more awake. Men and women (18 years and older) with upper lid bags and/or excess skin are good candidates for these corrective procedures. Upper eyelid surgery is very effective in the elderly when vision is obstructed. Those who desire upper lid crease repositioning with or without lid debulking are also good candidates.

Upper and lower eyelid-lifts (blepharoplasties) are separate procedures, but are frequently performed simultaneously. On the upper eyelids, a small, very fine incision is made with precision in a carefully-marked area, designed to be hidden in the new eyelid crease.  Excess skin, as well as any bulging fatty tissue, are removed / tailored. Very fine sutures (stitches) are placed in the skin; these disappear or are removed in approximately 1 week. In most instances, the small scar becomes imperceptible over several months.

Lower eyelid surgery is often performed through an incision hidden inside the eyelid (Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty), so that a scar doesn’t result.  On occasion, however, it may be made under the eyelashes. Excess fatty tissue that produces your “tired bags” is then repositioned, and/or trimmed and removed. Also, if your lower eyelid sags, it can be corrected by a “tightening” procedure.

Sometimes, the “tired bags” or “festoons” are removed via an external excision through a lower eyelid crease.

Lower Eyelid Festoons before photo

Lower Eyelid Festoons before

Lower Eyelid Festoons after photo

Lower Eyelid Festoon after photo. This patient only requested removal of his festoons despite being a candidate for both upper and lower eyelifts / eyelid reconstruction. Surgical scar is now invisible!

Near surgery-like lower eyelid blepharoplasty results can now be achieved
without surgery, non-invasively with Exilis radio-frequency therapy.

Exilis No Surgery Eyelift before

Exilis No Surgery Eyelift after

Non-surgical eyelifts can also be performed with dermal fillers, Restylane or Juvederm alone or as an adjunct to Exilis non-surgical eyelifts.

No Surgery Eyelift with Restylane before photo

No Surgery Eyelift with Restylane before

No Surgery Eyelift with Restylane after photo

No Surgery Eyelift after Restylane with 2 ml of Restylane ONLY

This patient loved her results. Results last 1-2 years or longer. Periodic touch-ups are usually necessary for maintenance.

Non-surgical eyelifts with dermal fillers is a very advanced filler technique that should only be performed by an experienced cosmetic physician well versed in the orbital anatomy, since filler is placed at various levels, including just above the bony orbit near important eye structures. Our Dr. Strimling is an expert in non-surgical lower eyelifts. Variable bruising and swelling that may last several days or more is not uncommon for this procedure. Avoidance of blood thinners (such as aspirin, Advil, Motrin, etc.) for one week or more before the procedure is helpful in minimizing bruising. Oral and / or topical Arnica per package insert instructions starting 2 days prior procedure and continuing thereafter as needed may also be helpful.
Adjunct and /or alternative eyelid procedures include:
Botox / Dysport for (glabellar) frown lines and lateral eyelid wrinkles and Laser Resurfacing or Chemical peels for lower / lateral eyelid wrinkles. Also, SkinTyte, Exilis, or Ultherapy maybe used around the eyelids/brows for skin tightening.

Please visit www.asds.net/Blepharoplasty Information for more information.

Please download our Eyelift Info & Instructions forms for more information.

At Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas, eyelifts / eye lifts are performed by board certified Dr. Strimling. With over 20 years experience, our Dr. Strimling is one of the most experienced Cosmetic Surgeons / Dermatologists in Las Vegas. Our dermatologists have been voted or selected among the “Best Dermatologists” in Las Vegas and America multiple years. Also, our Dr. Strimling has been selected an “Award Winning Cosmetic Surgeon” multiple years.

Contact Us at (702) 243-6400

to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Robert Strimling, MD of Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas.

Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas treats patients from all over the Clark County valley, including Henderson, Green Valley, Anthem, North Las Vegas, Boulder City as well as Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada and the rest of the southwest. We have also seen patients from all over the country and world.

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