If you are considering an eyelid lift or blepharoplasty in Sacramento, you most likely have lots of questions about the procedure for your plastic surgeon. Before your appointment, you are most likely researching the procedure in depth so you know what kinds of questions to ask. To help answer some of your questions, we have compiled a list of eyelid lift FAQs most commonly asked by our patients. Find out the answers to some of your questions before your appointment with our Sacramento plastic surgeon.

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift is a surgery that removes excess fat, skin or loose muscle from the upper or lower eyelid. This helps patients achieve a more youthful appearance and makes their eyes look more awake.

What is the Eyelid Lift Procedure?

The procedure for eyelid lifts begins with incisions to the natural creases on your eyelids or on the insides of the eyelids. This is so that there are no prominent scars following the procedure. From there, your Sacramento plastic surgeon removes the excess fat, skin or loose muscles and then uses fine sutures to close the incisions.

Do Eyelid Lifts Leave Scars?

Eyelid lifts leave minimal scars. We try to make incisions in the creases of your eyelids to avoid noticeable scars. In addition, our skilled plastic surgeon uses the smallest sutures possible to make it unnoticeable. If you’re concerned about scarring, we can recommend different scar creams to help any scarring fade quickly.

Is There a Certain Age for Blepharoplasty?

There is no age limit for eyelid lifts to be performed. Some younger people may experience excess fat or skin on their eyelids at a young age due to genetics. Any age can receive the treatment if they are qualified candidates.

Can an Eyelid Lift Get Rid of Eye Wrinkles?

Eyelid lifts are not made to get rid of wrinkles, they can only help your eyes look bigger and help your eyes look less droopy and more awake. The wrinkles near your eyes can be treated with other treatments like dermal fillers and Botox.

What Should I Expect Post-Op?

Following your eyelid lift surgery, your eyes may be swollen, tender and feel a bit sore. You will also most likely experience some bruising. We recommend controlling any pain you feel with some pain medications prescribed by our plastic surgeon. It’s also common for patients to experience blurry vision after the procedure. Your Sacramento plastic surgeon will provide you with more details about your post-op experience during your consultation.

When Will I See the Results of My Surgery?

Once the swelling goes down from your surgery after a few days post-op, you will be able to see the amazing results from your eyelid lift!

Schedule a Consultation for Your Eyelid Lift Today

If you read through our eyelid lift FAQs and found that not all of your questions were answered, make sure to write those questions down so you can ask our plastic surgeon in person when you meet for your eyelid lift consultation. Schedule your consultation at the Center for Cosmetic Eyelid & Laser Surgery in Sacramento by calling us at 916-929-6707 or by filling out our online form.