Las Vegas Eyelid Lift

Refresh Your Gorgeous Eyes with Blepharoplasty

Do your eyes look tired 24/7? Or, do you have difficulty applying eye makeup? There is a solution. Blepharoplasty (or eyelid surgery) is one of the most commonly performed facial plastic surgery procedures because it has immediate, powerful, and lasting results.

Over time the delicate eyelid skin stretches and lengthens, forming skin folds and wrinkles. The surrounding fat pockets often become fuller and bulge as the surrounding tissues lose their support.

Eyelid surgery can improve the appearance of the eyelids by trimming away the excess tissue that can make your eyes look tired, aged, or stressed. You may notice many of the following:

  • Excess skin around the upper or lower eyelids
  • Drooping upper and lower eyelids
  • Puffiness from fatty bulges around the eyelids
  • Loose skin that creates wrinkles and folds around the eye

At times, Dr. Pancholi may also recommend other facial procedures, such as a brow lift, facelift, or skin resurfacing procedure, which may help you achieve the best result.

Video transcript

“One of the things that happens when people start looking at their eyes or they feel the heaviness of their eyelids towards the evening is that they think they need upper eyelid surgery. Sometimes it’s actually their brows that have fallen. Now, how do you know which one it is? Well, if you look at your pictures from when you were younger, in your 30s, and compare them to yourself now, if you find that your eyebrows have fallen off the bone and are starting to drip down into your upper eyelids, well, they’re not in the right position.

For men, we want to see your eyebrow right on top of the bone, the eye socket bone. In women, we want to see it start at least on the eye socket bone and, as we go more to the side, it should start to lift up a little bit higher and go over. That’s typically the natural position of the eyebrow. But the best way to tell is to look at a picture of yourself when you were younger. Has your eyebrow moved? If your eyebrow is in the same spot and your eyelids now seem like they have excess skin, then it’s your eyelids that we want to chase. And if it’s both, well, now we know how we have to fix that—both a brow lift and upper eyelid surgery.”–Dr. Samir Pancholi

Who Should Consider Eyelid Surgery?

Candidates for eyelid surgery should not have any serious, non-cosmetic eye conditions like glaucoma, advanced diabetes, or a detached retina.

  • Improved Vision: For those with drooping upper eyelids that impair vision, an upper eyelid lift can remove the excess skin and improve sight.
  • Youthful Appearance: Eyelid lifts can rejuvenate the area around the eyes, making individuals look younger and more rested.
  • Reduction of Under-Eye Bags: A lower eyelid lift can effectively reduce or eliminate bags under the eyes, making one look less tired.
  • Correction of Drooping Eyelids: Upper blepharoplasty can correct sagging eyelids, which can give a more alert and open look to the eyes.
  • Improved Symmetry: The procedure can enhance the symmetry of the eyes and eyelids, contributing to a more balanced facial appearance.
  • Smoothed Wrinkles: By removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin, eyelid surgery can smooth out wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes.
  • Long-Lasting Results: The results of an eyelid lift are generally long-lasting, providing a lasting improvement to the eye area.
  • Minimal Scarring: Incisions are typically made along the natural lines of the eyelids, which means any scarring is well-concealed.
  • Quick Recovery Time: Compared to more extensive facial surgeries, the recovery time for an eyelid lift is usually shorter, with many patients able to return to normal activities relatively quickly.
  • Anesthesia: Medications used to prevent pain during surgery, which can be either general (inducing unconsciousness) or local (numbing a specific area).
  • Blepharoplasty: A surgical procedure, also known as an eyelid lift, that improves the appearance of the eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle, and sometimes fat.
  • Canthoplasty: A surgical procedure often performed with blepharoplasty that involves altering the canthus (corner of the eye) to change the eye’s shape or improve eyelid function.
  • Double Eyelid Surgery: A type of blepharoplasty that creates a crease in the upper eyelid, often sought by Asian patients to achieve a “double eyelid” appearance.
  • Drooping: A term often used to describe the downward sagging of eyelids, which can be addressed with blepharoplasty.
  • Ectropion: A condition where the lower eyelid turns outward, sometimes a complication of lower eyelid surgery, requiring corrective procedures.
  • Edema: Swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in the body’s tissues, commonly occurring around the eyes after blepharoplasty.
  • Excess Skin: Skin that is surplus and sagging, particularly on the upper or lower eyelids, often removed during blepharoplasty for cosmetic or functional reasons.
  • Eye Lift: Another term for blepharoplasty, emphasizing the procedure’s rejuvenating effect on the eyes.
  • Incisions: Surgical cuts made during blepharoplasty, strategically placed in the eyelid creases or other areas to minimize visible scarring.
  • Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty: A procedure focused on the lower eyelids, often to remove bags under the eyes or tighten sagging skin.
  • Ptosis: A medical term for the drooping of the upper eyelid, which can be congenital or acquired and is often corrected during blepharoplasty.
  • Ptosis Repair: A surgical procedure that corrects drooping of the upper eyelid, which can be performed alongside blepharoplasty.
  • Recovery Period: The time it takes for a patient to heal postoperatively, during which activities may be restricted, and swelling and bruising subside.
  • Sagging: The downward displacement or loosening of skin, often occurring in the eyelids with age, and typically addressed in a blepharoplasty.
  • Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty: A technique for lower eyelid surgery where incisions are made inside the eyelid, leaving no visible external scars.
  • Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty: A procedure focused on the upper eyelids, often to remove excess skin that can impair vision or to improve cosmetic appearance.

How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?

The incisions made during eyelid surgery are performed with the intention to conceal scars. On the upper eyelid, incisions are usually made in the natural eyelid crease. With the lower eyelids, an area just below the eyelash is a common entry point, if excess skin is to be removed. At times, the incision may also be made inside the lower eyelid to address fatty bulges when excess skin does not need to be removed. After the incision, Dr. Pancholi will recontour the tissues to produce a more refreshed, younger appearance.

After Eyelid Surgery

After surgery you may experience some discomfort, bruising, and swelling for about a week and a half. Afterwards, you can enjoy a smoother, rejuvenated, healthier, and more rested appearance.


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Learn more at a consultation

If you are interested in learning more about blepharoplasty or other facial plastic surgery procedures, contact the Las Vegas office of Dr. Pancholi today to schedule your consultation.

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