If you have sagging eyelid skin, an upper eyelid lift Columbus, Ohio may be right for you. The skin of your eyelids is the thinnest skin of your face. Thin skin has little collagen elasticity and is more susceptible to aging changes and sun damage. Whenever we blink (as we do thousands of times a day) or close our eyes, we are stretching the upper eyelid down to meet the lower. Eventually, this skin lengthens, creating extra folds. Women often notice this extra skin when applying makeup. For both women and men alike, the extra eyelid skin can lapse over the upper lids and eyelashes, leading to a droopy appearance.
Areas of Improvement
Results will Last
10-12 years for upper eyelids
Swelling and bruising is expected but usually resolves in 7-10 days. Temporary numbness of the eyelids will last for 6-8 weeks.
An eyelid lift, also called a blepharoplasty, can rejuvenate your appearance by removing the extra fat and skin of your eyelids. There are two types of blepharoplasty, and we invite you to learn more by choosing one of the following links:
- An upper eyelid lift removes the excess skin of your upper eyelids to restore a more youthful appearance.
- A lower eyelid lift repositions the skin and fat beneath your eyes to eliminate that “puffy” look.
Why Have an Upper Eyelid Lift / Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty can remove the excess skin from the upper eyelids. The results can be a refreshed appearance, with a younger, firmer eye area. As with all facial plastic surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites. Patients report that they actually see better with less hanging skin. Women report that their make-up looks fresher.
Upper Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) in Columbus
When our friends and family members say we look tired, in most cases, they are referring to the aging changes they see around our eyes. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to refresh the appearance around the eyes and create a more youthful look. An upper blepharoplasty or eyelid lift removes excess skin from the upper eyelids.
In upper eyelid lift surgery, Dr. Nogan first marks the individual lines and creases of your lids to keep the scars as invisible as possible along these natural folds. He will accurately measure the amount of skin to be removed. He then makes the incision and removes the excess fat, muscle, and loose skin. He uses fine sutures to close the incisions, thereby minimizing the visibility of any scar.
In most cases, You are able to return to work and resume normal activities after one week. Dr. Nogan will advise you to wear sunglasses in the summer months following surgery in order to protect your eyelids from the sun and to help minimize scarring. Sutures are typically removed after 5 to 7 days.
Why have an Eyelid Lift?
Whether you desire an eyelid lift surgery for functional or cosmetic reasons, your choice of a qualified facial plastic surgeon is of paramount importance. During your pre-surgical consultation, Dr. Stephen Nogan will examine you and ask questions concerning your vision, tear production, use of lenses, and your desires for Eyelid surgery. Dr. Nogan will explain what you can expect from blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery and take a complete medical history. Your age, skin type, ethnic background, and degree of vision obstruction are factors that must be taken into consideration.
People with circulatory, ophthalmological, or serious medical conditions must rely on their own personal specialists to determine whether blepharoplasty is an option. A consultation with a facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Nogan can help you decide whether any additional, complementary surgery can increase the success of the surgery. Dr. Nogan might, for example, recommend a simultaneous browlift to correct a drooping brow or skin resurfacing to remove the fine-line wrinkling around your eyes.
During your consultation, he will examine you to determine whether you may need a lower eyelid lift, an upper eyelid lift or both. After you and Dr. Nogan make a mutual decision to proceed with your eyelid surgery, he will discuss with you the technique indicated for your individual eyelid surgery outlining the type of anesthesia, the surgical facility, any supportive surgery, and the risks and costs of the procedure.
Eyelid Surgery Post-Op Results
Eyelid surgery —whether on your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both—can result in a more youthful appearance and a less tired, more bright expression. This surgery will not make you look like someone else; often the results are more subtle rejuvenation.
How much does an Eyelid Lift cost in Columbus, Ohio?
The fees for an eyelid lift will be based on the exact nature of the procedure. The total fee for the upper eyelid lift is about $2900. The total fee for a lower eyelid lift will range from $5200-$6700 depending on the exact nature of the procedure. An exact quote is given upon consultation and examination.
How can skin care products help me?
Medical-grade skin care products, whether used as an adjunct to other procedures or as an initial step in improving skin health, help to improve your skin’s appearance and to rejuvenate healthy skin cells. Gels, creams, serums and exfoliators available for purchase have different purposes. It is important to use the regimen that is right for your skin type and lifestyle. We will help you define that regimen as part of your skin care consultation and treatment plan. Our Skin Care Director, Dina Maynard, frequently attends educational conferences all over the country. She is constantly studying and researching new product lines to be able to provide our patients in Columbus, Ohio with the best clinical skin care products available.
The Columbus Facial Plastics Difference:
We focus on the science of skin care. As a team, we value education and are constantly learning because we are passionate about what we do. Dr. Stephen Nogan actively participates in all treatment plans for new patients and with so many options available today, it is important to trust your face to a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Nogan, Director of Skin Care Dina Maynard ,and team work together to develop individual treatment plans that will address your concerns and meet your expectations. We use VISIA Skin Analysis to measure treatment results because skin care should not be subjective. We will help you feel confident that you are receiving the correct treatment and products to achieve your healthiest skin and the appearance that you want.
Schedule Your Consultation
Interested in learning more about your options for a renewed complexion? Contact us today at Columbus Facial Plastics to schedule a consultation. Dr. Stephen Nogan, and his professional staff proudly serve you from Columbus, Ohio. We offer a range of procedures to help you achieve your best skin. Call into our office at (614) 436-8888 to set up your plastic surgeon consultation in Columbus today!