Are you a good candidate?
Once we have loose, saggy skin in our upper lids, there’s no magic cream, lotion or potion that will make our eyes look young again. The only real solution to getting rid of the excess skin that can leave our eyes looking tired, heavy and lifeless is an upper eyelid lift.
How do you know if you are a good candidate for upper eyelid surgery?
- Your Age. Unlike facial aging where loose, excess skin in the jowls and neck typically doesn’t become a problem until after age 50, saggy upper eyelids can be an issue for people as young as their late 30s and 40s, most often due to heredity factors. As such, age isn’t always a factor in determining if you can benefit from an eyelid lift.
- Feedback from Others. Do people keep asking you what’s wrong, or say you look tired or worse yet, ask if you are angry about something when in reality all is well? It could be that your heavy lids are not only causing you to look as if you’re sleep deprived but perhaps even unhappy, depressed or out of sorts. Droopy upper eyelids can convey a mood and facial countenance other than what you desire.
- Your Eyelid Skin Has Lost Its Resilience. Can you pull out gently on your upper eyelid skin and it stays somewhat pulled out until you press it back down again? This is the excess skin that face and neck cosmetic surgeon/specialist, Dr. Robert J. Smyth, conservatively and artfully removes to leave your eyes looking natural and like you, only younger and more bright-eyed.
- Applying Eye Makeup is Becoming a Challenge. Lined and wrinkled upper eyelids make it difficult to get the smooth, even coverage you want when using eyeliner and eyeshadows. Applying an eye makeup primer can help, but only to a certain extent.
- You Can Take 4-5 Days Off Work. “The very thin incision made for upper eyelid surgery is carefully placed in the natural crease of the upper lid so as to be invisible once healed,” says Dr. Smyth. “Patients typically will have a little redness for up to a week after their procedure, but most put on sunglasses and are out and about within 48 hours post-procedure and go back to work and all but the most strenuous of activities at about 4-5 days after their eyelid lift.”
Important to note is that eyelid sutures dissolve on their own, so there is no need for suture removal. Also, Dr. Smyth performs all upper eyelid surgery with the patient having only local anesthesia and a small amount of relaxation medication. Patients are entirely comfortable during the procedure and are spared the longer recovery and risks associated with general anesthesia.
To learn more about the beautiful results you can expect from today’s minimally invasive upper eyelid lift, or to schedule your private, one-on-one complimentary consultation with Dr. Robert J. Smyth, call 513.201.8490. It would be our pleasure to meet you and discuss how we can help you look your very best.