What To Know About Eyelid Lifts

Regain your natural, refreshed, younger-looking eyes

Eyelid-Lift-Cincinnati-OHOur eyes “say it all”. They tell the world when we’re happy, sad, tired or stressed. They also are one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. Lines, bags and sagging skin around the eyes can start as young as our early 40’s. Not to worry… if your eyes are looking older than your age, there are both surgical and non-surgical ways to regain your natural, refreshed, younger-looking eyes. Take a look.

What to do about Upper Eyelids

Loose, extra skin in the upper lids can leave your eyes looking tired, heavy and lifeless. An upper eyelid lift is the longstanding and proven method for removing the saggy skin and returning your eyes to a natural, bright-eyed look. The key word here is “natural”. “There’s an art to removing just enough skin to give the eyes a younger, open-eyed, well-rested look that is entirely natural –– NEVER pulled and NEVER startled looking,” says Dr. Robert J. Smyth, leading facial cosmetic specialist in Cincinnati. “I also believe in taking a slightly different approach to an eyelid lift for women versus men, the goal being a natural looking feminine eye versus a masculine eye.”

Dr. Smyth performs all upper eyelid lifts using local anesthesia only. Patients are entirely comfortable during the surgery and avoid the risks associated with general anesthesia. Sutures dissolve on their own. Full healing takes about 10 days, but most patients put on sunglasses and are out and about 3-4 days post-procedure.

How to smooth Lower Eyelids

The two most common problems in the under eye area are puffy bags and/or hollowed-out areas. Depending on the patient, the answer may be a lower eyelid lift to remove some of the extra fat and skin and smooth the area and/or injections of Restylane to fill in sunken areas. “The art to achieving natural, younger-looking lower eyelids is to be careful not to remove too much skin or fat,” says Dr. Smyth. “Adding volume under the eye, rather than removing it, can in fact provide a smoother, firmer and more youthful under eye.”

As with an upper eyelid lift, Dr. Smyth performs all lower eyelid lifts using local anesthesia only, with patient comfort and safety first and foremost. Sutures dissolve on their own. If Restylane injections are recommended, you will feel the initial prick of the needle but the numbing medication (Lidocaine) within the Restylane immediately numbs the area for patient comfort.

Soften and say goodbye to Frown Lines and Squint Lines

Botox injections are the go-to solution for softening and even eliminating squint lines and frown lines at the corner of the eye and between the brows. “The amount of Botox needed depends on the patient; the goal is to be conservative to attain a natural look.” advises Dr. Smyth.

For more information about today’s finest minimally invasive eyelid lift and other procedures, or to schedule a no-pressure, complimentary, personal consultation with Robert Smyth MD, please call the Robert Smyth MD Facial Cosmetic Surgery––Timeless You™ Cincinnati at 513.201.8490, or visit www.timelessyoumd.com.