Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift Procedures

What makes for great surgical results?

“You look tired”. “You need to get more rest.” What’s wrong, you look stressed.”

If you’re hearing comments like these or you look in the mirror and the eyes looking back at you look older than you are, it may be time for an upper or lower eyelid lift.

Among the first signs of facial aging are droopy upper eyelids and/or sags and bags under the eyes, due not only to the natural aging process but also to sun exposure, smoking, poor diet, or genetics. The good news is that an upper and/or lower eyelift is one of the easiest, surest and longest-lasting ways to regain your younger-looking eyes.

“The measure of a beautiful eyelid lift is an entirely natural, brighter-eyed look –– not a pulled or strange, wide-eyed stare,” says Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, leading facial cosmetic surgeon in Cincinnati, OH, specializing in just the face and neck areas for 30+ years.

Dr. Smyth shares here how you can attain the natural, younger-you, bright-eyed results you want –- results that will have friends and family wondering why you look so good, so rested, and so much happier.

What Makes for Great Surgical Results?
“Whether a female or male patient, less is more when it comes to eyelid lifts,” says Dr. Smyth. “Removing too much fat or skin from the upper or lower eyelids can create a hollowed-out effect that is actually more aging than it is youthful. Also, it’s important to look at the upper and lower eyelids and the brows as a unit; all have an impact on one another and on how old or young the eye area looks. You may think you need an upper eyelid lift when in fact the heaviness you’re seeing might be better remedied by a brow lift. Or, you may think you need a lower eyelid lift when using fillers to restore volume is the better solution. These are the kinds of things we discuss at the patient’s complimentary consultation.”

What Are Non-Surgical Options for Younger-Looking Eyes?
“Botox injections are an excellent way to soften and gradually eliminate the vertical lines (aka the “11s”) that can form between the brows, horizontal expression lines on the forehead, and squint lines at the corner of the eye. Restylane is a proven filler specially formulated to plump up and smooth the valleys that can form in the delicate area beneath the eye.”

What Else Helps Maintain More Youthful-Looking Eyes
“Be diligent about wearing sunglasses that block 100% of the sun’s rays. And post-procedure, enjoy and emphasize your newly-refreshed eyes. A trusted makeup artist I know advises women, ‘As you age, don’t stop using makeup altogether; instead, use it differently.’ I encourage my patients to visit a makeup counter or two and explore what’s new in products targeted to their age group. Or, with your renewed confidence after an eyelid lift, you may not feel the need to wear any eye makeup at all.”

Let’s talk. Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper eyelifts, lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, submental liposuction, chin implants, injectables (dermal fillers) and Botox. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.351.0020.