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EYELID LIFT (BLEPHAROPLASTY)
Create a brighter look by lifting your eyelids

WHAT IS AN EYELID LIFT?
An Eyelid Lift improves sagging eyelids that often create a tired, aged look. By lifting the skin on your eyelids, more of your upper eyelid will show, creating a brighter look and resulting in a larger area to apply eye makeup. To treat under eye "bags," excess fatty deposits are removed from the inside skin of the lower eyelid. For wrinkles or loose skin of the lower eyelid, a laser may be used to help tighten this skin. An Eyelid Lift may be performed under either local or general anesthesia, depending on patient preference.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Any healthy individual with no serious medical problems may be a good candidate.

HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY PERIOD?
Because of the forgiving nature of the skin around the eyes, Eyelid Lifts heal exceptionally well. Bruising and swelling usually resolve within one week and discomfort is minimal. Most patients can return to their normal activities in 5-7 days.

HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
An Eyelid Lift will typically last approximately 10 years. A healthy lifestyle and sun protection will help you maintain your results for as long as possible.

WILL THERE BE VISIBLE SCARS?
The skin around the eyes heals better than anywhere else on the body. The incision is hidden in the natural crease of your upper eyelid and typically looks like a barely perceptible scar. And, since the lower eyelid is treated from the inside, no visible scar is present.

WHAT CAUSES SAGGING EYELIDS?
Hereditary factors may play a role as does the natural aging process. As we age, the skin loses its elasticity and fatty deposits around the eyes become more prominent. An Eyelid Lift can restore both upper and lower eyelids to a younger, more vibrant appearance.

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Yardy Tse, MD is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Practicing in San Diego for over 23 years, Dr Tse is recognized by physicians and patients alike for her expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Dr. Tse is also highly regarded for her proficiency in laser surgery and cosmetic medicine.