An eyelid lift could be performed on your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both depending on your individual condition. Some people achieve the changes they envision with a mini lower eyelid tuck instead of a full eyelid lift, which can be less invasive and comes with minimal recovery time.

Eyelid Surgery – What to Expect

An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is performed to remove loose or sagging skin on your upper or lower eyelids, or both. This custom surgery can reduce the appearance of bags under your eyes, drooping lower eyelids, fatty deposits that give your eyes a puffy, tired look, and smooth the fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes.

During an upper eyelid lift, Dr. Sofonio will make a small, delicately placed incision along the natural crease of your eyelid. In a lower eyelid lift, Dr. Sofonio places a tiny incision just below your lower lash line.

A mini eyelid tuck involves even shorter incisions. After the corrections have been performed, the incisions are meticulously closed with sutures, removed in about one week.

The procedure is usually performed with local anesthesia and intravenous sedation and takes about one to two hours, depending on the extent of the changes.

Should I Have an Eyelid Lift?

If you have any of these aesthetic issues, you are likely a good candidate for a custom eyelid lift:

  • Droopy eyelid skin
  • Your eyelids appear creased and wrinkled
  • Your peripheral vision is impaired by your eyelids
  • Your eyes have a puffy look on the upper or lower lids
  • You have deep bags under your eyes
  • Your lower eyelids are drooping
  • Others remark you look tired when you feel fine
  • You want to look younger by revitalizing your eye appearance
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Dr. Sofonio: Eyelid Surgery Done Right

If you feel your eyelids are giving you an older, less attractive look, or your vision is obstructed by excess skin, you want to ensure your surgery is performed by a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who uses a precision approach.

The ideal outcome looks entirely natural, never overdone or obvious. Dr. Sofonio is a talented practitioner who is known for his integrity, kindness, and excellent results with eyelid surgery and other anti-aging treatments.

Recovery After Eyelid Surgery

Lubricating ointments and cold compresses may be used after surgery to aid in your recovery. You’ll also need to protect your eyelids from impact and the sun’s rays during the healing process. Because you’ll continue to age and your skin will lose elasticity over time, you may want to undergo another eyelid lift years down the road to maintain the most youthful look for the long term.

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Meet with Dr. Sofonio About an Eyelid Lift

To be considered a candidate for an eyelid lift at our Rancho Mirage office, you must be in good overall health without any medical conditions that could impede the healing process. Individuals who are non-smokers and those without existing severe eye conditions are the best candidates for this surgery. Please contact our office to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Sofonio. During your consultation, you can get all your questions answered about the procedure and recovery and meet Dr. Sofonio. He will answer all your questions to ensure you feel safe and comfortable, confident that your surgery will be performed by a talented surgeon who genuinely cares about you and your results.

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