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 in Palm Springs, which can be less invasive and involves minimal recovery time.

Eyelid Surgery –

What to Expect

An eyelid surgery in Palm Springs, 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 in Palm Springs, 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 or 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 in Palm Springs:

  • Your eyelids have droopy  skin
  • Your eyelids appear creased and wrinkled
  • Your peripheral vision is impaired by your upper eyelid skin excess
  • 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, not overdone or obvious. Dr. Sofonio is a talented practitioner who is known for his integrity, kindness, and excellent results with eyelid surgery in Palm Desert 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. The results of both upper and lower eyelid surgery generally lasts years and are some of the most gratifying procedures in Plastic Surgery.

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Meet with Dr. Sofonio About an Eyelid Lift

Please contact our office to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Sofonio. During your consultation, you can have 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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Eyelid Lift FAQs: 

Will there be visible scars after eyelid lift surgery?

The incisions made during eyelid lift surgery are strategically placed within the natural creases of the eyelids to minimize visible scarring. Over time, the scars typically fade and become less noticeable, especially with proper scar care and sun protection.

Can eyelid lift surgery be combined with other procedures?

Yes, eyelid lift surgery can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelift, brow lift, or injectable treatments like Botox or dermal fillers for enhanced results. Combining procedures can address multiple signs of aging and achieve a more harmonious facial appearance.

How do I choose the right plastic surgeon for eyelid lift surgery?

When selecting a plastic surgeon for eyelid lift surgery, it's essential to research their credentials, experience, and before-and-after photos of previous patients. Schedule a consultation to discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations, and ensure that you feel comfortable and confident with the surgeon before proceeding with the procedure.

Can eyelid lift surgery improve vision?

In some cases, eyelid lift surgery can improve vision by removing excess skin and tissue that obstructs the line of sight. This is particularly true for individuals with severe drooping of the upper eyelids (ptosis) that interferes with vision. An evaluation by an ophthalmologist or oculoplastic surgeon can determine if eyelid lift surgery is medically necessary for vision improvement.

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