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As you age, you may find that your efforts to maintain a youthful and well-rested eye appearance fall short. This is because over time, the delicate skin on your eyelids loses its once-elastic and firm quality and the eyelid muscles weaken, resulting in droopy eyelids and crepe paper-like wrinkles about the eyes. When moisturizers, anti-aging creams and serums are no longer enough, blepharoplasty (otherwise known as eyelid lift) can effectively lift and tighten eyelid skin and muscles for a rejuvenated look.
Drs. Mark A. Foglietti and Alanna Foglietti Fostyk are the trusted choice for men and women seeking blepharoplasty in Cleveland and the surrounding area. Using precise technical skill and an artistic touch, the board certified plastic surgeons are able to smooth out wrinkled eyelid skin and lift sagging tissue in a way that looks completely natural. If tired or aging eyes are detracting from your beauty or youthful spirit, let Drs. Foglietti and Foglietti Fostyk help you turn back the clock. Rest assured that they will help you obtain an energetic and softer look while still preserving your unique beauty.
Am I a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
You may be an ideal candidate for blepharoplasty if you are bothered by any of the following:
- Excess, saggy skin on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both
- Fatty tissue on the lids
- Drooping skin on the upper eyelids that hangs over the eyelashes and interferes with vision
- “Bags” or puffiness under the lower eyelids
- Wrinkled skin on the lower eyelids
Drs. Foglietti and Foglietti Fostyk understand that the eyes age differently in everyone. Rest assured that they will tailor their technique to your unique concerns, goals and facial anatomy. Depending on your desired outcome, they may recommend combining blepharoplasty with another facial rejuvenation procedure such as brow lift, facelift, or Botox. All of your cosmetic options will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation.
What to Expect During Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty is performed under anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The procedure may involve treating the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. In upper blepharoplasty, the surgeon makes tiny incisions in the natural crease line of the upper lids. Through these incisions, excess skin and fat are removed while the underlying muscles are repositioned to create a lifted and more natural-looking appearance. The overlying skin is re-draped on the modified tissues, smoothing out wrinkles and lines.
In lower blepharoplasty, incisions are made underneath the lower lash line (concealing visible scarring). The surgeon reduces under-eye bags by removing excess fatty tissue and repositioning the muscles. Fine lines and wrinkles around the lower eyelids are smoothed out.
The initial recovery period for blepharoplasty can take one to two weeks, depending on the extent of the procedure and your personal healing progress. Our team will provide you with detailed post-op instructions to follow for quick recovery and optimal results.
Restore youth and vitality to your eyes with blepharoplasty. To learn more about the procedure or the other facial rejuvenation options we offer, schedule a personal consultation by contacting our Cleveland practice today.