Eyelid Lift in Fresno, CA

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What Is An Eyelid Lift?

Many people experience wear and tear on their bodies that begin to show up over time, particularly around the eyes. Because the skin there is so thin, factors like aging, sun damage, and stress can easily deteriorate the elastic fibers there that create a youthful, energetic visage. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, rejuvenates a client's look by elevating drooping eyelids and trimming away excess tissue that leads to a weary or saddened appearance. Dr. John F. Burnett is an expert at repairing the physical tautness of the eyes to reduce age lines, wrinkles, and a general look of exhaustion. For Fresno, CA residents and locals from the surrounding region, we strive to be the region's leading plastic surgery practice for procedures like an eyelid lift. For a consultation, don't hesitate to call John F. Burnett, MD.

What Are the Benefits of an Eyelid Lift?

Benefits of a customized eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, performed at John F. Burnett, MD in Fresno, CA include:

  • Improving peripheral vision
  • Reducing sagging skin on the eyelids
  • Producing a more alert, refreshed, and rested appearance
  • Diminishing the look of bags and dark circles under the eyes
  • Decreasing skin irritation caused by skin rubbing around the eyes
  • Obtaining a more youthful look
  • Increasing confidence from a newly vibrant image

Am I A Candidate For An Eyelid Lift?

An eyelid lift is a cosmetic surgery that is popular for both men and women to renew and refresh the appearance of their eyes. During the initial consult, treatment options will be discussed with Dr. Burnett based on your conditions that need to be corrected. Most often, ideal candidates are frustrated with excess, sagging skin and folds that exist on the top eyelid, or bulging skin just under the bottom eyelid. In addition to creating a tired, aged look, these conditions can cause vision impairment that can get in the way of everyday life. For a more awake and alert look, an eyelid lift may be the appropriate surgery for you. If you have excess, hanging skin on the upper eyelids or bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) can fix this to provide you with a more youthful appearance and improved vision.

What Techniques Are Used For An Eyelid Lift?

An eyelid lift is performed under local anesthesia with sedation. In some cases, general anesthesia may be used. The surgery is conducted by making small incisions on the upper lid line, lower eyelash line, or both. After the incisions are made, Dr. Burnett will remove excess tissue and stretch the skin and muscle fibers to subtly correct their shape. While surgery cannot prevent your eyes from aging, this procedure is designed to produce long-lasting results. You will likely experience some swelling, bruising, and soreness after the procedure. As these effects subside, the tautness and elasticity of your eyes can continue to improve for up to a year before additional treatment is needed. Dr. Burnett will recommend post-surgery care, including lubricating ointment and reduced activity for a couple of days.

What should I expect after the procedure?

Blepharoplasty procedures can last up to two hours depending on whether one or both eyes are treated. After this outpatient surgery, you should allow several days to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Cold compresses can assist in reducing discomfort, swelling, and bruising. The outcomes from eyelid surgery may last a decade or longer, but while they are long lasting, the aging process does not stop. To maintain your surgical outcomes, nonsurgical treatments at John F. Burnett, MD such as lasers, chemical peels, and fillers can be paired to create a youthful-looking appearance.

Eyelid Lift FAQ

How much does an eyelid lift cost?
Eyelid lift costs can vary depending on whether you are having an upper eyelid lift, lower, or both. When your surgical plan has been created in your consultation, Dr. Burnett can go over estimated costs. For results that look natural and last a long time, it's better to focus on finding an experienced plastic surgeon that you trust, like Dr. Burnett, instead of trying to find the cheapest place. To make it easy for you to afford a great eyelid lift, John F. Burnett, MD, takes many payment methods, including low-interest medical financing.

Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid lift?
When hanging skin is affecting your sight, your health insurance may cover some of your eyelid lift. Please talk to Dr. Burnett in your initial consultation if you are considering applying for an insurance claim. A team member at John F. Burnett, MD, will help you submit the required paperwork and information to your insurance company to consider your claim. Typically, you will require a diagnosis from an optometrist or ophthalmologist stating that blepharoplasty is medically necessary to improve your field of vision.

What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
Eyelid lifts not only help to rejuvenate your face, but they can also give you other benefits. You may discover your field of vision expanding once excess skin from your upper eyelid is removed. It can also be much easier to apply eye shadow and other makeup once your upper eyelid is smooth. Eliminating fine lines, "crepey" skin, puffy bags, and dark circles under your eyes may help your eyes appear fuller and brighter without a lot of makeup.

Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Wrinkles on your forehead and the corners of your eyes (Crow's feet) may be better corrected with a facelift or brow lift since the results of the eyelid lift are limited to the upper or lower eyelids. An eyelid lift can also be combined with a nonsurgical treatment such as BOTOX®, which combats wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Wrinkle fillers, like JUVÉDERM® or Restylane®, can also be effective because it adds volume to hollow areas for a softer, smoother appearance. In your initial consultation, Dr. Burnett will develop your unique treatment plan to fit your needs and goals.

What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Nonsurgical skin tightening plus injectable treatments (such as JUVÉDERM, Restylane, and BOTOX) may provide mild improvements. Although, if you want to fix moderate to severe sagging skin or would like to see long-lasting results, an eyelid lift would be better than a nonsurgical treatment. After you have talked to Dr. Burnett about your concerns and goals for your eyes, he will give you his suggestions for your nonsurgical or surgical treatment plan. He might also recommend both surgical and nonsurgical procedures together for ideal results.

Receive A Blepharoplasty Consultation

A consultation at John F. Burnett, MD is the first step to learning how an eyelid lift can improve your appearance. We will evaluate your individual case via thorough examination at our office in Fresno, CA before determining your specific, optimal surgery approach. Because this evaluation is important to providing you with the best results, we encourage you to reach out to Dr. John F. Burnett to schedule your appointment today.

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