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How do you do a surgical eyelid lift?
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Carefully
Usually incisions are made through the eyelid skin, herniating fat is carefully removed, excess skin is removed, and the skid edges are sutured back together.

In brief: Carefully
Usually incisions are made through the eyelid skin, herniating fat is carefully removed, excess skin is removed, and the skid edges are sutured back together.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Blepharoplasty
depending on your anatomy and surgical goals, alterations are made in the skin, muscle and fat of the eyelid.
Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Blepharoplasty
depending on your anatomy and surgical goals, alterations are made in the skin, muscle and fat of the eyelid.
Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on the lid!
There are several techniques used for the eyelid lift.
In general incision is made, the underlying fat pads are evaluated and countoured, and any excess skin is removed. If there are functional, as well as cosmetic, concerns, additional steps may be added to correct them. The procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia, and you go home the same day. Hope that helps.

In brief: Depends on the lid!
There are several techniques used for the eyelid lift.
In general incision is made, the underlying fat pads are evaluated and countoured, and any excess skin is removed. If there are functional, as well as cosmetic, concerns, additional steps may be added to correct them. The procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia, and you go home the same day. Hope that helps.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Dr. Joseph Mele
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many techniques
There are many methods to achieve a surgical eyelid lift and the approach will vary from upper to lower eyelid.
In the upper lid, the usual goal is to remove excess skin with less attention paid to fat and muscle. In the lower eyelid, the fat is removed, redistributed, or supplemented in addition to muscle support whereas skin removal tends to be the least important feature. Resurfacing may help.

In brief: Many techniques
There are many methods to achieve a surgical eyelid lift and the approach will vary from upper to lower eyelid.
In the upper lid, the usual goal is to remove excess skin with less attention paid to fat and muscle. In the lower eyelid, the fat is removed, redistributed, or supplemented in addition to muscle support whereas skin removal tends to be the least important feature. Resurfacing may help.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: Upper lid
The natural crease that folds when the eye opens is marked and measured to make sure it is symmetric.
Then, the skin above it is gently pinched to see how much can be removed. It is marked and the ellipse of skin is removed. Sometimes a bit of underlying muscle or fat is removed and cautery done to stop oozing of blood. Fine stitching is then done to close the incision.

In brief: Upper lid
The natural crease that folds when the eye opens is marked and measured to make sure it is symmetric.
Then, the skin above it is gently pinched to see how much can be removed. It is marked and the ellipse of skin is removed. Sometimes a bit of underlying muscle or fat is removed and cautery done to stop oozing of blood. Fine stitching is then done to close the incision.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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