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Eye Lifts Specialist

West End Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery & Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons located in Richmond, VA

As you get older, your eyelids lose their elasticity and strength. Fat then accumulates above and below your eyelid, causing the upper eyelids to droop and sag and the lower eyelids to develop bags. These changes not only affect your appearance but may interfere with your vision. At West End Facial Plastic Surgery in Richmond, Virginia, Robert Schmidt, MD, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, performs eye lifts to remove excess skin and fat and improve appearance and vision. Call The West End office or book an appointment online to schedule your eye lift consultation today.

Eye Lifts Q & A

What are eye lifts?

Eye lifts, or blepharoplasty, are surgical procedures that correct excess skin and fullness around the eyes that affect your appearance. 

The fullness around your eyes occurs from sagging skin and fat accumulation. These changes are a natural part of the aging process, but genetics or lifestyle factors such as too much sun exposure or smoking may accelerate them.

West End Facial Plastic Surgery performs eye lifts to give you a natural and rejuvenated appearance. 

What can eye lifts correct?

West End Facial Plastic Surgery performs eye lifts to correct the structural changes in your upper and lower eyelids that affect your appearance or vision. 

More specifically, the eye lift corrects:

  • Bulging around the eyes from excess fat 
  • Sagging in the upper and lower eyelids
  • Aging appearance
  • Tired, sad eyes
  • Overlying tissue that blocks vision

The practice’s experienced facial plastic surgeon specializes in creating natural results with an eye lift, so you look refreshed, not overdone. 

What happens during eye lifts?

The specifics of your eye lift depend on your needs and goals. Your plastic surgeon works one-on-one with you to develop a personalized eye lift surgical plan so you get the best results.

West End Facial Plastic Surgery performs eye lifts either at the office or a local surgery center. Your eye lift procedure may include an upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or both. 

Upper blepharoplasty

During an upper blepharoplasty, the skilled plastic surgeon makes an incision at the crease of your eyelid and removes excess skin and fat. Your surgeon then pulls and tightens the skin to reduce wrinkles, sagging, and hooding. 

Lower blepharoplasty

During a lower blepharoplasty, your surgeon makes incisions below the lower lash line and removes excess skin, fat, or both. 

How long is recovery following eye lifts?

Eye lifts are an outpatient procedure with a fast and easy recovery for most patients. You may have bruising and swelling around your eyes, but these side effects disappear within one to two weeks.

Your surgeon at West End Facial Plastic Surgery removes your sutures five days after the procedure, and most patients return to work soon after. 

As the tissue heals, you should notice improvements in your look over the following days and weeks. The results are long-lasting.

Eye lifts have the ability to rejuvenate your entire face. To schedule a consultation at West End Facial Plastic Surgery, call the office or book online today.


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