Eyelid Lift in Naperville

The eyelid lift or blepharoplasty is a procedure designed to remove excess fat and skin from your upper and lower eyelids. This facial surgery will improve your droopy eyelids and puffy bags below your eyes, features that may make you look older and more tired than you feel. An eyelid lift in Naperville may be combined with a forehead lift to correct drooping eyebrows.

The incision for your upper eyelid is usually made along the eyelid crease. The incision for your lower eyelid may be made inside the lower eyelid, avoiding external scars (transconjunctival) or externally just below the eyelashes. Excess skin along the outside of your lower eyelid region may be “tightened” with a chemical peel or ablative laser (CO2).

Who Qualifies for an Eyelid Lift?

You may be the ideal candidate for an eyelid lift if you experience one of the following symptoms:

  • Excessive, sagging or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin
  • Excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with your vision
  • Loss of your natural upper eyelid crease
  • Puffy pouches of fat in your upper or lower eyelids that create a tired or aged appearance

After this procedure, you can expect a more youthful and rested appearance to your eyes. Additionally, you may have a better visual field if excessive upper eyelid skin has partially blocked your vision.

What is an Eyelid Enhancement?

During your initial consultation in Naperville, our cosmetic clinic will explain what an eyelid procedure entails. It is important to remember the following:

  • The operation is usually done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia alone or conscious sedation.
  • The incisions are made where the natural crease should be in your upper eyelids. Excess fat and skin are removed.
  • The incision for your lower eyelids is usually inside the lower lids, avoiding external incisions and scar (transconjunctival).
  • If there is significant “laxity” of your lower eyelids, a canthopexy or tightening procedure may be done at the same time. The incision is along the outer portion of the lid just below the eyelash line.

Your sutures are usually removed within 7 days. Initial discomfort is usually mild and can be controlled with oral medication. Your bruising and sensitivity to light usually subside within 1-2 weeks and swelling usually disappears within 2 weeks. Once Dr. Joseph removes your sutures and you begin to heal, you can resume wearing eye makeup. Contact lenses can be worn when comfortable and sutures have been removed, usually 7-10 days. Additional procedures that may enhance your result include forehead lift (endo eyebrow lift), facelift, carbon dioxide laser resurfacing (CO2), chemical peel, and BOTOX®.

Schedule Your Eyelid Lift With Dr. Richard A. Joseph in Naperville Today

The specific risks and the suitability of an eyelid lift in Naperville will be determined by Dr. Joseph during your consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk: minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unlikely. Call our clinic today to speak with our medical staff.

Dr. Richard A. Joseph, MD
Mill Street Professional Building
1250 North Mill St., Suite 103
Naperville, IL 60563 Get Directions
(630) 717 8200