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The upper and lower eyelids can have a dramatic impact on the appearance of the eyes and face. If the eyelids sag or droop, it can cause the eyes to look tired and the individual may also appear older. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift surgery, can remove excess or sagging skin or tissue on the upper or lower eyelids to give them a more youthful, energetic appearance. Maia Plastic Surgery offers blepharoplasty (upper and lower) at our medical clinic in the greater Washington, DC, metro area.

Lower Eyelid Lift Surgery

The lower eyelid can be prone to stretching and sagging with age. While genetics have a part to play in the firmness of the lower eyelid, aging can allow the thin skin to become less elastic and droop. This can result in eye bags and sad, tired eyes. A lower blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, can remove excess skin to smooth away bags under the eyes and firm up the lower eyelid. This can rejuvenate the eyes for a more youthful and attractive look.

Upper Eyelid Lift Surgery

The upper eyelid skin is delicate and prone to stretching and drooping. When the upper eyelid is sagging, it can create a droopy, hooded eye that looks tired and inattentive. With an upper blepharoplasty, the excess skin and fat is removed, and the eyelid is tightened. This can open up the eye, creating a more energetic and youthful appearance. An upper eyelid lift is often paired with a brow lift to revitalize the entire upper face.

Upper blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids and restores a youthful appearance. The incision is made in the natural crease of the upper lid and is inconspicuous. The scar is hidden and will fade over time. The surgery can be performed in the office under local anesthesia and takes approximately one hour.

If the skin and tissue on your upper or lower eyes sags or droops, a blepharoplasty procedure can rejuvenate the eyes for a refreshed appearance. To learn more, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery. We can schedule an eyelid lift consultation with Dr. Munique Maia at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.

Testimonials

Sharon P.

I was so pleased with my recent eye lid and brow surgery that I wanted to say a special thank you to Dr. Munique Maia. While I am a very active 70 year old, I had the feeling that I always looked tired with my heavy eyelids and now I have my bright blue eyes showing again. My friends are all amazed at how great I look. I was only away from work for a week and I had no bruising, bandages or stitches showing. I was very good about keeping ice (using bags of peas) on my face, as directed by Dr. Maia, for three days which helped with swelling – which was almost non-existent. So I highly recommend her skill, gentleness and overall care. Thank you!!!

Susan H.

I was very hesitant about any kind of eye surgery. But when I went to Dr. Maia, she explained everything to me – good and bad. After many years of contemplating this, I decided to go for it. The surgery itself was not as bad as I expected. Since I was awake for the whole thing I was very wary about what I would experience and whether I would be able to handle it. It wasn’t pleasant but it wasn’t unbearable. I’m very happy with the results!

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