What is an eyelid lift?
The eyes are a unique component of the face that deserves to be visible, but sometimes an abundance of lax skin around the eyes can create an aging appearance. Oculo Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint uses eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) to lift and tighten the lower or upper eyelids, creating a younger-looking and more awake profile. Countless men and women have undergone this procedure to remove sagging skin above their eyes or to reduce puffy bulges below their eyes, leading to improved functionality and a youthful aesthetic. Whether upper or lower, eyelid surgery helps create a fresh, rejuvenated appearance and can give you subtle yet striking results. If you want to learn more about refreshing your look with eyelid lift surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Myint at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV.
What Are The Benefits Of An Eyelid Lift?
Improves vision with an expanded line of sight
Reduces sagging skin on eyelids
Produces a more alert, refreshed, and rested appearance
Reduces under-eye bags and dark circles
Decreases skin irritation caused by rubbing folds
Achieves an overall more youthful look
Eyelid Lift Reviews
"Looking 10 Years Younger!!!! I feel confident and see the bright, young eyes I knew before - Dr. Myint performed my brow lift two weeks ago, and I absolutely love the results. The procedure resulted in minimal discomfort relieved by Tylenol for two days. Before my brow lift, I disliked looking at pictures of myself, and always appeared exhausted. Now I feel confident and see the bright, young eyes I knew before. I have tried multiple non-invasive lasers over the last few years, and have even tried injectables. I am very happy that I consulted with Dr. Myint and proceeded with a surgical procedure that will benefit my looks for many years to come. If you want youthful, beautiful, natural-looking results, treat yourself to Dr. Myint's talents. Dr. Myint is highly accomplished, has a superb bedside manner, and will provide ample information before and after the procedure."- E. / RealSelf / Jun 15, 2020
"Dr Myint is so talented and gifted. I am of Asian decent and my eyelids needed correction from a previous surgery 30 years ago. The blepharoplasty (eyelid revision) was both painless and little post-op discomfort. I would highly suggest Dr Myint. His staff is very kind & helpful. I am pleased with the end result."- M.F. / Google / Feb 23, 2021
"I been experiencing self esteem issues due to my puffy eyes for over 5 years and decided to do something about it. I researched a lot of Doctors and found that Dr. Myint was the one that specialized in under eye Fat Transfer. I set up an appointment for my consultation and decided to go for it. I had my surgery 10 days ago and I can already see a difference in my appearance even with the swelling. I am looking forward in seeing the results in the upcoming months. Thank you Dr. Myint you are amazing !!!"- B.M. / Google / Jul 22, 2021
"I recently had an eye lift and forhead lift with Dr. Myint. I chose him as he had performed an emergency surgery on my daughter as she was bit by a dog near her eye. She fully recovered and we can barely can see her scar. I also chose him because he specializes in not just plastic surgery but your eyes as well. The surgery went great and his entire office was very attentive. I saw him several times during the healing process and he was very patient with me as I expressed various concerns with the healing process. He seemed genuinly interested in my opinions and concerns. He addressed every one. It has been six months and I am super happy. I have seen a couple friends for the first time since Covid and they have commented on my eyes and face. It was money well spent! I highly recommend Dr. Myint!"- L.C. / Google / Jul 23, 2021
"I had originally gone to another surgeon for a consultation for eyelid surgery. I told him I felt my eyelids made me look tired, old and angry. He gave me a price for my eyelids and quickly left the room. I felt like I was bothering him. My friend had gone to Dr. Myint and was so impressed with him she insisted I meet with him before deciding on a surgeon. When I met with Dr Myint I told him the same thing. I needed eyelid surgery. He said “that’s not what you’re looking for. You’re looking for this”. With that said, he lifted up my eyelid and pulled my forehead back a little. With mirror in hand he said “I think this is what you’re looking for”. YES!! That’s it! That’s exactly what I want!! It’s been a little over a month since my Eyelid and Brow Lift surgery. Although I’m still healing the difference in my appearance is amazing. My husband and friends tell me I look at least 10 years younger. I have more confidence and self-esteem. Dr Myint is amazing. He’s a perfectionist. He checks my healing process every couple weeks. I am so thankful my friend recommended Dr. Myint. If I had gone with that other surgeon, I would not not be happy right now. He would have given me what I asked for and not what I needed."- R.S. / Google / Jul 29, 2021
Candidates for an eyelid lift
Upper and lower blepharoplasty are facial cosmetic enhancements sought out by both men and women. During your private consultation, Dr. Myint will explain treatment options based on your areas of concern and goals. In most cases, ideal candidates suffer from excess, hanging skin and folds above their eyes or bloated skin just below their bottom eyelids. These conditions sometimes cause functional and visual impairments that can hinder everyday life, making simple tasks difficult to perform. For a rejuvenated look, eyelid surgery may be the appropriate procedure for you. If you have loose skin that droops on your upper eyelid or bulging bags under your eyes, blepharoplasty can help to correct this and give you a younger appearance.
types of blepharoplasties
Depending on the type and complex nature of the eyelid surgery, some form of anesthesia will be administered. This surgery may be done on the top eyelid by itself, on the bottom portion, or a combination of both eyelids.
Upper blepharoplasty assists in reducing the folds of skin that droop over the eye to produce a more flattering look. The incision point is often placed along the natural crease to remove loose skin and fatty tissue.
Lower blepharoplasty is performed to improve puffy skin underneath the lower lid. The incision is placed below the lash line to allow access to remove tissue and fat, and the skin is delicately lifted to allow for a softer, flatter look.
after eyelid surgery
After your procedure, you should plan to rest and avoid strenuous activities for at least several days. You can expect to experience mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising, but this is normal and can typically be eased with a cold compress or pain medication. The outcomes from eyelid surgery can last for many years, but while they are long-lasting, the natural aging process does not stop. To help maintain your results, nonsurgical eye lift treatments or revisional eyelid lift surgery can be performed at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery.
Eyelid Lift FAQs
Is an eyelid lift painful?
An eyelid lift is one of the least painful cosmetic surgical procedures. You don’t even need to be put under sedation. The doctor will apply a local anesthetic to the area to keep you comfortable, and you will experience little to no discomfort. While there may be some soreness or bruising during the healing process, the procedure itself is virtually painless.
How long do eyelid lifts last?
Everyone’s results are unique and, due to the natural body changes from aging, the permanence of an eyelid lift may vary. For some, the results may be long-lasting. But there are a few generally agreed on averages: 5 – 7 years and up to 10 – 15 years.
What is the best treatment for hooded or droopy and saggy eyelids?
For the majority of patients, an upper blepharoplasty, or surgery on the upper eyelids, can have a very effective, satisfying result. It removes the excess skin, improving vision and giving you a more youthful look.
How long does eyelid lift surgery take?
On average, eyelid surgery can take up to three hours, depending on whether one or both eyes are being treated.
How much does it cost to lift your eyelid? 4000-7000
Pricing may vary for individual patients. An eyelid lift typically costs anywhere from $4,000 to $7,000
What age should you get an eye lift?
If you are over 35 years old, your skin may have some sagging from gravity and other wearing factors. We typically help patients lift their eyes during their mid-30's or later.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,000 - $7,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 - 3 Months
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
If your vision is impaired from folds of skin on your upper eyelids or if you're frustrated by puffy bags under your eyes, then an eyelid lift at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery may be right for you. Blepharoplasty might be covered by some insurance providers, and the cost will vary depending on whether you're getting an upper eyelid lift, lower, or both. Once your treatment plan is created, our office can estimate your costs. Contact our practice in Las Vegas, NV today to schedule your consultation with seasoned oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint.
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