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. Oculofacial 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.
Eyelid Lift Reviews
"I am a little more than 2 weeks post op for a brow lift done by Dr Myint. I am thrilled. I was out and about 4 days after surgery with some slight bruising around my eyes, but easily covered with light makeup. This surpassed my expectations. Dr Myint is professional, personable and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend him and his staff."- K.M. / Yelp / Jun 30, 2019
"I love this man! I had ptosis right eye. Insurance covered most of it. He was a CLASS ACT and very likable, from start to finish and will be the same for you. Even prepping for surgery, with my blood pressure off the charts taking hours of medical staffs time and then having to cancel and reschedule my surgery ($$$$ time/oppty) he was SO COOL about it it. Left a huge impression. Anyway, now with procedure complete, my eyes are absolutely exactly semetrical for the 1st time in 10 years. His nurses, Desiree, and the "musician with man bun lol" anesthesiologist were perfect for what i needed. I just cant give a big enough 10. P.S. He even played Lidacris in the OR for me and i know he died but it really helped me:) Dr. Myint is a perfectionist with a personality. Rare combo:) Choose him."- J.M. / Yelp / Feb 18, 2020
"Dr. Myint is amazing! I have graves disease and had a thyroidectomy which left me for the past 10 years unable to close my eyes. I literally had to tape them shut when I went to bed. Over the couse of 10 years I have had 25 surgeries and surgical proceedures done by different plastic surgeons and they never fixed the problem. The exact cause of thyroid eye disease is not known but it is thought to be caused by an abnormal immune response that is targeted at the healthy tissues of the eye. None of the surgeons realized this and kept giving me more failed surgeries Well then I met Dr. Myint. This man fixed my eyes and now thank God I can go to sleep without taping my eyes to shut. He knew what the other surgeons did not know and was able to fix the problem. Now I know why they call him Dr. Majic Myint! If you have a thyroid dissorder or graves disease and have problems with your eyes this is the man to see!!! Thank You Dr. Myint and God bless You!"- K.S. / Yelp / Apr 25, 2019
"Unbelievable doctor!! - I flew to las Vegas to have my eyes done by dr myint. He is truely on of the few caring physicians nit to mention he has incredible hands and does magic!!!"- A. / Yellowpages / Nov 07, 2009
"The Best! - April 9, 2019Re: Dr. [RS bleep]A. MyintDr. Myint is an excellent physician; He is highly skilled, artistic, caring, and personal. I was initially referred to him by my eye doctor for medical eyelid surgery. Another Dr. had done this surgery the prior year, but outcomes were not good and the sight problem was unchanged. Dr. Myint not only had to re do the procedure, but also had to undo what the prior surgeon had done. Outcomes were excellent this time. I now trusted Dr. Myint so much that I decided to have him perform a cosmetic procedure –a lower facelift. Again, the outcomes were excellent and were just as I hoped for. Dr. Myint performs outpatient medical procedures in Henderson through his office with Nevada Eye Physicians, and cosmetic procedures at Lane Smith Cosmetic Surgery Center /Summerlin. I highly recommend this Doctor for any facial/eye surgery you require-either medical, reconstructive, or cosmetic."- C. / RealSelf / May 05, 2019
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.
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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