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Treatments and Procedures: Eyelid Lift

An eyelid lift is a cosmetic procedure that surgically removes excess fat, muscle and skin from the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure is used to address drooping or puffy eyes and create a more rested and youthful appearance.

An eyelid lift may also be used to address drooping eyelids that interfere with vision.

Eyelid Lift Before and After Pictures

Eyelid Lift: Why Choose Johns Hopkins Facial Plastic Surgery?

  • Patients can be confident in our approach that considers their goals, age and ethnicity.
  • Our surgeons take a holistic approach to eyelid lifts, considering the balance and harmony among each area of the face and its proportions.
  • With a large number of patients and an experienced faculty with specific training in the structure of the head and neck region, we offer a rare degree of skill and expertise, even in the most complex procedures.

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Eyelid Lift: What to Expect

Our experts will perform your eyelid surgery in our office-based surgical facility or in the hospital as an outpatient procedure. Our team will ensure your comfort by using anesthesia.

After the procedure, which takes several hours to complete, your surgeon applies surgical dressing to the area. You may experience a tight or sore feeling, dry or itchy eyes and some bruising and swelling around the eyes.

It’s important to follow your surgeon’s post-surgery instructions carefully, including:

  • Taking pain medication
  • Applying cold compresses to minimize swelling
  • Keeping your head elevated when sleeping
  • Avoiding strenuous activity during recovery

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty): What You Need to Know from an Expert

Learn about upper and lower eyelid surgery from Lisa Ishii, a Johns Hopkins facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, including treatment options for puffy eyes, how eyelid surgery is performed, expected results and recovery time.

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