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Eyelid Lift

Eye lift, or how the eye surgery can erase the years and restore self-confidence !

The eye lift allows to correct this negative image in the eyes of others to make a positive image. Also and above all, the eye lift to regain a sense of self-esteem, self-confidence, well-being, eyes falling eyelids falling or eyebrows that fall, devalue and destroy little by little.

We’re healthy, we’re happy, but our eyes show the contrary. Because clearly, if the eyes are the mirror of the soul, they are also a reflection of the time. And our gaze is on the front line in the perception by others of our age and our health.

Disparaging remarks « You look tired »,« you have a hangdog air »,« you look sad », are as many offensive remarks, negative judgments that hurt us and who, most of the time.

Refund and support eye lift

When you submit a ptosis of the upper eyelid, congenital or acquired, you can benefit of a support of social security. It is a problem at the level of the lift your eyelid muscle and not an excess skin.

Your eyelid down abnormally, often up to half of the pupil. Major surgical interventions are to shorten the lift muscle of the eyelids or suspend the upper frontal muscle eyelid, with or without graft. What is not at all the case of cosmetic procedures that allow to remove unsightly skin excess for which there is therefore not covered by social security.

Eyes falling : causes and cure

At birth, the color of the eyes is indeterminate. She is changing and stabilizes within a few months then we keep the same color, in principle, until the end of our life. On the other hand, everything that surrounds the eye, eyelids, eyebrows, skin, is unfortunately subject to the evils of the time, whether it’s the environment or the passing years. The Sun, smoking, pollution, stress, poor nutrition are factors that degrade skin and add to the inevitable aging of cells. Hereditary physical factors, particularly at the level of our skeleton, of the proportion of the orbital openings, for example, contribute to brake or accelerate the relaxation of surrounding tissue.

Hormonal factors also have a negative role as the estrogen no longer maintain the elasticity of the skin. The skin loses its tone. The dermis, fat and muscle tissue become more refined, skin relaxes, causing the eyelids, the corners of the eyes and the eyebrows downwards. We have eyes falling !

Improve the look, make an eye lift, makes it possible to go back and find some youth in the eyes, or no longer seem sad or tired.

A facelift of the eyes can act on 3 areas :

  • The upper eyelids
  • The lower eyelids
  • The eyebrows and the outer part of the eye

Le eye lift superior

From age 35, one can observe the appearance of a skin CAP to the outer part of the eye that makes the look heavy, and for women resulting in a difficulty to wear makeup.

Technique :

Local, or local anesthetic with little sedation, we a small incision in the crease of the eye. From it, the excess skin is removed. Precise measurements are made with a small special clip before the operation, in a sitting position and eyes closed in order to remove only excess skin. The scars are hidden in the natural folds.

In many cases, there is also a small swelling in the inner corner of the eye. It is a small pocket of fat that is removed during the operation. The look is not changed, it rejuvenates immediately, the effect is spectacular. It is rare that a new intervention should be considered before a dozen years.

Eye lift lower

The lower eyelids may have 3 problems :

  • Pockets of fat, called colloquially the « luggage ». In some cases these pockets of fat appear in young subjects, then it’s congenital pockets.
  • Sagging skin, with folds of skin.
  • Hollow circles, with a bluish color.

Technique :

When the cutaneous sagging is important, it is possible to resect a few millimeters of skin in order to restore it by an underciliary incision, that is to say passing under the eyelashes and overflowing a little bit the outer corner of the eye. During this lifting of the lower eyelids, the surgeon will of course take all the precautions not to remove too much skin and not to obtain “the round eye” complained by some patients.

By this incision under the ciliary, one can also remove the pockets of fat too voluminous and which give a tired air. If there are only pockets of fat without excess skin, they can be removed conjunctivally, ie through the inside of the eye. This technique removes small fatty hernias no scar. The result is spectacular, tired eye appearance disappears immediately. The result is almost final.

In the case of a hollow look, with dark hollow circles, we can soften the look by an injection of fat particles. It’s the lipofilling eyelids. The fat is taken usually at the level of the thigh or the level of the inner side of the knee. It is worked, washed and centrifuged cases. Then she is fed back to the level of the ring. If it is injected in excess, it should be removed.

It is a very popular procedure because with age, very often the dark circles are growing and give tired. The result of lipofilling is extended and brings nutrients factors on the skin which allows to increase the brightness. The melting of fat is changeable, it varies from a few months to a few years. A touch-up is required.

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Intervention and postoperative

This surgery of the eyelids, or eye lift, is made on an outpatient basis after seeing as the case one ophthalmologist, or an anesthesiologist according to the mode of anesthesia desired.

The output of clinic is the same day after a few hours of surveillance. You can feel a tension at the level eyelids and slight irritation to the eyes, but the prescription of eye drops that gave you quickly overcomes this discomfort.

Bruising and swelling will remain visible between 5 and 10 days, and the scars a little pink in the first month, but makeup is allowed from the 7 th day. The wearing of sunglasses is recommended.

The eyebrows lift

Eyebrows that fall and the outer part of the eye :

The outer part of the eyebrow that fall and the small wrinkles that appear in the corner of the eyes are often associated. Three techniques to practice a facelift of the eyebrows and the periorbital area.

The lifting of eyebrows by injection of fat or lipofilling :

As for dark circles, the technique is to inject our own grease at the level of the external part of the eyebrow and the outer region of the eye (external canthus). We get a great climb and opening of the eyes and a discreet smoothing of wrinkles in the outer part of the eye. The postoperative are enamelled swelling and sometimes bruising. It takes between 8 and 15 days for the absorption of edema. The result is very lengthy but not definitive. Finally the scar temporal is sometimes made flush with the hair and can be a little visible a few months.

The lifting of eyebrows by injection of botulinum toxin

Eyebrows lift and reduction of wrinkles in Crow’s feet with a botulinum toxin injection: injected at specific locations, botulinum toxin, by its chilling effect on some muscles, allows both to raise eyebrows that fall and disappear, if you wish, wrinkles of Crow’s feet. The results are very good and the treatment must be repeated every 6 months.

The lifting of eyebrows by mini lifting temporal

The lift of the eyebrows and the recovery of the whole area around the eye by a mini face lift temporal: this is a surgical procedure that can be done under local anesthesia assisted outpatient. An incision is made in the scalp, in the temporal area, the skin is slightly stretched back to lift the eyebrow, the temporal area. When implantation of hair is back, the scar is sometimes made flush with the hair and can be visible in a few weeks.

Results and postoperative :

The postoperative are very fast, 2, 3 days and the result is immediately visible. It is a mini face lift or a partial facelift, called temporal facelift, this is an excellent indication that gives a natural result. Like all facelifts, the result can last at least 10 years.

Thus, the eye lift give within hours of the spectacular results with a newfound youth. Just a few days so that, when you look again in ice cream, your eyes either open, bright, sparkling, shaped and reflects more fatigue, sadness or the weight of the years.

Source eye lift : better from the book « cosmetic surgery, solutions, and advice from my surgeon » © Editions Ambre | Author: Dr. Sylvie POIGNONEC – plastic and aesthetic surgeon, located in the heart of Paris, specialized in plastic surgery, aesthetic & reconstructive