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The benefits of eyelid surgery is that it can reverse the signs of aging and remove 10 to 15 years off of the face. The science that we see as we age is that the eyelids start to droop, the eyelids start to be heavy. And because of that, people start to look like they're tired. And taking that away really brightens the face and most people say they feel 10 to 15 years younger.

Eyelid surgery is performed by creating an incision in a natural eyelid crease line and then removing redundant skin and occasionally removing fat that has started to balloon out. Lower eyelid surgery is performed in the same fashion, however the incision is normally hidden inside the eye. The recovery from an eyelid lift is approximately one week. The sutures are removed at one week and then patients can apply make-up to hide the incision line. The other thing that I do to speed up the recovery is the use of vitamins that diminish the amount of bruising and swelling.

Eyelid Lift Candidates, Process, and Recovery

Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi explains the process of an eyelid lift: who is a good candidate, how is the surgery performed, and what to expect during the recovery period.