What is an Eyelid Lift?
An eyelid lift removes excess skin and fat from above the eye and lifts the skin to remove the appearance of drooping. Dr. Vitolo can perform versions of his Scar Less procedures on the upper and lower eyelids. An eyelid lift makes the eyes appear younger and more refreshed. Since the eyes show signs of aging before other parts of the face, people choosing this procedure often feel like their eyes make them look older than they are.
What is the Difference Between an Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift?
Both the upper and lower eyelids show signs of drooping and sagging skin. In addition, fat becomes deposited in both eyelids, forming bags under the eyes and giving an overhanging appearance to the upper eyelids.
An upper eyelid lift removes excess loose skin and fat, then lifts the remaining skin, so the eyes look brighter and more alert. Dr. Vitolo can hide incision lines in the folds of eyelid skin. He can also use techniques such as laser treatment to tighten eyelid skin with no surgery and no scars.
A lower eyelid lift removes the fat pads that form the appearance of bags under the eyes. It also removes loose skin to restore a more youthful shape. Dr. Vitolo uses a Scar Less procedure on the lower eyelids to remove fat pads through a very fine incision inside the lower eyelid so there are no visible scars, there are no stitches to be removed.
For many people there is even a better way to improve the appearance of droopy eyelid skin with Dr Vitolo’s Endoscopic brow lift and as a bonus get a younger looking upper face with a more youthful look. As you age, you don’t actually get more eyelid skin, your brow begins to droop creating the lines on your forehead and causing the excess eyelid skin to appear.
The Endoscopic brow lift actually corrects the cause of droopy eyelid skin by repositioning the brow back to where it was when you were younger, leaving no visible scars that would result from a traditional skin excision. [You can learn more about the Endoscopic brow lift on Dr Vitolo’s website]
Many people who think they need a facelift may only need an Endoscopic brow lift because this procedure also rejuvenates the upper face in addition to correcting droopy eyelid skin.