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Will an Eyelid Lift Change My Eye Shape?

The short answer to this question is, we hope so!

An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin from above and/or below the eye. Eyelid lifts are often performed for both functional and cosmetic reasons. Some individuals who choose to pursue an eyelid lift do so because they have hooded eyelids or excess skin due to aging that is impairing their vision, but many people just want to look less tired and more bright-eyed! Blepharoplasty can help achieve both goals at once.

At Faces PLLC in Jackson, MS, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. J. Randall Jordan focuses primarily on cosmetic eyelid-related procedures. Dr. Jordan and the staff at Faces PLLC will work with you to determine exactly what your aesthetic goals are and how best to achieve them.

What Are Some Ways the Eyes Can Change with an Eyelid Lift?

While not in a completely drastic way, your eye shape can change slightly with eyelid surgery. With the removal of excess skin or puffy under-eye bags, eyes that were weighted down or crowded by aging skin will appear more open, rounded, and awake. At Faces, PLLC, we will focus on making sure that your eyes still look normal and balanced with the rest of your features.

What Are the Benefits of an Eyelid Lift?

When the eyelid is being weighed down by excess skin, the eyes can appear more closed or squinted, often causing you to look angry, tired, or upset. Make-up may be hard to apply. By removing this skin and lifting the eyelid, the eye will appear more open and alert. Eyelid surgery such as blepharoplasty can offer results that make you look more youthful, rested, and attentive.

Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelid or lower eyelid alone, but both regions are often addressed simultaneously. At Faces PLLC, we often add eyelid surgery to a larger facial rejuvenation plan as many of our patients choose to have an eyelid lift in conjunction with a facelift or forehead lift to help their results look more balanced with the rest of their features. The blepharoplasty procedure offers the following benefits:

  • An overall more rested look
  • The elimination of excess eyelid skin and under-eye bags
  • Less sunken-in and less “hooded” eyes
  • More contoured eyelids
  • Overall more youthful appearance

Schedule Your Blepharoplasty Consultation at Faces, PLLC

When you schedule a consultation with us at Faces PLLC, Dr. Jordan and his team will prioritize your comfort and safety. We understand that undergoing eyelid surgery is a deeply personal and important decision. We want to help you make the best possible choice to help you achieve the look that inspires you and boosts your self-confidence.

To get started, call (601) 607-3033 or contact us through our website today.