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Fairbanks

Grant A. Fairbanks, MD

Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Eyelid Lift Surgery

Overview of Eyelid Lift Surgery

  • The appearance of the eyelids improves
  • Extra skin from the upper and lower eyelids is removed
  • The “droopy look” is corrected
  • Corrects the puffiness
  • Look less tired or angry
 

Intro to Eyelid Lift Surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah

Eyelid Surgery can help improve the appearance of your eyes. Extra skin and fat around the eyes can cause problems. In some cases, the eyelids will hang on the lashes. Women find it difficult to apply makeup to their eyelids and/or lashes. In extreme cases, the eyelids can even block the line of vision. Dr. Fairbanks removes the right amount of extra skin from the eyelids. As a result, the eyes are more attractive and youthful. After eyelid surgery, your vision may be improved.

Before Eyelid Lift Surgery
After Eyelid Lift Surgery

Candidates for Eyelid Lift Surgery in Utah

  • Extra skin covers the natural fold of the upper eyelids
  • Some need extra bulging fat around the eyes removed
  • Eyelids that look aged and tired 
  • Puffy-appearing eyelids
  • Lower eyelid grooves
  • Without serious eye conditions
  • Non-Smoker
  • Good physical health
  • Positive outlook and realistic expectations

This is an example of an eyelid lift and in addition a brow lift.

*Disclaimer: Individual results vary. Images do not constitute a promise or representation of any particular outcome or experience.

Details of Eyelid Lift Surgery

Eyelid Surgery is performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Care is always taken to provide a safe procedure.

This surgery is designed to use the natural skin lines in the eyelid creases. In doing so, the scarring is well hidden. The excess eyelid skin is removed. Occasionally some fat is removed. Fine sutures are used for the closure. At a later time, these sutures are removed. Every effort is made to minimize bruising and swelling.

 

Recovery After Eyelid Lift Surgery

Your discomfort and swelling after eyelid surgery are usually less than expected. Recovery after eyelid surgery typically depends on your health. Most patients take 5 to 7 days off from work to recover. Strenuous activities, exercise, and sports are discouraged for the first 6 weeks. Healing is improved if you avoid these activities for this recommended amount of time.

*Disclaimer: Individual results vary. Images do not constitute a promise or representation of any particular outcome or experience.

What Can I Expect?  

Look forward to enjoying your results. Patients recover relatively quickly from this surgery. The scars are well-hidden in natural skin lines.

*Disclaimer: Individual results vary. Images do not constitute a promise or representation of any particular outcome or experience.

Will My Results Last?  

Results are typically long-lasting. Eventually, with age, the brows may begin to droop. Second eyelid surgery is usually not needed. However, a Brow Lift may be taken into consideration. An active and healthy lifestyle will help to better maintain your results.

At Fairbanks Plastic Surgery, every care will be taken to maintain and sustain your health and well-being. All while providing you with optimal results from your Eyelid Lift Surgery.

*Disclaimer: Individual results vary. Images do not constitute a promise or representation of any particular outcome or experience.

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Dr. Grant A. Fairbanks is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He completed an internship in El Paso, Texas at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Thereafter Dr. Fairbanks served as a General Medical Officer in the U.S. Military at Raymond W. Bliss Army Community Hospital at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. His training in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery was completed at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, affiliated with Penn State University. He is a board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties

To further his training he accepted a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana. [Read More]

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*All post-operative pictures are of real patients of Fairbanks Plastic Surgery. Identifiable images are used with patient permission.