Four Reasons Why an Eyelid Lift May Be For You

Four Reasons Why an Eyelid Lift May Be For You

Tired of looking tired all the time? It might be time to consider a procedure called blepharoplasty (BLEF-uh-roe-plas-tee)—a type of surgery that repairs droopy eyelids, says Associated Plastic Surgeon’s, Dr. Mark McClung.

As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing everything from sagging eyebrows and droopy upper lids to bags under your eyes.

Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes can also reduce your peripheral vision, especially the upper and outer parts of your field of vision. McClung’s blepharoplasty technique can reduce or eliminate these vision problems and make your eyes appear younger and more alert.

Want to know more? Here are Dr. McClung’s top four reasons for considering an eyelid lift:

     4.  Blepharoplasty is most often performed in our office.

“It’s a very no-fuss, no-muss procedure that typically uses only oral sedation and local anesthesia. There’s nominal pain and offers a relatively short recovery of only a few days for upper lids only and a couple of weeks for upper and lower lids depending on the complexity of the procedure. Keep in mind, this is a different operation than an eyebrow lift. And this procedure does not correct crow’s feet.”

     3. Unsightly bags be gone!

“Lower eyelid surgery addresses skin laxity and fat pad contouring issues. Say you have bags in your lower lids that are only getting worse with time (despite plenty of rest and copious amounts of eye cream). This procedure can help refresh and rejuvenate your visage. For many patients, the goal is a youthful natural appearance and a smooth transition from eyelid to cheek.”

     2. Look sharp.

“Removing excess upper eyelid skin can easily give my patients a more youthful appearance. Yes, your eyes will appear more open and alert. It also improves a woman’s ability to apply eye makeup. And many patients add it helps improve their peripheral vision.”

     1. Your eyes are your focal point, literally.

“Ask anyone—eyes are typically the most noticeable part of your face. Unfortunately, your eyes typically show signs of aging prior to other facial features. I perform blepharoplasty operations on a weekly basis and have done more than a thousand successful procedures in my career.”

At Associated Plastic Surgeon, all of our doctors are well educated in eyelid surgeries and ready to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Want to learn more or schedule a consultation? Call us today at (913) 451-3722 or visit us at