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Eye Lift Results: Before and After

Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | January 27th, 2022

Eye Lift Results: Before and After

Looking at eye lift before and after photos lets you see what the surgery can do for you.

Since your eyes are the windows to your soul, you must take care of them properly. However, as you age, changes in your skin’s ability to bounce back make your eyes look sunken, droopy, and baggy. Take a look at some eye lift before and after results to see what the procedure can do for you.

From getting rid of dark circles to eliminating drooping eyelids, an eye lifting surgery can do a lot of wonders for you.

But what exactly is an eye lift? What issues does the procedure solve? What do my patients say about an eye cosmetic surgery done in my clinic?

In this article, I will talk about what an eye lift is and the procedures it solves. I will also tell you what happens before and after an eye cosmetic surgery. On top of that, I will show you some patient testimonials and eye lift before and after photos.

What Is an Eye Lift?

What Is an Eye Lift?

Knowing the ins and outs of eye lift before and after procedures lets you see what to expect.

Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, surgery for hooded eyes, or eye lift, is a type of surgical procedure done to improve the appearance of the lower or upper lids or both.

It involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the lids and tightening of sagging eyelids. This results in a more rejuvenated look.

Eyelid surgery has three main types. The procedure can vary depending on the shape of your eyes and your health condition. One of these types will be recommended by your plastic surgeon:

● Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery mainly focuses on the improvement of vision loss and appearance brought by aging or genetics. As the name implies, its focus is on the upper eyelid. This type of surgery restores the function of the eye or provides a more rounded, open appearance.

● Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery is a procedure primarily done on the lower eyelids. It focuses on removing under eye wrinkles, getting rid of dark circles, and improving one’s overall appearance.

Issues Eye Cosmetic Surgery Solves

Issues Eye Cosmetic Surgery Solves

An eye lifting surgery can solve droopy eyelids, eye bags, and more.

The thinnest skin on your face is on your eyelids. With that fact, it often shows signs of aging first. Some of the most common reasons for eyelid surgery are:

1. Droopy Eyelids

Also known as ptosis, droopy eyelids are a skin sagging condition that may occur due to trauma, age, or other medical disorders.

A condition called unilateral ptosis occurs when one eye is affected, and bilateral ptosis when both of the eyes are impacted.

This condition may be temporary or permanent. It’s known as congenital ptosis when it’s present at birth. While it is known as acquired ptosis if you develop it later in life.

Patient conditions can vary in terms of severity. Normally, this condition can be treated, either naturally or with the aid of medical intervention.

2. Baggy Eyes

Also known as dermatochalasis, baggy eyes are a condition where redundancy and laxity of the eyelid skin and muscles occur. Elderly people usually suffer from this. However, young adults occasionally suffer from baggy eyes.

Some of the factors that may cause this condition include gravity, loss of elastic tissue in the skin, and weakening of the eyelid connective tissues. Additionally, this condition frequently involves the upper lids.

3. Under Eye Wrinkles

Skin loses its elasticity over time that can cause skin aging. The most common result of this is eye wrinkles. Additionally, the skin around the eyes is the thinnest in the face. As a result, the area becomes more prone to fine lines and wrinkles.

Nevertheless, eye wrinkles can be treated with various cosmetic procedures. These treatments can be surgical or non-surgical.

4. Dark Circles

Dark circles are a condition wherein the skin around the eyes has a darker tone than the rest of your face.

Although often linked with bruising or redness, dark circles last longer than those. There are times when dark circles are less noticeable, but there are also times where they are very evident on the face. Dark circles are also mostly caused by stress and exhaustion.

5. Eye Bags

Bags under the eyes are typically a cosmetic concern. Eye bags are usually not a medical concern.

Medical and surgical treatments are an option if the swelling of the eye bags becomes highly concerning.

What Happens Before an Eye Lifting Surgery?

What Happens Before an Eye Lifting Surgery?

You need to consult a reputable eyelid surgeon before getting the surgery.

Before eyelid surgery, you might be asked to do the following:

  • Undergo a medical evaluation.
  • Two weeks before the surgery, your doctor might tell you to avoid intake of aspirin, ibuprofen, and other non-steroidal or anti-inflammatory medications.
  • Also, two weeks prior to the surgery, your doctor will ask you to restrain from smoking. Nicotine and tobacco can delay the healing and may worsen scarring.
  • Wear sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher two weeks prior to the surgery to avoid sun damage.
  • If you live far away from the facility where you will have your surgery, arrange to stay in the area the night before your blepharoplasty.

Surgery for Hooded Eyes Before and After: What Happens During an Eye Lift?

Surgery for Hooded Eyes Before and After: What Happens During an Eye Lift?

You will be under anaesthesia during an eye lifting surgery.

An eye lift procedure generally takes two hours to complete if both of the lower and upper eyelids are done. However, the duration will be longer if you have to go under other procedures such as facelift and neck lift.

First of all, you will be put under anaesthesia. My clinic uses sedation anaesthesia because it is safer than general anaesthesia.

If you are having all four eyelids done, I will work on the upper eyelids first. I will cut along the natural lines of your eyelids.

Through these cuts, I will separate the skin from the underlying tissue and remove any excess fat and skin.

Next, I will close the incision using very small stitches. The stitches on the upper eyelids will stay for at least three to seven days.

Another method that can be used in the procedure involves making an incision along the eyelash margin. Through that cut, I can remove excess skin, loose muscle, and fat. This type of incision fades after a short time.

Blepharoplasty Before After: What Happens After an Eye Lift?

Blepharoplasty Before After: What Happens After an Eye Lift?

You will need to place ice packs or pads on your eyes after an eye cosmetic surgery.

You might have blurry vision and sensitivity after the surgery. Your eyes may also feel either dry or watery.

Placing ice packs on your eyes and sleeping with your head raised after the surgery should also be very helpful. Additionally, I will give you detailed instructions for your post-operative care.

Eye Lift Before and After: Post-Operative Care

Eye Lift Before and After: Post-Operative Care

You need to follow certain post-operative care guidelines after an eye lifting surgery.

Here are some post-operative guidelines you need to follow:

  • Apply ice pads or packs on your eyes and cheek for the first 48 hours after the surgery. This helps minimise swelling and skin discolouration.
  • Keeping your head elevated helps minimise swelling. A recliner will work best, but adding an extra pillow to your bed also works.
  • You can only wear contact lenses at least two weeks after the surgery.
  • Extreme physical activity is discouraged within the first two weeks of the surgery. Light walking may be done three days after the surgery. Aerobic exercise, weight training, heavy lifting, and straining may only be gradually resumed three weeks after surgery.
  • Sun exposure, sun lamps, and tanning beds should be avoided for six weeks after the surgery. Heat will cause the face to swell. Wearing a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher is therefore recommended.
  • Swelling of the eyes is normal. Usually, it will just be gone within two weeks after the surgery for hooded eyes. In some cases, it will take up to six months for the swelling to completely subside.
  • Take only medications that were prescribed by your surgeon.
  • Wearing of makeup can be resumed seven to ten days after the eye cosmetic surgery.

Eye Lift Before and After: Patient Testimonials

Eye Lift Before and After: Patient Testimonials

Eye lift before and after patient testimonials help determine the reputation of a certain cosmetic surgeon.

“I am male, mid-50s, and I underwent combined upper and lower eyelid surgery in August. Prior to this, I had done a lot of research to find Dr. De Silva, discovering that he was something of a facial cosmetic surgery “go-to” expert for the media, alongside an impeccable medical and academic background – he is clearly a thought leader in his field.

My experience mirrored many others here. The whole team is ultra-professional but also very personable with it, which made for a relaxed process from my original inquiry through to the post-procedure support I received. I never had any doubt that I was being carefully (but not intrusively) monitored throughout the period.

The pleasant environment of the surgery itself in Harley Street and the state-of-the-art equipment suggest that no expense is spared in providing the very best experience and outcome, but it is the attitude of the team themselves that particularly stands out – Dr. De Silva himself, and his anesthetist and nurses were so genuinely kind and helpful.

Ultimately, of course, the surgical result is the most important thing, and Dr. De Silva delivered exactly what we had discussed – the optimum result and exceeding my expectations. I am delighted!

Beyond the medical safety factors, Dr. De Silva has unique artistry and precision in his work which, I assume, are the differentiating factors that identify him as one of the very best surgeons in the world. Dr. De Silva is exceptional and a wise choice.”

Source: RateMDs

“I had upper eyelid Blepharoplasty 10 weeks ago the results are outstanding Dr. Julian De Silva is a very skilled and talented surgeon, everything about the procedure and healing time was exactly as he said it would be, I do not look my any longer I look at least 15 years younger.”

–Karen H.
Source: FreeIndex

“My recent upper eyelid blepharoplasty with Dr. De Silva was a great success and I’m extremely pleased with the result. He is a truly talented surgeon and his attention to detail is inspiring. The post-operative care was reassuring and commendable. I would highly recommend him.”

–James A. H.
Source: FreeIndex

Eye Lift Before and After Photos

Here are some eye lift before and after photos of my patients:

Female eyes, Before and After Eye Lift treatment, front view, patient 1

Eye Lift Before and After Photo 1: This patient in her 40’s had a drooping eyebrow, which makes her appear tired and older than her age. With the help of blepharoplasty, her brows were fixed to where they should be. The procedure gave her a totally refreshed look. After getting the surgery, she looked younger than her age.

Male eyes, Before and After Eye Lift treatment, front view, patient 2

Eye Lift Before and After Photo 2: This young male’s suffered from an excessive drooping of bags under his eyes. This made his cheeks look sunken as well. After getting an eye lift surgery, his eyes appeared to be glowing. His overall appearance also improved. In addition, he looked younger and more energized.

Female eyes, Before and After Eye Lift treatment, front view, patient 3

Eye Lift Before and After Photo 3: This female patient in her 40s had an evident puffiness around her eyes, especially on the lower part. It made her look old and tired. After deciding to get an eye lift, you can tell that her overall appearance improved. Her eyes became more alive and attractive, making her look younger than her age.

Male eyes, Before and After Eye Lift treatment, front view, patient 4

Eye Lift Before and After Photo 4: This male patient in his 60s had a drooping upper eyelid. This somehow obstructed his sight, as the folds are already drooping downward. After undergoing blepharoplasty, the drooping folds were gone. His line of vision isn’t obstructed anymore. Moreover, his eyes were glowing, making his overall appearance more revitalised.

Asian Female eyes, Before and After Eye Lift treatment, front view, patient 5

Eye Lift Before and After Photo 5: This Asian patient had huge bags under her eyes. The bags stretched her eyes downwards. This affected her overall appearance. After getting an eye lift, the beauty of her eyes was finally highlighted. Her brown orbs perfectly complemented the shape of her eyes, making her look youthful and energized.

Male eyes, Before and After Eye Lift treatment, front view, patient 6

Eye Lift Before and After Photo 6: This young male patient in his 30s had droopy eyes that made him look older than his age. Other than that, his eyes looked uneven, with one eye having a hug bag underneath, while the other one looked puffy on the upper lid. After getting an eyelift, his eyes appeared to be more symmetrical. This made him look younger than his actual age.

Female eyes, Before and After Eye Lift treatment, front view, patient 7

Eye Lift Before and After Photo 7: This female patient had enormous bags under her eyes. They stretched her lids downwards. Her eyes also seem to be sunken and her overall appearance looked tired. After she underwent an eye lift, the bags under her eyes were eliminated. Her eyes also do not appear to be sunken anymore. In addition, her overall appearance improved, making her look younger and more alive.


Are you looking for a reputable cosmetic eyelid surgeon to do your eye lift? Book a consultation with me now!

About the Author: Dr. De Silva

About the Author

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr. De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specializes in three main procedures: Face and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

Come witness a custom-built surgical centre that is not your average hospital. You are guaranteed to experience natural-looking results and fast healing thanks to regenerative technology, growth factors, regenerative cells, stem cell, oxygen therapy, and state of the art technology.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr. De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest regenerative technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr. De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr. Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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