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If you suffer from the signs of facial aging in your eye area—including chronic, permanent under-eye circles, eye bags, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and fine lines—we can help. An eyelid lift in Spokane can restore and reawaken your eyes, giving you a totally refreshed appearance.

An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, surgically rejuvenates the eyes by minimizing the signs of facial aging. The eyelid lift expertly and precisely removes excess skin, muscle, and/or fat from the upper eyelids. This procedure may also enhance vision in those who have excess skin on the upper eyelids sagging down to partially obstruct their peripheral vision. To learn more about eyelid lift surgery in Spokane and the other facial plastic surgery procedures we offer, reach out to our team.

Do I Need Eyelid Lift Surgery?

Generally, good candidates for eyelid lift surgery in Spokane have the following characteristics:

  • You are experiencing signs of aging around the eye area, including fine lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles, excess or sagging skin, chronic puffiness or under-eye circles
  • You feel that the appearance of your eyelid area is affecting your attractiveness, confidence, self-esteem, and comfort in social and professional settings
  • You wish to achieve a naturally youthful-looking, more attractive, and refreshed appearance
  • You are in good physical health, without any serious ophthalmic conditions

Wondering if an eyelid lift is the right choice for you? To discuss your options with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kai Morimoto, schedule a consultation today!

What Can I Expect During My Eyelid Lift Surgery?

Your eyelid lift surgery will take place in our Spokane surgical suite under the guidance of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kai Morimoto. We use a variety of anesthesia techniques depending on patients’ needs and the specific type of surgery used. In most cases, eyelid lift surgery is performed using local anesthesia or light intravenous sedation. Though the eyelid lift surgery itself can be completed in less than a few hours at our surgical suite, we strongly recommend that you take the entire day off of work for your procedure.

Before your eyelid lift surgery, there will be an initial consultation where you will have an in-depth discussion with Dr. Morimoto in our Spokane office about the risks and benefits of the procedure.

All patients should expect some mild to moderate bruising and swelling after surgery, as well as possible blurry vision from the use of eye ointments immediately after surgery. In all cases, you will go home after the procedure, but you should arrange for reliable transportation as you will be unable to drive yourself.

What Is Eyelid Lift Surgery Recovery Like?

In most cases, there will be some mild to moderate bruising as you recover from your eyelid lift procedure. Most patients will heal from the bruising and can return to work within one to two weeks. In general, you can expect a recovery time of two weeks for your eyelid lift. Approximately three to four days after surgery, you will be invited to a follow-up appointment to remove any stitches that you may have. After your recovery period, you can enjoy brighter, younger-looking eyes.

After any surgery involving an incision, there will be a scar. However, we do our best to ensure that the incisions are cleverly concealed in the normal creases and folds of your eyelids. As a result, the scars are generally very difficult to see and appear invisible to the casual observer once they have fully healed.

You should know that while eyelid lift surgery can make you look more awakened and refreshed, upper eyelid surgery does not improve drooping eyebrows. In order to return your eyebrows to their original, more youthful position, a brow lift is generally recommended. Speak to Dr. Morimoto if you wish to explore combining your eyelid lift with brow lift surgery.

Eyelid Lift Surgery Recovery Tips

A full list of post-operative instructions will be given to you by Dr. Morimoto to help you recover optimally from your Spokane eyelid lift surgery. General tips that we offer to our patients are as follows:

  • Stop smoking
  • Make sure to wear sun protection and SPF
  • Use eye drops to lubricate your eyes if necessary
  • Apply cold compresses to reduce swelling (an ice pack wrapped in paper towel will also work nicely)
  • During the first days following your eyelid lift surgery, completely abstain from any exercise or physical activity
  • Patients can typically resume light activities after 48 hours following their eyelid lift surgery
  • After two weeks, patients can resume vigorous physical activity and fully participate in their day-to-day activities

For more guidance on preparing for and recovering from blepharoplasty, reach out to KM Plastic Surgery today.

Reawaken Your Appearance With An Eyelid Lift in Spokane Today

If you are experiencing cosmetic concerns around the eyelid area such as fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, or bags, an eyelid lift surgery may be exactly what you need.

Our office is a top destination for patients who desire world-class cosmetic and plastic surgery. Dr. Kai Morimoto has a wealth of experience and mastery in facial and body cosmetic surgery. Contact us today to discover how an eyelid lift in Spokane may be right for you.