Is an Eyelid Lift the Same As a Blepharoplasty?

August 25, 2019


The terms eyelid lift and blepharoplasty often get used interchangeably. So, the question is: Is an eyelid lift the same as a blepharoplasty? The answer is yes. These are two names for the same procedure, which can help improve the appearance of both your upper and lower eyelids. A blepharoplasty may be just what you need to get rid of that “tired” look and achieve a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

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How Does a Blepharoplasty Work?

Because you have unique aesthetic goals, you can expect Dr. Langdon to design a customized blepharoplasty plan for you. He may recommend that your upper and eyelids are treated simultaneously or separately. Before the procedure, he will administer an anesthetic to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. 

Because Dr. Langdon uses a laser instead of the traditional scalpel for blepharoplasty, you can expect significantly less bruising and swelling after your eyelid lift.  You can use ice packs to minimize swelling; post-op pain is mild and requires only Tylenol as needed. You will be able to return to light activities within a few days of the procedure. While there will be a tiny scar on your upper lid, it will likely fade away in a few months. You won’t have to worry about any scarring at all on your lower lid.

Take the Next Step 

If you have further questions about Blepharoplasty, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

Benefits of Blepharoplasty

There are a number of benefits you can enjoy if you choose to undergo an eyelid lift. First, it can make you look younger and more alert by giving you a more open look around your eyes. It can even improve your vision if excess skin of the upper eyelid obstructs your ability to see. An eyelid lift can also increase your self-esteem and help you feel more confident in everyday situations. 

Good Candidates for Blepharoplasty

If you are healthy and are bothered by the appearance of your eyes, you may be a good candidate for a blepharoplasty. An eyelid lift can help resolve puffy bags under your eyes and droopy upper eyelids, which can make you look tired when you’re actually feeling well-rested. It’s important to note that this procedure may be modified for patients with glaucoma, dry eyes, or diabetes. 

Dr. Langdon is the utmost professional with a caring manner that really put me at ease. He shares all aspects of procedures and helps you decide what is best for you. After having a very successful s mid facelift I asked about my ugly blue veins in my lip that bothered me for years. Dr. Langdon assured me that he could treat them with a lazer in one of my follow up visits. My previous dermatologist told me surgery with a big scar was my only option. In less than fifteen minutes Dr. Langdon took care of several blue veins and with minimal swelling for a few days I am happy to report my lips are perfect. This bothered me for years and now they are gone.

Take the Next Step

For more information on a blepharoplasty, contact The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your aesthetic goals. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.