Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)

What is an eyelid lift?

An eyelid lift is called a blepharoplasty, and is a surgical procedure used to rejuvenate the upper or lower eyelid. There are many different ways to achieve this, and we can mention a few.

The traditionally used method for upper lid blepharoplasty is to use an incision in the upper eyelid crease and one slightly above it to remove a portion of the upper eyelid skin. Along with this, a small strip of muscle can be taken, as well as some fat.

Dr. Most and others have realized, however, that excess removal of skin, muscle, and fat from the upper eyelid can actually have a detrimental effect. In many cases, removal of fat and muscle tissue from the upper lid can result in an overly aged look to the upper eyelid.  In addition, we have realized that each of us has a specific anatomy to our periorbital area. For this reason, Dr. Most evaluates each patient, and often examines old photographs to determine true changes that have occurred with age. In each case, he maps out a plan to modify the upper lid/brow contour to match as best a possible the original form. Matching exactly is impossible, but in this way a more natural rejuvenation occurs.  We all know of movie stars who have changed their look completely (and not in a good way) by having a traditional blepharoplasty or browlift performed.

What is the procedure like?

The procedure can be done awake or asleep. Dr. Most can accommodate most patients requests for eyelid surgery anesthesia.

What is the recovery period?

Patients may expect 5-7 days of swelling or bruising in the eyelid/cheek area. Some patients recover more rapidly, some may take a few days longer.

Why should I choose Dr. Most?

Most importantly, Dr. Most believes in creating a natural eyelid aesthetic using safe techniques.

As a double-board-certified Facial Plastic and Head & Neck Surgeon, Dr. Most is uniquely qualified in surgery of the face. While at the University of Washington, Dr. Most spent additional time training in Oculplastic surgery. In addition, Dr. Most has many years experience and has served as Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University since 2006. A leader in the field, he has received national awards for his work and has published several papers on aesthetic eyelid surgery.  He performs hundreds of facial plastic surgery procedures each year. His patient comments reflect his personal philosophy for excellence. Dr. Most has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® 2007-2016 as well as Castle Connolly Best Doctors.

About Dr. Most

Dr. Sam Most is a highly trained specialist in plastic surgery of the head and neck. His training has included:

  • facial cosmetic surgery
  • complex reconstruction after head & neck cancer resection, and
  • craniofacial trauma reconstruction

His specialization in plastic surgery of the head and neck allows him to concentrate on delivering the most up-to-date techniques to his patients.

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