How Long Will Eyelid Surgery Last? By dsherris on March 04, 2021

woman holding a photo of her own eyesEyelid surgery, also known as an eye lift or blepharoplasty, is a popular procedure that can give you a more youthful appearance. At Dr. David A. Sherris’ practice in Buffalo, NY, provides top-quality cosmetic eyelid surgery, which includes follow-up appointments to keep your eyes looking youthful and healthy.

During the consultation process, many blepharoplasty patients ask us how long will eyelid surgery results last. There are a few variables that can affect your operation’s longevity. Our double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon has some answers and insights for you.

How Long Does Upper Eyelid Surgery Last?

Depending on the type of surgery, patients will have different estimates for their eyelid surgery longevity. Upper eyelid surgery primarily removes loose skin, tightening the area above the eyes. Sometimes fatty deposits are also removed.

For those with upper eyelid surgery, it is important to have a checkup in five to seven years to monitor the changes to their initial results. Overall, the surgical benefits can last for 10 to 15 years depending on the patient.

How Long Does Lower Eyelid Surgery Last?

This type of surgery corrects aesthetic flaws under eyes. For some patients, fat deposits will be removed from the puffy bags beneath the eyes. Other patients may have fat tissue transferred to fill out hollow areas under the eyes, which can cause dark circles and hollows.

Patients can expect their lower eyelid surgery to hold up for years to come. The results from this type of eye lift are usually last for 10 to 15 years, if not longer.

Proper Eyelid Care

The area around your eyes is delicate, and requires careful treatment to prolong the results of an eyelid surgery. Make sure to follow all surgical aftercare instructions so that you heal fully, quickly and without complications.

After you have recovered from your blepharoplasty, an anti-wrinkle firming cream can help keep the skin around the eyes looking youthful. Keep your eyes and face protected from sunlight by wearing sunglasses or a hat with a brim while outdoors. You should also make sure to moisturize regularly and to stay hydrated.

The Effects of Age on Eyelid Surgery

The the effects of a blepharoplasty can last for many years, the results of surgery are still subject to the natural aging process.

When we age, our foreheads and brows may sag, leading to our eyes appearing more scrunched. A brow lift at our Buffalo facial rejuvenation center can do wonders for this type of sagging.

Do I Need Another Eye Lift?

Sometimes patients may need another eye lift to touch-up the previous eyelid surgery. After several years, there may be noticeable aging around the eyes, which a second surgery can correct.

During a follow-up visit with a plastic surgeon, you can find out if you need another eyelid surgery or if a non-surgical touch-up procedure is possible.

Contact Our Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic

If you have any questions regarding blepharoplasty, feel free to contact our Buffalo plastic surgery center. We would be happy to answer your questions. Give us a call today at (716) 884-5102 or contact one of our staff members online.

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Dr. David A. Sherris

The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. David A. Sherris is highly qualified to perform your surgery, with distinguishing achievements such as: 

  • Double board-certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as otolaryngology
  • Regular invitations to travel around the world to teach other surgeons 
  • Annually voted as one of the "Best Doctors of America"
  • Thousands of patients around the globe, including other doctors

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Sherris and discuss your options for plastic surgery, contact our practice in Buffalo, NY, online or call us at (716) 884-5102.

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