Eyelid Plastic Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Procedures
- Upper eyelid lift
- Lower eyelid lift
- Double eyelid eyelid lift (Asian eyelid lift)
- Cantopexy (tightens the tendon under the eye)
Our eyes can show our age—or suggest an advanced age—many years earlier than we might expect. Lower lids can become puffy, creating a tired look that is no reflection of how you feel. Upper eyelids can droop, due to aging or genetics, resulting in limited vision.
An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, can restore a youthful appearance, or create the natural, attractive eye contours that you’ve always wanted.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Yu offers blepharoplasty cosmetic surgery to tighten the muscles around your eyelids and remove excess tissue. Dr. Yu offers a range of blepharoplasty procedures including surgical procedures for double eyelids, lower eyelids only, upper eyelids only, upper and lower eyelids combined, a transbleph procedure improving the brow, and corrugator resection to address frown lines that impact the appearance of your eyes. Each procedure has advantages based on your particular situation and your desired results.
Maui plastic surgeon Dr. Yu’s extensive training and experience allows him to perform surgeries with speed and accuracy while making careful decisions to customize procedures to meet your needs. These skills can reduce your recovery time and reduce the chances of complications.
What to Expect During the Consultation Process
You will have private, personal consultation with Dr. Yu. During this time, you and Dr. Yu will realistically discuss you goals. An eyelid lift may be performed alone or in combination with other facial surgeries, in order to meet your needs. You and Dr. Yu will determine which procedures are right for you and you will be able to see before and after photos of patients who have had this procedure.
When you choose Dr. Yu to perform the procedure that is right for you, you can have confidence that you’ve chosen a highly skilled surgeon and a surgical team that consistently provides exceptional care and thoughtful attention.
It is our goal that you are well prepared for your procedure. Prior to surgery, we will ensure all the details are taken care of–consent forms signed, prescriptions filled, pre-op photos taken, payment received, and shopping for supplies complete.
On the day of your surgery, you will simply arrive and receive gentle, compassionate, competent care beginning the moment you walk through the door.
About Kahului Blepharoplasty Cosmetic Surgery
During your eyelid lift cosmetic surgery, you will be resting under twilight anesthesia. Dr. Yu usually completes both upper and lower eye lift surgery in 1 to 2 hours. For the upper eyelid, Dr. Yu makes incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids. Dr. Yu will generally conceal the incision within the natural fold of your upper eyelid. He then removes any excess skin and fatty tissue.
For the lower eyelid, Dr. Yu often conceals an incision below your lower lashes or inside the lower eyelid. Through this incision, he removes any excess skin, muscle and fat. In some cases, Dr. Yu may redistribute this fat to eliminate puffiness or bulges around your eyes.
Eyelid Lift Recovery
You’ll go home without any bandages covering your eyes. Dr. Yu will recommend that you keep your head elevated for several days following your surgery. Medication can minimize any discomfort. You should heal within a couple of weeks and feel comfortable revealing your refreshed appearance. Sutures are generally removed 4 to 5 days after surgery.
Maui Eye Lift Plastic Surgery Results
Your natural, refreshed look will take years off your appearance. Crows feet, wrinkles, and puffy skin will be gone or greatly reduced. This means you can go out without wearing concealing makeup or large, dark sunglasses. The results of an eyelid lift surgery last for years, so even as you age you will look younger than you ever could have without the procedure.
Call our Maui plastic surgery office to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Yu.