Giving Eyes a Lift - Dr. Chernoff

By: Greg Chernoff, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)
Triple Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Have you ever been asked, "Are you tired?" or "Are you angry?” when you feel rested and wonderful? 

If this sounds familiar, you are not alone.  Each year, more than 100,000 women and men choose eyelid surgery to improve their appearance.  The procedure has become extremely popular because nothing ages a face more than the eyes.   The genetic structure of your face combined with aging, sun exposure, or other factors can cause the skin around the eyes to sag or puff.   Eyelids can begin to drape and develop a hooded appearance. Where there was once a clear crease in the eyelid, outlining the structure of the eye, a crepe-like section of skin may develop.  Fat can accumulate under the eye causing bags and a tired appearance. 

Innovative Technique
To help my patients recover more quickly, I have developed my own proprietary surgical laser technique for both upper and lower eyelid surgery.  This laser technique dramatically reduces bruising, swelling and recovery time.  I have found this technique provides superior cosmetic results over conventional surgery. 

The procedure involves the surgical removal of excess pads of fat and skin on the upper and/or lower eyelids that accumulates as a result of aging.  For upper eyelids, a tiny incision is placed in the natural skin crease.  The laser is utilized to remove excess skin and fat.  The upper eyelid is sculpted to give an aesthetically pleasing, well-balanced look to the eye. 

Once the fat is removed an abundance of fine wrinkles exist, laser exfoliation of the lower eyelids is utilized to stimulate the growth of new collagen in the lower eyelids and to shrink the residual skin. This simple procedure can restore a youthful look to the entire face.

At your consultation, I offer all of my patients computer imaging to give the them a realistic impression of what can be achieved with a laser eyelid lift. The results can be a refreshed appearance, with a younger, firmer eye area.  This treatment can remove creping, sagging, or excess skin above and below the eyes. Our patient satisfaction from this procedure is outstanding

Recovery time for eyelid surgery varies depending upon the patient.  In a simple upper eyelid lift with skin and only mild amounts of fat being addressed, the recovery is relatively quick. Quick means that you will feel well in a few days but you can expect some bruising and discoloration. The more skin and tissue that needs to be address, the recovery is a little longer.  In almost all cases, patients recover in about one week or less. 

Our center takes follow-up care extremely seriously.  We will see you everyday after your procedure to ensure you are healing as expected.   We help you through every step of the recovery process. 

To learn more about treatment options or to schedule a consultation, contact our office at 317.573.8899.  Mention you are an Indy Metro Woman reader for a complimentary consultation.