Are You a Candidate for an Eyelid Lift?
Eyelid surgery is an excellent cosmetic treatment if you have loose, sagging eyelids and/or excess puffiness and skin under the eyes. This is often performed in conjunction with Botox to treat crow’s feet and lines around the eyes, delivering a more refreshed facial look and accentuate your natural beauty.
To undergo blepharoplasty, you must be in good health and have realistic expectations of what the procedure can accomplish. Those who have severe dry eyes or an overactive thyroid gland may not be good candidates for the procedure as this can cause increased swelling around the eyes. After a careful screening process, Dr. Will, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, will help you determine if an eyelid surgery is an appropriate treatment option for you.
Blepharoplasty corrects the shape and proportion of the upper and/or lower eyelids to deliver a more rested and youthful look to your eyes. Dr. Neena Will performs the upper eyelid surgery to alleviate the unsightly hooded appearance that results from extra skin and fat in this area. A lower eyelid blepharoplasty can reduce puffiness and “pillows” under the eyes.
Signs of Aging in the Upper and Lower Lids
As the upper lids age, fatty deposits may appear, making the eyes look puffy or tired. As the lower lids age, the skin and underlying muscles loosen. The skin around the eyes may wrinkle, dark under-eye bags may appear, and the lower lids may droop, which makes the eyes look weary, and the patient look older than he or she actually is.
If you would like to learn more about eyelid surgery with Dr. Will, please contact her plastic surgery practice at (630) 521-3828. After performing a physical evaluation of your eyes, discussing your needs and drafting a proposed surgical blepharoplasty plan, Dr. Will and our team will provide you with a quote for your eyelid lift.
Dr. Will may perform the eyelid surgery in our Naperville and Burr Ridge area offices under local anesthesia. The specific blepharoplasty technique Dr. Will employs will vary depending on whether she is treating the upper and/or lower eyelids. She also takes into account other factors, such as your facial muscle and bone structure, the symmetry of your eyebrows, and the degree of correction necessary.
Before Dr. Will starts the eyelid surgery, she will mark the lids where she needs to remove excess tissue.
If Dr. Will is treating the upper lids, she makes an incision along the natural crease of the lid. (She will carefully conceal the incisions within the eyelid’s structures to prevent visible scarring.) Through the incision, she removes excess fat, skin and muscle, repositions the remaining fat, and tightens the remaining muscles. These surgical modifications make the upper eyelids look tighter and more youthful, and the entire eye look more alert and rested.
If Dr. Will is treating the lower lids, she makes an incision either on the inside of the lid or below the lash-line, depending on how much excess skin needs to be removed. Through the incision, she removes excess fat and skin and tightens the muscles and remaining skin for an overall smoother and tighter contour.
Once Dr. Will has completed the necessary surgical steps, she closes the incisions with very fine and sometimes absorbable sutures.
Facial Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Neena Will
As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Neena Will centers her philosophy on the premise that we all have a wealth of beauty waiting to be revealed. She takes great pride in being able to recognize this beauty with her patients and strives to connect with each individual throughout the relationship. Her satisfaction relies solely on that of the patient. She understands the desire her patients have to feel rejuvenated and renewed while keeping a natural look.
From minimally invasive face lifts to fractional laser skin resurfacing, Dr. Will promises to offer her patients state-of-the-art techniques and technologies. She utilizes her skills as a head and neck and facial plastic surgeon to bring a high level of artistry and attention to detail.