Eyelid Lift Specialist

Hannah Vu, MD -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Skinzone Laser & Cosmetic Surgery

Hannah Vu, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon located in Alhambra, CA & Santa Ana, CA

As your skin loses elasticity, your eyes are often the first to suffer the consequences. Drooping eyelids and under eye bags can make you look older and worn out. Dr. Vu provides cosmetic eye surgery procedures at Skinzone Laser & Cosmetic Surgery in Alhambra and Santa Ana, California. She can restore the appearance and functionality of your eyelids caused by aging or other medical conditions. Book your consultation today and see how Dr. Vu can help you look and feel young again.

Eyelid Lift Q & A

What are the benefits of an eye lift?

As you age, your skin loses elasticity, causing sagging in your eyelids and producing bags under your eyes. Wrinkles and folds around the eyes can also affect the way you see.

Dr. Vu uses eye lift surgery to restore the appearance of your eyelids. She removes the excess skin to eliminate the deep folds disrupting your vision, and tighten the remaining skin around the eyes.

Eyelid lifts offer results that last for several years. Surgery in the lower area of your eye typically doesn’t need to be repeated.

Who is a good candidate for eye lift surgery?

Dr. Vu may recommend an eye lift procedure if you have drooping eyelids or undereye bags that are interfering with your vision. She also performs eye lifts if you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your eyelids caused by sagging skin, or the bags under your eyes due to deflated fatty tissue.

You need to be in good overall health and have reasonable cosmetic expectations for surgical results. Dr. Vu discusses your goals before the surgery and reviews your health history to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure.

What are the risks associated with eye lift surgery?

With any surgery, there are health risks. Dr. Vu performs a comprehensive health evaluation before the surgery. She reviews possible complications that can result following an eye lift, including:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Vision problems
  • Dry eyes
  • Discoloration of eyelids
  • Eyelid dysfunction

What is the recovery time for an eyelid lift?

Following surgery, Dr. Vu may use cold compresses on your eyes to reduce swelling. You will wear loose gauze over your eyes for some time to keep the area clean. Dr. Vu will provide you with specific care instructions that may consist of oral or topical medications or antibiotics.

You will experience swelling and some discomfort around the surgical area. As your eyelids heal, you may notice bruising on and near your eyelids, or beneath your eyes if you undergo eye bag removal. You should avoid any activities that can cause dryness to your eyes, including reading, watching television, or wearing contact lenses.

During your recovery, you will need to protect your eyes from the sun. Use high-quality sun protection and dark sunglasses during your healing process whenever you go outside.

Schedule an appointment online with Dr. Vu to learn more about the benefits of eye lift surgery.