Pittman Plastic Surgery

Eyelid Lift

Eyelid Lift in Athens

Unveil your most captivating feature – your beautiful eyes! At Pittman Plastic Surgery in Athens, GA, Our esteemed board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ed Pittman, specializes in eyelid lift surgery, meticulously customizing each procedure to enhance your natural beauty. With extensive experience and thousands of successful surgeries, 

Dr. Pittman expertly removes excess skin and fat around the eyes, lifting and tightening the skin to smooth forehead wrinkles and restore a refreshed, youthful look. Rejuvenate your face with Eyelid Lift Surgery and let your eyes radiate with beauty! 


What is an Eyelid Lift?

Eyelid lift surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance and functionality of the eyelids. It can target either upper lids, lower lids, or both. Eyelid lift surgery offers significant aesthetic and practical benefits by rejuvenating the eye area around the eyes


How Does Eyelid Lift Work?

Eyelid lift surgery lifts drooping eyelids and eliminates under-eye bags. This procedure involves making precise incisions on the upper or lower eyelids, depending on the area treated. The surgeon then reshapes the targeted region by removing surplus skin and fat. Additionally, the eyelids are tightened to provide better support and reduce the strain around the eyes. 


Benefits of an Eyelid Lift Treatment

  • Rejuvenated Appearance: Removes excess sagging skin in the upper eyelids, giving a fresher and more youthful look. 
  • Reduces Fat Deposits: Eliminates fat deposits around the eyes and brows, enhancing overall facial aesthetics. 
  • Improves Vision: Addresses vision impairment caused by droopy eyelids, improving overall eye function. 
  • Eliminates Dark Circles and Wrinkles: Reduces dark circles and wrinkles under the eyes, leading to a smoother complexion. 
  • Removes Protruding Fatty Tissues: Removes fatty tissues beneath the lower lids, refining the eye area. 
  • Boosts Confidence: Patients often feel more confident post-surgery due to the reduced signs of aging and a more alert, refreshed appearance.

Can I Combine Eyelid Lift Surgery with Other Procedures?

As we age, changes in the face often extend beyond the eyes, necessitating combined procedures like blepharoplasty and brow lifts. Eyelid laxity can be accompanied by heavy brows, requiring comprehensive rejuvenation. Facelifts or injectable treatments can also restore youthfulness to the lower face At Pittman Plastic Surgery, we can help you determine the best treatment or combination to achieve your aesthetic goals. 


Eyelid Lift Candidates

Patients in good overall health, who wish to reduce excess skin on their upper or lower eyelids that contributes to the appearance of drooping lids and tired-looking eyes, are good blepharoplasty candidates. Quite often patients will come in to inquire about a facelift but, in actuality, an eyelid surgery can achieve the results they are envisioning. 

The skin around your eyes is one of the first parts of your body to show significant signs of aging. Blepharoplasty can restore a youthful, vibrant look to your eyes. There are many factors, such as sun exposure, age, and genetics, that make your eyes look older than you feel. Not only can an eyelid lift help your eyes look as youthful as you feel, but it may even improve your vision if droopy eye skin is a problem for you. Blepharoplasty may be performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both.


Eyelid Lift Procedure

Upper eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fatty tissue to correct droopy, sagging eyelids. An incision is hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid and extends slightly beyond the outside corner into laugh lines or other existing creases. Excess skin is removed and underlying muscles are tightened. Because the incision follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid, it usually is not noticeable.

There are two types of lower blepharoplasty: the traditional lower eyelid surgery and the more commonly performed transconjunctival eyelid surgery. Lower eyelid surgery removes fat deposits and loose skin to correct bags under the eyes. An incision is hidden just below the lower lashes. 

The transconjunctival blepharoplasty technique involves a small incision inside the lower eyelid where fat is removed leaving no external scar. We are careful to keep all incisions well-hidden. Skin tightening may be performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery.

Your procedure can be done under sedation or general anesthesia at our private, AAAHC-Accredited Surgical Facility, which offers patient convenience, the highest safety standards, and reduced costs. Blepharoplasty typically takes one to two hours. The length of your surgery is dependent on whether you will be having upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both. Surgical time is also based on whether or not you will be undergoing additional facial surgeries, such as a facelift, to complement your eyelid lift.


Eyelid Lift Recovery & Results

Patients can experience swelling and bruising for one to two weeks. Our medical team will remove your sutures within five to seven days after your blepharoplasty surgery and provide further aftercare instructions based on your progress at your follow-up appointment. You Can expect to be reading after 2-3 days and back to work in 5-7 days. You can not wear contact lenses for 2 weeks or more following the surgery. We advise that you avoid strenuous activity for 3 weeks, and your bruising and swelling with diminishing over the course of 10-14 days.


What To Expect Before an Eyelid Lift Treatment

When preparing for eyelid lift surgery, you will have a personalized consultation with Dr. Pittman, during which your medical history is reviewed, and a physical examination is conducted. Dr. Pittman will explain the advanced surgical techniques suited to your needs. Clear communication is prioritized; we will discuss your desired outcomes and address any questions. You will also receive pre-surgery guidelines, such as stopping smoking and avoiding specific medications like aspirin, herbal supplements, and anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce the risk of bleeding 


What To Expect During an Eyelid Lift Treatment

During your blepharoplasty, Dr. Pittman will use injections and IV medications to numb the treatment area before making precise incisions along the upper eyelid fold to remove excess fat and muscle for contouring. For the lower eyelids, an incision will be expertly made below the lashes to reshape excess tissue, removing or repositioning fat, muscle, or sagging skin. 

If your upper eyelid droops close to your pupil, the procedure may be combined with ptosis surgery. Ptosis surgery removes excess skin while lifting the eyelids for a youthful appearance. 


What To Expect After an Eyelid Lift Treatment

An eyelid lift can enhance the appearance of your eyes and improve vision. The recovery period generally spans one to two weeks, during which you may experience bruising and swelling for about ten to fourteen days. While some tenderness is normal, you should not experience excessive discomfort during this healing phase. Once you have recovered from eyelid surgery, you can anticipate long-lasting results. 


Plastic surgery results are meant to last; however, environmental factors still continue to age our appearance after surgery. Most blepharoplasty patients report a rejuvenated eye appearance for up to ten years following eyelid surgery.


Pittman Plastic Surgery offers many skin care treatments to remedy mild to moderate cosmetic concerns with the eyes. Sometimes sagging brow skin can contribute to drooping eyebrows, in which case brow lift surgery or endoscopic brow lift can produce a youthful eye appearance. For patients just starting to notice signs of aging, skin treatments like Botox® can reduce wrinkles between the eyes and along the brow. Products like Latisse® can also be used to boost the body’s ability to grow and maintain eyelashes.


Dark circles can be caused by several different factors which can be solved with a variety of treatments, including a lower blepharoplasty.  During your consult with one of our plastic surgeons, you will educated on all of your surgical and non-surgical options.


Ideal candidates for an eyelid lift are individuals in good overall health who seek to alleviate excess skin on their upper or lower eyelids. This excess skin often results in drooping lids and a tired appearance. 


The duration of your eyelid lift surgery depends on whether you are undergoing upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both. Generally, blepharoplasty procedures take between one to two hours. 


At Pittman Plastic Surgery, we prioritize the comfort and safety of our patients. An eyelid lift is typically performed under general anesthesia or sedation. This ensures that the procedure is generally painless for our patients.


Pricing will vary based on the extent of the surgery performed.  


For optimal recovery following your eyelid lift surgery, please adhere to the following guidelines: 

  • Contact Lenses: Refrain from wearing contact lenses for at least two weeks post-surgery. 
  • Strenuous Activity: Avoid strenuous activities for three weeks to facilitate proper healing. 
  • Bruising and Swelling: Expect bruising and swelling to gradually diminish within 10-14 days. Initial healing may involve some swelling, bruising, irritation, dry eyes, and discomfort, which can be managed with medication, cold compresses, and ointment. 
  • Incision Sites: Some irritation around the incision sites is possible. 
  • Makeup: To ensure proper healing of the incisions and to allow any swelling or bruising to subside, avoid wearing makeup for at least one week after the procedure. 
Pittman Plastic Surgery


“One of the biggest problems I wanted to correct was my sagging neck and jawline. I am overwhelmed by the results!

 Of course, I am also pleased with the eyelifts and muscle tightening of my face. I now look like I feel!”


“I have used Dr. Pittman for numerous surgeries and have highly recommended him to all of my friends and family members (which have also already been in to have surgery). 

My most recent surgery was my eyelid surgery. They were very tired-looking and puffy. Dr. Pittman made me look years younger and I feel great!!

 Each day when I wake up and look in the mirror I just LOVE my results! Dr. Pittman and his staff are phenomenal. 

They have lots of before and after pictures and even offered to let me speak with their other patients who have had the same surgery. I am so happy with all of my surgeries I am signed up for more in the fall!

If you are looking to have plastic surgery, I would definitely recommend contacting his office.”


“Dr. Pittman and his team of nurses truly are lifesavers. After my upper and lower eyelid surgery, I convinced my father that he would be a great candidate for the surgery too. 

The day of his surgery he asked Dr. Pittman to remove what he had been told was a wart on his forehead. The wart turned out to be malignant melanoma.

 Dr. Pittman was so concerned that he called a cancer specialist at Emory and had my father set up with an appointment immediately. We are so thankful for Dr. Pittman and his crew of sweet nurses who have gone above and beyond to take care of our family. 

They not only are incredible surgeons, but they are incredible people.”



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