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Eyelid Surgery in Chicago / Des Plaines
The highly skilled, board-certified ophthalmologists of the Midwest Center for Sight are proud to offer their Chicago / Des Plaines eye care patients a range of rejuvenation procedures that focus on the facial area around the eyes, including eyelid lift surgery.
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may be performed for aesthetic or reconstructive purposes. In either case, the procedure is intended to reduce the amount of excess skin, fat and/or muscle from the lower or upper eyelids, thereby improving the overall appearance of the eyes.
Upper / Lower Eyelid Lift Surgery Overview
Upper eyelid lift surgery helps reduce the appearance of droopy eyelids, which are often caused by the natural aging process. Poor muscle tone or nerve damage may also result in sagging eyelid skin, a condition known as ptosis, which may lead to loss of peripheral vision. Upper eyelid lift surgery involves incisions along the natural creases of the upper eyelid. Next, the fat and skin are removed and, in some cases, tissue and muscle may be rearranged for the best aesthetic results. Once the desired results are achieved, the incisions are closed with very fine sutures to minimize scarring.
Lower eyelid lift surgery, which can also be combined with upper eyelid lift, is beneficial for patients who have moderate excess skin and/or puffiness just below the eyes. It can also be used as an effective remedy for a condition known as “tear trough” deformity, a hollowness that develops in the separation between the lower eyelid and the cheek. Lower eyelid lift incisions are generally created just below the eye or on the inside of the lower eyelid.
Blepharoplasty surgery may last anywhere from one to two hours and is generally performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. Following surgery, you will be sent home to recuperate with specific postoperative instructions. During the recovery time, you may experience some swelling and bruising around the affected area, which generally subsides within a few days.
Why Choose the Midwest Center for Sight for Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery at the Midwest Center for Sight is performed by Dr. Jeffrey Mono, a board-certified eye surgeon who is considered an expert in oculoplastics, a discipline that focuses on reconstructive surgery around the eyes. Dr. Mono underwent extensive training in oculoplastic surgery at the University of Toronto and has been performing facial cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for more than 20 years.
Eyelid surgery may also be combined with Botox injections or dermal fillers for the best facial rejuvenation results. In addition to eyelid surgery and injectables, the Midwest Center for Sight surgeons offer Latisse, a topical eyelash enhancing formula for patients who would like to obtain thicker, longer and darker eyelashes.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Mono and learn more about eyelid lift surgery, please call us at (847) 824-3127.
Dr. Jeffrey Mono and four other eye surgeons of the Midwest Center for Sight Dr. Rakhi Patil, Dr. Richard Katz, Dr. James Katz, and Dr. Marshall Hirshman - combine their medical expertise, experience and skills to provide their eye care patients with a broad range of vision correction treatments, including cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants (IOLs). They have helped countless Des Plaines cataracts patients achieve clear vision, often without the need for corrective eyewear, and are known as leading Chicago LASIK experts.