Are You Tired Of Looking Tired?

Arguably, the eyes are the most alluring feature of a human face. Dr. Chance is often amazed at how much emotion can travel through a single look. However, when the delicate tissue around the eye changes with age, the emotions you telegraph might not align with how you feel. Many patients are often asked if they are tired or upset, simply because their eyelids sag or appear puffy. For some, excess skin and fat around the eyes can even obscure vision.

How Does An Upper Eyelid Lift Work?

An upper eyelid lift, also called an upper blepharoplasty, manipulates the skin and fatty tissue of the upper eyelid area. When performed by a facial specialist like Dr. Elizabeth Chance at C + Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics in Charlottesville, Virginia, this small operation can yield a dramatic facial rejuvenation. An upper eyelid lift takes no more than an hour, and can be done in-office or in an operating room with minimal sedation. Dr. Chance makes incisions in the natural crease of the upper eyelid and carefully tailors muscle and fat according to the patient's anatomy. Incisions are finely closed and scars slowly fade to nearly invisible.

How Do I Know If This Procedure Is Right For Me?

The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chance. During your hour-long session, Dr. Chance will carefully listen to your aesthetic dreams and insecurities in an unhurried and compassionate manner. Dr. Chance will also educate you on the procedure and answer all your questions. If this surgery is appropriate for you, Dr. Chance will ensure that you have all the details you need to make an informed decision.

Generally speaking, candidates for an upper eyelid lift have some or all of the following:

  • Puffy eyelids due to excessive skin and fat
  • Drooping or sagging eyelids 
  • Trouble seeing because of heavy eyelids
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What Is Recovery From An Upper Lid Lift Like?

Recovery from an upper eyelid lift is usually pain-free, and within a week, you’re ready to return to your normal work and social life. Dr. Chance and the all-woman staff at C+ Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics believe in meticulous post-operative care for every procedure, no matter how small. The short amount of downtime needed makes this procedure a hit with patients.

What Results Can I Expect After The Procedure?

Dr. Chance often says that if she could only perform one operation for the rest of her career, an upper eyelid lift would overwhelmingly be her choice.

She loves seeing the transformation that this subtle procedure brings. Before surgery, patients look tired and angry; in a few weeks, their faces look relaxed, vibrant, and rejuvenated. After you undergo an upper eyelid lift, you won’t face any more pesky questions about your mood or level of fatigue. Since the incisions are made in the natural folds of the eyelid, scarring is nearly invisible.

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Expertise and Compassion Guaranteed

C+ Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics in Charlottesville, Virginia, was founded to provide elevated, natural anti-aging care from experienced professionals who understand how it feels to grow older. Dr. Elizabeth Chance and her team extend a degree of understanding that is hard to find in most plastic surgery practices. In addition to heightened care and white glove service, Dr. Chance is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who brings an enormous skillset and comprehensive knowledge of facial anatomy to each procedure. After years of performing surgery exclusively on the head, neck, and face, she has earned the discernment and technical know-how to subtly tailor each surgery to a patient’s needs. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Chance, call us today!

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