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As you age, your skin starts to lose some of its elasticity. This usually occurs around the eyes. It can cause lines around eyes and even make your eyelids droop. Many people develop fatty deposits around the eyes.

At Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists, we can address all of these issues with a simple eyelift procedure.

Your plastic surgeon, Dr. Natalie Driessen, can perform the eyelift on an outpatient basis, which will require deep sedation. This means that you will need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.

During the eyelift treatment, the surgeon will make careful incisions that follow the natural creases and contours of the skin around your eyes. This greatly reduces any noticeable scarring later on. Then, incisions are made around the lower eyelid to gain access to the fatty deposits under your eyes. The excess fat is removed and the remaining fat is sculpted to improve the overall contours around the eye, which will lessen some of the noticeable lines.

During recovery, you might experience minor bruising and swelling. This will naturally diminish with time. Using a chemical or laser peel might also be recommended to reduce any natural discoloration in your lower eyelid.

If you have questions about getting an eyelift procedure in Palm Desert, California, please feel free to call Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists at (760) 773-6616 for a consultation.