Dr. David Kiener, Plastic Surgeon and Co-founder of Roseville Facial Plastic Surgery in Roseville, CA, discusses specific details of eyelid lift procedures with eHealth Radio.
Dr. David Kiener at Roseville Facial Plastic Surgery in Roseville, CA offers eyelid lifts—or an upper eyelid blepharoplasty—to successfully remove excess skin from the lids. The procedure is often completed in-office with the use of local anesthetic.
The doctor starts the process by marking incisions on the eyelid to determine how much skin should be removed. After the local anesthetic has been administered and sits for about ten minutes, the area is prepared with a sterile solution, followed by the pre-determined tissue excision.
The best candidates for an eyelid lift are those who have a mild to moderate amount of excess skin on the eyelids. The recovery process is simple, requiring between seven to ten days to fully heal, after which it is acceptable to return to normal activities. Occasionally, mild swelling and bruising do take place. However, patients are usually comfortable while recovering, and complications are extremely rare.
An eyelid lift is considered a superficial procedure, in which a little skin, muscle, and fat are each removed, resulting in long-lasting results. Patients adapt very well to this procedure. Though the aging process cannot be stopped in its tracks, the removal of drooping skin is permanent and helps patients look younger than their years, well into the future.
About Dr. David Kiener
Dr. David Kiener has practiced facial plastic surgery for more than twenty-five years. He is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Kiener received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, before completing an internship at Milwaukee County General Hospital. He then completed his residency at the University of California and finished a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at UC Davis in 1980.
A recognized expert in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Kiener is often called upon to teach other physicians in his field. He prides himself on providing natural-looking results, ultimately helping his patients to look and feel better.