Eyelid Lift

It is a common thought that droopy eyelids, puffy bags beneath the eyes, crow’s feet and laugh lines are the inevitable burdens of aging that must be tolerated, covered with makeup or hidden behind dark glasses. Loss of elasticity and weakened muscles around the eyes can make one appear exhausted and can add ten years to one’s perceived age. In extreme cases, sagging skin from the upper lids may actually cause ptosis, or the impairment of vision.

Yet with the latest innovative techniques in eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty), vibrant, youthful eyes are within reach at any age. During this rejuvenating, hour-long cosmetic procedure, Dr. Capizzi produces dramatic results by removing excess skin and fat around the eye area and tightening the tiny muscles we use every day to form thousands of facial expressions. This is one of the doctor’s most popular surgeries for patients of all genders, and is often recommended in conjunction with a facelift, a brow lift or a neck lift.

The Capizzi Approach

Clients from all over North Carolina regard Dr. Capizzi as one of the top providers of eyelid surgery. As a board-certified plastic surgeon trained at the elite Mayo Clinic, the doctor is known for his personalized approach, caring presence, and gifted touch, with a focus on the newest innovations in the industry, both domestically and abroad.

In addition to standard operating techniques, Dr. Capizzi may recommend laser resurfacing, injectables such as BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®, or medical-grade skincare products to revitalize the entire eye area. During your consultation, the doctor will explain your options in depth and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure.

Anesthesia Options

We offer twilight sedation for patients only receiving an eyelid lift. This is a mild dose of anesthesia that allows the patient to be conscious but relaxed during a procedure. If a client is receiving more than one cosmetic facial operation, the best choice is general anesthesia. Dr. Capizzi’s dedicated anesthesiologist will be on hand to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

Details of the Procedure

During your blepharoplasty, Dr. Capizzi will make an incision below the eyelashes on the lower lid, or on the upper lid crease. Over-operating will foil the goal of eyelid surgery, and thus a subtle touch is required to leave the proper amount of fat and tissue for a natural, brightened look that doesn’t appear “done”. Dr. Capizzi is qualified to provide such refined and organic outcomes and will customize his approach to your unique situation. He may recommend a brow lift in conjunction with your eyelid lift, as drooping brows may overshadow your fresh, new eyelids.

Before & After

Take a gander at Dr. Capizzi’s before and after photos, giving you a visual representation of his stunning results.


After eyelid surgery, patients can hope to experience a swift healing process with imperceptible scarring. This is thanks to Dr. Capizzi’s 20 years of experience and thousands of successful outcomes. Clients will leave the office with steri-strips at incision points and have their sutures removed in one week. Any minor swelling or bruising is expected but will resolve within a matter of days. As always, Dr. Capizzi and his kind, knowledgeable staff members are available 24/7 should you need anything during your recovery process.

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