The eyes often speak before we do, reflecting our emotions, health, and sometimes, our age. Over the years, our eyes can begin to show signs of aging, such as drooping eyelids, puffiness, and fine lines. For those in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Port St. Lucie, FL, there’s a revolutionary solution to restore the youthful vitality of the eyes: the iLift™ procedure.
The iLift procedure, pioneered and performed by Dr. Craig Forleiter at Lickstein Plastic Surgery, is a transformative cosmetic approach that combines the precision of an upper lid blepharoplasty with the rejuvenating effects of laser resurfacing and skin tightening for the lower lids. Together, these procedures target and correct the most common signs of aging around the eyes.
Benefits Of iLift
The iLift procedure offers a range of benefits, transforming not just your eyes, but your overall facial aesthetics, and includes:
Revitalized Appearance: Dramatically reduce sagging skin, puffiness, and wrinkles around the eyes.
Minimally Invasive: Combines two procedures into one for a quicker and more efficient treatment.
Short Recovery Time: Advanced techniques mean less downtime and faster healing.
Tailored to You: The procedure can be customized to address individual concerns and deliver natural-looking results.
Preparing For iLift
Before embarking on the transformative journey of the iLift procedure, it is essential to take a few preparatory steps. You’ll begin by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Forleiter to assess your candidacy for this procedure. During this time, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss any medications or supplements you’re currently taking, as there may be a need to adjust or pause certain ones leading up to the surgery. To ensure optimal results, it’s crucial to protect your skin from direct sun exposure, always wearing high SPF sunscreen in the weeks before the treatment. Finally, as you near your procedure date, make sure to have a post-operative recovery plan in place. This should include arranging for someone to drive you home after the procedure, ensuring a smooth transition into the recovery phase.
How iLift Is Performed
The iLift procedure combines two advanced procedures to address the signs of aging around the eyes. Initially, Dr. Forleiter conducts the upper lid blepharoplasty. During this process, he carefully makes incisions in the natural creases of the upper eyelids. These incisions allow him to remove excess skin and fat, creating a lifted, more alert appearance. Following this, the laser resurfacing is administered to the lower lids. This non-invasive technique focuses on the delicate skin below the eyes. By stimulating collagen production, it aids in reducing wrinkles and refining the skin’s texture, culminating in a rejuvenated and revitalized appearance.
iLift Recovery and Results
Post-procedure, patients might experience some swelling and bruising, which will subside within a week. Cold compresses and prescribed medications can aid in a comfortable recovery. Most patients return to daily activities within a week. The final results become evident within a few weeks, revealing rejuvenated, brighter eyes that radiate youth and vitality.
FAQs About iLift™
How long does the iLift procedure take?
Typically, the procedure takes 1-2 hours, depending on the individual's needs.
Is the procedure painful?
Local anesthesia and a topical numbing agent is used to ensure patient comfort. Post-operative discomfort is minimal and manageable with prescribed medications.
How long do results last?
While the aging process continues, results from the iLift procedure can last for several years. Regular skincare and sun protection can further extend the youthful appearance.
Schedule A Consultation for iLift
Discover the transformative potential of the iLift procedure and let your eyes shine with renewed vitality. We invite patients in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Port St. Lucie, FL, to contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Forleiter at Lickstein Plastic Surgery today.