Blepharoplasty: How Eyelid Surgery Can Refresh and Revitalize Your Look
As the saying goes, the eyes are the window to the soul. They allow us to communicate, express ourselves and connect with others. But over time, the delicate skin around the eyes can begin to show signs of aging such as drooping eyelids, puffiness and wrinkles and fine lines, all of which can be a distraction. Fortunately, an eyelid surgery called blepharoplasty can refresh and revitalize your eyes.
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that targets the upper and lower eyelids to address issues like excess skin, fat and stretched muscles. The goal of surgery is to remove the excess tissue and reposition what remains, creating a more youthful appearance.
As we age, gravity takes its toll on the delicate tissue and muscles above our eyes, but upper blepharoplasty can treat sagging or heavy upper eyelids. During surgery, the surgeon will carefully make incisions along the natural creases of the eyelid to remove excess skin and fat. The result is a more open and lifted eye area that looks completely natural.
Lower blepharoplasty targets the lower eyelids, including concerns like under eye bags and puffiness. There are several techniques your surgeon might use, including removing or redistributing fat, to create a smoother under eye contour.
Blepharoplasty can also include a combination of both upper and lower eyelid procedures, depending on how comprehensive the patient’s aging concerns are. The advantage is that with both areas treated at once, the entire eye area will be balanced.
Eyelid surgery has numerous benefits, from reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and bags, to accentuating a more youthful contour. Blepharoplasty can even improve vision if sagging eyelids were obstructing the full field of vision. An experienced oculofacial plastic surgeon can create natural results that complement your unique facial features, with results that last for many years to come.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kevin I. Perman, call (301) 571-0000.