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You Deserve Youthful-Looking Eyelids

Published on April 22, 2019

Your eyes are the most significant feature of your face. They reflect your personality and your mood. The first signs of aging are visible around your eyes, and they appear in the form of sagging, fine lines, and puffy bags. These create an overall appearance of fatigue.

As you grow older, your skin gradually loses its elasticity. The reduction in flexibility combined with the constant downward pull of gravity causes the skin to collect excessively on your upper and lower eyelids. This excess skin can cause wrinkles and can hang over your eyelashes, hampering your vision.

These issues can be corrected by undergoing a plastic-surgery procedure known as a blepharoplasty. It is one of the top five cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the United States. The results of eyelid surgery are typically permanent.

Why Get Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty makes you look more youthful and improves your facial appearance. Surgery on the upper and lower eyelids makes a profound difference in the amount of excess skin around a person’s eyes.

What Is Blepharoplasty Surgery?

It is a surgical eyelid procedure that is performed on the lower, upper, or both sets of eyelids. The blepharoplasty procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis, and local anesthesia with sedation is the usual choice for anesthesia.

A tiny incision is made at the start of the procedure. For the upper eyelids, this is made at the natural crease between the eyelid and the eyebrow. For the lower eyelids, this is made just below the eyelash line or inside the lid.

Loose excess skin is then removed from the eyelids, and if there is excess fat in the compartments around the eye that causes bulging, it is removed or repositioned. The incisions that have been made are then closed with absorbable stitches.

Benefits of a Blepharoplasty Procedure

Some of the advantages of the process are listed below:

  • Removes drooping skin that forms around the eyes
  • Removes excess fat
  • Tightens the muscle tissue around the eyelids
  • Improves facial aesthetics
  • Corrects puffiness in the upper or lower eyelids
  • Restores peripheral vision
  • Corrects lines and wrinkles that form around the eyelids
  • Allows patients to look more rested, youthful, and rejuvenated

Get More Youthful-Looking Eyes

In general, the goal of a blepharoplasty procedure is to fix and improve eyelids that look droopy or are bulging. The additional benefit of blepharoplasty is that it addresses wrinkles and lines. We often see wrinkles and fine lines reduced or even erased in the lower eyelids, while wrinkles and creases on the upper eyelids are considerably diminished.

The majority of the patients who undergo this surgery are quite happy with their results. They enjoy the benefits that come with the procedure and show off their more youthful and refreshed eyelids.

Get In Touch to Schedule a Helpful Consultation

With the assistance of Dr. Michael Somenek, an experienced and well-regarded double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon, you’ll be able to regain revitalized and youthful-looking eyelids. Contact our office to set up your blepharoplasty consultation.

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