Eyelid Rejuvenation. See the new you.
The eyes are the windows to the soul, but they’re also one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Even small imperfections, such as wrinkles, loose skin, or "bags" under the eyes, can give an impression of being tired, weary, or unhappy. A blepharoplasty, or eyelid rejuvenation, can return youthful elegance to an individual's face, making the eyes appear brighter and more refreshed. During this procedure, excess skin and protruding pockets of fat are removed from the upper and/or lower eyelids to reveal a rejuvenated look. Blepharoplasty can give your eyes a vibrant, alert, and refreshed appearance that will make you feel as good as you look.
How is Blepharoplasty Performed?
By removing puffy bags and correcting droopy eyelids, a blepharoplasty can provide a rejuvenated look. It may even help you see better. During an eyelid lift, your doctor will make a tiny incision along the natural lines of your eyelids and remove excess fat, skin and muscle. The skin is then tightened to give a firm, smooth appearance, and then closed with fine sutures. Scars are nearly invisible as they blend into the natural lines around your eyes. A blepharoplasty typically is associated with only minimal discomfort. Your doctor will give you specific post-operative instructions that should be followed for best results. After your procedure, some swelling and bruising is expected, but typically most of it will diminish within two weeks. Many cosmetic surgery patients choose blepharoplasty because of the dramatically noticeable results.
Upper blepharoplasty, or removal of excess skin and fat from the upper eyelid, is usually performed for cosmetic reasons, but can be considered medically necessary when the excess skin covers the eyelid or deflects the eyelashes downward affecting the visual field. In this procedure, the excess skin is removed along with appropriate amounts of fatty tissue to rejuvenate the upper eyelid appearance. The procedure is appropriate for both women and men.
Lower blepharoplasty can correct drooping lower lids and puffy bags below the eyes to help patients look younger. Baggy or puffy lower eyelids are due to the protrusion of fatty compartments in the eyelids. Removal or rearrangement of this fat, along with a skin excision or laser resurfacing, gives a more rested and youthful appearance under the eyes. This technique gives a natural look to the rejuvenated eyelids with minimal to no change in the lower eyelid position or contour.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I consider Blepharoplasty?
Many people who choose blepharoplasty want a subtle smoothing effect around their eyes. The rejuvenating effect of blepharoplasty is long lasting, and can give you a more youthful appearance. When considering blepharoplasty, ask yourself these questions: Do you appear tired? Is the skin of your upper eyelid overhanging the normal lid crease and nearing the eyelashes? Are there bulges and bags surrounding your eyes? Do your eyes appear smaller than they did in years past?
Is Blepharoplasty painful?
Although Blepharoplasty is associated with minimal discomfort and a short recovery period, most patients will experience some swelling and bruising for at least a few days to a week after the procedure. Following your doctor’s post-operative instructions is very beneficial in reducing the extent of the swelling and bruising.
Am I a good candidate for Blepharoplasty?
The best and easiest way to know if you're a good candidate for blepharoplasty is to contact a good cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Leon Goldstein in Providence, RI and Madison, CT. Good Blepharoplasty candidates include both healthy men and women who are realistic with their expectations. After your examination, your doctor will explain how eyelid surgery can help you achieve the look you desire. He will also explain the risks. Together you will decide which procedure is right for you and you will be on your way to a more rested and youthful appearance.
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