Eyelid Surgery also known as Blepharoplasty
People say the eyes are the windows to the soul. Since eye contact is incredibly important in our increasingly social world, many times your eyes are the very first thing a person sees about you. This means that your appearance around your eyes, such as bags or droopy eyelids, can be readily apparent and hard to hide. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyelids and the area around your eyes, you may be considering eyelid surgery.
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can help individuals who suffer from appearance issues with their eyelids or even functional eyelid problems. Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids to make patients appear more youthful and alert. Blepharoplasty can also be performed to remove fatty deposits, tighten loose skin, lift the lower eyelids, remove excess skin, or even reduce the appearance of bags under the eyes.
Eyelid surgery is commonly performed by removing specific patches of skin and tissue which will tighten the remaining skin when pulled back together. These areas of skin and tissue can be on the upper eyelid, closer to the brow, or even on the lower eyelid.
Eyelid Surgery as a Functional Need
People who experience problems with their eyelids encroaching on their vision may consider blepharoplasty as a good solution. Permanent removal of excess skin and tissue of the eyelids can help individuals with functional eyelid problems such as sagging skin that disrupts the natural contour of the upper eyelid or “falls down” over the eye and reduces vision. The technical term for excess skin is dermatochalasis. Excess skin is only one component in the assessment of the aging eyelids.
Eyelid Surgery for an Improved Appearance
Individuals can also choose eyelid surgery for a renewed appearance rather than a functional need. Loosening skin in older individuals may be a reason for considering eyelid surgery. Since blepharoplasty can help the overall youthfulness of a face, it may be an excellent starting point to help you regain your youthful look of alertness.
Blepharoplasty as a Combined Procedure
Many individuals who undergo other facial treatments such as a facelift or brow lift may also choose to undertake eyelid surgery at the same time as their other procedures for a dramatic change in appearance. Sterling Plastic Surgery offers combined procedures for your best results.
If you are interested in eyelid surgery, please contact us today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Sterling can help assess your individual and unique surgical needs and make the best recommendation to achieve your desired results.