The eyes are often the first thing people notice about one another. Since the skin around our eyes is thin and delicate, wrinkles and lines can easily form, causing us to appear older. With over 25 years of experience, board certified cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Franklyn Elliott, has frequently had patients come to him discouraged by tired, aged-looking eyes that affect their entire facial appearance. Dr. Elliott seeks to achieve the most natural look for his patients with minimal complications.
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can improve the appearance of the eyes, including the upper and/or lower eyelids or both. During the procedure, Dr. Elliott removes fatty deposits and excess skin around the eyes to give patients a more rested appearance. During a consultation Dr. Elliott will adjust surgery techniques to each patient’s physical findings and their desired results.
Some patients may only need lower eyelid surgery while others have issues with their upper eyelids. Both upper and lower eyelid surgery can be completed at the same time for patients with areas of concern around the entire eye. Fatty deposits in the upper eyelid can make the eyelid appear puffy while sagging skin can create unwanted folds. Dr. Elliott is very subtle in his approach during upper blepharoplasty to avoid an exaggerated look in upper eyelids and brows.
Dr. Elliott uses advanced techniques, like the transconjunctival incision and subciliary skin tightening, to rejuvenate the eyes and provide natural looking results. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty focuses on removing the bags caused by excess fat underneath the eyes, through a small incision within the eyelid. When performing a lower eyelid procedure, Dr. Elliott uses precision to avoid surgery on the lower eyelid muscle which can cause too much tension on the lower lid leading to eyelid drooping. He finds this technique avoids complications and consistently provides great results.
Both men and women can benefit from this procedure and Dr. Elliott discusses with each of his patients realistic goals for their desired results. Other effective facial rejuvenation procedures Dr. Elliott may perform include forehead lift, neck lift and a full facelift. These procedures can also be combined for patients with multiple areas of concern.
If you are interested in blepharoplasty surgery or other cosmetic procedures, please contact us today to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with Dr. Elliott on Facebook, Twitter and Google + for the latest news on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.