The skin around our eyes is some of the most delicate skin on the entire body. It’s also extremely animated and mobile—whether we are smiling, speaking, or even sleeping, it’s constantly changing in conjunction with our expressions and habits. Over time, wrinkles and lines can easily form in this area, becoming a strong indicator of age. Over my years of experience as a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, I see patients visit me time and time again discouraged by tired eyes that seem to affect their entire facial appearance no matter how hard they try to deflect attention. Fortunately, I offer a solution for qualified candidates to solve this concern.
I use blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, to improve the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids (or both) and lend to an overall younger facial look. During the blepharoplasty procedure, I remove fatty deposits and excess skin around the eyes to provide patients with that “8 hours of sleep” appearance.
My main goal during blepharoplasty is to achieve the most natural look for his patients with minimal complications. I see both men and women benefit from this procedure, whom I thoroughly discuss realistic goals with to get as close as possible to their desired results. While some patients only require lower eyelid surgery, others may necessitate just upper eyelid surgery or a combination of both. Around the upper eyelid, there are two main problems I see patients face: fatty deposits that create puffiness or sagging skin that creates unwanted folds. I take a subtle approach during eyelid surgery to avoid an exaggerated look in upper eyelids and brows.
During a consultation, we will discuss your candidacy for blepharoplasty as well as surgery techniques that can be used to achieve your desired results. I can also combine other facial rejuvenation procedures such as forehead lift, neck lift and a full facelift 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. Connect with me, Dr. Franklyn Elliott, on Facebook, Twitter and Google + for the latest news on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.