Year after year, blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, ranks among the most popular cosmetic surgeries in our country. In demand among men and women alike, this quick and effective procedure subtly removes excess fat. It tightens the skin around the eyes to help improve your field of vision and restore a more youthful, energetic appearance.
Whether you’re interested in banishing those persistent under-eye bags or droopy upper eyelids that obstruct your peripheral vision, blepharoplasty can revitalize the area of your face people focus on most—your eyes.
Yaqub Baraki, M.D of Landsdowne Aesthetic Center, explains how blepharoplasty works, which cosmetic and medical problems it can address, and what it may be able to do for you.
The natural aging process can alter your appearance in many ways, including the delicate eye area. As you approach middle age, your eyelid skin stretches, and the muscles that support them grow weaker, causing an increase in fatty deposits above, below, or all around your eyes.
As a result, you may develop permanently saggy upper eyelids, baggy lower eyelids, loose or excess eyelid skin, and persistent under-eye bags that stick around even when you’re well-rested.
Blepharoplasty achieves a more youthful appearance by carefully lifting and tightening loose eyelid structures, trimming away excess skin and muscle, and removing unwanted fat deposits. The procedure uses tiny incisions along your natural eyelid line closed with ultra-fine sutures, leaving no perceptible scar.
Blepharoplasty is an extensive surgery that can address a wide range of cosmetic and medical problems in a single procedure. It’s an ideal solution for anyone with one or more of the following aesthetic or functional eye issues:
Baggy upper eyelids
Having baggy, saggy, or droopy upper eyelids is one of the main reasons people opt for blepharoplasty. Besides aging your appearance, baggy upper eyelids can limit your peripheral vision, interfering with your eyesight and making routine tasks more difficult.
Droopy lower eyelids
Unlike baggy upper eyelids, droopy lower eyelids don’t usually interfere with normal vision. They can, however, have a very pronounced effect on your expression—when lower lids sag, they expose more of the white below your iris, making you appear less relaxed or perpetually surprised.
Excess eyelid skin
Excess skin—or excessively loose skin—on your upper eyelids can keep you from opening your eyes completely. In contrast, excess skin on your lower lids can cause sagging and pronounced wrinkling across your entire under-eye area.
Persistent under-eye bags
Remember how those dark under-eye circles you developed after pulling an all-nighter in college would disappear as soon as you got a good night’s sleep?
Fast-forward to today, when the puffy under-eye bags of adulthood seem to persist no matter how relaxed or well-rested you are. While lotions and creams may mask them, blepharoplasty is the only way to eliminate stubborn under-eye bags that make you look perpetually tired.
Indistinct upper eyelid folds
Blepharoplasty can create a more pronounced eyelid fold line for people whose upper eyelid lines are less distinct or not visible at all. Creating a well-defined upper eyelid fold also helps create tighter, more lifted skin throughout the eye area.
Correcting baggy eyelids, excess eyelid skin, stubborn under-eye bags, and persistent eye puffiness is a precise undertaking that requires a light, conservative touch to achieve optimal results. In the hands of an expert such as Dr. Baraki, blepharoplasty can dramatically affect your overall appearance.
If you’re ready to find out what blepharoplasty can do for you, we can help. Book a consultation with Dr. Baraki. Call our office, or use the easy online tool to schedule to request an appointment.
A younger-looking you may be right around the corner