The first thing we generally notice when conversing with someone is their eyes. Indeed, eyes are windows to who we truly are; and therefore must be taken care of and kept intact of aging signs.
Eye aging ─expressed in droopy eyelids and excess fat accumulated under the eye area─ can alter eye expression and give a dynamic person sad and tired-looking eyes.
Patients who choose to undergo eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty suffer from the image of fatigue they display through their eyes.
What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty corrects eyelid defects like dark circles, excess skin, and droopy eyelids. Also known as eyelid surgery, upper and lower blepharoplasty can be associated with other facial procedures like temporal lifting to obtain optimal surgical results.
Whether the patient desires a more lifted and youthful look or is experiencing vision problems, blepharoplasty remediates the effects of droopy eyelids and makes the eyes appear younger and more alert.
What problems does blepharoplasty treat?
Eyes look more alert and well-defined at a younger age; however, with overexposure to the sun, aging, and repetitive facial movements, eyes may lose their cutaneous and muscular elasticity. The formation of wrinkles and eye folds may be hereditary; and will therefore appear at an early age. Yet, it is generally expected to gain age around the eye area after 40 years old.
Upper blepharoplasty treats excess skin and fat in the upper eye region, asymmetry of the eyes, improper positioning of the palpebral crease, or also an ex-blepharoplasty gone wrong with excess or insufficient removal of eyelid skin.
Lower blepharoplasty treats excess skin, muscle and fat in the lower eye region, poor blood circulation (giving a droopy and tired-looking aspect to the eyes), problems of lymphedema and under-eye bags, and hollow eyes.
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, corrects such imperfections as excess skin around the eyelid region, under-eye bags, and poor positioning of fatty tissues and muscles around the eye area.
Blepharoplasty could be performed on the upper eyes, lower eyes, or both. The procedure could be also performed on its own or in combination with other interventions like canthopexy (a specific procedure that gives the eyes an almond aspect through a mini-lift), lipofilling (fills up hollow eyes), or a cervico-facial lift (in an overall anti-aging treatment of the face).
The results of eyelid surgery are generally quite spectacular and satisfying; giving the eyes a youthful and rejuvenated look.