What exactly is an eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty? Eyelid surgery refers to blepharoplasty which is surgery in the eye area to remove overhanging and excess skin and fat deposits below and above the eye. This can include a loss of volume beneath thee eye in the tear trough region. Eyelid surgery may not always completely solve the volume issue and eye filler may also be used in some cases. Blepharoplasty is the 2nd most common cosmetic plastic surgery procedure done in the US each year.
What is the main reason of having eyelid surgery?
In order to give the eyes a more refreshed look, the hanging skin above the eye can be removed to address the tired look and to improve vision for an upper eyelid surgery procedure. For a lower blepharoplasty, the fat pads on the lower eyelids is taken out as well as any loose skin. This will improve any sort of the puffiness and building lower eyelid that is common with the aging process.
Is eyelid surgery a very successful surgery?
Once the expectations are established, blepharoplasty is a very successful procedure. The expectations are determined in the consultation through dialogue with Dr. Sheffield once he has been able to examine your facial features and medical history. All eyelid surgery procedures will address sagging skin and fat deposits to improve and restore eyelid rejuvenation.
Does eyelid surgery get rid of crow feet, drooping brows and under eye circles?
No, a brow lift can address a sagging brow line. Botox has also been proven to be highly effective with crow’s feet and skin tightening. Additionally, for under eye circles in the rear trough region, fillers have been used to restore volume loss.
Do my fatty eyebags get removed?
Yes, fat deposits in the lower eyelids will be removed, this is often what is referred to when eyebags are discussed and building eyelids. This is performed during a lower blepharoplasty. Upper blepharoplasty can be performed at the same time in order to remove excess hanging skin above the eye.
How do I get my under eye circles improved?
Lower blepharoplasty can address the under eye circles and darkness as well as volume loss, but it may not solely rectify the aesthetic look. Fillers can be used for volume loss and bleaching creams of even some chemical peels can be used to address coloring.
How do I know if I need eyelid surgery or if a need to get a brow lift? When there are complaints about the aesthetics of the upper eyelids, the first solution is to determine if its over hanging excess skin or if it is more due to a dropping eyebrow from time and the aging process. If the brow is in good condition, then an upper eyelid surgery is performed to remove the excess hanging skin. If the brow is low, then a brow lift surgery can be performed to raise the forehead skin and reposition the brow. If there is still excess skin over the eye and an eyelid surgery can also be performed. The goal is to create a natural look through moderate adjustment. A slight repositioning and trimming of skin and fat can work in tandem.
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Why get eyelid surgery before getting a facelift? Generally speaking, the eyes may show the signs of aging sooner. People will often show the tired look once gravity and aging have cause the eyes to get baggy and have drooping skin along with puffiness. This occurs much before the skin along the face becomes saggy and jowls form. The eyelid surgery may happen many years before the need for a facelift.
Who is the eyelid surgery best suited for?
Whomever may have droopy skin above the eyes and or fat building eye bags on the lower eyelids that seek an improvement in the facial appearance by eyelid rejuvenation is a candidate. It is also important to be in good health. Dr. Sheffield will go over candidacy during the consultation. Dr. Sheffield performs blepharoplasty in the office using local anesthesia. It is a fairly quick procedure lasting 1-2 hours depending on what is involved. There is less risk and a shorter recovery time period using this technique.