The eyes are said to be the windows to our souls. What can you see when those windows are covered by loose, excess skin? What are your eyes saying when you appear constantly fatigued? Chances are, the message is that you are aged, tired, or depressed, which are not messages many of us desire to relay. There is a dramatic difference between feeling lively and mature and looking haggardly aged. Eyelid surgery can restore a bright facial appearance that will reflect how young you feel in your soul.
What Is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat from around the eyes. Tissue accumulation normally occurs in the natural fold of the upper eyelids, hangs from the upper eyelids over the eyelashes, or appears as puffy lower eyelids with crepe paper skin. Skin and fat are removed via incisions created around the eyes. Different techniques can be utilized to achieve the best results possible.
Upper eyelid surgery uses an incision in the natural crease of the eyelid. This helps camouflage the appearance of any possible scarring.
Traditional lower eyelid surgery utilizes an incision created just below the lash line.
A transconjunctival approach involves an incision inside the lower eyelid. This technique is best used to remove fat for patients who desire minimal visible scarring and who do not need skin tightening.
Alleviating an Aging Brow
It is common for people who suffer from excess eyelid tissue to also have brow issues. This is expressed as brow wrinkles, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Combining a brow lift with your eyelid surgery targets the aging effects of a sagging brow. Doing so often helps create a bright, softer upper facial appearance.
Full Facial Rejuvenation
If you feel that you have overall facial sagging that contributes to an aged appearance, you should consider adding a facelift to your eyelid surgery. A facelift targets the skin and muscle of the lower two-thirds of the face. When performed in conjunction with each other, facelift and eyelid surgery or brow lift surgery can provide you with a more firm and youthful overall facial appearance.
Fill ‘er Up
Wrinkles and volume loss can subtly age your face. Facial fillers smooth out wrinkles and fine lines that often occur on the chin and around the mouth and nose. Fillers may also be used to restore lost volume that commonly results from aging. For a fuller complexion, fillers can be added to the cheeks and under the eyes. Combining facial fillers with your eyelid surgery can achieve a smoother, refreshed appearance.
If you desire a more youthful facial appearance, schedule your consultation at the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center of Walnut Creek today. Contact our office at (925) 937-7100, or fill out our online contact form here for more information.