Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the eyelids and restore a more youthful facial look. The surgery may be performed either on the lower or upper eyelids, or both. The procedure can correct function problems along with achieving rejuvenation of the area surrounding the eyes.

Benefits of Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery

The following specific benefits can be achieved with cosmetic surgery of the eyelids:

  • Loose or drooping skin around the eyes that can create folds or obstruct the natural contour of the upper eyelid can be corrected.

  • Puffiness in the eyelids that can appear due to excess fat deposits can be reduced.

  • Bags under the eyes that can make a person appear old or tired can be removed.

  • The white below the iris, which can be revealed due to sagging lower eyelids, can be corrected by reducing the loose skin around the eyelids.

  • Fine lines and wrinkles of the lower eyelid that can make the face appear older can be minimized.

Outstanding Candidates

The following individuals may be suitable candidates for cosmetic surgery of the eyes:

  • The patient suffers from excess fat deposits, loose skin, weakened underlying muscles, wrinkles and lines, bags under the eyes or other concerns that may make the eyes appear older and tired looking.

  • The patient is in good general health and is not afflicted by any such medical condition that could impede healing or cause excessive bleeding during surgery.

  • The patient has a positive frame of mind, clear aesthetic goals, and realistic expectations.

  • The patient does not suffer from any serious eye ailment.

  • The patient is a non-smoker or willing to stop smoking several weeks prior to the procedure.

Patients should understand that eyelids are connected with other parts of the face. The sagging upper eyelid may even be caused due to the loose skin in the eyebrow or forehead, or sometimes it may occur due to the weakness of the upper eyelid muscle called the levator. An experienced eye surgeon will determine the right cause of the eyelid appearance and evaluate the eye anatomy in detail before recommending the most appropriate cosmetic procedure.

Results

The marvelous aspect about the eyelid cosmetic surgery is that the results are fairly long lasting. The results appear gradually over a period of several weeks, which makes the appearance more natural looking. The incision lines continue to be refined for up to a year when the best results can be seen. Natural aging process cannot be stopped, but certain corrections with eyelid surgery are permanent. Proper protection against direct sun exposure for a lifetime will help prolong the results.

As the patient recovers gradually from the surgery, the patient will be able to see better defined eyelids, and the surrounding area around the eyes will appear more youthful, alert, and rejuvenated. Optimal outcomes are achieved in any eye related cosmetic procedure when the surgery is performed by an oculoplastic surgeon who has the specialized training to produce safe and best results in such procedures.

For more information about cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical eye treatments and procedures performed by Oculoplastic Eye Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui for patients in and around Palm Springs,  La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, California and surrounding areas call 760.610.2677 or click here to contact us.

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