Facial aging affects the entire face, but nowhere is it more noticeable than in the area around the eyes. The eyes are truly the window to our souls and tell everyone how we are feeling. Aging of the soft tissue in this area, not only makes us look older, but can change how we are perceived. Excess eyelid skin can make us look tired and less energetic, when associated with brow descent it can even make us look angry. For these reasons, blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic surgery procedures.
When aging occurs, patients develop excess eyelid skin with prominent fat pads. This is typically one of the earliest signs of facial aging and with time it becomes progressively more noticeable.
This problem is most appropriately treated with blepharoplasty surgery. The procedure removes excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids. In addition, it also removes or repositions bulging fat pockets.
The procedure has high satisfaction rates with a low potential for complications. If you’re considering blepharoplasty surgery, consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon would be appropriate.