Eyelid Surgery at ARC Plastic Surgery
Blepharoplasty, otherwise known as eyelid surgery, is a surgical cosmetic procedure that works to improve the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids and rejuvenate the area surrounding the eyes.
Blepharoplasty fixes loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision; excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids; bags under the eyes; droopiness of the lower eyelids, with white showing below the iris; and excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
Incisional lines for eyelid surgery are designed for scars to be well-concealed with the natural structure of the eyelid region. Droopy conditions of the upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid allowing repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and tissue, and/or removal of excess skin.
Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line. Through this incision, excess skin in the lower eyelids is removed. An incision inside the lower eyelid is an alternate technique to correct lower eyelid conditions and redistribute or remove excess fat.
Blepharoplasty of the upper eyelids is simply called upper blepharoplasty. While a variety of problems can be improved with upper eyelid surgery, the most frequent correction is the removal of excess skin. Upper blepharoplasty removes the redundant skin that accumulates on the upper eyelid, and allows for a more awake appearance. Too much upper eyelid skin gives off a tired and inattentive impression.
Blepharoplasty of the lower eyelids is called lower blepharoplasty. Unlike upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty is concerned less with excess skin and more with excess fat of the lower eyelids. Bags beneath the eyes are a problem of excess skin. Often, the fat in the lower eyelid pushes forward beneath the skin and gives rise to excess lower eyelid fullness. Removing or repositioning this fat can smooth out the lid, and improve overall appearance.
The eyelids are one of the first facial features to show signs of aging. Eyelid surgery corrects a number of conditions, including excess skin on the lids, under-eye bags or loss of elasticity that causes the skin to look thin and wrinkled or discolored. Since this is such a delicate area, the procedure should be performed by surgeons who have enough experience in this field. Dr. White, a plastic surgeon Fort Lauderdale at ARC Plastic Surgery, has much experience in all areas of plastic surgery.
After a physical examination and a discussion of eyelid surgery goals, Dr. White will start to develop a treatment plan that targets all of the concerns. He will explain his approach to surgery and the likely outcomes, and answer any questions. He may also discuss other available treatments to improve the face, such as rhinoplasty South Florida, a brow lift or facelift surgery.