Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
It is often said that the eyes are the mirror to the soul. Certainly, it can be said that aging changes around the eyes are one of the characteristic signs of chronological changes seen in the face.
The eyes draw an enormous amount of attention from onlookers and are the key to non-verbal communication. A refreshed appearance of the upper and lower eyelids and the surrounding structures can powerfully communicate an overall sense of well-being, wellness, and happiness.
The eyes have multiple components affected by aging, including the eyebrow tissue, the upper lids, the lower lids, and the surrounding cheek fat. With aging, there is sagging of the brow, redundant skin of the upper and lower eyelids with bulging fat, and descent of the cheek tissues, lengthening the lower eyelid skin and creating a hollowed out appearance. Some of the textural changes of the lower eyelids can include increased skin pigmentation and broken red capillaries.
Upper and lower eyelid surgery is designed to reverse the aging changes. Skin and bulging fat can be tailored to create a clear, more open appearance of the eyelids. Judicious use of fat grafts can help refine the appearance and avoid a hollowed out look. The application of makeup can be especially enhanced with the removal of the redundant skin and fat.
Techniques that preserve the eyelid strength and function while enhancing the appearance are delicate and require excellent judgment and technical skills on the part of the surgeon to achieve an outstanding result. Correction of the aging changes of the eyelid should be considered one of the hallmarks of facial rejuvenation and contribute more than virtually any other procedure to create a refreshed appearance.
For more information about eyelid surgery, please call our office today. A consultation will provide the opportunity to discuss your unique situation and consider the wide variety of options available to you.
The procedure involves the surgical removal of excess fat and skin, with specialized techniques for both the upper and lower eyelids. Dr. Namnoum’s years of experience in cosmetic facial procedures, allows him to make minimal incisions while achieving natural looking results.