As plastic surgeons, we help patients deal with many different signs of facial aging, ranging from the tiny crow’s feet that appear at the corners of the eyes to sagging skin at the chin and jowls. However, most would agree that the first signs that people notice are those in the upper third of the face, between the cheek bones and hair line. After working with hundreds of men and women over the years, I have found that there are a variety of facial plastic surgery procedures that can address different areas of concern. Still, the road to a more youthful appearance often begins with procedures that are designed specifically to address the upper or lower eyelids, a procedure called blepharoplasty.
The skin of the eyelids is extremely thin and delicate, and so the eyelids are usually among the first areas to succumb to environmental damage and the gradual loss of skin elasticity that eventually affects us all. As we age, this delicate skin will start to sag and droop, and fat deposits will accumulate to form puffy under-eye bags. A blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, works by removing folds of excess skin from the upper eyelids, or fat deposits from the lower ones, to reveal more of the eye and make the entire face appear younger and more refreshed. Obviously, since the eyes are usually the focus or our attention in social situations, even extremely small changes in this area can have a significant impact on your overall appearance. Unfortunately, the structure of the eyelid is very complex, so achieving natural looking eyelid surgery results requires sophisticated understanding on the part of the surgeon, as I explain in this eyelid surgery video interview for the Plastic Surgery Channel.
Plastic surgery can achieve some truly amazing results, but as I emphasize in the video, real success depends on strong communication between doctor and patient. It is a two way relationship, and reaching an understanding about what the patient wants and what the doctor can deliver is essential. If the communication is good then the results are likely to be very good as well. If you are interested in in learning more about cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for the face, breast, or body, contact me, Dr. James Namnoum, to schedule a consultation today. Also, don’t forget to connect with me on social media to get all the latest plastic surgery news and updates.