Eyelid Surgery ( Blepharoplasty )
Are your eyes really the windows to your soul or do they tell a different story? Are people always asking you if you had enough sleep? Do you worry that your puffy eyes are giving people the wrong impression?
The eyelids are often the first facial features to show signs of aging, resulting in a sad, tired appearance in even the most energetic individuals. As people age, eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken and fat pockets begin to bulge. Since the eyes establish contact when people interact, the contours of the eyelid skin and fat pockets account for a large part of the expressiveness of the face. When drooping or bulging, your eyelids may project a haggard look despite good health and adequate rest and make your face appear sad, depressed and older.
Eyelid surgery is designed to remove the excess fat, along with drooping skin of the upper eyelids. It also can minimize bags under the eyes and tighten the lower eyelid skin. Overall, eyelid surgery is performed to correct problems that are the results of aging as well as inherited traits that cause patients to seek treatment as early as their 20s or 30s. The result is a more alert and rested appearance.
During surgery, incisions are made in the natural folds of the eyelid (in the crease of the upper eyelid and just beneath the lashes or behind the lower eyelid) so that they are virtually unnoticeable after the tissues have healed. The particular technique thatrecommends will depend on many factors, such as the amount of excess fat and skin in the eyelid areas, the position of the eyebrows and the condition of the muscle around the eyelids.
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Blepharoplasty can be done alone, or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift.
To find out more about our cosmetic procedures please contact us or take our online cosmetic self evaluation to find out what procedures might be best for you. To schedule your personal consultation with the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center in Aurora, Colorado call 303-367-9000.