Akron Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center

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Blepharoplasty - Eyelid rejuvination

Problem areas:

  • Puffy eyelids
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Excess skin around the eyes

Procedure benefits:

  • Rested appearance
  • Refreshed look

The eyes are one of the most inviting and memorable components of the face and, unfortunately, they are also one of the first parts of our face to show signs of aging. Excess skin, caused by a natural decrease in skin laxity, can cause a droopy upper eyelid or a wrinkled, crêpey appearance to the lower eye area. Women experiencing this often say they have difficulties putting on mascara and other eye makeup.

Excess eyelid skin and bulging bags can be remedied through a surgical procedure called blepharoplasty. Patients often express concern about looking tired, and are frustrated because they look much older than they actually are. The goal of a blepharoplasty is to look rejuvenated and rested without anyone knowing what you had done.

Some people are born with heavy lids or get puffiness under their eyes much sooner than others their age. This is typically a genetic predisposition and can be helped through this commonly performed surgery.

There are some limitations to blepharoplasty: fine wrinkles around the eyes will not gain an appreciable benefit from blepharoplasty
alone. However, laser resurfacing and Botox® injections are options that can reduce wrinkles in this area. Excess upper eyelid skin may be partially due to descended eyebrows, and if this is the case, an eyebrow lift can be performed to maximize your result.

The procedure is permanent and it is rare for someone to need a secondary blepharoplasty. Following the procedure you can expect
to be asked “Have you been on vacation?” or “You look so good! What have you been doing?”