What is blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that is targeted to reduce excess skin of the eyelid to generate a more youthful, fesh appearance. As we age, the delicate skin of the eyelid may droop or become redundant, leading to visual problems or in general a tired or angry appearance. Blepharoplasty procedure assists in reversing the aging process by removing this excess skin, for a natural and younger appearance. The scar for the blepharoplasty is generally concealed int he crease of the eyelid.
In addition, people usually experience loss of fat under the eye, resulting in dark circles and exagerating the tired appearance. Local dermal filler, such as Belotero, can assist in decreasing dark circles and create a better rested, more youthful and healthier appearnce. Blepharoplasty may also be combined with Botox around the corner of the eye, to reduce the appearance of "crowsfeet", or fine lines that develop as we age due to the frequent use of eye and facial muscles.
Some of the reasons for a Blepharoplasty include:
• Excess skin of the upper eyelid, creating visual disturbance
• Redundant eyelid skin, resulting in a tired and aged appearance
• Treat asymmetry, or reconstruction
Evaluation for Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
The first step is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Som. During your initial visit, Dr. Som will thoroughly discuss your specific cosmetic goals for eyelid surgery and overall goals of facial rejuvenation. In some cases, your eyelid surgery may need to be combined with additional procedures, such as Botox for fine lines, Belotero dermal filler for dark circles and loss of undereye fat, brow lift or face lift for an enhanced fresh and youthful presentation. As a general rule, quality skin care can help slow facial aging and skin damage that occurs with time. Dr. Som will discuss the various options during your evaluation, as well as spend time discussing the procedure in detail including potential risks and complications, and create a personalized plan to best achieve your cosmetic goals.
To learn more about blepharoplasty, what procedure may be right for you, please contact Dr. Som.