Our eyes are one of the earliest places to show signs of aging. There are many reasons for this – less-elastic skin, sagging fat/muscle tissue, and pigment deposits are just a few – but all can cause us to feel a bit self-conscious as we get older.
For many, cosmetic surgery can have a dramatically positive impact on life. Boost your confidence and restore your youthful beauty with one of these very popular cosmetic eye surgeries:
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
As we age, our skin gradually loses elasticity – meaning that it no longer clings as tightly to the body. Combined with the constant pull of gravity over the course of life, many people begin to experience droopy skin and baggy eyelids. In more severe cases, this can even impair vision.
A blepharoplasty is essentially an eyelid lift. In this outpatient procedure, surgeons remove (or simply shift around) tiny amounts of skin, fat, and/or muscle from the eyelid area. And by making the necessary incisions along the eyelids’ natural folds, scarring can be kept virtually non-existent.
Nearly anyone experiencing saggy eyelids – whether from natural aging, injury, or congenital defect – is a candidate for blepharoplasty. Patients can expect a rejuvenated, youthful appearance for many years to come.
The forehead, too, is a place that conveys a lot of information about our health and emotions. Sagging brows, loose skin, and heavy wrinkling are common concerns of patients, and all of these can have a negative impact on self-confidence. It’s for this reason that many consider having an eyebrow lift.
In this procedure, surgeons will tighten (and reshape, if necessary) the skin on the forehead, by gently cutting away the excess. Small amounts of fat and other tissue may be removed as well. The whole operation can typically be done with IV Sedation or Local anesthesia, and patients may return home immediately afterwards. The end result is fewer wrinkles and an overall more youthful appearance. In extreme cases, an eyebrow lift can even restore upper gaze vision in patients whose sagging brows have begun to impair eyesight.
If you’re ready to discuss an appointment, or simply want further information on either of these procedures, contact Riverside Oral & Facial Surgery today.