Rejuvenating the Eyes with Blepharoplasty
Do you find yourself asking, “Why do I look so tired all the time?”… well with age, we all start to notice subtle and sometimes even dramatic changes in the skin around our eyes. Over the years, we see our eyelids begin to stretch, and as a result, the muscles supporting them begin to weaken. This process can result in excess fat to wrinkle above and below the eyelids, causing saggy eyebrows, droopy upper lids, and bags under our eyes. In some cases, the sagging skin around the eyes can begin to obstruct your vision, especially the upper and outer parts of your field of vision. A common solution to these concerns is undergoing blepharoplasty, a procedure that is performed to shape the eyelids. This procedure can be performed on your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Based on a preoperative evaluation of factors such as your underlying facial muscle structure, bone structure, and the symmetry of your eyebrows, your surgeon will decide how much skin, muscle, and/or fat to remove. In this Smart Beauty Guide exclusive, ASAPS member and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ashkan Ghavami, shares how blepharoplasty can help achieve the rejuvenated and well-rested look we all desire. Dr. Ghavami explains that there are many different philosophies when it comes to blepharoplasty. Long ago, we once believed the fat and tissue that bulged out had to be removed. But now, surgeons look to preserve and relocate the tissue so that volume isn’t destroyed, which helps tighten and rejuvenate the eye area. He also shares, that for some patients sagging skins isn’t caused by aging, but due to the structure of their brows and orbits, which prompts the tissue to become redundant and droop earlier. If done correctly, the results from this procedure can be profound and long-lasting. There are also non-invasive treatment options, but not too many for upper eyelid. A filler can be used but it won’t compensate for redundant skin.