Many patients seek cosmetic surgery to address the signs of aging. Wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and baggy eyes are just a few of the problems that can develop. One of the first places to show prominent signs of aging is the eyes. Sagging skin can cause droopy eyelids, bulges, and extra folds that can, in extreme cases, interfere with a patient’s vision. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is an anti-aging facial rejuvenation procedure for patients who are bothered by their aging eyes. Because drooping lids are one of the first aging symptoms to develop, patients often choose eyelid surgery as an alternative to a more comprehensive anti-aging procedure, such as a facelift.
All seven of the surgeons of Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C., Dr. Franklyn Elliott, Dr. Joseph Williams, Dr. Allyson Maske, Dr. Fernando Burstein, Dr. James Namnoum, and Dr. Philip Beegle, perform eyelid surgery on both the upper and/or lower eyelids. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty corrects excess hanging skin that can cause a tired appearance and extra creases. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty removes fat deposits located under the eyes that contribute to bags and wrinkles. Depending on the patient’s needs, upper and lower blepharoplasty can be performed simultaneously or separately. Our surgeons perform blepharoplasty by making discrete incisions along creases to trim excess skin, remove fat, and tighten muscles around the eyes. Incisions are hidden within the creases to reduce the appearance of scarring.
Both men and women can undergo eyelid surgery to address similar aging concerns. Our surgeons employ different techniques to yield aesthetically pleasing results for each patient. It’s important in male blepharoplasty to retain a masculine appearance so there is not a noticeable upper eyelid crease. In addition to the eyes, some patients also choose other anti-aging procedures such as a browlift (forehead lift) or necklift to address sagging skin and excess fat in other areas of the face.
For more information on blepharoplasty or other facial rejuvenation procedures, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled surgeons. Be sure to also visit our website to learn about all of the procedures that are available at Atlanta Plastic Surgery.