One of the hallmarks of youth is a wide-eyed look and this tends to disappear as you age because the skin around the eyes starts to droop or sag. If you have droopy eyelids and are noticing the skin around the eyes is becoming wrinkled or saggy, you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). This procedure is a permanent alternative to Botox and facial fillers, and can also be effective for eliminating puffiness around the eyes. If you are bothered by the effects of aging around your eyes, schedule a consultation with one of the surgeons at UCI Plastic Surgery today.
What Eyelid Surgery Can Do for You
If you have already taken steps to mask some of the signs of aging around the eyes with Botox or fillers, but aren’t completely satisfied with the results, surgery may be the only way to restore this delicate area. The eyelids tend to droop or sag when collagen and elastin in the skin disappears. For some people, sagging skin around the eyes can cause vision problems, but for many, the issue is purely cosmetic. If you have excess fat deposits below the eyes, you may have permanent under eye bags that are difficult to hide. This problem can also be addressed with eyelid surgery.
Undergoing a Costa Mesa Blepharoplasty procedure can offer the following benefits:
- Improves vision
- Tightens the skin around the eyes
- Lifts up the eye area to create a wide-eyed appearance
- Eliminates bags and puffiness around the eyes
- Reshapes eyes that may be drooping
- Reduces or eliminates discoloration beneath the eyes
- Removes excess tissue around the eyes
Eyelid surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia because we are working on such a delicate area. Your surgeon will only need to make very small incisions in the natural folds of the eyes so these will be very easy to conceal. The recovery period can be up to ten days and swelling or bruising in the area will resolve within a few weeks. The final result is a fresh-faced and rejuvenated appearance.
If you are ready to undergo a procedure that will help you maintain a fresh-faced look for years to come, schedule your Costa Mesa Blepharoplasty consultation at UCI Plastic Surgery today.