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The eyes when bright and open add a youthful, energetic look to the overall appearance. Whenever Dr. Stevens hears people say that they look tired all the time, he thinks of the area around the eyes. To address these issues we must remember what is considered youthful and pretty in this area – the eyebrows up high and arching, the upper lids without excess skin and the lower lids without bulging or wrinkles. All of this must be addressed without any distortion of the eyelids and without overdoing the brows resulting in a startled or surprised look.
Upper Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
Once the eyebrows are in good position we can direct our attention to the upper eyelids. By removing excess skin and occasionally a little bit of fat the youthful crease of the upper lid can be restored. Removing hanging, drooping skin opens up the eyes creating a rested, energetic look. This is accomplished easily with the procedure performed in the office under local anesthesia. The sutures rest in the natural crease and are gradually absorbed by the body.
Lower Eyelidplasty (blepharoplasty)
The lower lids often have lax skin and occasionally protruding fat. These can be addressed yielding a tighter more youthful appearance. It is paramount to accomplish this without any distortion to the lower lid itself. Dr. Stevens performs all the different forms of lower lid surgery and will tailor his recommendations according to your needs and anatomy. For the lower eyelids, he closes with a suture that absorbs over one week. It is just below the lash line and is flesh colored. Most people can return to work or play in 3-7 days following lower lid blepharoplasty.
Please feel free to call or email the office to set up a consultation. The doctor looks forward to seeing you.