Benefits of Eyelid SurgeryPosted on Monday, April 27th, 2020 by Douglas M. Stevens, MD
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is one of the most rewarding procedures Dr. Douglas Stevens performs at Stevens Facial Plastic & Laser Center. By modifying the skin, tissue and muscles around the upper and/or lower eyelids, our talented facial plastic surgeon is able to reverse common signs of aging and address cosmetic concerns.
In this post, Dr. Stevens hopes to open your eyes to all of the benefits eyelid surgery has to offer.
Smoother, Firmer Upper Eyelids for a More Refreshed Appearance
The thin skin of your eyelids is very susceptible to wrinkling and sagging, which can make you look perpetually tired, angry or sad. By removing excess eyelid skin folds and tightening the remaining skin, Dr. Stevens can help you achieve a more youthful appearance and a rested, pleasant expression. Refreshing the appearance of your eyelids can improve the way other people “read” you or perceive your mood. It helps you look more approachable.
Reduced Appearance of Undereye Bags
Normal age-related changes around your eyes, such as loose skin, lax muscles and excess fat, can cause bags or bulges to appear underneath your lower eyelids. Lower eyelid surgery can smooth out these bags or bulges by removing displaced fat deposits and tightening the muscles and skin.
During lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Stevens also pays close attention to smoothing and plumping the junction between the lower eyelid and upper cheek area, so this transition looks very subtle.
If you are worried about noticeable scarring from eyelid surgery, rest assured that scarring is very discreet. Dr. Stevens places the incisions in the natural folds of the eyelids, so scarring blends in easily. When your eyes are open, virtually no one will be able to detect any scarring.
Possible Improvement in Vision
Very droopy or heavy upper eyelids may interfere with your vision if the excess skin spills over your upper lashline and obstructs your line of sight. If you have excess upper eyelid skin, you might even find that you constantly raise your eyebrows to get a better view of what’s in front of you (resulting in forehead wrinkles).
By tweaking the skin, tissue and muscles of the upper eyelids, Dr. Stevens can remove what encroaches on your ability to see clearly. Opening up your field of vision can also give your eyebrows a much-needed break!
Schedule an Eyelid Surgery Consultation
If you would like to learn more about eyelid surgery and whether it is right for you, please contact our Fort Myers practice to request a consultation with Dr. Stevens today.