Don’t look tired any more
Your eyes are one of the most important features of your face. As you age you eyes are amongst the first to show aging. They often begin to look tired and droopy, even when you aren’t feeling tired, and you no longer have that youthful appearance. The amount of excess skin and/or fat that you may have is in part due to the aging process and in part due to your genes. Aging skin loses its natural elasticity and may actually also increase with time. This, in addition to increasing fat protrusion around the eyes leads to puffiness, redundant skin and created a tired and aging look.
A blepharoplasty is an operation performed on upper and/or lower eyelids to remove excess skin and fat. It may be done alone or in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as a facelift or browlift. Every patient is different and a careful analysis of the face and the anatomy around the eyes needs to be done, as well as the position of the eyebrows, before any recommendation can be made about a blepharoplasty or other procedures.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty with Dr. Jugenburg can correct:
- Excess upper eyelid skin that results in a "hooded" look
- Excess fat that causes eyelids to look heavy and droopy
- Sagging, wrinkled skin around the eyes
- Bags and dark circles under the eyes
A Blepharoplasty involves making incisions that are hidden well in the crease region of the upper eyelid and below the lower lash line. These tend to heal beautifully as they are carefully placed to look like just another fine line in your skin.
Upper blepharoplasty typically involves removal of redundant or excessively stretched skin that can cause multiple wrinkles or hooding onto the lash line. Small amounts of fat may be carefully removed as well. If there is an underlying droopiness of the actual lid margin (ptosis), a muscle repair can be performed through this incision at the same time.
Lower blepharoplasty can be performed using a variety of techniques. Dr. Jugenburg will design the procedure to your specific problems. What often times appears as “fat” excess is usually a problem of excessive stretching of the eyelid support layers. Dr. Jugenburg prefers to re-suspend these layers and re-distribute the fat instead of removing it. It is widely known that fat in the face and around the eyes is slowly lost with aging. Thus, aggressive removal of this fat will actually promote an aged appearance instead of correcting it.