Are Your Eyes Aging Your Entire Face?
- Posted on: Aug 15 2021
Most people say the eyes are the first thing they notice when meeting a new person. So, what are your eyes saying about you to that person?
Are they saying you’re older than you actually are? They could be.
The skin around the eyes shows the signs of aging before much of the rest of the face. This is because the skin in this area is among the thinnest on the entire human body. Sun damage and personal habits such as smoking take a toll. Plus, fat deposits, loosening skin, and other issues can leave a person with droopy, sagging, puffy, wrinkled skin around the eyes, and with it, a much older appearance.
Blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery, with Dr. Lipton can take a decade off the age of your face. Eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat, and tightens the underlying muscles as needed to return a younger, more rested look to the eyes.
Would I be a good candidate for blepharoplasty?
Unlike most cosmetic surgery procedure, eyelid surgery is popular with both women and men. After all, aging eyelids don’t play favorites with either sex. More and more men are having this surgery with Dr. Lipton. Often, they tell us they feel as if they need to rejuvenate their eyes to keep up with younger counterparts in the office.
Eyelid surgery can be performed on both eyelids or singly, depending on your personal condition. Because of this, surgery can run anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours.
Blepharoplasty is a delicate surgery that involves small incisions. In upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Lipton makes a small incision in the natural crease of the eyelid. This conceals any scarring. He then tightens the muscle tissue, repositions the fat, and removes excess skin. We take great care when removing fat, usually relocating it instead, as removing too much fat can leave the gaunt, hollow look you’ve noticed with failed eyelid surgeries performed elsewhere.
In the lower eyelid, the incision is usually made just below the lower eyelash. An alternative location can be making the incision inside the lower lid, removing any visible scarring. Excess skin is removed to lessen wrinkles, bags, and general puffiness in this area.
Another thing about rejuvenating your eyes with Dr. Lipton is that these procedures don’t require a lengthy recovery. When you return home after your surgery, your eyelids will be covered with light gauze. You will be given an eye lubricant and a cold compress. Bruising and swelling is minor, particularly if you are diligent with the compress. After about one week, your stitches are removed and most of your healing will be done. There will be some residual swelling at times, but you’ll already love the way your eyes look.
Do you want to rejuvenate your eyelids? Call Dr. Lipton at (972) 420-0023 to schedule a consultation for blepharoplasty.
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