Your Windows to Your Soul — Your Eyes
- Posted on: Oct 30 2018
The eyes have it. While this is a take on the usual “ayes have it” from parliamentary procedure, it is really true — the eyes do have it. The eyes are the focal point of the human face, and they’ve been called the windows to our soul.
Unfortunately, the skin around the eyes is some of the first on the face to show the signs of aging. This is because the skin in this area is among the thinnest on our body. Because of this, sun and environmental damage shows itself all too easily. 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.
But blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery, with Dr. Lipton can take years, if not a decade or more, off the appearance of your eyes. Eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat, and tightens the underlying muscles as needed to return a younger, more rested look to the eyes.
Blepharoplasty is continually one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries because its results are dramatic, yet at the same time subtle. Unlike more dramatic procedures such as breast augmentation or a facelift, after you’ve had eyelid surgery most people won’t know you’ve had surgery, only that your appearance somehow seems younger and refreshed.
Is eyelid surgery right for me?
Drooping eyelids, wrinkles, and puffy bags under your eyes show no favoritism by sex — they make everyone look much older. Eyelid surgery is for women and men. After all, who wouldn’t want to look ten years younger?
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. In eyelid surgery, Dr. Lipton usually repositions fat rather than removing it, to avoid the possibility of the patient acquiring a hollowed-out look.
In the lower eyelid, the incision is usually made just below the lower eyelash. An alternative location can make the incision inside the lower lid, removing any visible scarring. Excess skin is removed to lessen wrinkles, bags, and general puffiness in this area.
Eyelid surgery with Dr. Lipton does not make for a difficult recovery. After the procedure, 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 a week, your stitches are removed and your eyelids generally will look normal, only younger! You’ll have some residual swelling, but it isn’t extreme.
Eyelid surgery is one of Dr. Lipton’s most effective methods for truly turning back the clock on your facial aging. Call our Lewisville offices, (972) 420-0023, and schedule a consultation for blepharoplasty with Dr. Lipton.
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