As the most expressive part of the face, the eyes play a major role in our ability to communicate emotions to others. As such, when skin and other tissue surrounding the eyelids begin to droop, sag, or lose volume, patients can grow unhappy with the “tired” or “gloomy” effect that can take over their face. Such changes are usually due to factors like muscles in the area weakening, excess fat starting to accumulate, and collagen in the skin depleting – all of which are common but often unwanted results of the aging process.
Although typically just a cosmetic concern, those who are frustrated with lines, wrinkles, and sagginess around their eyes can often benefit from eyelid surgery, which is known in the cosmetic surgery world as “blepharoplasty.” Our award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon, Amir Nasir, MD, has over three decades of experience restoring an alert, energized look to patients’ faces with eyelid surgery while maintaining the most natural of results.
A versatile and typically very effective procedure, blepharoplasty can be conducted using several different surgical techniques, depending on the unique needs of the patient. For individuals concerned about the aforementioned “sleepy” or “sad” appearance of their eyelids, Dr. Nasir usually suggests either upper or lower blepharoplasty, or a combination of the two procedures. Upper eyelid surgery involves the removal, repositioning, and tightening of excess skin in the area above the eye, whereas lower eyelid surgery targets puffiness, bags, or excess skin located below the lash line. Depending on the extent and precise location of these cosmetic concerns, Dr. Nasir may combine elements of both methods, and may even incorporate other techniques into the surgery,
Interested in learning more about how blepharoplasty can help you achieve a more refreshed appearance? Feel free to contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nasir.