Posted July 11, 2019 in Eyelid Surgery
If you are bothered by eyelid drooping, hooding, puffiness, or wrinkling around your eyes, then blepharoplasty may be right for you. Also referred to as eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty addresses specific concerns surrounding the eyes, such as bagginess and loose skin.
Various techniques, including upper or lower blepharoplasty, the transconjunctival approach, or laser resurfacing can be used to achieve alert, youthful eyes. In some cases, multiple methods can be utilized to achieve the desired results.
Why Should I Get Eyelid Surgery?
Because of the delicate nature of the skin surrounding your eyes, visible signs of aging typically begin in this area first. The deterioration of skin integrity causes not only obvious facial aging but can also portray other unintended emotions such as exhaustion, sadness, or discontentment, even when you’re feeling rested and happy.
Eyelid surgery can address these concerns and refresh your eyes for a brighter, more expressive appearance.
How Does Each Technique Compare?
During your consultation, Dr. Messa discusses your medical history, cosmetic goals, and any concerns you may have. After evaluating your eyes and facial skin, he can provide feedback to help you achieve your desired outcome.
Incisions for upper eyelid surgery are created along the natural creases on the top of the eyelids. Through these incisions, excess skin and fat is removed, repositioned, then redraped and retightened. Scarring is minimal and usually concealed by the natural contours of the eyes.
Incisions for lower eyelid surgery are made beneath the lower eyelashes to remove excess skin and fatty tissue, and then the skin is tightened.
Patients often choose to have blepharoplasty performed on both their upper and lower eyelids simultaneously. The upper and lower eyelid surgery techniques are implemented to rejuvenate the entire eye area.
This approach addresses eye concerns using lasers to reduce scarring and healing time.
Incisions are made within the eyelid to prevent visible scarring. This approach is ideal for patients without sagging eyelid skin, as the fat can be removed through this internal incision using a technique called “pinch.” Through the pinch method, swelling and discomfort are reduced, and healing is quicker.
In cases of low-hanging eyelids, blepharoplasty can also improve your range of vision by removing excess skin that can obstruct your eyes. In these cases, your insurance may also cover some of the procedure, so be sure to contact your provider for further details on your coverage.
View Dr. Messa’s before and after photo gallery to see other patients he has helped achieve their goals. Every procedure is customized to meet the patient’s needs.