Are Your Eyes Telling Lies About You?
They call the eyes the windows to the soul. This is because we see one’s personality shone through their eyes. We see emotions displayed here, and we learn at a very young age how to read a person’s facial expressions largely by looking at their eyes. Even with the challenges of aging, most people expect their eyes to always tell the truth about who they are and what they’re feeling. The changes in the skin around the eyes, though, tell us another story. Aging does not occur in ways we always anticipate, nor in ways that we find acceptable. When it comes to the eyes, aging tissue can make us seem like something we are not. This is when it’s time to consider blepharoplasty.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that is done to correct sagging, thinning skin, and protruding fat. Yes, there are small amounts of fat on the upper and lower eyelids. This is necessary to prevent the eyes from looking sunken. However, when the tissue that secures fat in place around the eyes is weakened by age, the eyes can start to look heavy, puffy, and less open than they used to. This can lead to a person looking tired when they actually feel youthful and energetic. It can cause the face to look angry or unfriendly when, in truth, a person is very outgoing. The corrections made during blepharoplasty surgery do more than make the face look younger; they give the face back its unique personality.
The advances made in surgical techniques now allow trained surgeons to perform blepharoplasty using a local anesthetic and mild sedative. This outpatient procedure has been performed without general anesthesia many times, and patients find it perfectly comfortable.
During eyelid rejuvenation surgery on the upper eyelids, a tiny incision is made in the natural crease, where its resulting scar will be hidden. Excess tissue that contributes to the heaviness and sagging of the upper eyelids is tightened and trimmed. The natural crease is restored through this technique, and the eyes appear more open. Lower blepharoplasty incisions are hidden just inside the eyelid. Here, the fat pads under the eyes may be trimmed or repositioned to create smoothness. The loose skin is tightened and trimmed, eliminating puffiness and the crease that may have formed between the upper cheek and the lower eyelid. The results of these procedures can last 10 years or more. Even with future aging, most people never undergo a second blepharoplasty.
Are you in the Pasadena, Texas area and are interested in blepharoplasty for younger-looking eyes? Call 713.473.5715 to schedule a consultation with us.