Insider’s Guide: The Truth About Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

You’ve heard the saying, “The eyes are the window to the soul.” It’s one of those universal truths that we all understand and have probably repeated. But do you know who said it first? Read on for the answer…

As we age – I prefer to say “gain knowledge” – our body begins to show the tell-tale, outward signs of aging. Collectively, these signs include those from stress levels, lack of sleep, overwork, sun damage, etc. You know all about them because they affect everyone on a daily basis. Inside our bodies, also take a toll on our organs, including the largest organ of the body: the skin.

The “Eyes” Have It

Our eyelids have very delicate skin. As a result, collagen loss, weakening eyelid muscles, and aging structural tissue can cause visible changes in the appearance of the eyes.

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Excess upper eyelid skin starts to cause heaviness, causing the eyes to appear not to open fully. Many patients with this issue state that they feel tired and find themselves lifting their brows to see more clearly. If it gets worse, sagging eyelids can definitely hinder their vision. Fortunately, there is a procedure that is most often performed by board certified plastic surgeons that can correct the excess skin, firm the muscles, and improve vision in a straight-forward procedure. The results, if done correctly, can last 25 years!

The lower eyelids also age, but in a different way. They also accumulate extra skin but most noticeable is the bulging that occurs. These “bags” under the eyes arise from structural tissue that weakens, allowing fat deposits to sag. Additionally, dark circles start to form under the eyes which exacerbate the appearance of the eyes. People look tired, angry, and noticeably older. There are several surgical procedures that can correct the tissue laxity, the extra fat, and the dark circles. Risks are minimal if the procedure is performed by a board certified plastic surgeon.

Eyelid Surgery Benefits

A blepharoplasty procedure can refresh you, rolling back the signs of aging in your eyes. Aging is natural and unavoidable, but no one says you can’t look more youthful and revitalized. If you’re struggling with skin sagging, puffiness or impaired vision due to excess skin, you may be a candidate for eyelid surgery. As with any plastic surgery procedure, you are more likely to obtain great results when you select the most qualified individual for the job, board certified plastic surgeons.

Ready to learn about eyelid surgery? Please give our office a call at (281) 980-8111 to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to answer your questions. You can also learn about other rejuvenating facial procedures.

The quote, “the eyes are the windows to the soul” is by William Shakespeare. It’s extraordinary how someone can easily tell if you are stressed, worried, confused, shocked, angry, sad, or full of joy just by looking at your eyes.

Houston Plastic Surgeon - Azul Jaffer, MD

Azul Jaffer MD
Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Medical Director of Plastic Surgery at Azul Plastic Surgery

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