The delicate skin around your eyes ages faster than the rest of your face. While these changes occur gradually, it often seems as though they appear overnight. One morning, you look in the mirror and suddenly see wrinkles around your eyes, drooping upper eyelids, and undereye puffiness.
If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, it’s time to learn about blepharoplasty, also called eyelid surgery, and how this procedure can beautifully reverse signs of aging and restore a vibrant, youthful appearance.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Rafael C. Cabrera, MD, FACS, at Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton, is an expert in eyelid surgery, turning back the effects of time by meticulously restoring the tissues above and below your eyes.
Let’s explore the top five reasons women and men choose to have eyelid surgery.
1. Restore a youthful appearance
As you get older, the skin around your eyes loses strength and elasticity and the cushion of fat under your skin thins out. These changes lead to sagging eyelids, wrinkles, and unattractive fat deposits.
Surgery makes you look years younger by removing excess skin, eliminating or repositioning fat, and tightening or repairing underlying muscles. After eyelid surgery, your distinctive eyes once again become the focal point of your face because they’re not overshadowed by wrinkles or heavy eyelids.
2. Make a better first impression
Drooping upper eyelids caused by loose, heavy, excess skin make you look constantly tired. They also create the unfortunate impression that you’re not interested in what’s happening around you. Upper eyelid surgery helps you appear as awake and vibrant as you feel.
3. Improve your vision
There’s also a medical reason to consider blepharoplasty. Sagging upper eyelids can interfere with your vision. In severe cases, your upper eyelid may drop down over your pupil.
This condition, called ptosis, can occur in one or both eyes. Ptosis may be caused by age-related changes, weak eyelid muscles, or, in rare cases, damaged nerves.
4. Eliminate under-eye bags
Even if you don’t have problems with your upper eyelids, you may have under-eye bags and puffiness that make you look years older or as though you haven’t slept in ages. This problem occurs when muscles weaken and fat moves into your lower eyelids.
We refresh your appearance, eliminating this problem by removing or repositioning under-eye fat and tightening skin.
5. Enjoy makeup again
Have you noticed that after taking the time to carefully apply eye makeup, you can’t even see the impact because your makeup gets lost in the extra skin weighing down your eyelids? Or maybe it’s harder to put on makeup because of eyelid drooping.
Blepharoplasty smooths your skin and restores firmness, allowing you to once again enjoy highlighting your eyes with makeup.
Schedule a consultation
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your eyes and you’re thinking about eyelid surgery, the next step is scheduling a consultation. After learning about the changes you want to make, we examine the skin and tissues around your eyes and let you know how blepharoplasty can help you achieve your goals.
Call Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton or click to make your request online today to set up an appointment to learn how eyelid surgery can rejuvenate your appearance.