Normal aging of the area around the eyes begins in the third decade of life. Excess skin and bags under the eyes often gives an individual a tired and sad look. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can address the extra skin in both the upper and lower eyelids, as well as the fat protrusion that causes the shadowing and circles under the eyes. In women, applying makeup typically becomes much easier after the excess skin is removed from the upper eyelids, and most women notice that they no longer get the double eyeliner lines on their upper lids. In men, it is a great method of rejuvenating that tired look in a very subtle way. Our Newport Beach plastic surgeon can help you attain your goals with natural-looking results.
Occasionally, when there is low positioning of the eyebrows, blepharoplasty alone will not correct the crowded appearance of the upper eyelid. In these cases an endoscopic browlift might be necessary to obtain the full cosmetic benefit in the peri-orbital area.
This is usually the first operation that is performed for facial rejuvenation in a person’s late thirties or early forties. Occasionally, some people have congenital bags under their eyes that are present even in their early twenties. In these cases, the bags can often be removed with no outside incisions and minimal downtime.
“Since my facelift and eyelift, people are noticing the color of my eyes. My own mother said my eyes are so much greener.”C.S., Facial Rejuvenation Patient, Orange County
There is usually minimal downtime after this surgery. There might be some swelling and bruising that usually resolves in one week, and these effects can typically be minimized with herbal medications provided to you before surgery as well as icing after the procedure.
If you have questions about eyelid surgery, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Semira Bayati, please contact us today.