Surgery for Facial Aging
Soft Tissue Refinements and Rejuvenation
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Eyelid/Midface Rejuvenation Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Forehead Rejuvenation (Brow Lift)
    Orthognathic Surgery
  • Jaw Straightening Procedures
  • Reshaping of the Nose
  • Reshaping of the Chin
  • Reshaping of the Ears
    Soft Tissue Refinements and Rejuvenation
    Eyelid/Midface Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

    The eyes have a tremendous impact on our appearance. Unfortunately, some of the earliest signs of aging are seen in the eyelids. The skin of the upper eyelids stretches out causing drooping and the lower eyelids are often characterized by puffiness and bagging. When these features occur, they cause you to look older and more tired than you feel. Cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can improve drooping of the upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes. This can make a big difference in the way you look and feel about yourself.

    Typically, a blepharoplasty procedure requires one to two hours. The incisions follow within the natural creases of your upper lids, and just below (or on the inside of) the lashes of your lower lids. Working through these incisions, the skin is separated from underlying fat tissue and muscle, allowing removal and redraping of excess fat, sagging eyelid & midface skin and muscle. The positive results of your eyelid surgery include a more alert, youthful and refreshed look. Most patients are up and around a day or two after surgery. The sutures are removed in less than a week and the bruising and swelling rapidly subside.

    Example (figure 3).


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