Your eyes are one of the first features that people notice about you. That is why people want them to have tone, shape, and not to be sagging. When they are puffy or have excess skin, it can make you appear more tired or older than you really are. The entire staff at Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are proud to assist patients in Virginia.
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that will improve the appearance of your eyelids. This surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both. The upper eyelid procedure generally addresses excess skin and muscle and fat pads of the upper eyelid anatomy. They can result in a much brighter, open and lively appearance. There is always a relationship between the upper eyelid and the brow. Balancing these features is essential to achieving the best possible outcomes. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty carries a different focus. Excess skin, crepe-looking or baggy is only one aspect and bulging baggy fat pockets or hollows or dark circles are other aspects. The smooth, rounded contour of the youthful cheek curves to meet the orbital anatomy and demands attention in order to achieve the best aesthetic result through blepharoplasty.
There are many benefits to eyelid surgery. Some of these advantages include correcting loose or sagging skin, excess fatty deposits, bags under the eyes, drooping lower eyelids, excess skin, and fine wrinkles. We are proud to specialize in blepharoplasty.
There are different blepharoplasty procedures that we offer. How your eyes currently look, and the results that you are looking for will help us determine which procedure is right for you. Upper blepharoplasty is performed when excess skin and fat are removed through an incision that is hidden in the natural eyelid crease. If your lid is droopy, the muscle that raises your upper lid is tightened. Lower blepharoplasty is when we remove fat in the lower eyelid and reposition it through an incision hidden on the inner surface of the eyelid. These procedures are also able to be performed together. Upper and Lower blepharoplasty can be combined with other procedures such as eyebrow or forehead lift, mid face lift, facelift, neck lift, or laser skin resurfacing.
We want you to be proud of your appearance, and we can help you get the results that you want. During your consultation, we will ensure that you are a good candidate for surgery. We will also go over your goals to see how we can help make them a reality. You are always welcome to ask questions, and we encourage it. We never want you to feel uncomfortable or anxious when you are in our office. Our entire staff is extremely friendly and will always go above and beyond for you.
If you have any questions about eyelid surgery or would like to schedule a consultation, contact us today at (804) 484-3700.