Facial plastic surgery procedures require a detail-oriented surgeon who has specialized skills. This is especially true when it comes to creating personalized treatment plans for eyelid surgery. At my Boston area facial plastic surgery practice, I maintain a balance of creating a rejuvenated, brighter appearance without making it obvious that a patient underwent cosmetic surgery. We all know that the eyes are the “windows to the soul,” and it thus behooves us to keep our eyes looking fresh and youthful. Also, since studies have shown that onlookers in a conversation concentrate their gaze on a person’s eyes more than any other place on the face, it makes sense to concentrate our rejuvenation efforts first and foremost on our eyes. The main objective of eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) is to create a natural look that is not overly tight or wide eyed, while restoring function when needed. Some examples include:
- Creating a natural-looking eyelid crease by removing excess skin and fat
- Helping you look less tired by eliminating bags
- Restoring your vision by eliminating obstructions created by sagging eyelid skin
Depending on the extent of aging effects, you may benefit from upper or lower eyelid surgery – or both. Upper and lower blepharoplasties each take about an hour to perform.
As with any cosmetic procedure, eyelid surgery requires a high level of skill and an artistic eye to create the proper balance and, ultimately, to avoid the “worked on” look. A skilled facial plastic surgeon will achieve this balance with a degree of subtlety to create a more proportional facial appearance.