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Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Posted on February 25, 2014 by: Dr. Rocheford

Repeated facial expressions, sun damage, and the natural aging process can all lead to fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, making individuals appear tired or older. Fortunately, your plastic surgeon can help improve the appearance of your eyes with an eyelid surgery. Consider this overview on eyelid surgery and its associated benefits to learn more:

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to improve the appearance of the lower eyelids, upper eyelids, or both to provide a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

Ideal Candidates

Individuals who are in good physical health and who are free from any preexisting eye conditions are typically good candidates for an eyelid surgery. However, it is crucial that patients have sufficient tissue elasticity surrounding their eyes.

Benefits

Eyelid surgery can provide a number of benefits in addition to providing a more refreshed, youthful appearance. Some of the biggest benefits of eyelid surgery include:

  • Reducing puffiness in the upper eyelids by removing excess fat deposits.
  • Removing sagging skin that disturbs the natural contour of the upper lid and impairs vision.
  • Correcting under-eye bags.
  • Reducing the appearance of under-eye wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Correcting drooping of lower eyelids that exposes the white portion of the eye beneath the iris.

Another benefit of eyelid surgery is that it can be performed alone or in conjunction with a brow-lift or facelift for more improved results. For example, an eyelid lift done in conjunction with a brow-lift can eliminate vertical wrinkles between the eyes, reduce forehead furrows, and help raise the eyes and brows to a higher, more alert position.

Are fine lines and under-eye bags making you feel self-conscious? Let Dr. Heather Rocheford with Rocheford Plastic Surgery educate you on the benefits of eyelid surgery and determine which procedure method is best tailored to your specific needs. We also provide tummy tucks and breast augmentation procedures. Contact our office at 651-968-1294 or visit us online for a full listing of services.

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