Deciding Between Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery
The eyes are particularly susceptible to showing signs of aging. The muscles weaken. Skin loses some of its former tautness. Genetics and lifestyle choices can make an impact, too. The result can be eyes that make you look perpetually tired. The eyelids can appear puffy, the surrounding skin wrinkled.
Eyelid surgery with Dr. Admire is the solution. Eyelid surgery, clinically known as blepharoplasty, can remove excess skin, reposition fat, and tighten weak muscles for a brighter, refreshed, more youthful appearance for your eyes. Plus, this surgery works to rejuvenate your entire face because the eyes are the focal point.
The question is — should you have Dr. Admire perform surgery on both eyelids? Or do you maybe need only upper or lower eyelid surgery?
When is upper eyelid surgery appropriate?
Upper eyelid surgery is the best option if your main concern is loose, excess skin in the upper eyelids. Dr. Admire makes an incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid, making it as inconspicuous as possible. He trims excess sagging skin and tightens elevator muscles as needed. The incision in the eyelid crease becomes virtually invisible in a very short period of time.
How about lower eyelid surgery?
Lower eyelid surgery is ideal if puffiness in the lower lids is your main concern. In the past, fat was removed in the area via an incision just below the lash line. But surgeons noticed that removing fat and/or muscle tended to leave the patient with a hollow appearance. Today, Dr. Admire repositions fat and tightens muscles if needed for a more naturally refreshed look.
Many of our patients can’t really separate the aging in their eyes as distinctly upper or lower eyelid only. For these patients, Dr. Admire performs the above-described procedures on both eyelids during the same surgical session.
If you’re tired of being asked if you’re tired, eyelid surgery with Dr. Admire could be a great procedure to take years off your eyes and your facial age. Call us at (480) 946-3155 to schedule a consultation.