What is blepharoplasty?
The eyelids are one of the first facial features to give away your age. As they age, some people accumulate crepey skin in the upper lid, making it difficult to apply makeup or to actually have a full field of vision. Some just inherit this condition from their parents and present for correction at a relatively young age. Blepharoplasty helps correct loose, excess skin of the upper eyelid and laxity and puffiness of the lower lid that results in a tired, sad or angry appearance. Incisions are hidden or placed within natural creases: the upper eyelid incision falls within the upper eyelid crease and the lower lid incision is placed right under the lash line. The eyelid skin is the thinnest skin in the body and heals very quickly. The objective is a smoother, rejuvenated eye and a more refreshed, alert facial expression. Blepharoplasty surgery can be limited to just the upper lid, just the lower lid, or both the upper and lower lid.
Who is a good candidate for blepharoplasty?
Good candidates for blepharoplasty are healthy men and women who have wrinkled, excess tissue of the upper eyelids and/or puffiness and wrinkling of the lower lids. This can be related to genetic predisposition or aging. Clients should have realistic expectations for improvement rather than perfection.
This procedure may be combined with a brow lift, a facelift, or facial fat grafting to rejuvenate the entire face. During the initial consultation you will discuss with Dr. Shermak what you would like to improve so she can understand your expectations and determine how to best achieve the desired result.