The eyes are a prominent area of the face, and their appearance can significantly affect the overall facial profile. Old or tired-looking eyes can make an individual appear tired, angry, or sad. However, blepharoplasty plastic surgery presents an effective solution to address this condition.
Blepharoplasty refers to the clinical name for upper or lower eyelid surgery. This procedure may be undertaken for functional or cosmetic improvement of the eyes. At times, both upper and lower eyelid procedure may have to be undertaken together. Additionally, this surgery can address heavily sagging upper eyelids, which may be causing partial vision impediments.
Khan Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics, led by oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan, provides blepharoplasty to patients in Austin, Dallas, Plano, Texas, and surrounding locations.
The eyelid muscles become loose, and the lid tissue stretches due to aging and other reasons. The skin over the upper lids may also lose some of its natural elasticity. Consequently, the upper eyelids may appear droopy and wrinkled, making a face appear older.
An upper eyelid cosmetic surgery procedure can be undertaken to correct these issues and restore a more youthful, rejuvenated upper face appearance. Certain patients may experience severely sagging upper lids or ptosis. This may occur simultaneously with aging lines over the lids.
The eyes may appear partially closed even when the patient is awake with sagging upper lids. Ptosis may be an underlying condition present in some patients, which can distort the appearance of the eye. Upper eyelid surgery can help effectively treat these conditions.
In an upper eyelid lift surgery, the surgeon will place an incision along the natural contour of the lid crease to ensure that it remains hidden. The surgeon will eliminate the loose upper eyelid skin through the incision to make the lid smoother. They will finally seal the incision with fine sutures.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Loose tissue and weakened eyelid muscles can sometimes make the lower lids look puffy and tired. The eyelid skin can appear wrinkled or rough. Lower eyelid lift surgery can be undertaken to improve this condition.
This procedure involves the surgeon placing a tiny incision either on the skin or within the eyelid to eliminate the excess skin and remove puffy bags under the eyes. The incisions will be marked just beneath the eyelid margin to hide any scarring.
Through the same incisions, the surgeon may tighten the underlying weak muscles. In case there is excess fat tissue present, the eye doctor may eliminate or redistribute it to create a more youthful eye appearance. Sometimes Botox or dermal fillers such as Restylane may be used in combination with lower blepharoplasty.
After the surgery, the patient should apply cold compresses frequently for the initial 48 hours to feel more comfortable and reduce inflammation. A majority of patients resume their normal routine in around one week. The patient will have to protect their eyes from the sun for the next few months.
Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Tanya Khan receives patients from Austin, Dallas, Plano, Texas, and nearby areas for blepharoplasty.
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