They say your eyes are the window to the soul. But, as the focal point of your face, they can also highlight facial imperfections. When you begin to show sagging skin and wrinkles, it’s the most obvious around the eyes. Though these conditions are a typical result of the aging process, they make your eyes look older and more tired, which can cause your entire face can take on that appearance. Choosing eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, with Dr. Corbin means you can regain your youthful, vibrant face.
What Can It Address?
Puffiness under the eyes makes your face look tired. This is caused by fat below your eyes that has shifted into a position that emphasizes your lower eyes. A lower blepharoplasty removes the excess skin and adjusts the tissues to smooth out your lower lid.
Drooping eyelids occur when your skin loses elasticity and becomes lax. As your skin sags, your eyelids will also do so. Blepharoplasty will remove excess skin to restore smooth eyelids in their natural location.
Increased skin laxity can also cause lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Blepharoplasty will effectively remove these by tightening the skin and removing any excess.
Sometimes, sagging of the eyelids can cause you to have trouble seeing. Your eyelids can cover part of your line of sight, obstructing your field of vision. By lifting or removing the hanging lid, blepharoplasty can restore your full range of vision. If the procedure is done for this reason, it may be covered by your insurance.
If you are struggling with lines, wrinkles, sagging, or puffiness under the eyes, you may be feeling self-conscious about your appearance. If you are experiencing these, you may be feeling less confident about how you look. This can affect your outlook and the way you live your life. By addressing the concerns about your physical appearance, you can restore your positive feelings about yourself and a positive outlook on your life.
What Does the Procedure Entail?
Blepharoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure with IV or general anesthetic. The incision used will depend on the type of procedure you have. This will be determined in consultation with Dr. Corbin and is dependent on your desired results.
Upper blepharoplasty focuses on your upper eyelid, and the incision is made in the upper eyelid crease. Dr. Corbin will work to remove excess skin from the lids to correct sagging and wrinkles, and excess fat may be shifted or removed before the tissue is tightened.
This procedure focuses on the lower eyelids. Your incision will be made below the lower eyelash line or on the inside of the lower eyelids. Either incision will result in inconspicuous scarring after the procedure. Dr. Corbin can address sagging, wrinkles, and fat deposits by removing skin and shifting fat.
Regardless of the procedure, you’re undergoing, Dr. Corbin takes care to remove only the necessary amount of tissue so you are left with a naturally rejuvenated and youthful look.