Eyelid surgery explained - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

Eyelid surgery explained

If your eyes are making you look more tired and older than you actually are, then you may have considered your options for rejuvenation, including eyelid surgery. How do you know if you’re a candidate? Read on to learn all about eyelid surgery and why it’s such a popular procedure.

Candidates for surgery

The best candidates for surgery are physically healthy, are in a good frame of mind and have realistic expectations. Many people over the age of 35 could benefit from eyelid surgery.

Why get surgery?

The eyes are the first place on your face to show signs of aging. The eyelids can age faster over time due to sun exposure and environmental factors. The muscles weaken, the eyelid skin stretches, and fat accumulates around the eyes.

Eyelid surgery is also called blepharoplasty and eye lift. During this surgery, Dr. Weinstein removes excess skin, fat or muscle from the areas around the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. The lower eyelid blepharoplasty reduces eye bags and smooths out the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. An upper eyelid blepharoplasty consists of removing fat deposits and excess skin from the upper eyelid. Many patients need both upper and lower eyelid surgeries to address their concerns.

Aesthetic and functional benefits

There are many benefits to eyelid surgery. Improving the appearance of the eyes through eyelid surgery can make your overall appearance look more youthful and radiant, improving confidence. Often, eyelid surgery involves removing excess skin from the upper eyelid that droops over the eyes, improving vision.

Incisions are nearly invisible

The beauty of eyelid surgery is that incisions are small and remaining scars can be easily hidden within the natural creases of the eye and eyelid. This is one reason why eyelid surgery is so popular. During upper eyelid surgery, small incisions are made in the natural crease of the eyelids. For lower eyelid surgery, incisions are made below the lashes in the lower lid. Once Dr. Weinstein is done, he closes the incisions with very fine sutures.

Eyelid surgery helps you look more alert and youthful, and results will last for several years. To see if you are a candidate for surgery, call our office today at (908) 879-2222 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinstein.

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