Maintaining a youthful appearance is a very common concern among the prospective cosmetic surgery patients that I speak with. In many cases, looking younger can go a long way towards feeling younger. This is perhaps part of the reason eyelid surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the US. Eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) can have a dramatic effect on a person’s face by removing skin and fat from the eyelids to treat tired-looking eyes. For anyone curious about eyelid surgery and if it is right for their needs, here are a few things to know before your procedure.
Eyelid surgery (like liposuction) is one of the few cosmetic surgery procedures that is extremely equally popular among male and female patients. Although some male patients may be concerned that eyelid surgery can make their faces look feminine, this isn’t something to worry about. Working with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon can help ensure outstanding aesthetic results without sacrificing any of your more masculine facial features.
You Will Still Look Like Yourself
The results achieved from eyelid surgery can be excellent, but subtle. Undergoing eyelid surgery will not change the basic structure of your face. Unlike a reconstructive procedure, eyelid surgery is intended to tweak the appearance of your face, not reinvent it.
Eyelid Surgery Is Not a One-Size-Fits-All Procedure
Depending on your needs, eyelid surgery can be performed on either the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is designed to help patients by removing excess skin from the eyelid area. The result is a youthful lifting effect. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty works by removing fat deposits and excess skin from under the eyes to help remove “bags under the eyes” and restore firmness to the eyelid area.
It’s important to remember that a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is necessary before making any decisions about eyelid surgery. During your consultation, we will take time to discuss your specific needs and goals to determine the most appropriate and beneficial course of action for your aesthetic needs. If you would like to learn more about eyelid surgery or any of the cosmetic procedures that I perform, contact me, Dr. Allyson B. Maske. You can also connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for additional tips, news, and more from the world of plastic surgery.