The eyes are often very telling of a person’s age. Characterized by puffy bags beneath the eyes or drooping eyelids and brows, the appearance of aging eyes can be treated with a common facial plastic surgery procedure known as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Patients who are bothered by their aging eyes but also desire overall facial rejuvenation can receive eyelid surgery at the same time as other procedures such as a facelift, while other patients receive the procedure on its own.
Our highly skilled plastic surgeons target the upper and/or lower eyelids during surgery depending on patient’s individual area(s) of concern. During lower blepharoplasty, the incision is hidden and made within the lower eyelid and the fat pads that cause the puffy appearance are removed. Upper eyelid surgery involves an incision hidden within the crease of the upper eyelid. Our board certified plastic surgeons help treat and reduce any fat and excess skin on the upper lids to reduce swelling and sagging.
Although drooping brows may contribute to tired, aging eyes, eyelid surgery does not target sagging brows. Patients with this type of concern are more suited for brow lift surgery (forehead lift); although many of these patients often think they need upper eyelid surgery. During a brow lift, incisions are hidden within the hair line, excess skin is removed and remaining skin and underlying muscles are tightened. We also offer an endoscopic brow lift for a less invasive option during which an endoscope is used to see beneath the skin. Patients with sagging brows and droopy eyelids may benefit from combined eyelid and brow lift.
Before any procedure, our surgeons take the time for pre-operative consultations. During this time, a patient meets his or her surgeon and discusses their area of concern, complete medical history (including medications they are taking), and cosmetic goals. If you’re interested in a particular procedure, such as Atlanta eyelid surgery, schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons today, or visit our website to learn more about the other procedures they offer.