What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is the reshaping of the eyelids to remove visible signs of aging (extra skin, fat bags, cobblestone texture) with the least invasive methods to restore and improve your natural beautiful features.
Blepharoplasty is performed on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, and both. This procedure refreshes the eye area by removing sagging skin from the upper eyelids, tightening droopy lower eyelids, and reducing puffy bags from underneath the eyes.
Often liv eyelid surgery patients choose to combine it with other facial procedures, such as facelift, brow lift, and rhinoplasty.
Blepharoplasty is appropriate for both women and men, younger and older. Generally it is preferred to start at an earlier age with eyelid skin tightening, including simple fractionated CO2 laser (DOT) treatments. Men particularly get their upper eyelids corrected and this is part of our Executive Makeover™ package.
What are the Benefits of Blepharoplasty?
- Wakes up your face and overall appearance – the eyelids are the first facial feature to give away your age after all.
- Smooths the region from the cheek to the lower eyelid.
- Softens your look so that your “eye language” comes through.
Types of Blepharoplasty
When the upper lids are corrected including removing extra skin, a tiny strip of muscle, reposition or remove fatty tissue and create crisp definition between the upper lid and brow.
Correction of the lower lid by removing fat pockets, tightening the support structures of the lower lid so the whites of the eye show less if necessary, and correct texture irregularities.
Combining the upper and lower eyelid procedures. Frequently a Fat Transfer Procedure (FTP) to the cheeks is performed as well.
During your complimentary consultation, your liv Plastic Surgeon will determine which types of blepharoplasty suits you best and whether other facial procedures such as CO2 laser skin tightening. A complete medical and eye health history will be taken as well as a physical exam. Patients over age 40 or will require a preoperative medical screening exam and a possibly an optometric evaluation. All your questions will be answered in great detail.