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Are Your Eyes Making You Look Older?

Posted January 15, 2024 in Blepharoplasty

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There is a reason the eyes are known as windows to the soul, as they hold great power in defining one’s expression and overall appearance. However, over time, the delicate skin around the eyes tends to succumb to visible signs of aging, leaving us with droopy, tired-looking eyes and a loss of natural eyelid definition. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a remarkable cosmetic procedure designed to rejuvenate and revitalize the eyes to unveil a brighter, more youthful appearance.

A mature woman with beautiful eyes poses for the camera.

In this exploration of eyelid aesthetics, we will uncover how eyelid surgery can effectively address droopiness and redefine the eyes’ natural beauty. We will also delve into the synergistic benefits of combining eyelid surgery with other cosmetic facial procedures to achieve a harmonious and comprehensive rejuvenation.

3 Reasons to Consider Blepharoplasty

The eyes are often among the first to fall victim to the subtle but impactful effects of aging and contribute to a perpetually fatigued or saggy appearance. The following three consequences of facial aging are the most common reasons individuals seek eyelid surgery:

1. Droopy Eyelids

Over time, the skin loses its elasticity, and muscles supporting the eyelids weaken, leading to drooping upper eyelids, which can impart a perpetually tired or sad expression.

2. Tired-Looking Eyes

Puffiness, dark circles, and sagging skin under the eyes can create an appearance of tiredness, even when well-rested. Factors like genetics, lifestyle, and aging contribute to this phenomenon.

3. Lack of Eyelid Definition

Eyelids can lack definition naturally. This can also be caused by the gradual loss of fat, collagen, and muscle tone, resulting in a wrinkled crease or a hooded appearance.

Beautiful and Younger-Looking Eyelids

Blepharoplasty can restore or enhance the natural eyelid crease, providing a more defined and youthful eye contour. Eyelid surgery can also eliminate bags under the eyes.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery focuses on lifting and sculpting the upper lids. Excess skin is delicately removed, and if necessary, fat is repositioned to create a rejuvenated, more alert appearance.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery addresses puffiness, bags, and sagging skin beneath the eyes. Techniques may involve fat removal or redistribution to achieve a smoother, more youthful contour.

Adding Eyelid Surgery to Other Facial Rejuvenation Procedures

While eyelid surgery alone can achieve dramatic results, combining it with other cosmetic facial surgeries enhances the overall results, creating comprehensive rejuvenation.

Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery

Combining a brow lift with eyelid surgery addresses both upper facial areas seamlessly. The brow lift elevates sagging and furrowed eyebrows, complementing the refreshed appearance achieved through upper eyelid surgery.

Facelift and Eyelid Rejuvenation

Adding eyelid surgery to a facelift can provide a more complete solution by addressing both the upper face and mid-to-lower areas. To correct sagging jowls, deep creases, and neck laxity while rejuvenating the eyes, combine blepharoplasty with a facelift and achieve a youthful, balanced facial appearance.

Adding Dermal Fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic

Integrating injectable facial fillers or BOTOX® Cosmetic with eyelid surgery adds another dimension to facial rejuvenation. Dermal fillers can restore volume and smooth static wrinkles that develop due to sun exposure, gravity, and genetics, while BOTOX® Cosmetic targets dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle contractions.

Enhance your overall outcome by adding these non-surgical cosmetic treatments to eyelid surgery.

Eyelid Surgery Offers Natural-Looking Results

The outcome of your eyelid surgery extends beyond physical changes, as this procedure instills a renewed sense of confidence and self-image.

The results of eyelid surgery are natural-looking and long-lasting, and they provide rejuvenation that withstands the test of time when coupled with proper skin care and healthy lifestyle habits.

Eliminating droopiness and tired features contributes to an alert and vibrant expression, helping you make a more inviting and engaging impression.

Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Thomas Taylor in Pasadena, ensures that your eyelid surgery results will appear natural and maintain your unique features while restoring a youthful and refreshed look.

Schedule Your Pasadena, CA Eyelid Surgery Consultation

The entire team at Taylor Plastic Surgery Center welcomes you to schedule your blepharoplasty consultation at our Pasadena, California practice by calling (626) 988-4287.

You can count on Dr. Taylor to establish an open dialogue to explore your cosmetic concerns and expectations during your comprehensive consultation.

Based on your unique facial anatomy and desired outcome, he will create a personalized treatment plan designed to meet your individual goals, which may involve eyelid surgery alone or in combination with other facial procedures for optimal results.

Thomas S. Taylor, MD, FACS

The Aesthetic Society American Society of Plastic Surgery Fellow American College of Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery ABMS MOC American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

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