The eyes are the focal point of the face, but unfortunately, they are often the first area on your face to show signs of aging. For many residents, sagging and drooping upper and lower eyelids cause an aging, tired appearance that makes residents look and even feel older than they actually are. Or, perhaps the eyelid skin is sagging so much, that it’s affecting your ability to see properly out of your eyes. Whatever your unique reason for seeking out a cosmetic surgeon for blepharoplasty, or an eyelift, Dr. Sikorski of Natural Image OC is an artfully skilled cosmetic surgeon with years of experience in helping residents turn back the hands of time by lifting the eyelids.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is upper and lower eyelid surgery, in which drooping, sagging skin is removed, as are excess fatty pads of tissue. With blepharoplasty, incisions are made in your natural eyelid creases, hiding scars and producing more natural-looking results.
What Conditions Does Blepharoplasty Resolve?
Blepharoplasty can resolve many cosmetic eye conditions, including:
- Sagging or drooping skin in the upper and lower eyelids;
- Eyelid puffiness;
- Drooping skin that obstructs vision; and
- Under eye bags.
Are the Results of Blepharoplasty Permanent?
One of the aspects of blepharoplasty that patients love so much is that the results are long-lasting. In fact, after you have had blepharoplasty surgery, it is highly unlikely that you will need a revision. If you do develop additional sagging or drooping eyelids in the future, it is likely that the condition can be corrected by a brow lift, not an additional blepharoplasty surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
In addition to having the aesthetic eye conditions listed above, a good candidate for blepharoplasty will:
- Be in general good health;
- Be a non-smoker, or promise to quit smoking 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your blepharoplasty procedure as smoking can complicate both the surgery and recovery time;
- Have realistic expectations of the surgery and expected results; and
- Be in good psychological health.
How Can I Learn More About Blepharoplasty?
Researching a desired cosmetic surgery procedure, like blepharoplasty, can help inform you about the procedure, but it is no substitute for speaking face to face with a skilled cosmetic surgeon. If you have drooping eyelids or noticeable under eye bags that you want revised, the best idea is to speak directly to Dr. Sikorski about the blepharoplasty procedure.
During a consultation with Dr. Sikorski at Natural Image OC, she will perform a complete examination of your eyelids, explain the blepharoplasty surgery to you, including answering any questions or concerns you may have, prepare a personalized treatment plan for you and discuss what your realistic results may look like.
If you’re unsatisfied with the way your eyes appear and they make you look older than you actually are, then reach out to Dr. Sikorski today to schedule a consultation.