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How Blepharoplasty Addresses Extra Skin On The Upper Eyelids

Dr. Roberto Garcia | 11/23/2019

Believe it or not, eyelids are usually the part of the face that ages first. Eyelid skin stretches out and the muscles weaken, resulting in an abundance of loose skin. This phenomenon can have a detrimental effect on a person's appearance, resulting in a tired, sad, or angry appearance. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can help both men and women appear younger by revealing a more youthful and awakened appearance. This cosmetic procedure can produce dramatic results in the skilled hands of a knowledgeable plastic surgeon.

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia is the founder of Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. He is a leading plastic surgeon in the Jacksonville, FL, area, with the goal of helping patients achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. Eyelid lift surgery assists in the reduction of annoying and unsightly hanging skin to reveal a more youthful appearance. If you have been considering upper eyelid surgery, read on as Dr. Garcia explains how this powerful surgery can eliminate excess skin.

Eyelid surgery is in demand

In the last decade, eyelid lifts or blepharoplasty surgeries have been gaining in popularity. This surgery can have a dramatic effect on a person's appearance as well as their self-confidence. Eyelid lifts are performed on patients who are experiencing saggy eyelids as the result of the natural process of aging.

Cosmetic vs. medical need

For some men and women, eyelid surgery is a cosmetic option, while for others, it may be a medical necessity. Cosmetic eyelid surgery for aesthetic reasons is solely performed to improve a person's appearance. With age, both the upper and lower eyelids can become saggy and "bags" can form under the eyes. Eyelid skin is delicate, and with the depletion of collagen production, this area endures lost elasticity that can cause individuals to look older or more tired. An eyelid lift can tighten the skin around the eyes, removing wrinkles or puffiness and giving a person an overall fresher look.

An eyelid lift can also be performed for medical reasons. In most instances, this is due to excess skin on the upper eyelid that hangs too low, impeding a person's vision. Even under the eyes, if medical devices like glasses are hindered by extreme lower eyelid puffiness or bags, eyelift surgery can be a medical necessity.

A customized approach

Depending on the complexity of the surgery, some form of anesthesia will be administered. The procedure can take up to two hours. In accordance with the patient's aesthetic goals, blepharoplasty can be done on the upper eyelid, under the bottom eyelid, or a blend of both upper and lower eyelids.

  • Upper blepharoplasty

This surgery decreases the folds of skin that hang down over the eye and impair vision, and produces a beautiful, wide-awake appearance.

  • Lower eyelid surgery

The main focus of this procedure is to remove wrinkles and puffiness under the eyes and improve the patient's appearance.

Big effects

An eyelid lift can have a significant impact on a person's appearance. Whether you need an eyelid lift for medical or cosmetic reasons, Jacksonville-area patients love the results. A heavy hitter in the battle against aging, this surgery can improve the eyelid skin to a more vibrant state. When Dr. Garcia tightens the skin or reduces wrinkles surrounding the eyes, it can take years off a patient's appearance, making them look younger and more refreshed. Many patients report afterward that they should have had eyelid surgery sooner.

Recovery expectations

Most patients in Jacksonville, FL, who undergo eyelid surgery of any type love the results. For those with difficulty seeing beforehand due to obstruction from extra skin, a whole new world is revealed. During recovery, patients can expect swelling around the eyes, along with some redness and bruising since the eyelid skin is so delicate. It will take a few weeks for everything to return to normal. During that time, patients should avoid makeup and contact lenses. Once the swelling has subsided, contact lenses can be worn at the patient's discretion. As with any cosmetic surgery, be patient and follow your plastic surgeon's postoperative instructions to ensure optimal results. Your blepharoplasty results can last a decade or longer, but remember, the aging process does not stop after surgery, so that can impact your results.

Call Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery today

An eyelid lift or blepharoplasty may be the solution you are looking for to get rid of sagging, drooping eyelids. Jacksonville, FL, women and men love how they look and feel younger after this life-changing procedure. Your eyes play a significant role in your overall facial appearance, so rejuvenating them with an eyelid lift can dramatically improve how you look and feel. If you are interested in an eyelid lift, call today to schedule a consultation with dual board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. We can't wait to help you.


Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville

Under the direction of visionary double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery offers the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures in a relaxed and serene setting. Schedule a virtual or in-person consultation today to get the first glimpse of your future self.

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