Besides giving you the ability to see, your eyes are a very central and important facial feature. When people look at you, your eyes are one of the first things that they notice. As we grow older, age begins showing its effects on our skin, which includes the appearance of the eyes.
Fortunately, you can enhance the appearance of your aging eye area by getting an eyelid lift procedure, medically known as a blepharoplasty. Upper eyelid surgery can make you appear much more refreshed and youthful by removing excess skin and tightening the area.
What is a blepharoplasty?
A patient may want to undergo upper eyelid surgery for aesthetic reasons or to improve their eyesight that is obstructed by droopy and sagging eyelids. If your upper eyelids have excess skin, it can cause you to appear tired and obstruct your vision.
After you have received a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort, your surgeon will create a small incision across the eyelid crease. This allows them to excise the extra skin on the lid. A board-certified plastic surgeon’s expertise will make sure to remove only as much skin as required so that you get a nice cosmetic result without impacting the functionality of your eyelid.
Patients sometimes have this procedure in combination with Botox injections or a brow lift to help raise their eyebrows. A thorough consultation and physical exam should be done prior to having the surgery in order to ensure a complete treatment plan.
If you are a healthy adult who wants to remove sagging skin from under your eyes or correct drooping eyelids, you would likely make a good candidate for a blepharoplasty. The typical candidate for this procedure is usually someone over 40 years old. You could be having these issues due to genetics, age, sun exposure, or improper skincare. You may want to undergo this procedure for either functional or cosmetic reasons.
Your Blepharoplasty Consultation
Your surgeon, Dr. Haque will be meeting with you to go over your concerns and answer any questions that you may have about this procedure. They will review your medical background and go over any medications that you are taking, as well as look into previous procedures and your current health condition.
Finally, your surgeon will perform a physical examination of the area around your eyes to help make the determination if an in-office upper eyelid surgery makes the most sense for you and your individual needs.
To book a consultation for any of your skincare or plastic surgery questions, contact the offices of Queen City Plastic Surgery at 704-751-4595 or use our simple online form. Our conveniently located Charlotte office welcomes patients from throughout the region and across the country.