Because the skin around the eyes is so delicate, it can be difficult to find an effective treatment option that addresses your cosmetic concerns. For significant sagging skin, blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is usually recommended. Dr. Carl N. Williams performs blepharoplasty on either the upper or lower lids or both, and he does so using advanced techniques that ensure you experience as little downtime as possible.
Blepharoplasty: The Procedure
Blepharoplasty is designed to reduce skin around the eyelids as a way to rejuvenate the structure of the eyes and face. Not only can sagging skin detract from your appearance, but also it can impair your vision and impact your quality of life. Excess skin can make you look tired and worn out, regardless of your current emotional state, and it can keep you from the everyday activities that allow you to be independent. When your body begins to interfere with your ability to function normally, it’s time to seek out treatment options that can help.
Blepharoplasty targets skin around the upper and lower eyelids with minimal incisions that attempt to reduce significant scarring. The first step to receiving eyelid surgery is to consult with Dr. Williams and determine which portions of the eyelid need to be addressed. Dr. Williams will examine the quality of your skin and design a treatment plan tailored to your individual facial aesthetic.
When treating the upper eyelid, Dr. Williams will make an incision along the natural crease of the lid, which will allow him to remove excess skin and unwanted fat. Additionally, Dr. Williams will reposition the remaining fatty deposits to create an appealing contour above the eye.
Surgery of the lower eyelid involves an incision either within the lash line or inside the lid. Just as with the upper eyelid, unwanted skin and fat are removed while remaining features are redistributed and tightened. Dr. Williams closes the incisions using sutures and adhesives, which will be removed during a follow-up appointment as you recover.