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    Modern Eyelid Surgery Benefits

    Modern Eyelid Surgery Benefits

    Modern eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) brings many benefits, learn what the most noteworthy are below.

    Restores youthful definition to your eyelids

    The eyelids are the first place where aging is noticed. Due to a combination of excess skin, bulging fat, drooping brow, loss of bone volume, and increased wrinkles, a person’s face starts looking older.

    Modern eyelid surgery, which effectively shaves some years off a person’s age, involves some or all of the following:

    1. surgical removal of excess tissue;
    2. tightening of loose tissue;
    3. the lifting of droopy tissue;
    4. weakening the hyperactive muscles;
    5. redistribution of excess fat, and
    6. replacing lost volume of bone and fat by using dermal fillers.

    Combining these methods can effectively address all and restore youthful definition to your eyelids.

    Can improve your vision

    As we age the muscles that lift our upper eyelid become weak, much like a rubber band losing elasticity. Since the change is gradual, patients don’t notice this as it creeps upon them. One of the first signs of a weak upper eyelid is a forehead wrinkle. When the eyelid is weak it is unable to lift excess fat, excess skin or droopy brow, all of which are common changes with aging. By tightening the muscle and the ligament, the upper eyelid can open more which improves vision.

    Removes bulging fat and excess skin

    As a result of aging, the skin becomes paper thin, restraining ligaments become weak, and fat bulges. Consequently, these cause alterations in the smooth contour of the eyelid by creating bulges and depression that contribute to an aging look. Cosmetic surgery can remove the excess skin, redistribute fat and sculpt the area and tighten weak ligaments.

    Can correct a drooping brow and give a more youthful look

    The drooping brow is like a curtain rod that is sagging and the eyelid is like the curtain. The excess eyelid skin may be due to the droopy brow. If that’s the case fixing the eyebrow through the same incision at the time of Upper eyelid surgery is effective.

    Can eliminate dark circles and bags under the eyes

    Dark circles under the eyes are due to a combination of three factors. Loss of bony and soft tissue volume of the cheek under the eye, an excess of eyelid fat that often bulges, and the shrinkage of pigmented eyelid skin that results in the ‘darkness’ under the eye. Most of all, eyelid surgery can remove excess skin, sculpt fat, redistribute excess fat and replace lost bony and soft tissue volume.

    Can eliminate eyelid and cheek grooves and tear troughs

    The tough ligaments that connect the skin to the bone are more visible as we age. As a result, the grooves become more prominent enhancing the visual appearance of the bulges around them. Eyelid surgery can precisely release these ligaments and reposition fat and restore volume. In conclusion, this ensures an aesthetically pleasing contour of the lower eyelid and mid cheek.

    Can get rid of lines under the eyes and eye wrinkles

    Eye wrinkles can be temporarily treated using Botox, however, with surgery, the muscles that cause the wrinkles around the eyes can be weakened rendering them ineffective; hence, making the skin around the eyes look smoother again. The benefits of eyelid surgery are instant. Because wrinkles are removed and this is a more permanent solution, there is no need for Botox.

    At Peninsula Plastic Surgery, we specialize in modern eyelid surgery techniques to deliver the best results.  We’re based in Torrance, the South Bay area of LA. Call us today for a free cosmetic consultation! Phone: 310-326-3636


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