Monday, December 24th, 2012
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, refers to plastic surgery procedures that have been proven effective for restoring a more youthful appearance by removing fatty deposits and sagging skin around the eyes that can make us look old and tired. Attesting to the results, blepharoplasty is among the most common aesthetic plastic surgery procedures performed today on men and women. Sure, it’s effective, you may ask, but is it safe? (more…)
Monday, December 17th, 2012
You’ve noticed the tired look of your eyes – or around them. Droopy eyelids above and sagging bags below the eyes can make us look tired, and old, too. These tired-looking eyes often have nothing to do with how much sleep we’re getting, but rather, how much older we’re getting. If you are unhappy with drooping eyelids and tired looking eyes, you have a variety of options. If your tired look is truly caused by insomnia or other sleep problem, correct your sleep deficit, and adapt a lifestyle that allows you to get a full night’s rest regularly.
But most of us start to show our age in our eyes at some point, no matter how much sleep we’re getting. There are many simple over-the-counter skin care cosmetic solutions, their efficacy varying widely. Today, a variety of non-invasive cosmetic medical procedures are available that have a much more dramatics impact on sagging eyelids and bags under the eyes. Chemical peels and the Fraxel® Dual laser, as examples, are effective in treating the delicate area around the eyes. The skin is rejuvenated from below, reversing photo aging and other imperfections. This laser’s action also shortens the healing time while stimulating the body’s own process for creating collagen, the natural filler material that gives skin volume and firmness. (more…)
Friday, May 27th, 2011
Eyes are the windows to the soul – no wonder people want a youthful, attractive frame for them. Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a simple, effective way to restore a youthful look to your eyes. Cosmetic eyelid surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed today. Our plastic surgeons here at The Peer Group perform eyelid surgeries for women and men throughout northern New Jersey and beyond who want to look and feel their best.
In an earlier blog we talked about how deposits of fat and tissues that build up around the eyes as a natural part of aging can impart a, sleepy, angry, or even unhealthy appearance. Just about everyone considering this cosmetic procedure want to know how eyelid surgery is performed. Here’s the answer: The pockets of fat can build up in two primary areas: beneath the eyebrow and beneath the lower eyelid. Depending on where these pockets have built up around your eyes, your plastic surgeon may recommend either upper eyelid surgery, to remove the fat from beneath the brows, lower eyelid surgery, or a combination of both. Fat deposits under the eyebrow give you a tired, “droopy eyelid” appearance, and can even affect vision. Upper eyelid surgery involves trimming away excess fat and skin, and then lifting and tightening the remaining skin. Scarring from this eyelid treatment is virtually invisible because incisions are made in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. If lower eyelid plastic surgery is performed, incisions are made under the lower eyelashes, and often inside the eyelid itself. The eyelid skin is lifted after excess fat, muscle and skin are removed.
Done in combination, upper and lower eyelid surgery typically takes from one to three hours to complete, and can be performed under local anesthesia. If you want to learn more, we invite you to contact us for a consultation.