The Benefits of Blepharoplasty
Published on June 14, 2012 by Hazen Plastic
As a culture, we tend to evaluate a person’s mood, attitude, and overall personality, based on the appearance of their eyes at first glance. As eyes are popularly referred to as the “windows of the soul,” they are often a focal point of the face and can leave others with a negative impression or detract from an entire appearance if the surrounding skin is blemished or unappealing.
Eyelid surgery, or “blepharoplasty,” is a highly sought-after procedure due to its effective results. It can greatly improve the surrounding area of the eyes with a more youthful, rested, and alert appearance.
The variety of problematic, yet treatable, conditions that can be corrected with upper and/or lower blepharoplasty include:
- Excess fatty deposits, or “puffiness,” in the upper eyelids
- Loose or sagging skin that can cause folds, disturb the contours of the eyelid, and impair vision
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
- “Bags” under the eyes
- Droopiness in the lower eyelids, which may show the colored portion of the eye (white below the iris)
You may qualify for upper and/or lower blepharoplasty, depending on the areas you wish to improve. Dr. Hazen ensures a safe experience, as neither the upper nor lower incision of the eyelid requires any contact with the eye itself. To see before and after photos of our patients, visit our photo gallery.