More than ever before, patients are coming in to our offices with questions about how to decrease drooping and remove tired-looking bags from under their eyes. Men and women alike are learning that eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty, is a remarkably effective type of procedure that doctors like those in our impressive roster at BHP have been perfecting for years to brighten up even the droopiest of eyes. Here are three types of procedures can restore the youthful and energetic eyes patients are looking for.
- Lower Blepharoplasty: One of the most common complaints that we hear from our patients is that no matter how much sleep they’ve gotten the night before and whatever cosmetic treatments they apply, they simply cannot get rid of droopy, unattractive bags under their eyes. Often, this drooping is caused by excess skin rather than sleep deprivation, and can be permanent without the help of corrective cosmetic surgery. A lower blepharoplasty procedure removes some of the excess fat and skin of the lower eyelid, and results in energetic looking eyes.
- Upper Blepharoplasty: Although most people notice drooping below their eyes before they see any noticeable sagging on the upper eyelids, it can be a fairly common occurrence. Fortunately, just like with the lower lids, excess fat can cause the eyelid directly below the brow to droop down, sometimes even to the point of obstructing the eye when fully open. While many assume that eyelid surgeries are performed for strictly cosmetic reasons, many patients complain that this upper drooping also negatively affects their peripheral vision. In addition, an upper blepharoplasty can make your eyes look bigger, more youthful, and make it so excess skin doesn’t steal the spotlight from beautiful eyelashes.
- Double Eyelid Surgery: The double eyelid surgery, a popular procedure in the U.S. and one of the most common of all plastic surgeries in Asian nations such as South Korea, involves working on both the upper and lower lids to frame the eyes so they look bigger. This often involves adding a crease in the upper eyelid that helps accentuate eyelashes as well as the size of the eye.
The popularity of these procedures has only recently started to make news headlines, but out leading plastic surgeons have been perfecting these procedures for years.