When people think of correcting facial aging, most minds automatically think of facelift surgery. It can be hard to pinpoint the exact reason your face is looking older than you want. Many people complain of wrinkles or volume loss when they are unhappy with an aged appearance. What you may not realize is that your eyes reflect a significant portion of your age.
Sagging eyelids or puffy under-eyes can add unwanted years to your appearance. Many patients who come in to address facial aging actually benefit the most from treating their eyelids rather than any other area of the face. Dr. Hiatt recommends blepharoplasty for patients with a poor eyelid appearance.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery, which is designed to eliminate excess skin and bags around the eyes. Incisions are traditionally placed in the natural crease of the eyes, and excess skin is removed. In many patients, fat is also redistributed to address puffiness or volume loss around the eyes.
Why Choose Eyelid Surgery?
Heavy, sagging eyelids can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Patients may seek surgery to gain one or more of the following:
- Improved vision by removing excess skin that may be obstructing your sight
- A more cheerful appearance that may have been masked by your chronically fatigued expression
- Vibrancy to your under-eye area by treating a hollowed appearance
Combining With Other Procedures
Eyelid surgery can be one useful tool on your journey to total facial rejuvenation. Blepharoplasty is commonly combined with other techniques such as a brow lift or facelift. By addressing the eye area, you can transform the appearance of your face, leaving you with a brighter, more youthful appearance.
If you are looking to restore a brighter, more youthful facial appearance through blepharoplasty, schedule your consultation with Dr. Hiatt today. Call us at (480) 844-1410 or contact us online.