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Reasons To Consider An Eyelift

October 10, 2016  |   Blepharoplasty, Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty, commonly known as an eyelift, is worth consideration for cosmetic and medical reasons alike. The procedure can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids and can deliver noticeable and beneficial results for aesthetics and function.

Reasons for Cosmetic Blepharoplasty

Cosmetic eyelift procedures are performed with the sole purpose of improving appearance.  As people age, the muscles around the eyes weaken allowing fat and tissue to accumulate. This combination often creates a tired and aged appearance that can also affect self-image and self-esteem. A cosmetic blepharoplasty performed by an experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Michael Whetstone of Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery will help achieve a more alert and youthful appearance.

  • Tighten Loose Skin: Over time, the skin around the eyes will stretch collecting fat and tissue, consequently causing sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles. During a cosmetic blepharoplasty procedure, a skilled surgeon is able to remove excess skin or fat, while following the natural contour of the eye, causing the skin on either the upper or lower eyelid to tighten.
  • Eye Puffiness: Excess skin and fat around the eyes can also cause the eyes to appear puffy. This puffiness is often referred to as bags around the eyes and is a common complaint from men and women alike. Eye puffiness creates a tired appearance that can negatively affect appearance. Blepharoplasty will remove and tighten the excess fat and skin on top eyelids, lower eyelids or both to rejuvenate the eye.

Reasons for Functional Blepharoplasty

Functional blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that is performed in order to improve medical condition. Functional blepharoplasty will also improve and rejuvenate appearance, but is primarily needed for medical reasons. Dr. Whetstone at Las Colinas Plastic Surgery in Irving, Texas has over 25 years of experience in blepharoplasty procedures. Dr. Whetstone is able to provide an individualized approach in order to provide patients with the functional results they need most.

  • Droopy Eyelids: Loose skin can result in eyelids that droop low enough to cause vision to be obstructed. Baggy eyelids can also make it difficult to wear contacts or glasses. Blepharoplasty specifically performed to improve vision is typically performed on the upper eyelids only. Patients who have undergone this procedure have also benefited from improved forehead discomfort as brow muscles are not being used as much to compensate for drooping eyelids.

Whether you are considering a blepharoplasty procedure for cosmetic or functional reasons, contact Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery today to schedule a free consultation.


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