Eyelid surgery may sound a bit scary, but from a cosmetic point of view, it’s really an effective reconstruction procedure. Also known as blepharoplasty, an eyelid lift is a procedure much like a miniature form of facelift surgery. A blepharoplasty can help raise the skin on the upper and lower eyelids to get rid of bagginess, sagging, and drooping. During the blepharoplasty, excess skin and fatty tissue can be removed. An upper and lower blepharoplasty are outpatient procedures, and they require little downtime.
Dr. Katzen is an expert in this type of skin repositioning, and he is here to answer all of your questions. If you are experiencing age-related drooping of the eyelids, bagginess in the lower lids, and a lowering of the upper lash line, eyelid surgery could be the perfect solution.
What Blepharoplasty Corrects
One of the most common age-related problems with upper eyelid skin are puffiness caused by subdermal fat buildup, creases, skin folds in the upper lid and a lowering of the upper lash line, problems with the lower eyelid include drooping of the lower lid that reveals too much of the white part of the eyeball. These problems can all be addressed by Dr. Katzen.
A small amount of upper and lower skin is removed during the procedure. The skin is then carefully approximated to meet the incision line. The lower eyelid is treated differently than the upper eyelid. Usually, the drooping of the lower lid is caused by fat buildup.
Consultation Prior to Treatment
Dr. Katzen will need to see just what is causing your eyelids to wrinkle and sag. Most middle-aged individuals have wrinkles on their upper lids, and these become more apparent if the lid skin loses moisture or contains a decreased amount of collagen. Dr. Katzen will want to inspect the lid perimeters and determine where to make incisions based on the location and shape of any natural crease line.
Dr. Katzen will provide complete details of the surgical procedure including information about any anesthetics he may use. He can provide you with the information you will need to take home, and this will help you prepare for the blepharoplasty.
Upper and Lower Lid Smoothing
During the blepharoplasty, Dr. Katzen will remove excess eyelid skin, fat, and tissue in order to draw your eyelid skin into a tighter, smoother shape. Loose, excess skin is what causes wrinkles, and excess fat causes drooping. All these areas can all be addressed with upper and lower blepharoplasty.
That’s basically the ins and outs of upper and lower blepharoplasty. Usually recovery is uncomplicated, and there’s very little at-home follow-up care required. Most of Dr. Katzen’s patients report excellent results, and in most cases, the smooth lids won’t begin to sag or crease again for years.
Learn more about upper and lower blepharoplasty and how this simple surgical procedure can take years off your appearance when performed by an experienced, board-certified surgeon such as Dr. Katzen. He has offices conveniently located in Las Vegas, NV and Beverly Hills, CA. Contact Dr. Katzen today to schedule your consultation!