"The eyes are the windows to the soul."
For most, they are the very first things people notice about us. Look closely, and hear what is unspoken; the eyes will speak more loudly than our voices ever will.
For some of us, age or genetics may decree that our eyes have bags, bulges, or drooping eyelids, which can make a person look older than they are, and possibly impair vision. For those who seek a refreshed appearance, with a more youthful eye area, eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) may be the ideal solution.
Although more women than men choose eyelid surgery, the procedure is equally suited for both genders. It's not just for older people, either; people of all ages have eyelid surgery. Younger patients have the surgery because of an inherited condition, in which fat cushions of the eye push forward, causing a bulging appearance. Older patients generally have eyelid surgery to reduce these bulges, as well as the sagging of the eyelid skin.
Eyelid surgery does not normally reduce any wrinkling around the eye area, nor does it lift a drooping brow. Therefore, many patients decide to combine eyelid surgery with other procedures such as a forehead and brow lift, fat transfer, mid-facelift, or skin resurfacing to achieve the best overall result.
Upper and lower eyelid surgery may be performed at the same time; however, either can be done independently. Upper eyelid surgery is performed by making an incision in the natural crease of the eyelid. Excess skin and fat are removed through the incision, which is closed with fine sutures, thereby minimizing the visibility of any scar. In lower eyelid surgery, the incision is made in an inconspicuous site along the lash line and smile creases of the lower lid or more commonly on the inside of the eyelid. Ideal results are often achieved when the surgery is performed along with a chemical peel and/or laser resurfacing. As time passes, the incisions for both the upper and lower eyelids blend in with the surrounding skin and are easily camouflaged.
Some patients may actually experience slight improvement in their eyesight or peripheral vision as a result of the removal of excess skin. Bonus!
Interested in eyelid surgery? You've come to the right place. Dr. Meadows is known for his artistic hand in restoring your eyelids for a gorgeous, youthful result. Open up those beautiful eyes and look refreshed, alert, and totally gorgeous with eyelid surgery - call one of our offices at (706) 335-3555 (Commerce) or (678) 541-0339 (Buford) to schedule your complimentary consultation for eyelid surgery, or purchase your surgery online here. Get ready for beautiful windows to a happy soul!