Do you have excess skin on your eyelids, or bags under your eyes that are making you look old? If you do, then your eyes may need a lift. An eyelid lift or blepharoplasty is done to refresh and rejuvenate the eyes. Some patients in Fort Lauderdale also undergo blepharoplasty to alleviate vision problems, brought about by the folds of skin above the eyelids (click here).
Aging and the eyes
The skin around the eyes is delicate and very thin, and as you age the skin loses elasticity and stretches. This accounts for the loose skin often seen above and below the eyelids. Extra fat may also gather in the upper eyelids, causing them to droop and sag.
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that is done to remove fat, muscle, and extra skin from both the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery is generally done on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia. During the operation, the surgeon will make incisions along the creases of the eyelids, trim away the excess skin, and also remove the fat.
In order to decrease the risk of any complications and to improve the outcomes, eyelid surgery should be performed by a well-trained surgeon, who is experienced with this type of surgery.
If you are in the Fort Lauderdale area, then you can contact Dr. Michael Loeffler at the Center for Ophthalmology and Laser Surgery for your blepharoplasty surgery. Dr. Loeffler is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is a highly regarded ocuplastic surgeon. You can schedule an appointment today by calling (954)786-5353 or by visiting his website at http://www.oculaser.com/.