Very often, the first signs of aging occur around the eyes. This is because the skin there is finer than in many other areas. In addition, fatty deposits can accumulate in the eyelids. The resulting wrinkles and fine lines can add years to a person’s otherwise-youthful appearance. Fortunately, eyelid lifts from Randall B. Weil MD, FACS can reverse aging around the eyes.
Eyelid lifts, or blepharoplasty, are designed to address the droop in your eyelids and remove excess fatty deposits from under your eyes. They restore your youthful and alert appearance. It is not uncommon to couple eyelid surgery with a facelift procedure as well.
During the procedure, Dr. Randall B. Weil will make careful incisions that follow the natural creases and contours of the skin around your eyes. This greatly reduces any noticeable scarring. Incisions are then made around the lower eyelid to gain access to the fatty deposits under your eyes. Excess fat is removed and remaining fat is sculpted to improve the overall contours around the eye and lessen some of the noticeable lines.
Here at Randall B. Weil MD, FACS, eyelid surgeries are often performed on an outpatient basis, requiring deep sedation. You will need to arrange to have someone drive you home and help you out for a time once there. During recovery, you may experience minor bruising and swelling. This will naturally go away over time. A chemical or laser peel might also be recommended to reduce any discoloration in your lower eyelid.
Blepharoplasty is one of the most-asked-for procedures we offer at Randall B. Weil MD, FACS, by both men and women. It is one of the easiest, most-effective single things one can do to improve appearance and combat aging. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Randall B. Weil about your cosmetic surgery goals, please call our San Francisco, CA, office today.