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Are My Eyelids Aging My Appearance?

“The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.”

– St. Jerome

Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift Before and AfterSo many emotions can be communicated through our eyes. Without speaking, we tell others that we’re happy, sad, nervous, surprised, or upset. The ability to disguise our true feelings is preferred in some settings, like when playing poker or telling a white lie, but what if our eyes are constantly sending a false message about our age, mood, or health status?

What lies are your eyes telling?

Dark circles, under-eye bags, fine lines, wrinkles, and drooping upper eyelids can all make you look tired, sad, sick, and older than you actually are. With a quick procedure called blepharoplasty, Dr. Khoury can reverse these signs of aging and help you communicate your feelings accurately. Also known as the eyelid lift, blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper and lower eyelids and can also be combined with other facial procedures for an overall balanced look.

Upper Eyelid Lift

Upper Eyelid Lift Before and AfterThe upper eyelid lift addresses sagging skin of the upper eyelids that can sometimes interfere with vision and make you appear chronically sad or tired. The incisions are hidden within the folds of the eyelids and do not leave noticeable scars. The excess skin is removed, and the tissues beneath are adjusted or removed to give your entire face a more alert and refreshed appearance.

Lower Eyelid Lift

The lower eyelid lift, which can be performed alone or with the upper eyelid lift, targets under-eye bags, helps reduce dark circles, and will remove fine lines and wrinkles.

The eyes are truly the “windows to the soul” (Shakespeare), “the mirrors of the mind,” and the first place others look when they speak to you. Choosing to enhance this feature can help you appear younger, healthier, and even happier than you looked before, all while significantly improving your quality of life.

If you would like to learn more about blepharoplasty and whether this procedure is right for you, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Edmond Khoury by calling (720) 475-8400 or by filling out our quick contact form online.

Achieving Overall Facial Rejuvenation

Improving a specific area of the face is typically done because of a specific facial problem. All procedures are tailored to fit the individual patient’s needs and desires. For many, a single procedure designed for a target area of correction will provide the youthful facial enhancement they desire. However, patients with more extensive aging will more likely have multiple trouble areas. Instead of undergoing multiple procedures separately, you may benefit from combining facial treatments into a single sitting.

Benefits of Combining Procedures  

Saving Time

There is often a three to six week recovery period after most facial procedures. Patients who choose to undergo multiple procedures at different times will require multiple recovery periods. When you combine procedures, you only need to undergo this recovery period once, meaning you can take less time off work and less time away from activities. Due to the use of the laser in most of his procedures, the recovery time is reduced.

Saving Money

While there are some costs associated with combining your procedures, you can avoid the extensive costs of repeat anesthesia and facility fees. When combining procedures, you will only need to pay for the facility and anesthesia once rather than multiple fees each time you go for a new surgery.

Improved Results

If you have extensive facial aging, undergoing a single procedure at a time may affect how you feel about the quality of your results. Your facelift might not look as good as you wanted because you still have heavy, hooded eyes. Rejuvenating your whole facial appearance in one sitting can help you feel more satisfied with your results.

Possibly Combined Facial Procedures

Facelift

Facelift Before and After PhotosFacelift surgery is designed to correct excess sagging skin of the mid to lower face. Multiple facelift techniques are available depending on where drooping skin occurs and how extensive it is. Facelifts benefit patients who require firmer muscles and the removal of excess skin. However, it doesn’t provide any improvement to the upper face, brows, or eyelids.

Eyelid Lift

Eyelid Lift Before and After PhotosEyelid lift surgery is designed to correct heavy, drooping upper eyelids or puffy lower eyelids that may be contributing to a constantly fatigued or angry expression. Drooping eyelids are frequently caused by the weakening of the tissue that comprises the eyelids. Eyelid lift surgery (upper, lower, or both) removes excess eyelid tissue or fat pads under the eyes that can cause puffiness.  

Neck Lift

Neck Lift Before and After PhotosA neck lift can help create better definition between the neck and jawline as well as help restore a slimmer appearance. Many people fail to realize how significantly an undefined jawline and neck can age your appearance. The neck lift tightens the platysma muscle and removes excess skin to produce a slimmer, more toned appearance. Liposuction may also be used to provide better definition along the jawline and neck.

If you are looking to reverse signs of aging or enhance your facial appearance, schedule your consultation with Dr. Khoury today. Dr. Khoury is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery. His friendly and helpful staff is available to answer any and all of your questions. Please contact us at 720-475-8400 or fill out our online contact form here for additional information.

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