Are My Eyelids Aging My Appearance?
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“The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.”
– St. Jerome
So many emotions are communicated through our eyes. Without speaking, we tell others that we are happy, sad, nervous, surprised, or upset.
The ability to disguise our true feelings may be preferred in some settings, like playing poker or telling a white lie, but what if our eyes are continually sending a false message about our age, mood, or health?
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, or 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 an 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
The upper eyelid lift addresses sagging skin on the upper eyelids that can sometimes interfere with vision and make you appear tired, sad, or older than you are.
The incisions are hidden within the folds of the eyelids and do not leave noticeable scars.
Excess skin is removed to give your entire face a more alert and refreshed appearance.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
The lower eyelid lift, which can be performed alone or alongside the upper eyelid lift, targets under-eye bags, helps reduce dark circles, and can minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
The eyes are the “windows to the soul,” “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.
Both procedures can be performed relatively quickly and are done using a local anesthetic.
There are many different techniques that can be applied depending on factors, such as the thickness of your skin and the extent of your aging, including:
- Skin Pinch and Skin-Flap Only Blepharoplasty: This is a quick, safe way to remove a small amount of eyelid skin, with the incision concealed in the crease below the eyelashes. Skin-flap only blepharoplasty is similar but slightly more extensive.
- Subciliary Blepharoplasty: This technique involves the removal of the excess skin and fat that cause under-eye bags. The incision is made in the crease below the eyelashes. Fat is the primary cause of dark circles under the eyes due to shadows cast by light falling on the bulge.
- Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty: Fat can be removed through an incision made on the inside of the eyelid. Some excess skin may remain, which can be eliminated with a skin pinch procedure.
- Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty with Fat Repositioning: One of the most advanced methods. The incision is similar to a regular transconjunctival blepharoplasty, but the fat is re-draped over the cheekbone instead of being removed. This technique softens the transition between the lower eyelid and the cheek and eliminates the need for fillers to smooth the crease under the lower eyelid.
Have More Questions?
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 online contact form.
*Results May Vary