Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery - What Patients Should Know
By Patricia Berbari on May 26, 2013
The old cliché is that the eyes are the windows to the soul. It's actually true to some degree. Your eyes can say a lot about your personality, your mood, and even your age. Sometimes your eyes can make you look older than you really are, unfortunately, or they can make you look exhausted when you're feeling lively and alert.
It's for these reasons that people often visit our Gatineau plastic surgery practice in search of aesthetic enhancement. One especially effective treatment that we can perform involves the removal of excess tissue around the eyelids to improve the appearance of the eye area and the entire face. The procedure is better known as blepharoplasty, or cosmetic eyelid surgery. Let's look at these surgeries right now.
About Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Cosmetic eyelid surgery is exactly what is sounds like: a facial cosmetic surgery procedure that helps improve the appearance of the eyelids. By reducing the drooping and sagging of the upper and lower eyelids, patients can look their absolute best. It's sometimes performed with other facial procedures at our plastic surgery centre in Gatineau in order to achieve comprehensive makeover results.
Ideal Candidates for Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
The best candidates for Gatineau eyelid surgery are people who have eyelids that droop or sag as a result of the natural aging process. These patients should be in otherwise good health and have realistic expectations about what cosmetic eyelid surgery can achieve.
There are actually two different eyelifts that can be performed, so let's look at each briefly right now.
The Upper Eyelid Surgery Procedure
The upper eyelid surgery is a great option for people who have sagging upper eyelids. This is an especially good option to consider when the upper eyelid droops so far down that it impairs the vision. During the surgery, an incision will be made in the natural crease of the eyelid through which excess tissue will be removed.
Sometimes the upper eyelid surgery is performed in order to create a fold in the upper eyelid. This surgery is common with those of Asian descent.
The Lower Eyelid Procedure
The lower eyelid surgery is a great option for people who have baggy or puffy lower eyelids. During the surgery, an incision is carefully made just below the lower eyelashes. Through this incision, careful tissue removal is performed to improve the appearance. Sometimes minor liposuction will be used as part of the lower eyelid surgery.
Which option is best for me?
Just by looking in the mirror, you can probably determine already which kind of cosmetic eyelid surgery would be best for you and your needs. Keep in mind that there are other anti-aging surgeries out there that can help reduce wrinkling of the brow and eye area.
When you visit with a Gatineau cosmetic plastic surgeon, you'll be able to learn about all of these options in greater detail. We can even design a comprehensive treatment plan to renew and rejuvenate your appearance.
Schedule a Consultation for Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
For more information about cosmetic eyelid surgery and your many other options for advanced anti-aging treatment, be sure to contact our Gatineau cosmetic plastic surgery practice today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible aesthetic results.
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