Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, results in a refreshed, youthful look to the areas above and below the eyes. Since the eyes are the focal point of visual contact, they are often the first to show signs of a tired, aged appearance. Just like other areas of the face and neck, the eyelids may exhibit wrinkles and bulges due to aging and hereditary factors. The excess skin can also interfere with vision.
The surgery to correct these saggy eyelids removes fat, excess skin and/or muscle from the upper and lower lid areas. This procedure can fix drooping eyelids and get rid of puffy bags that develop on or below the eyes.
Dr. Balikian performs many different variations of blepharoplasty. He will perform an extensive exam on your eyes and decide which blepharoplasty surgery is right for you.
Upper blepharoplasty – in which the skin and possibly excess fat or muscle is removed
Lower blepharoplasty – in which excess skin and fat are removed through a small incision
Lower blepharoplasty with fat transposition – in which excess skin is removed, and excess fat is folded over to fill a deep tear trough (dark circle)
Trans-conjunctival Lower Blepharoplasty – an incision-less surgery for removing only fat of the lower eyelids (mostly in younger patients)
Lower Eyelid Skin Pinch – in which only skin is excised of the lower eyelids with no effect of the fat or muscle.
Sometimes, a chemical peel or laser resurfacing is recommended in addition to surgery to further tighten the skin and improve the fine wrinkling of skin. This procedure is often combined with forehead or eyebrow lift surgery, because excess skin hanging from the upper eyelid may be due to the sagging of the eyebrow.
For more information about Eyelid Lift or Eyebrow Lift in Murrieta, California, call our cosmetic surgery office today at (951) 719-2950 or use our online appointment request form.