Your eyes are usually the first thing that people notice about your appearance. They are probably the most important aspect of facial attractiveness. Even with a good night’s sleep, loose skin over your eyes or bags under your eyes can make you look tired or sad or older than you really are. As we go through life, even if we have taken care of ourselves, the skin around our eyes stretches and wrinkles. Fatty deposits cause the upper lids to sag while under the eye the tissue can bulge forward and become discolored. In severe cases, vision can become partially blocked.
Typically…these unwanted characteristics come with age, beginning in the late thirties and early forties, but with hereditary factors can cause a much younger person to appear prematurely aged. Exposure to the sun, use of alcohol, smoking, and less than optimal nutrition all accelerate the signs of ageing. Fortunately through modern techniques and advances in an eyelid rejuvenation procedure called blepharoplasty, your doctor can help restore a more youthful, alert, and healthy look to your eyes. Sometimes referred to as a “mini-face lift”, blepharoplasty has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for both men and women because of its high level of patient satisfaction. Blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids.
Complications can occur with any surgery; however, with blepharoplasty, serious complications are rare, and most that do occur can usually be corrected.
As a general rule, insurance does not cover cosmetic surgery. However, of your eyelids are encroaching upon your field of vision, the procedure may be covered as “medically necessary” surgery.
Before surgery, your doctor will evaluate the condition and health of your eyes. Specifics regarding your vision, tear production, use of medications, and personal expectations will be discussed. This information, along with other factors such as age, skin type and ethnic background, will allow both you and your surgeon to come to a mutual decision. Together, a plan will be discussed regarding the surgical technique, amount of surgery and type of anesthesia to be used. Be sure to ask your doctor if you are a candidate for blepharoplasty!
If you have wrinkles, forehead lines, frown lines and crows feet, BOTOX® Cosmetic might be for you! BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular treatment option for those that want to reduce fine line and wrinkles, without the need for surgery.
With BOTOX® Cosmetic, patients can reduce unwanted wrinkles in less than 10 minutes. Patients between 18-65 are usually the best candidates for BOTOX. Once deemed a good candidate for the procedure, your doctor will administer BOTOX in the comfort and convenience of our office. No anesthesia is required.
Results are typically instant and patients usually see continued improvement for up to a week. Results can last for up to 3-6 months. For more information, contact Sweeney Eye Associates today!