It’s possible to cover up some of the signs of aging with baggy clothing or a new hairstyle. But when the skin around your eyes starts to droop, it’s harder to conceal. But, beyond your appearance, sagging skin around your eyes can negatively impact your vision.
That’s why blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery in the United States for men and women. This fast, effective procedure tightens the skin around the eyes to improve your vision while giving you a more youthful appearance.
Whether you want to banish under-eye bags, drop your droopy upper eyelids, or revitalize your appearance, Michael R. Macdonald, MD, and the compassionate team at Aesthetic Surgery Center in San Francisco can help.
Your eyes are your most important feature. Read on to learn how blepharoplasty can help you look and see better.
What is blepharoplasty?
As you age, the delicate skin around your eyes thins. At the same time, the muscles and tissue that support your eyes and surrounding skin weaken, causing fatty deposits to accumulate below, above, or around your eyes.
These changes lead to saggy upper lids, baggy lower lids, excess skin and wrinkles, and under-eye bags that just won’t quit. The result? An older, tired appearance and a narrower field of vision.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, gives you a more youthful appearance while restoring your vision by lifting and tightening loose eyelid structures, reducing excess skin, and removing fatty deposits. The best part? Because Dr. Macdonald uses tiny incisions along your natural eyelid line, there’s no visible scarring.
How does blepharoplasty help?
Blepharoplasty is a comprehensive surgery used to address a wide range of cosmetic and medical problems in a single procedure. At Aesthetic Surgery Center, Dr. Macdonald offers blepharoplasty to patients with both functional and aesthetic concerns.
We invite you to review our before and after pictures to see the results for yourself. In addition, here are the top ways blepharoplasty can help you look better and see better:
When the skin from your eyelids droops, your field of vision shrinks, narrowing the area you can see. This can make everyday activities, like driving, reading, or playing sports, more difficult. Blepharoplasty tightens the skin, giving you back your full field of vision.
Reverses the appearance of aging
Excess wrinkles, drooping or saggy skin, puffy lids, and bags all add years to your appearance. Upper, lower, or combined eyelid surgery can turn back the clock, giving you tighter skin around the eyes and a brighter appearance. Many of Dr. Macdonald’s patients choose to augment their results by combining blepharoplasty with other popular procedures, like neck lifts, brow lifts, and face-lifts.
Bids goodbye to bags
Are the bags under your eyes starting to look more like suitcases and trunks? Blepharoplasty tightens your skin, giving you a smooth lower lid free from bags.
Provides that well-rested look
Do your puffy lids have people asking you if you’re tired, no matter how relaxed or well-rested you are? Makeup, creams, and even cucumber slices can provide temporary relief. But blepharoplasty is the only way to achieve a well-rested look permanently by removing the excess fatty deposits that give eyelids that puffy look.
Ready to learn more about blepharoplasty?
If you’re interested in learning more about how blepharoplasty can help you look better and see better, Dr. Macdonald and our compassionate care team can help. Call our San Francisco office to schedule a consultation to learn if an upper, lower, or combined eyelid procedure is right for you, or request an appointment online now.