Younger women are considering cosmetic eyelid surgery. Dr. Peter Abramson has noticed a significant increase of patients in their 30’s and 40’s requesting an eye lift. The delicate skin around the eyes is usually the first to show signs of aging. It’s also one of the easiest facial areas to correct. Many women and men who have eyelid surgery when they are young, will maintain the rejuvenated look from this surgery throughout their entire lives.
Blepharoplasty – Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
This procedure reduces bagginess from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids. During this type of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Abramson removes skin, muscle, and sometimes fat that may be causing the area around your eyes to sag and make you look older than you are.
What’s the Best Age for Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery?
Your age is not always the most important consideration when pursuing blepharoplasty. The eyes tend to show signs of aging before any other feature on the face due to gravity and sun exposure. Many young people believe their eyes are sending the wrong message to others. Simple genetics can cause eyes to droop or they have bags under their eyes. This can cause a patient to constantly appear tired, mad, or unhappy when they are actually joyous and full of life. In some cases, people are born with “hooded eyes” where excess skin on the upper lids droop. Blepharoplasty can correct these aesthetic issues by eliminating puffiness, tightening droopy eyelids, and brightening the appearance of the eyes.
These days, many younger patients want to take a preventative approach and take action before bags and saggy eyelid skin fully develops. Some women request blepharoplasty to correct tear trough deformity which is a visible groove that signals early signs of periorbital aging and can make the face look fatigued and older. Using transconjunctival lower lid blepharoplasty with fat repositioning rather than fat trimming or excision can correct this. In addition, this is a more permanent solution than dermal fillers for that nasojugal groove (this is that line from corner of the the inner eye running outward on a diagonal).
Blepharoplasty is a Good Procedure for Younger People
Younger patients respond well to eyelid surgery due to their excellent skin tone. The skin of a younger patient is typically more elastic, which aids in recovery and helps the skin bounce back. For bags or dark circles under the eyes, Dr. Abramson can often camouflage them with facial fillers in the cheeks and/or tear troughs.
Peter Abramson is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons which promotes choosing a board certified plastic surgeon when you decide to have a cosmetic eyelid surgery. Dr. Abramson is also double board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
If you think cosmetic eyelid surgery could be right for you, call and schedule your consultation 404-297-1789.