Eliminate Puffy Eyelids with Blepharoplasty
They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. What if these windows were slowly shutting, leaving only a sliver left to peer through? This is often the case with the skin around the eyes in aging bodies. Those swollen, puffy eyelids are dead giveaways of long nights and stressful days. The skin of the eyelids is quite unique, as it is the thinnest skin on the body, as well as some of the most elastic. Over time; however, this elasticity fades, and the once taut folds of skin become loose and saggy. In certain cases, the puffy or drooping eyelids can even cause acute vision loss, or ineffective peripheral vision.
In most cases, puffy eyelids are not cause for poor vision, rather for a feeling of disappointment when looking in the mirror each morning. Those who see that they have lost the shape and definition around their eyes know how big of a difference it can make. Round, radiant eyes can always grab the attention of a room, while bulging, sagging eyelids are easily looked past.
The area around the eyes is some of the most sensitive skin. Underneath this skin are pads of fat that help absorb impacts so that the eyes remain properly in place and undamaged. Over time, the fat pads around the eyes can become enlarged. This swelling causes the look of puffy eyelids and is found to be quite unattractive to most individuals. For certain individuals, the bulging or sagging can become so drastic that loss of peripheral vision can occur, though this usually occurs as the skin is exposed to elements over time. There are certain cases of patients in need of a blepharoplasty as young as their mid-twenties due to allergies, sinus, thyroid, or kidney problems.
A blepharoplasty operation is generally quick and painless. Patients can return to normal functions about one week after surgery, once all the sutures have dissolved or been removed. For those that wake up in the morning and feel dissatisfied with the appearance or size of their eyes, it may be time to give Dr. K a call to set up a consultation and be on your way to a more youthful look and feel. At Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery, restoring the size and shape of patients’ eyes is only half of what matters, most important is seeing that gleam of happiness that comes from the eyes of a satisfied patient.
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