When we think of plastic surgery, often we’ll only think of the procedures we see in film and television – breast augmentation, nose surgery, BOTOX®, etc. In reality, plastic surgery offers a host of treatments you may not have heard of. Suffering from drooping, tired-looking eyes? We’d like to know, “Have you considered an eyelid lift?”
Eyelid lift – what’s that? Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid lift surgery aims to rejuvenate the eyes and take years off a patient’s overall appearance. As we age, our eyes can droop and sag as supporting tissues deteriorate. This can also be accelerated by factors such as smoking and sun damage. An eyelid lift works to combat this.
Performed under local or general anesthesia, a blepharoplasty procedure is performed on the upper, lower or both eyelids. During the procedure, we work to reposition fat deposits, tighten muscles and remove excess skin. The goal here is to achieve a fresher, more youthful appearance. As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were over 196,000 blepharoplasty procedures performed in 2011, alone.
Less Invasive Eye Procedures
Of course, not everyone wants to undergo a surgical procedure to shed a few years off their eyes. Many patients are looking to explore a less-invasive treatment.
If your eyes are aging you prematurely, consider these minimally-invasive procedures:
- BOTOX®: When it comes to the eyes, one of the biggest red flags of aging is crow’s feet. These are the lines that stem from the corners of the eye when we laugh or smile. Thankfully, BOTOX can often be the answer. Acting as essentially a muscle relaxer, BOTOX works to reduce the appearance of these “dynamic” facial wrinkles. Though not a permanent solution, the effects of BOTOX can often be seen for up to several months.
- Restylane®: Do the areas under your eyes appear hollow and sunken? If so, Restylane may be your best bet. As we age, under-eye skin can lose volume and make us look older than we really are. Thankfully, fillers like Restylane can often be of help. The treatment – beyond its remarkable ability to “fill in” deep wrinkles – can restore volume to the skin and achieve a more youthful face shape.
Eyelid Surgery on Long Island
To learn more about these or any of the treatments we offer, we encourage you to contact us today. Our Long Island Plastic Surgery Offices are located in Huntington Station, and you can schedule an appointment at (631) 424-6707. Do something about it today!