The areas around the eyes are among the first to exhibit signs of aging. Many men and women may feelthat droopy eyelids or bags underneath the eyes may make them look older than they feel. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a popular surgical procedure performed to reduce the signs of aging and restore a smooth, refreshed appearance. Dr. Ben Light performs both upper and lower eyelid surgery at his Decatur, Alabama facial plastic surgery practice.
Dr. Light employs two eyelid lift techniques and can customize his approach to meet patient needs. These include upper and lower blepharoplasty.
Bleharoplasty, or droopy eyelid surgery, is a common surgical procedure that is performed on both men and women to reverse the signs of aging and restore a smooth, refreshed appearance to the upper and lower eyelids. I can reduce the excess skin and will then lift the remaining skin to take years off of your appearance.
—Dr. Ben Light, M.D.
Upper eyelid surgery reduces excess, drooping skin from the upper eyelids. From incisions made in each upper eyelid, Dr. Light will reduce excess skin and lift the remaining skin to take years off of the patient’s appearance.
An upper eyelid lift is one of the most popular plastic surgeries performed in the United States. It can be combined with a brow lift for a comprehensive effect. It is an excellent aesthetic surgery and serves as a functional enhancement to remove loose, sagging skin that inhibits the patient’s vision. In addition, an upper blepharoplasty eliminates excess fat pads to create a centrally positioned eyelid with no skin draping or hooding.
This technique improves the overall facial aesthetic through modifications to the upper eyelid. Dr. Light performs incisions to remove excess fat and hanging skin improving eyelid volume and skin laxity. A more youthful, rejuvenated eye appearance is an immediate benefit as well as any functional concerns that need to be addressed.
COSMETIC CONCERNS AN UPPER EYELID SURGERY TREATS
- Sagging and Hooded Eyelids: Dermatochalasis is hooding or sagging of the upper eyelid. An upper eyelid blepharoplasty tones and tightens upper eyelids to rejuvenate facial appearances.
- Aging and Tired Eyes: An upper blepharoplasty can target age-related skin changes to the upper eyelid and restore the eye to a more youthful appearance.
IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR AN UPPER EYELID SURGERY IN ALABAMA
- Seeks to rejuvenate the upper eyelid through changes to the excess skin covering and the natural eyelid fold.
- Has dermatochalasis (excess skin blocks eyelashes)
- Has poor upper lid volume
An upper eyelid lift is not recommended for patients under eighteen, those with taut eyelid skin, individuals prone to scarring, those with certain chronic conditions like glaucoma, blepharitis, thyroid disease, or anyone who has undergone prior eye-related surgery.
COSMETIC CONCERNS A LOWER BLEPHAROPLASTY TREATS
Sagging Skin and Orbital Fat: Changes to lower eyelid skin, orbital fat, and the muscle during a lower eyelid blepharoplasty allows for restored lower eyelid tone and tightness.
Aging and Tired Undereye Circles: A lower eyelid blepharoplasty dark circles and puffy under-eye bags for restoring youthful facial appearances.
IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR LOWER EYELID SURGERY
- Has muscle and skin laxity on the lower lid
- May have a fat protrusion in this area
A lower eyelid lift may not be best for a patient with severe skin laxity. In addition, those with chronic medical issues like dry eye or severe muscle or fat protrusion may not be the best candidates for lower blepharoplasty.
EYELID SURGERY BENEFITS
Blepharoplasty – Droopy Eyelid Surgery is a popular, straightforward procedure with substantial cosmetic benefits. Eyelid surgery patients report having more self-confidence and enjoying a smoother, younger-looking appearance. Those who previously looked tired, angry, or sad can now enjoy appearing more alert, relaxed, and refreshed. In addition, because the drooping skin is reduced that obscured the field of vision, eyelid surgery can make it easier for patients to see.
RECOVERY FROM EYELID SURGERY
Dr. Light and the staff at Light Facial Plastic Surgery are committed to ensuring that patients heal as quickly and comfortably as possible from eyelid surgery. Patients may experience swelling, redness, dry eyes, excessive tearing, or sensitivity to light. Still, side effects are temporary and can be alleviated by medication, wearing cold compresses, and getting enough rest after surgery. Most patients can resume their normal activities within two weeks.
WHY CHOOSE DR. LIGHT FOR DECATUR EYELID SURGERY?
Dr. Light is the only board-certified facial plastic surgeon in the Decatur, Alabama, area. Having previously served as the Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Florida, Dr. Light decided to go into private practice in 2003. He and his wife chose to move to Decatur to raise their kids and to serve a region with no other board-certified facial plastic surgeons between Nashville and Birmingham.