September’s Featured Surgery: Blepharoplasty

Pope Plastic Surgery Center - ASPS Member Surgeon

A change in appearance around the eyes is among the first signs of aging, and many people begin to develop this tell-tale age indicator as early as their thirties. Commonly performed on patients who want a more youthful, refreshed look, an eyelid lift may be helpful if you’re self-conscious about your eyelids, whether it’s your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can work in several ways, depending on your issue. Fat can be removed or repositioned, the muscles in that area can be reduced or tightened, tendons can be supported and/or skin can be removed. Results range from a reduction in the sagginess of your eyelids and bags under your eyes, to the removal of the lines and wrinkles around your eyes and a rejuvenated appearance.

By creating small incisions within the upper eyelid creases and just below the lower lashes, your Orlando cosmetic surgeon tightens the skin, giving you a less tired appearance. Excess fat and skin can also be removed and the incisions are closed with fine sutures. Blepharoplasty leaves your skin firmer, tighter and younger looking and only takes about an hour under anesthesia.

Aside from looking well rested, blepharoplasty could also help you see better. Upper eyelids that droop into your line of sight can be corrected with the same procedure, allowing your eyes to open wider and improve your range of visibility. Your vision would remain the same, but you would be able to take more in more easily.

Blepharoplasty is a delicate surgery and should only be performed by an experienced, qualified Orlando cosmetic surgeon like Dr. George Pope. Dr. Pope and his qualified team can help you determine what type of eyelid surgery would bring out the best in you.

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