Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift Plastic Surgery)
Eyelid lift, clinically called blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure to make the eyes appear rejuvenated and more youthful. Eyes constitute a critical part of facial aesthetics and tired-looking eyes or wrinkles and lines around the eyelids can make a person appear older than their actual age. Eyelid lift plastic surgery can reduce the signs of aging effectively and by removing excess fat and skin from the eyelids.
Eyelid lift appears to be a simple procedure, but it requires special skills because it involves the eyes, which are a highly sensitive part of the face. Dr. Thomas Fiala is a very experienced and board certified plastic surgeon providing eyelid lift and other procedures at his state of the art practice. Dr. Fiala receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Lower eyelid surgery is designed to remove excess fat deposits that commonly occur under the eye. In some cases, sagging skin in the lower eyelid area may also be tightened by excising loose skin. The goal in this cosmetic surgery procedure is to restore younger looking surface in the lower eyelid area. The surgeon may combine this surgery along with fat transfer or cosmetic fillers to address the hollows that may develop beneath the eyes.
Lower eyelid surgery procedure begins with the surgeon making an incision beneath the lower eyelash. The incision is placed discreetly to keep the potential scar inconspicuous. Through the incision, the surgeon will remove the excess fat, skin, and tighten underlying muscle. In some cases, the fat may be redistributed to reduce puffiness under the eyes. Eyelid aesthetics are restored as the incision heals around the eyelid’s surrounding natural creases.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
The goal in upper eyelid lift is to reduce loose skin and excess fatty tissue to correct the appearance of droopy or inflated upper eyelids. The procedure can restore the effects of aging in the upper lids to restore a refreshed eye appearance. The plastic surgeon will begin the procedure by placing tiny incisions in the natural creases of the upper lids. Loose skin that may be obstructing vision and giving a tired eye appearance will be trimmed away through the incision.
Muscle repositioning may also be performed to lift the eyelids. The remaining skin is lifted and reattached, and the incisions are closed with fine sutures. A skilled surgeon will ensure that an unnatural ‘wide awake’ look is avoided, which can happen in case of an overcorrection. Dr. Fiala provides this procedure to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby locations.
Due to aging, the support of the lower eyelids can sometimes become weaker. This can cause the lower lids to become more stretched or floppy. If the surgeon performs the eyelid lift procedure in this condition, there is a risk of a ‘pulled down’ eyelid that will not sit at the desired level. This risk can be minimized by performing an internal suture suspension procedure called canthopexy. Canthopexy will avoid any visible scarring on the outside because the tiny incisions may be placed inside the lower eyelid.
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