The effects of the aging process are not kind to the eyes. Despite getting plenty of sleep, eating healthfully and having plenty of energy, your eyes may not reflect your energy and vigor.
Fortunately, a surgical procedure called blepharoplasty (a.k.a., eyelid surgery or eyelid lift) can correct cosmetic issues affecting your upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. When entrusted to a surgeon as experienced and skilled as Dr. David Magilke, blepharoplasty produces very natural, long-lasting results.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
Tightens Droopy Upper Eyelids
Dr. Magilke frequently performs blepharoplasty to tighten droopy or sagging upper eyelids.
With age, the upper eyelid skin can stretch out and loosen, and fat pockets can shift out of their normal position. The muscles that open and close the eyelids can also sag. As a result, your upper eyelids may perpetually look as if they are partly closed. This creates a tired appearance or sad expression, even when you are well-rested and happy.
During an upper blepharoplasty procedure, the excess skin is trimmed, displaced fat is returned to its proper position and the muscles are tightened to rejuvenate your upper eyelids. These changes have a tremendously refreshing effect on your facial expression.
Restores Clear Line of Sight
The skin of the upper eyelids may be so loose that it droops into your line of sight. If this is the case, you may find yourself tilting your head back or raising your eyebrows to see what’s in front of you clearly. By removing the skin and restoring a clear line of sight, upper blepharoplasty can make it easier for you to drive, bike or go about the rest of your normal activities with confidence.
Minimizes Undereye Bags
The same age-related problems that affect the upper eyelids can affect the lower eyelids, too. Undereye bags may form due to excess skin and displaced fat, and loss of fat in the upper cheek area can accentuate the puffiness or bags. These effects may give your face a tired or worn out expression.
During lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Magilke tightens the skin and repositions displaced fat to smooth out puffiness or bags under the eyes. By minimizing undereye bags, Dr. Magilke can help restore a pleasant, rested appearance to your eyes.
Contact Our Portland Facial Surgeon
No matter what your concerns about your facial expression are, Dr. Magilke will take the time to learn about your needs and goals and formulate a personalized treatment plan. His objective is to help you reclaim the more youthful, approachable appearance you desire.
For more information about blepharoplasty, please call (503) 297-6511 or send us an email today.