Every cell in our body is open to degradation and damage as we age; our cells are smaller compartmentalized pieces to the larger puzzle that makes up our tissues. The skin is one of those tissues, and it’s the most exposed group of cells on your body, not to mention the most abundant. Whenever we do any type of skin care treatment here at Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery, we always tell people that certain parts of the skin are more delicate than others, so they’re more prone to stretching or volume loss. The skin particularly under and around our eyes is the thinnest of all areas. Our skin care treatments that work with the eyelids stick to the gentlest of applications.
Now on the surface, these cosmetic treatments will ease some of these signs of aging, but when the tissues deeper to the surface lose their vigor, the skin starts to sag and lose shape. Many of our Riverview patients come to us after their 30’s and on with complaints that their upper and lower lids get in the way of their vision and cause them serious irritation. That skin and those eyelids are meant to protect your eyes, not to hinder your vision or cause your eyes to lose their screening from the external environment. So what do we recommend? Our blepharoplasty procedure meant to keep your eyes wide open and protected.
Blepharoplasty and How it Can Unblock Your Vision
We age, it happens to everyone, but how we age is up to us. Your eyes are one of the most important areas you want to keep clear, young and healthy. When our eyes begin to sag from the upper and lower lids, our blepharoplasty will help by removing the excess skin around the eyes that pulls down over your eyes and blocks off your field of vision. What happens to the skin and tissues beneath to cause this drooping of the eyelids? We said the skin was thin and when we age our muscles thin out too, we lose bone density as well. This means that when all our supportive structures around the eyes begin to shrink, fatty tissues creep into the area and push into the skin.
How We Do Blepharoplasty
This fat pulls and overtakes the area, and this is what we need to remove in addition to restructuring what muscle tissue you have to reform a stronger lid. The upper and lower lid are given the same treatment during surgery where we cut into the eyelid while our patient, you, is under anesthesia. These incisions we make within the eyelid are done in all the natural creases of the eye so no one will notice the scar. Once any excess skin that’s stretched out too far is removed along with these fatty cells, we can work on the muscle, pulling it back into place. This is all done, and you’re closed up with dissolvable stitches. We’ve magically pulled back the hood from your eyes!
The younger you are when your eyelids begin to droop, the more issues you’ll have with your vision, and we don’t want that. Blepharoplasty can be done on anyone that needs a lift or pull up in their lids. We recommend these beneficial treatments to any of our patients that suffer from drooping lids. If you want to enhance the beauty of your eyes, like minimizing the wrinkles there, we can combine blepharoplasty with dermal fillers and anti-aging injectables like Botox!
Call Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery to learn more about our blepharoplasty and anti-aging injectables at 651-493-8501.