We all know how important our eyes are. Through eye contact, not only do we make long-lasting connections, but our eyes often provide clues to what we might be feeling, especially when they twinkle with laughter or fill with tears.
Unfortunately, our eyes are very susceptible to the effects of aging and may give others the impression that we are tired or even angry.
Since our eyelids have the thinnest, most delicate skin on our bodies, it’s no surprise that signs of aging will begin to appear around our eyes sooner than in most other areas. And that’s not good news for our self-confidence. We rely on our eyes correctly showing emotion and expressing our feelings – key factors in building and maintaining relationships.
Luckily, there’s a very practical solution to aging eyes, and we invite you to keep reading!
What is Blepharoplasty in New Orleans?
According to the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery that corrects many of the signs of aging around the eyes. It can involve only upper eyelid surgery or, if required, lower eyelid surgery as well. Dr. Velargo has extensive experience with eyelid surgery, customizing each procedure to perfectly suit the needs of every patient where he repairs droopy eyelids and often removes excess skin, muscle, and fat from around their eyes.
It is predominantly patients over 55 years of age who seek eyelid surgery to rejuvenate their eyelids and lessen the signs of aging. However, the procedure is sometimes chosen by many patients under the age of 30 who may want to create a different look to improve symmetry or correct puffiness or other features they may have inherited from their parents.
What Types of Eyelid Surgery Are There and What Can They Treat?
There are many different eyelid surgery procedures available, and the specific method a surgeon might recommend will depend on the problem a patient is hoping to solve.
Upper Eyelid Surgery to Correct Drooping or Hooded Upper Lids
Upper eyelid surgery uses incisions within the eyelid’s crease to facilitate the removal of skin and fat from within the eyelid. Once excess skin and fat have been removed, the incisions are closed and sealed with fine stitches.
Lower Eyelid Surgery to Improve Sagging and Baggy Skin
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is for patients seeking to reduce puffiness, sagging, and baggy skin or wrinkles from their under-eye area, which could also be due to the aging process, but which can happen in young people due to their genetics.
African American Eyelid Surgery
African Americans tend to have less fat in the orbital area, and this can sometimes highlight the appearance of dark circles, making them good candidates for lower eyelid surgery.
Asian Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty is a popular procedure with people of Pacific Asian descent. Many of them do not have an upper eyelid crease that can be created using various techniques to suit the patient’s desired outcomes.
Is Eyelid Surgery the Next Step for You?
There are a variety of minimally invasive eyelift surgeries to help you reach your aesthetic eyelid goals. Your next step should be to schedule a personal consultation with one of our skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeons at the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery.