It’s amazing how much of a difference the skin around your eyes makes when it comes to how old you appear. Droopy, sagging, or puffy upper eyelids make you seem years older than your actual age.
When it comes to antiaging cosmetic surgery, procedures on your eyelids, also known as blepharoplasty, are one of your most subtly effective options. With this simple, minimally invasive procedure, you can take 10 years or more off your appearance!
Dr. Mario S. Yco and the team at YCO Facial Plastic Surgery of Encinitas, California, can help with your antiaging goals. Talk to Dr. Yco about how a blepharoplasty could bring back a more youthful appearance to the area around your eyes.
The problem with droopy eyelids
As you get older, your skin undergoes changes in volume and texture. Some people also notice increased deposits of fatty tissue in the area above the eyes with age. In combination, these age-related changes can leave your eyelids sagging or drooping down into your field of vision.
Droopy eyelids reveal your age, and can also limit your vision if the problem becomes sufficiently advanced. In order to refresh your look, you should look into blepharoplasty!
Dr. Yco’s dual board certifications — from both the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery — attest to his expertise with these types of procedures. Dr. Yco focuses on both your appearance and the function of your vision, improving your experience of both.
How blepharoplasty can help
This minimally invasive surgical procedure resculpts the area around your eyes. An upper blepharoplasty addresses just your upper eyelids. A lower blepharoplasty reduces under-eye bags. Dr. Yco can perform both procedures in one session if needed.
Blepharoplasty can also be paired with other types of facial plastic surgery, including eyebrow lifts, facelift surgery, or laser skin resurfacing procedures.
If you want to appear younger or more awake, and you’re in good overall health and a nonsmoker, talk to Dr. Yco about an upper blepharoplasty. Good candidates for this procedure shouldn’t have underlying eye conditions like glaucoma, or suffer from thyroid problems.
Your blepharoplasty procedure
In an upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Yco makes tiny incisions along the natural fold of your eyelid, so you won’t have any visible scarring once you’ve healed after your procedure. After removing or repositioning excess skin and fat to form a more aesthetic and functional upper eyelid, Dr. Yco closes the incisions.
Following some time in our recovery room when your procedure is finished, you can head home with no need for hospitalization.
You might experience aftereffects following your procedure, such as eyes being watery or sensitive to light. These effects, as well as any double vision, eye discomfort, and swelling in your eyelids should all resolve quickly on their own.
To learn more about how blepharoplasty could improve your appearance, self-esteem, and outlook, get in touch with Dr. Yco at Yco Facial Plastic Surgery today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment over the phone, or request your appointment online now.