The “ayes” have it. While this phrase comes from parliamentary procedure, it really would be more appropriately phrased as “the eyes have it.” After all, when we meet a new person, most of us say the first thing we notice about them are their eyes. The eyes are the central feature of our face.
So, what are your eyes telling that new person? That you’re older than you actually are?
The skin around the eyes is often the first area of the face to show the signs of aging. This is because the skin in this area is among the thinnest on the entire human body. Because of this, sun and environmental damage shows itself all too easily. That’s especially true in Atlanta where our weather doesn’t keep us indoors all that often. Plus, fat deposits, loosening skin, and other issues can leave a person with droopy, sagging, puffy, wrinkled skin around the eyes, and with it, a much older appearance.
Blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery, with Dr. Beaty can take years, if not decades, off the appearance of your eyes. Eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat, and tightens the underlying muscles as needed to return a younger, more rested look to the eyes.
Every year blepharoplasty is one of the most Dr. Beaty’s most popular cosmetic surgeries. Why? Because its results are dramatic, yet at the same time subtle. And most people have no clue you’ve had eyelid surgery — they only know you somehow look younger and more alert and refreshed.
Is eyelid surgery right for me?
Eyelid surgery is one procedure that is popular with both women and men. Drooping eyelids, wrinkles, and puffy bags under your eyes show no favoritism by sex — they make everyone look much older. In fact, each year more and more men are opting to have blepharoplasty to maintain a younger appearance when competing in the workplace.
Eyelid surgery can be performed on both eyelids or singly, depending on your personal condition. Because of this, surgery can run anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours.
Blepharoplasty is a delicate surgery that involves small incisions. In upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Beaty makes a small incision in the natural crease of the eyelid. This conceals any scarring. He then tightens the muscle tissue, repositions the fat, and removes excess skin. Special attention is paid to the fat because removing too much fat can leave a hollowed out appearance.
In the lower eyelid, the incision is usually made just below the lower eyelash. An alternative location can be making the incision inside the lower lid, removing any visible scarring. Excess skin is removed to lessen wrinkles, bags, and general puffiness in this area.
Another awesome thing about eyelid surgery with Dr. Beaty is that the recovery is not difficult. After the procedure, your eyelids will likely be covered with light gauze. You will be given an eye lubricant and a cold compress. Bruising and swelling is minor, particularly if you are diligent with the compress. After a week, your stitches are removed and your eyelids generally will look normal, only younger!