As the busy holiday season comes to an end, many patients want to start the New Year off with a rejuvenated appearance. One of the first areas to show signs of age is the eyes. Patients commonly complain about excess tissue above their eyes or fat deposits that cause under-eye bags. Though Dr. Fernando Burstein offers several plastic surgery options to reduce the signs of facial aging, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) specifically targets the area around the eyes.
Depending on the patient’s needs, Dr. Burstein can perform upper and/or lower blepharoplasty to address specific problem areas. Upper blepharoplasty removes excess skin that develops on the upper eyelid, causing drooping eyelids and sometimes even vision obstruction. Lower blepharoplasty treats puffy eyelids caused by fat deposits that build up beneath the eyes. Dr. Burstein employs a technique called transconjunctival blepharoplasty that allows him to make an incision inside the lower eyelid to remove fat without causing visible scars.
Upper and lower eyelid surgery techniques can be performed at the same time to fully rejuvenate the appearance of the eye area. Often, patients combine eyelid surgery with other plastic surgery procedures. Several spotlight patients have combined blepharoplasty with procedures such as brow lift surgery or rhinoplasty for an overall facial rejuvenation. Barbara, Dr. Burstein’s December spotlight patient, combined blepharoplasty with rhinoplasty and a brow lift for a more long lasting, rejuvenated look. A brow lift addresses the excess skin above the eyes, which can cause the eyebrows to sag and rhinoplasty can help balance proportions for a more natural look.
Each individual patient will require different procedures or combination of procedures to achieve their unique goals. If you are interested in blepharoplasty or another facial cosmetic procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Burstein today. Be sure to also connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery updates.