Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a facial procedure that specifically rejuvenates the upper and lower eyelids for a more rested, youthful appearance. As we age, skin and muscles in the eye area lose their elasticity. Double board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), Dr. Fernando Burstein performs blepharoplasty to improve under eye bags, drooping eyelids, and excess skin causing the tired eye appearance. While Dr. Burstein performs various facial cosmetic procedures to eliminate the signs of aging, eyelid surgery targets the eyes and addresses sagging skin and under-eye bags that other procedures cannot improve.
Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper and lower eyelids, depending on each patient’s aesthetic needs. Upper blepharoplasty removes hanging skin that causes drooping eyelids while lower blepharoplasty eliminates puffy under-eye deposits. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Burstein typically uses a transconjunctival blepharoplasty technique that allows him to make an incision within the lower eyelid so scars will not be visible. Both upper and lower eyelid surgery can be performed simultaneously for optimal rejuvenation.
Other signs of aging such as wrinkles and sun spots cannot be addressed by eyelid surgery. Many of Dr. Burstein’s patients also opt for a facelift or brow lift procedure to smooth wrinkles, reposition muscle, and remove sagging skin. For patients with minimal signs of aging, Botox® and Dysport® are two cosmetic injectables that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and furrows in the eye and brow area by relaxing upper facial muscles. To treat surface conditions such as sun damage and uneven skin tone, Dr. Burstein also provides laser skin resurfacing with Sciton® and TCA chemical peels to promote collagen production and restore youthful, healthy skin.
It is important to discuss aesthetic goals and needs during consultation to determine a proper treatment plan. If you are interested in a facial plastic surgery procedure, contact us to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with Dr. Burstein on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery news.