There are many facial rejuvenation treatments available to address all areas of the face. Facelift and brow lift are a couple of cosmetic procedures that eliminate excess, hanging skin and smooth out wrinkles. Non-surgical treatments such as cosmetic injectables, chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing even skin tone and can help reduce the signs of aging.
While all of these procedures provide a more youthful, refreshed appearance for patients, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is a procedure specific to rejuvenating the delicate eye area where the first signs of aging typically appear. Double board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology, Dr. Fernando Burstein performs eyelid surgery to eliminate under-eye bags and drooping eyelids for patients concerned with having a tired or older appearance.
Blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids for overall rejuvenation, but some patients may only require upper or lower depending on their areas of concern. Upper eyelid surgery removes excess skin that can weigh down the eyelids. Lower eyelid surgery removes puffy under-eye bags and folds that form in the lower area of the eye. Dr. Burstein uses a technique for lower eyelid surgery called transconjunctival blepharoplasty where an incision is made on the inside of the eyelid to hide scarring.
Since the eye area contains thinner skin, Dr. Burstein uses careful attention and care to hide scars within the natural creases of the eyes. To perform blepharoplasty, Dr. Burstein makes incisions following the natural folds of the eyelids and removes fat deposits and excess skin. He will also tighten remaining skin and muscles to smooth folds and surrounding wrinkles. There is required downtime for blepharoplasty, but it is significantly shorter than other cosmetic procedures specific to facial features such as nose surgery (rhinoplasty). After the procedure, the skin heals without leaving dark scars. For patients concerned with scarring, Dr. Burstein can also perform a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing to eliminate scarring and create even skin texture.
If you’re interested in rejuvenating your eyes or addressing other facial concerns, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Connect with Dr. Burstein on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest news and updates.