As the New Year begins, many patients want to start their year with a more rejuvenated appearance. When discussing visible signs of aging, patients commonly complain about excess tissue and skin above the eyes or fat deposits that cause under-eye bags. Double board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology, Dr. Fernando Burstein offers several cosmetic procedures to reduce the signs of aging for all areas of the face. To address concerns specific to the eye area, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) targets the skin, tissue, and fat on both the upper and lower eye area.
The term “eyelid surgery” may have patients believe that blepharoplasty can only address the upper eyelid. However, Dr. Burstein performs lower eyelid surgery since heavy, under-eye fat deposits often become visible as we age and/or lose skin elasticity. Upper blepharoplasty removes excess skin that develops on the upper lid and causes drooping eyelids. Lower blepharoplasty treats puffy eyelids caused by fat deposits that build up beneath the eyes. Dr. Burstein uses a technique called transconjunctival blepharoplasty that hides scarring by making surgical incisions inside the lower eyelid.
Upper and lower eyelid surgery techniques can be performed in one procedure to fully rejuvenate the appearance of the eye area. Depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals and anatomical structure, Dr. Burstein can also reposition tissue, fat, and muscle within the eye area to create a more balanced look. For patients with additional concerns of wrinkles, he also provides non-surgical facial treatments such as cosmetic injectables, chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing. These procedures enhance results and can also further minimize the appearance of scars.
If you are interested in blepharoplasty or another facial cosmetic procedure, contact us to schedule a consultation today. Be sure to also connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery updates.