The eyes are the defining feature of the face and the one that many people consider their most attractive. Unfortunately, the eye area is also among the most vulnerable to the affects of aging. Often, wrinkles or bulging develop in the lower eyelid as one of the earliest signs of aging, as well as drooping, loose skin on upper eyelids, issues that can lend a worn, tired and aged appearance to the face. With eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, Torrance plastic surgeons can renew the eye area, restoring a fresh, youthful look.
In response to chronological aging or photo-aging, which is premature aging caused by damaging UV radiation, the skin gradually becomes thinner and loses its elasticity. The face is generally among the first areas to show these changes, since it is much more frequently exposed to damaging environmental factors, such as sun, extreme temperatures and pollution. The eyelids, both upper and lower, have skin that is thinner and more delicate than other areas of the face, making them more prone to damage.
Often, changes in the eye area are the first noticeable signs of aging to appear, as eyelids stretch and their supporting muscles weaken. This can lead to an accumulation of excess fat above and below the eyelids, causing eyebrows to sag, upper lids to droop and appear hooded, lower lids to appear loose or saggy, or puffy or wrinkly bags to appear under the eyes. Individuals may develop just one of these symptoms as an early sign of aging, a combination of several, or all of them, and while primarily a cosmetic issue, eyelid drooping can often become prominent enough to impair a person’s vision. Fortunately, with blepharoplasty, Torrance plastic surgeons can correct these issues.
Eyelid surgery can be done in just the upper or lower lid, or in both, depending upon the individual needs of each patient. In upper blepharoplasty, Torrance plastic surgeons repair loose, sagging skin and remove fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelid, restoring a natural, youthful contour. Lower blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fine lines in the lower eyelid, corrects bags under the eyes and tightens droopy lower lids when they have fallen to the point of showing white below the iris. In cases where brow drooping is severe, your surgeon my recommend combining blepharoplasty with a brow lift procedure for enhanced results.
For a delicate procedure like blepharoplasty, Torrance patients should be particularly vigilant in reviewing the credentials, skill and experience of the plastic surgeon who will perform the procedure. In the Torrance area, you’ll find none better qualified than Goldberg Plastic Surgery, a premier provider of blepharoplasty and a wide range of other cosmetic procedures and solutions to meet your anti-aging needs.