They are our most expressive facial feature, but also are the first place to show aging-where lines, puffiness of the eyelids contributes to a tired or older appearance. The upper and lower lids can become “droopy” or “baggy”.
The eyelid skin becomes stretched and looser and muscle sagging and fat pocket bulging more prominent. For women this can also affect their normal eye makeup and change their perceptions of their face and selves. Men often complain of workplace perception of tiredness and aging.
These changes can belie your inner youthfulness and vigor.
In today’s world we are more conscious of our appearance and our health than even a generation ago. But innovations in facial and eyelid rejuvenation have made looking our best possible.
Rejuvenation of the eyelids involves minor surgery known as “Blepharoplasty”.
Upper eyelid surgery creates a small incision in the nature crease of your lid and is virtually unnoticeable after healing as it is completely hidden in the crease of the your eyelid.
Lower lid surgery to remove unsightly fat bags can be performed behind the eyelid, with rapid healing and no skin incision.
Unsightly wrinkles and sagging skin underneath the eyes can be greatly improved with a small removal of skin as well with the removal of fat bags. This can also greatly improve the appearance of chronic dark circles and morning swelling of the eyelids. The skin incision is made directly under the lower lid lash line and is imperceptible with healing.
When needed this can take years off your face and eyes and is a simple procedure that can be done under minimal anesthesia in the office.
Dr. Kathleen Albrecht is a board-certified ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) with subspecialty training in Oculoplastics. This is a highly sub-specialized field limited only to eyelid and facial rejuvenation which uniquely qualifies her as a functional and aesthetic eye plastic surgeon
She places particular emphasis on how the patient views her or himself and what changes they see. She notes the changes in their eyelid shape and mid-face by reviewing old photos and current photos to give them the most natural and youthful appearance unique to them.