Shifting the Focus: The Benefits of Blepharoplasty

Tired of looking tired? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) was the third most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure in 2012.   Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John L. LeRoy can reduce bags underneath the eye and drooping eyelids with eyelid surgery. As the innovator of the Band Aid treatment line, Dr. LeRoy performs a minimally-invasive version of this procedure, which can give patients who are not yet in need of the traditional procedure effective results with less recovery time.

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When you are seeking to address signs of aging, areas of the eyes are a common place to start. The skin of our eyelids is very thin, and it is begins to stretch and become lax with age, excess folds of skin can begin to hang over the edge of the upper eyelids, sometimes drastically enough to impair vision. If improving vision is a goal of your cosmetic surgery, Dr. LeRoy may advise combining blepharoplasty with a forehead or brow lift. Brow lift surgery can give the upper region of your face a smoother, more youthful appearance. Designed for patients with mild furrowing of the brow and wrinkling of the forehead, Dr. LeRoy also offers the Band Aid browlift, which uses a less invasive technique to accomplish many of the same goals of an endoscopic brow lift without the need for an extended recovery time.

In the delicate, thin skin around the lids, fine wrinkle lines and creases develop, resulting in a tired or sad appearance. While often categorized as a natural component of aging, these changes can lessen the natural beauty of the eye area. Dr. LeRoy believes you deserve to show off your gorgeous greens, brilliant blues, and beautiful browns to help you become your most beautiful, confident self. With traditional or Band Aid blepharoplasty, you can significantly reduce signs of age and fatigue with long-lasting, natural-looking results.

The ideal candidate for blepharoplasty should have healthy, functioning facial tissue and muscles, is not a smoker, and does not have a life-threatening illness or medical condition that could negatively affect healing. A positive outlook and clear-cut, realistic goals for improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area are necessary for a successful procedure from the initial consultation to successful healing.

Are you interested in revitalizing your eyes with blepharoplasty? Contact us to learn more and to schedule a consultation. You can also learn more about Dr. LeRoy’s minimally-invasive procedures and face lifts by connecting with him on FacebookTwitter, and Google +.