Eyes are often called the “windows to the soul,” but when eyelids start drooping or under-eye bags enlarge, those “windows” can become hard to see through. Sagging lids or puffy bags also age the face, making a person look older and more tired than they actually are.
Creams and serums can help firm the skin but they can’t completely counteract the effects of aging. Sun damage, smoking, and heredity can also have a negative effect on the skin and the support structure of the eyes.
The most effective way to “open” the eyes is with a blepharoplasty procedure. With this amazing 1-hour procedure, any unnecessary fat and excess skin is surgically removed, eliminating any sagging or puffiness around the eye area. Board certified plastic surgeon and facial surgery specialist, Dr. Larry Lickstein, will work with you to determine which procedure is best for you based on your individual needs.
Blepharoplasty was the third most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the U.S. in 2013, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), with more than 215,000 procedures performed (up 6% than the previous year). Blepharoplasty has also become increasingly common for men of all ages.
Click here to check out some before and after photos of actual blepharoplasty patients. This surgical procedure can often be combined with resurfacing and/or injectables in the tear troughs to maximize results.