Your eyes are one of the first things that people notice about you. They not only allow you to see, but they also convey emotion to others. As you age, your eyelids may begin to look heavy or droopy. This can make you look tired or older than you feel. Sometimes this droopiness can also make you appear sad or angry. When droopiness becomes excessive, you may even have difficulty seeing or performing daily activities like reading or driving. Fortunately, blepharoplasty, another term for eyelid surgery, can help with all of these concerns.

Why Consider Eyelid Surgery?

You should consider eyelid surgery If you have excessive eyelid skin that rests on your eyelashes and makes your eyelids feel heavy, if you are aware of your eyelid skin or feel that you are “looking through your eyelashes” or if your eyes make you look tired even when you feel rested. In addition, blepharoplasty may also help if you have dark circles or bags beneath your eyes.

Who Are the Best Candidates For Eyelid Surgery?

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are healthy, active men and women who would like to rejuvenate and refresh their appearance and who would like the renewed self-confidence that comes from a brighter, more energetic appearance. Good candidates also have realistic expectations about what blepharoplasty can accomplish. Some may also have a medical reason for eyelid surgery such as impaired vision from excess skin that blocks some of their peripheral vision. To determine if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty, you should be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Earl Gage.

How is Eyelid Surgery Done?

You can have blepharoplasty on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids or both, depending on your needs and goals. Dr. Gage will make small incisions in the natural creases of the eyelids in order to hide the scars and make them almost invisible after you have healed from surgery. After making the incisions, excess skin, muscle and fat are removed in order to tighten up the lids and give the eyes a more youthful appearance.

During your office consultation, Dr. Gage will discuss your eyelid concerns and evaluate your eyes. This evaluation is critical so that Dr. Gage can plan how much skin and fat need to be removed and ensure that your result meets your expectations.

Enjoy A Youthful Appearance With Blepharoplasty

Most people who have blepharoplasty go home the same day and have minimal discomfort. While some swelling and bruising is expected in the first few days after surgery, many patients see immediate improvements in their eyelids. Having proper expectations helps ensure you will have a great experience after your eyelid surgery. Dr. Gage takes the time to help set these expectations so there are no surprises following your blepharoplasty. Whether you have excessively droopy eyelids or just want tightened, more youthful eyes, blepharoplasty can help you achieve a rejuvenated appearance.

Why Choose Dr. Gage For Your Eyelid Surgery?

With more than a decade of professional experience, Dr. Gage is motivated to help his patients achieve a look that matches their youthful spirit. He is committed to listening to your goals and concerns and providing you with highly personalized, attentive, exceptional care. He also believes that you deserve the same level of care and attention that he would provide to a member of his own family, including making himself available to address your questions or concerns before and after your surgery.

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To learn more about eyelid surgery and how to brighten and refresh your appearance, contact Dr. Gage today for an initial consultation., give us a call at (314) 251-4530.