Facial aging is often noticed in the areas under and around our eyes. With the decline in collagen production, our facial skin begins to loosen over time, and fatty deposits and lax skin start to show around the upper and lower eyelids, causing them to droop.
If you have sagging or bagging around the eyes, a surgical procedure called blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, expertly performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Landis, could help you smooth wrinkles and rejuvenate your look. Treating aging in the eyelids can refresh the entire face and help you look years younger.
What Signs of Aging Does Blepharoplasty Treat?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that addresses aging on the upper or lower eyelids. This procedure removes drooping skin, lifts sagging eyelids, and enhances the contours of the eye area. Dr. Landis customizes this treatment to address the specific age-related changes you’re experiencing in the eye area. Eyelid surgery can focus on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. The procedure can be combined with other facial surgeries like a facelift.
If you’re ready for an eyelid refresh, eyelid surgery may be right for you. Ask Dr. Landis about blepharoplasty if you want to address:
Puffiness or bags under the eyes
Loose skin on the upper eyelids
Puffiness or bulging on the eyelids
Sagging upper eyelids that block vision
Crepey or wrinkly skin on the eyelids
If you have wrinkles or sagging around the eyes, schedule an appointment with Dr. Landis about eyelid surgery.
How Long Do Eyelid Surgery Results Last?
Get results that last and last. Eyelid surgery offers a long-lasting solution to wrinkles and aging around the eyes. This surgical procedure removes and tightens the skin around the eyes. Most patients will only need surgery once for a lasting result.
Aging will continue after blepharoplasty, but don’t worry. With a little maintenance, your upper eyelid surgery results could last about 5-7 years, with lower eyelid surgery results being essentially permanent.
What Procedures Will Smooth Wrinkles on My Face?
Eyelid surgery isn’t the only option for smoothing wrinkles and rejuvenating the appearance of your face. Blepharoplasty will smooth the wrinkles around your eyes. Consider one of these other procedures to address wrinkles on other areas of the face.
Facelift – For wrinkles and sagging of the lower face, consider a facelift to smooth and tighten the skin on the lower face. A facelift can address wrinkles and folds around the mouth and jawline.
Fat Transfer – Reduced facial volume in the aging face can contribute to the appearance of wrinkles. A fat transfer restores facial volume by transferring fat from other areas of the body into the face.
Dermal Fillers – Fillers offer similar results to a fat transfer procedure by using synthetic fillers. Fillers don’t last as long as a fat transfer but require no downtime for treatment.
Botox – Smooth expression lines and wrinkles with Botox. This neuromodulator works by relaxing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles when you smile, squint, or scowl. Botox is non-surgical and requires no downtime.
If you have unwanted wrinkles, Dr. Landis can help you smooth them away. Contact Dr. Landis to discuss your options for treating lines and wrinkles from brow to chin. Call (952) 562-5940 to schedule a visit to our Plymouth, MN, plastic surgery office.