Posted February 21, 2024 in Eyelid Lift

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is an excellent facial procedure Dr. Michael Persky offers his patients in Encino, CA. A blepharoplasty eliminates sagging skin, lax muscle, and fatty deposits from the upper and lower eyelids for a rejuvenating, youthful result.

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Don’t Neglect the Eyes

Most people are aware of the impact of facial aging on their face, taking great care to prevent and treat wrinkles, age spots, volume loss, and sagging skin. But one feature often gets neglected–the eyes. “The eyes are the windows to the soul.” The first facial feature others focus on is the eyes. A person’s eyes are not only a central feature of the face but are also most susceptible to sun damage and signs of aging. If you appear constantly tired or worn out, you may need to take another look at what your eyes are telling you.

What Causes Aging in the Eyes?

One reason the eyes are often neglected is that some aging concerns may look like lifestyle issues. For example, bags under the eyes are typically regarded as a sign that you didn’t get enough sleep the night before. And while some swelling is possible, if this is a daily concern not alleviated by a good night’s sleep, the cause might be more complicated.

As we age or due to genetics, the muscles and their underlying connective tissue septa begin to weaken. In youth, the septa hold the underlying fat pockets around the eye in place. As the septa weaken, the fat pockets herniate, resulting in the appearance of bags. No amount of sleep or eye creams can fix the problem. Additionally, the area around the eyes loses volume as we age, leading to excess skin that hangs from our upper eyelids and appears as redundant tissue on the lower eyelids.

The skin and tissue around the eyes are delicate and more susceptible to damage. This means that the eyes actually age faster than the rest of the face. So, if you look weary, angry, or worn out, it could be that your eyes have begun to exhibit very common signs of aging or damage.

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure specifically designed to target all the common issues of aging eyes. This procedure is most likely the only solution to many of the problems people experience when they look at the condition of their eyes.

What Is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, involves tightening loose muscles, repositioning fat, and eliminating sagging skin around the upper and lower eyelids. The main priority of this procedure is to rejuvenate the eyes and make them appear open, bright, alert, and youthful. The result should be natural looking, and no one should be able to tell you’ve had surgery.

This procedure is very flexible and customized to the patient’s needs, as we all display varying types of facial aging. Additionally, while technically considered an anti-aging procedure, it is not just for older patients. Since the eyes are so delicate and genetics play a role, adult patients of all ages can benefit from this procedure.

What Can Blepharoplasty Do?

Some of the issues that blepharoplasty can correct include:

  • Excess skin that covers the upper eyelid
  • Fatty deposits in the upper and/or lower eyelids that create bags
  • Excess skin that forms wrinkles in the upper and lower lids
  • Drooping lower eyelids that may reveal the whites of the eyes

Dr. Persky is an expert and experienced facial surgeon who has performed blepharoplasty for decades. His talent as a facial specialist is ideal for achieving noticeable yet natural-looking results. This specialized procedure is exact, and Dr. Persky will create a comprehensive surgical plan that addresses one or more of the above issues.

What Is the Blepharoplasty Procedure?

The first step is a blepharoplasty consultation with Dr. Persky. Be sure to come prepared with specific goals for what you hope to accomplish. Dr. Persky will examine your eyes, review your medical history, and listen to your concerns, questions, and goals.

During the procedure, Dr. Persky will administer a local anesthetic and make small incisions in the eyelid’s natural fold to remove excess fat, muscle, and skin (although many patients only require excision of the skin). The goal is to achieve a natural, revitalized look.

Who Is a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

Candidates for blepharoplasty are healthy adults who want a tightened, revitalized appearance to their upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Additionally, candidates should be nonsmokers, have realistic expectations for results, and want to undergo surgery for appropriate reasons.

Blepharoplasty is a transformative procedure that can reverse the clock on your most prominent feature. It is relatively straightforward, with a manageable recovery period (one week for most patients) and noticeable results. If you want to eliminate eyelid sagging, smooth the bags under your eyes, and look alert and rested, blepharoplasty might be for you.

Interested in Blepharoplasty in Encino, CA?

Dr. Michael A. Persky is an expert facial plastic surgeon with decades of experience performing in-office blepharoplasty and other cosmetic facial procedures. If you would like more information on how he can help reverse signs of facial aging with blepharoplasty or to schedule a consultation, call us today at (818) 501-3223.