It’s not easy to keep your eyes from aging. With other areas of your body, you can protect them or cover them with clothes. But your eyes are always out there. Plus, because they have some of the thinnest skin on the entire body, they are more apt to show their age.
All of this can leave you with droopy, sagging, puffy, wrinkled skin around the eyes, and with it, a much older appearance.
But blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery, with Dr. Hetzler can take years, if not decades, off the appearance of your eyes. Eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat, and tightens the underlying muscles as needed to return a younger, more rested look to the eyes.
Popular, yet subtle
When the previous year’s statistics from cosmetic procedures performed around the world come in, blepharoplasty is always near the top. There is the obvious nature of the procedure’s results — taking a decade or so off the patient’s facial age. But this procedure is also effective, yet at the same time subtle. Unlike some procedures, most people won’t have any idea you’ve had eyelid surgery. They will only sense that your face seems somehow younger and more refreshed.
Is eyelid surgery right for me?
Eyelid surgery is one procedure that is popular with both women and men. Why is this? Drooping eyelids, wrinkles, and puffy bags under your eyes show no favoritism by sex — they make everyone look much older. More and more men are opting to have blepharoplasty to maintain a younger appearance when competing in the workplace.
Eyelid surgery can be performed on both eyelids or singly, depending on your personal condition. Because of this, surgery can run anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours.
Blepharoplasty is a delicate surgery that involves small incisions. Dr. Hetzler has extensive experience with this procedure. In upper eyelid surgery, he makes a small incision in the natural crease of the eyelid. This conceals any scarring. He then tightens the muscle tissue, repositions the fat, and removes excess skin. Special attention is paid to the fat because removing too much fat can leave a hollowed out appearance.
In the lower eyelid, the incision is usually made just below the lower eyelash. An alternative location can be making the incision inside the lower lid, removing any visible scarring. Excess skin is removed to lessen wrinkles, bags, and general puffiness in this area.
Eyelid surgery doesn’t require a difficult recovery. After the procedure, Dr. Hetzler will have your eyelids covered with light gauze. You will be given an eye lubricant and a cold compress. Bruising and swelling is minor, particularly if you are diligent with the compress. After a week, your stitches are removed and your eyelids generally will look normal, only younger!
Ready to turn the clock back on your facial aging? The eyes have it! Call Dr. Hetzler at (732) 219-0447 to schedule your consultation.