Our eyelids are susceptible to showing signs of aging. Sagging eyelids and eyebrows make women and men look older, more tired, and even angry. Dr. Viggiano can correct eyelid appearance through eyelid surgery, which is also known as blepharoplasty. Eyelid surgery can help patients look younger and more alert.
Types of Eyelid Surgery
Dr. Viggiano provides several different treatment options to address aging eyelids. He consults with each patient to decide with course of treatment is right to address individual concerns and unique facial structure.
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty – Over time, the skin on the upper eyelids can droop and sag. For some patients, this sagging skin can even obstruct vision. A vision test using an array of lights can determine if upper eyelid blepharoplasty is medically necessary. If it is medically necessary, insurance usually covers the cost of the procedure. However, most upper eyelid surgery is performed for cosmetic reasons.
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty – If your eyes appear puffy or if you suffer from under eye bags, then lower eyelid blepharoplasty may be the right treatment option for you. In this lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Viggiano removes the bags as well as any excess skin and restores firmness beneath the eyes. Your scars will be hidden underneath the lashes.
Lower Eyelid Resurfacing – Some patients have problems with lower eyelid skin that is too dark, too loose, or sagging. For these patients, Dr. Viggiano often recommends lower eyelid skin ablation. In this procedure, the top layer of skin is heated and peeled. After approximately one week, the lower eyelid skin heals and in the process, the skin contracts and becomes less pigmented. The great thing about lower eyelid resurfacing is that there are no incisions!
Schedule an Eyelid Surgery Consultation
Because there are several options for eyelid surgery, it is important to have an honest conversation with your plastic surgeon about your particular concerns. Call our office today to schedule your individual consultation with Dr. Viggiano today! Dr. Viggiano’s education and experience can help deliver a natural, youthful result for your eyes.
Dr. Viggiano can also help you decide if eyelid surgery is a natural complement to other procedures such as a browlift or injections. We can combine surgical and non-surgical treatment options to address your individual needs.