Some people are genetically predisposed to a “hooded” appearance to their upper eyelids, which typically gets worse with age, while others may develop more eye fat-pads later in life due to aging. Eyelid skin loses elasticity just like the skin on the rest of your face. This can happen even faster than the surrounding skin since most don’t wear sunblock on their eyelids. In some cases, it’s not just an aesthetic concern, but rather a visual disturbance, as it can interfere with one’s peripheral vision. Bagging or droopy eyelids can occur on the lower eye area as well.
If you’re not ready for surgery, there are other alternative treatments available to tighten the delicate eye skin and to make your eyes appear more alert and less puffy. For advanced stages and optimal results, surgery is necessary.
A surgical procedure known as a blepharoplasty removes any excess skin, can lift the underlying muscles, and remove fat pads in the lower and upper eyelids. This procedure will make the eyes look more youthful, and give the eyes a natural, yet more open look. In many instances, excess fat weighs down the eyebrow, and another procedure may be necessary to correct that as well. If the eyebrows are too low, taking out excess upper eyelid skin alone will not correct the problem.
Blepharoplasty Steps According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery:
Step 1 – Comfort
Medications are administered for your comfort during the procedure. The choices include local, intravenous sedation and/or general anesthesia. Your surgeon will recommend the best option for you.
Step 2 – The incision
The incision lines for eyelid surgery are designed so the resultant scars will be well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region.
The upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision within the natural crease on the eyelid. This allows for removal or repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles, and removal of excess skin.
Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line. Through this incision, excess skin in the lower eyelid is removed. Again, the excess fat can be repositioned or removed.
A transconjunctival incision, created on the inside of the lower eyelid, is an alternate technique to correct lower eyelid conditions and redistribute or remove excess fat. With this technique, no skin is removed.
Step 3 – Closing the incisions
Eyelid incisions typically are closed with sutures. Sutures are absorbable or removed within one week.
Your surgeon may also suggest use of a laser or chemical peel to tighten and reduce discoloration of the lower eyelids.
Step 4 – See the results
The results of eyelid surgery will appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal a smooth, better-defined eyelid and the surrounding region, and a more alert and rejuvenated appearance.
As mentioned above, if you are not ready for surgery, multiple treatments can effectively reduce the puffiness and laxity of the eyes such as laser therapy, injectable fillers, fat grafts, PRP injections, microneedling, dermal infusion, and of course, medical-grade serums and treatments.
An Eye Kit that Restores
ColoreScience offers a total eye regimen that is showing remarkable results to restore the eye area. It’s called Total Eye® Restore Regimen. With powerful, clinical ingredients, the regimen works to immediately minimize the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles, while delivering long-term results to restore the eye area, which is the most delicate area on our face. It also contains sunblock to prevent further damage.
Total Eye® Restore Regimen includes: Total Eye® 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy Total Eye® Concentrate Total Eye® Hydrogel Treatment Masks (12 Pairs Total)
Dr. Dana Coberly, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Coberly is committed to providing the most compassionate, innovative, and individualized care possible. She has been in practice in South Tampa for over 15 years. Dr. Coberly completed her general surgery training at the University of South Florida. She devoted a year to research focusing on skin wound healing and laser resurfacing at the prestigious University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Coberly continued her training in the UT Southwestern Plastic Surgery Program, considered one of the foremost cosmetic plastic surgical training programs in the country. She looks forward to combining her experience with innovative new therapies to optimize your results.
Dr. Coberly specializes in facial, body, and breast cosmetic procedures, as well as numerous med spa and aesthetic treatments. Some of her most requested procedures are as follows:
To find out more about blepharoplasty or other procedures that Dr. Coberly specializes in, please visit her website at drcoberly.com or call (813) 448-6550 to schedule your consultation today.
Dr. Coberly has Created 3 Amazing Eye Specials Just For You:
1) Refresh & Restore Nonsurgical Package: 1 treatment special pricing is $495
ColoreScience Total Eye Kit
Microneedling or Eye Dermal Infusion Treatment
PRP Injection Treatment
2) Complete Eye Transformation Surgical Package:
Upper and lower blepharoplasty Special Pricing $5,785.50
Nanofat and PRP injections complimentary with surgical procedure – Value $1,800
ColoreScience Total Eye Kit – Value $165
3) Both packages special pricing: $5,995.00
Coberly Plastic Surgery & Med Spa
(813) 448-6550 | www.drcoberly.com