Laser Eyelid Surgery
“The eyes are likened to the windows of the heart;” they play a crucial role in our daily lives, not only as a bodily function, but as a social instrument conveying a mixture of emotion from happiness to contentment. They help us put our best face forward. The eyelids contribute a central role as well; they are the framework and structure that highlight our appearance and our eyes, adding to the composition of our facial form. Dr. Warren Lent, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, understands this importance to our overall appearance and outlook on life.
The eyelid area is one of the first places that the signs of aging appear. Usually, they appear as "bags" under the eyes, the loose and excess skin of the upper eyelids, giving the face a weary looking appearance, even after rest. This problem can affect anyone, young and old, and is found in many generations of the same family. Small adjustments, like laser eyelid surgery, can promote a younger, fresher appearance and can also provide a more vibrant one.
Basically, there are two main problems that affect the eyelids; one is excess fat building up behind the eyelids, especially in the lower eyelids, pushing the skin outward causing droopy eyes; where a bulge or "bag" begins to develop. Light, which cascades from above, highlights the bulge and causes a shadow to form under the lid. This is where the appearance of dark circles is created. Secondly eyelids can become wrinkled.
The wrinkling of the skin is due to the loss of natural elasticity in the skin. This can be as a result of the natural aging process or from other environmental factors such as cigarette smoking or skin damage from sun exposure. The excess skin becomes heavy and hangs down, particularly on the upper eyelids, adding to the weary, tired, aged appearance. Too much drooping of the upper eyelids can even obstruct vision.
Surgical treatment (laser eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty Surgery) is directed to treat these problems. Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Warren Lent has broken new ground in developing an outstanding process of Blepharoplasty Surgery, employing the use of a laser. This particularly skilled approach represents the highest level of safety combined with the best aesthetic results.
To better understand the laser eyelid surgery procedure, take some time and review these brief videos created by Dr. Warren Lent. If you have questions or have concerns you would like to discuss, please make an appointment for a full consultation at our Plastic Surgery Center, today!