The eyes are the focal point of the face. The expression they convey speaks volumes about our personality and outlook. Droopy, tired-looking eyes may not reflect the vibrant personality and energetic spirit that a person has underneath; in these cases a person may be a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery. If you have excess skin on your upper or lower eyelids, dark circles or pronounced “bags” under your eyes, or hollowness that results in a gaunt or tired appearance, blepharoplasty surgery may be the solution. By tightening the eyelid skin and restoring volume to depleted areas, Dr. Born can help you attain the refreshed and healthy looking eyes that more accurately reflect your youthful energy and personality.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is the surgical correction of excess eyelid skin on both the upper and lower eyelid, as well as surgical removal of bulging fat pockets or “bags” on the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can also help to restore the volume or 3D frame to eyes that become “sunken” or depressed over time. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper and lower eyelid simultaneously or individually depending on the patient’s concerns and the desired outcome. Blepharoplasty is often paired with Face & Neck lift surgery for an optimal result.
There are several surgical techniques that can be used to target different issues around the eye. Fat grafting (3D Modern approach) around the hollows of the eye, temples and cheeks are often performed in conjunction with blepharoplasty to restore volume and a more youthful contour to the eyes. During your consultation, Dr. Born will perform a physical assessment and have a thorough discussion with you regarding the changes you are hoping to see in the mirror. Based on this information, Dr. Born will then determine the best approach for your eyelid surgery that that will ensure the most aesthetically pleasing result.
Age is not necessarily the deciding factor when determining who may be a candidate for eyelid surgery. Hereditary factors, as well as aging, weight fluctuation and even post partum volume loss can contribute to tired looking eyes. In fact, many patients seeking eyelid surgery describe having “heavy” lids or under eye “bags” from a very young age. During your consultation, Dr. Born will perform a full physical assessment in order to gather the information he needs to develop a thorough treatment strategy. You will also discuss your personal goals and concerns. With all of this in mind, Dr. Born will determine which surgical technique and approach should be used in order to guarantee the best outcome with the least amount of risk.
Blepharoplasty requires a very delicate and precise surgical approach. Incisions made around the eye are miniscule and are carefully placed to ensure minimal visibility to the naked eye – only the most skilled surgeons should be trusted to perform this procedure.
Dr. Born is among the most reputable and respected surgeons in North America and has performed thousands of blepharoplasty surgeries over the course of his medical career. During your consultation, you will discuss every aspect of your care within the TMB practice. We aim to provide our patients with the best results, the fastest recovery and the highest standard in post operative care. Dr. Born is even known to call his surgery patients the evening after their surgery just to check in and offer his personal support during their recovery.
It is important to remember that eyelid surgery is not for everyone. You can help minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions of your plastic surgeon, both before and after your surgery. Dr. Born will discuss in detail all of the potential risks associated with your eyelid surgery during your private consultation. Our pre-operative screening process is designed to determine if you an ideal candidate for surgery so that we may avoid complications in the future. To view a complete list of complications associated with surgery performed under general anesthetic, click here.