Rejuvenate Your Appearance with Upper Eyelid Surgery

Jun 30, 2015 @ 12:00 PM — by blakebird
Tagged with: Eyelid Surgery | Plastic Surgery

Woman with upper eyelid creasesAs much effort as most people put into their appearance, chances are that the signs of aging will eventually develop on some area of the body, and those signs of aging are most likely to start around the eyes. Because the eyes are so expressive, and because the skin around the eyes is so delicate, it is very common for lines and wrinkles to develop in this area. What is also common is the appearance of loose skin or heavy creases around the upper eyelids. Eyelid surgery tightens the skin around the upper and lower eyelids to eliminate these unwanted signs of aging and leave patients looking refreshed and alert. While Dr. Craig Foster can offer his patients either an upper, lower, or full blepharoplasty procedure, upper eyelid surgery candidates are those in the Uptown Manhattan area who are particularly concerned with the skin on the upper eyelids.

Upper Eyelid Surgery Candidates

There are many people who are looking to improve the appearance of the eyes and give their entire face a more youthful appearance with the help of cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgery can greatly enhance a patient’s natural beauty and help them reach their aesthetic goals, but it is important to determine whether a patient is an ideal candidate for surgery before proceeding with treatment. This will ensure the safety of surgery as well as the ability to achieve the patient’s desired results. For safety and health reasons, eyelid surgery should only be performed on healthy adults who are free of any medical conditions or eye conditions that would increase the risks of surgery. For those patients who meet these requirements, upper eyelid surgery is likely to be a good choice for those with the following concerns:

  • Wrinkles or creases along the upper eyelid
  • Heavy folds of skin on the upper eyelid
  • Puffy upper eyelids
  • Hooded eyelids, or those where the skin hangs over the lash line
  • Obstructed vision due to excessively heavy upper eyelid skin

By performing upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Foster can correct any or all of these conditions and leave the upper eyelid area looking smoother, firmer, and more youthful. Upper eyelid surgery can also improve the vision of those who have been having difficulty with vision due to overhanging eyelid skin.

Additional Treatments

For patients whose symptoms are isolated to the upper eyelids, upper eyelid surgery alone should produce a patient’s desired results. However, there are many patients who have concerns with the lower eyelid as well. If patients are concerned with heavy, puffy skin along the lower eyelids, then Dr. Foster can either perform a lower blepharoplasty procedure or combine the two to provide patients with a full blepharoplasty. This can improve the appearance of the entire eye and make patients look significantly younger.

Contact Us

If you have begun to look worn down or tired due to heavy eyelids, contact us to learn more about eyelid surgery. Dr. Craig A. Foster can examine your eye area and let you know if you may be an ideal candidate for upper, lower, or full blepharoplasty surgery. We look forward to hearing from you.