Charles Perry, MD, Plastic Surgeon
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September 3, 2008

Eye lid lifts and Blepharoplasty; Aging of the Upper Face

Posted by Dr. Perry in Blepharoplasty

With thin skin and more movement than any other area of the face our eyes often reveal our age prior to other areas of the face. Changes of the eyes characteristic of aging involve a puffiness of the lower lids and a decent of the eyelid cheek skin interface. This creates the appearance of tiredness.
The good news is that there are many different options for rejuvenation of the eyes. Fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane as well as Botox can assist in smoothing out some of the wrinkles and are often considered preventative adjunctive procedures. When considering upper facial rejuvenation the excess upper eye lid skin often becomes the focus and for good reason as this extra skin can even hide the eye itself. As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery we want to create a natural lasting look that brings out the inner beauty. When considering refreshing the periorbital region eye brow position and the lower lid quality optimization enhance the results and create a lasting natural look.
Blepharoplasty has undergone many changes over the past 100 years. At Chrysalis Cosmetics, Dr Charles Perry performs a complete blepharoplasty that corrects the signs of aging in a lasting predictable way. The brow is placed in the correct position. This often entails lifting the lateral aspect slightly to open the eye. After this the excess upper eyelid skin is removed and the lid position optimized. The cheek is then positioned to smooth out the circle that often forms under the eyes. The excess skin is then removed and the muscle tightened and repositioned. Dr Perry gently lifts the eye lid skin muscle and cheek and repositions the orbital fat to make a smooth fresh looking lower eye lid. Tightening the ligaments of the eye lid is the cornerstone to the operation in that this provides the lasting look that so many patients request and enjoy.

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