Aged eyelids are a consequence of the following factors:
• Loss of muscle tone
• Loss of elasticity & collagen
• Loss of support (underlying bone support)
• Loss of facial fat
These factors can result in droopy or puffy looking eyelids, as well as undereye hollows or heavy undereye bags. Depending on which factors of aging are affecting the appearance of your eyelids, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will determine which treatments will best help you achieve your goals. He may choose to incorporate both an upper and lower blepharoplasty, or he may determine that you need just one of the two procedures. During your consultation with Dr. Ramirez Gavidia, he will listen to your goals for surgery, as well as examine your eyelids, in order to recommend the best procedure plan for you.
What is Blepharoplasty?
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also referred to as cosmetic eyelift surgery, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures Dr. Ramirez Gavidia performs. Blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that restores a youthful and energetic look. Surgery can be performed with minimal sedation or local injections of anesthesia. While blepharoplasty is a relatively straightforward procedure, it is still a delicate surgery, which requires an artistic touch to attain the desired results.
Although blepharoplasty is a commonly performed procedure, it is not merely a simple excision of skin and fat from the upper and/or lower lids. Blepharoplasty surgery requires a unique understanding of eyelid architecture. Over excision of skin, muscle or fat can be devastating. As an expert in blepharoplasty surgery, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia, is able to preserve and reposition fat, form a natural lid fold (crease), elevate a weakened eyelid muscle (ptosis repair), tighten the outer corner of the eyelids (canthoplasty), and have an overall understanding of what beautiful eyes look like. A consultation with Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will give you the information necessary to understand what procedures are appropriate for you.
What can I expect from Blepharoplasty?
Dr. Ramirez Gavidia takes a very customized approach to blepharoplasty, creating a surgical plan for each patient that is unique to the needs of their aging eyelids. No two sets of eyes are the same, and Dr. Ramírez Gavidia uses his years of experience and expertise to provide each one of his patients with a tailored blepharoplasty to achieve a youthful and harmonious outcome.