If the winter blahs have got you down, this may be revealing itself in your eyes, making them look old and tired. However, winter is also the perfect time to do something about this, with a visit to Dr. Jeffrey Dawes at Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery for a procedure to perk up tired eyes. Here are a few options to consider:
Otherwise known as “blepharoplasty,” eyelid surgery involves removing excess tissue, skin, and fat. This tightens the skin and also helps to diminish puffy eyelids and those unsightly bags underneath the eyes. You can choose blepharoplasty for the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. Patients are impressed with the dramatic results of this surgery.
In a brow lift, lines in between the eyes and on the forehead are reduced. The skin is tightened, making eyes look more alert and less tired. The procedure may also include the removal of excess eyelid skin, help for eye bags, and a reduction of a too-prominent brow.
This procedure requires general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, and takes less than two hours. The results are long-lasting, but it will take time for the swelling to decrease, and recovery time is one to two weeks. Your doctor may recommend a combination of the brow lift and blepharoplasty, depending on the results you want to see.
As we get older, the skin on the face gets more loose and fat deposits begin to accumulate, which can definitely affect how the eyes look. You may choose to have a facelift, a procedure that not only rejuvenates the eyes but makes the whole face look younger. A facelift will get rid of lines and wrinkles and tighten up the facial skin and tone the facial muscles.
Don’t let the winter get you down! Dr. Jeffrey Dawes and the staff at Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery in Calgary will be happy to discuss these procedures with you so that you can decide which one is right for your needs. To make an appointment for a consultation, call (403) 571-3141.