Poets have called the eyes the windows to the soul. They are certainly one of the most expressive parts of the face. If your eyes have lost that refreshing sparkle of youth and are looking tired and old, then consider eyelid surgery to give you back that rested, vibrant look. Two common aging signs around the eyes include loose stretchy skin that forms folds and wrinkles and the bags or puffs of fat that bulge outward.
A blepharoplasty is a relatively painless operation performed under local anesthesia with IV sedation, which removes the protruding fat and extra skin folds, thereby creating a smoother, more youthful appearance for your eyes. The scars are hidden in natural skin lines. It’s important to realize that the so-called crow’s feet or smile lines are caused by the movement of your facial muscles and respond much better to Botox® Cosmetic injections than surgery. Also, the fine crisscrossing aged texture lines of the eyelid skin may require chemical peeling or laser resurfacing to improve. These treatments can often be combined to create a total rejuvenation of your eyelids.
View the full gallery of before and after photos of the various procedures performed by Dr. Richard Schwartz.