The eyes are the focal point of visual contact with other people in our daily lives, so it’s important that they look bright and refreshed. Unfortunately, the eyes are often the first part of the face to show signs of aging. Patients often complain that they look tired all the time – and that others say they look tired even when they are not. This is due to sagging or baggy eyelids and pouches of fat under the eyes, causing “dark circles” which create a tired appearance. Women also complain that their mascara and eyeliner usually end up smearing shortly after being applied. Eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, corrects these problems by removing excess fat, muscle and skin from both the upper and lower lids. It also corrects that appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes providing a refreshed, more youthful appearance and an overall firmer eye area.
Blepharoplasty can be performed on its own (and most commonly is) but can be combined with a facelift, forehead/ eyebrow lift and facial skin resurfacing for patients who want to achieve a more rejuvenated look. Many times, it’s not only the eyelids that are causing the overall “tired look”, so depending on a patient’s individual situation, it may make sense to consider these additional options at the same time we are performing the eyelid procedure.
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is the most common procedure performed by Dr. Perkins in his practice to rejuvenate the aging changes of the face.
Dr. Perkins utilizes computer imaging that enables him to simulate for patients what their eyelid surgery result will look like. Our patients find that this is an invaluable service in helping them to make a decision about their procedure.
Dr. Perkins provides very natural-looking results that enable his patients to return to their daily activities quickly and have a refreshed, energetic and more youthful look. His skill, expertise and technique enable him to avoid the “overdone” or “surprised” look that patients fear. After surgery, Dr. Perkins’s patients tell him that their friends and colleagues often notice something is different (i.e., a new hair style, new make-up), but can never tell that they have had plastic surgery.