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Eyelid Surgery — Rejuvenate the windows to your soul

Submitted by Dr. Bernabe Vazquez on July 29, 2021
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Eyelid surgery might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words “plastic surgery”. However, thanks to near-constant mask wearing throughout the pandemic, we’ve realized the important role our eyes play in our day to day interactions with people. Our eyes are one of the primary tools we use to convey our emotions. Eyes, more than any other facial feature, can demonstrate how we feel in powerful, easily recognizable ways. We’ve all heard the idiom, “the eyes are the window to the soul” and that’s never been truer than it is today.

There are many different ways our eyes can betray how we feel and how we want to present ourselves. If you’re feeling chipper and confident, the last thing you want is for others to perceive you as tired and lackadaisical, especially during a romantic evening or an important meeting. As we age (or sometimes due to genetics), our eyelids and the skin above our eyes start to sag, giving the eyes and face a tired appearance.

What issues can eyelid surgery treat?

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If you’ve noticed your eyes and face constantly looking tired, sad, or saggy; or if gravity’s pull on your lids and brow are affecting your field of vision — you might want to consult a plastic surgeon to discuss eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty. Here’s a list of what can be treated through this procedure:

  • Sagging or loose upper eyelids that make you appear tired 
  • Impaired vision due to sagging eye skin
  • Fatty deposits that make your eyelids seem “puffy”
  • Chronic bags under your eyes
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
  • Drooping lower eyelid revealing the white under your Iris  

If the issues you’re noticing around your eyes aren’t quite this severe, but you’re ready for a fresher look and younger appearance, Injectable treatments like Botox can be an effective, and less invasive treatment option. Injectable treatments are a great solution for: 

  • Crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
  • Frown lines (between the eyebrows)
  • Forehead wrinkles

Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery or injectable treatments in the eye area?

Injectable treatments like Botox are safe and effective for most people, so long as they have no known related allergies, or serious eye or health conditions.  As for eyelid surgery, the ideal candidate should …Be healthy with no medical conditions that will impair the healing process, be a non-smoker, and have no serious eye conditions.

Start by consulting a reputable, board-certified plastic surgeon

When considering any cosmetic surgery procedure, you should always start by consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon with a stellar safety record and a high level of experience performing the procedure you have chosen.  During the consultation, you can expect to discuss your surgical goals and expectations, any previous surgeries you may have had, any allergies you have, what the actual procedure entails, and what the healing process would be like.

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The surgical consultation is the time to ask any questions you may have about the procedure, results, and the surgeon themselves. A board certified plastic surgeon  will anticipate your questions, and won’t shy away from answering your questions and concerns directly, openly, and honestly.  It’s your body, so don’t be afraid to express your anxieties or concerns with the plastic surgeon you chose to perform your procedure.  

Dr. Bernabe Vazquez  has been safely and successfully performing cosmetic surgery procedures in Miami, Florida for more than 30 years. His reputation as one of South Florida’s safest plastic surgeons is backed by multiple accreditations and additional certifications, years of individual and team experience, a stellar safety record, and the results of thousands of satisfied patients.