An upper eyelid lift can help reverse the aging process by removing or repositioning excess skin and fat, enhancing your natural contours and restoring the expressive qualities of your eyes. Blepharoplasty will help eliminate sagging eyelids, pouches and excess folds around the eyes.
Over time, age, heredity and too much time in the sun makes the skin around our eyes begin to show signs of damage and deflation, making us look tired, older and listless. Even gravity can conspire to sag the delicate skin and eyelid position.
If your friends occasionally ask if you are tired or angry, but you feel great, you may be amazed at the results of an upper eyelid lift.
The upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be done alone or with other procedures such as a lower lid lift, muscle tuck (ptosis repair) or forehead lift. If the eyebrows are drooping, a forehead lift might enhance the results. Skin wrinkles of the lower lid can be treated by laser or chemical peel at the same time. For some younger people, genetic factors such as bags or excess folds detract from the vital appearance of the eyes and this can affect facial expressions. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can make a remarkable difference in the appearance of the eyes. Old blepharoplasty techniques tend to take out too much tissue, leaving the eyelids hollow and rounded in appearance. Doctor Tower’s surgical technique reduces features like poor skin texture, dark circles and bags, and restores normal position, function, texture, volume, and shape to the eyes. So instead of looking “surgical,” you look like your more youthful self.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is used to remove or reposition the fat bulges and loose skin of the bottom eyelids. Many factors, including heredity, smoking and sun damage accelerate these changes. You may appear tired, sad, and older than you feel. Lower eyelid surgery will correct this, leaving you with a more youthful contour and alert appearance.
This procedure is frequently done at the same time as other procedures, such as upper eyelid blepharoplasty, forehead lift, and can be combined with laser or chemical resurfacing to smooth skin wrinkles.
Doctor Tower has a specialized 3 dimensional approach to the lower eyelid surgery. He recontours the fat through the back side of the eyelid (transconjunctival approach). He uses an advanced technique to re-drape and preserve the fat to fill the lost fat in the tear trough. The eyelid is horizontally supported so that the eyeshape remains a youthful almond shape into older age. Sagging, retraction and round eye is prevented. The skin externally is redraped to improve the wrinkled texture with either surgery or laser resurfacing. It is important to maintain the eyelid function to protect the eye and restore a normal position and shape to the eyes. Dr. Tower specializes in the correction of lid retraction caused by previous surgery and performs corrective surgery for patients who are unhappy with previous blepharoplasty from older and more aggressive techniques.
Eyelid surgery may be performed at any age and all times of the year in the office based setting. 99 percent of surgeons are NOT eye specialists – ASOPRS surgeons are extensively trained and experienced oculofacial surgeons.
As time passes, our faces and necks age gradually but perceptibly. Sagging cheeks and jowls, "turkey neck," and wrinkles can cause us to look much older than we feel. These physical changes occur as a result of heredity, gravity, sun exposure, and nutrition, and affect all of the layers of tissue that affect our appearance.
Doctor Tower has extensively studied and performed a variety of face lifting maneuvers. Over the years, he has developed a strong philosophy of corrective vertical vectors and minimal incision manipulation. A natural rejuvenation with an impactful significance is the desired outcome.
Blepharoplasty (upper eyelid lift) does not elevate a drooping brow or remove wrinkles in the crow's feet area, therefore, a procedure to elevate the brows may be appropriate, instead of, or in addition to upper blepharoplasty to achieve the results you desire.
Doctor Tower has published a technique that hides small incisions behind the hairline. Through this procedure, the muscles that pull the brow down and crease the forehead skin are relaxed, allowing the brow to be raised into a more youthful position.
Ptosis (pronounced toe’sis) is a drooping of the upper eyelid making the eyelids look sleepy or lazy. This is a problem of the muscle that opens the eyelid. Ptosis can be present at birth or can develop gradually from trauma, aging or neurological issues. Not only can a drooping eyelid affect vision, but it can give an appearance of disinterest, fatigue, age or loss of vitality.
Ptosis surgery is required to shorten or reattach the muscle in order to restore the arch of the eyelid and an attentive healthy appearance. A subtle ptosis can affect the eyebrow position and make the eyelids and brow appear asymmetrical. So, correction of ptosis is a very powerful tool in aesthetic improvement of expression. It is often combined with upper lid blepharoplasty surgery by Dr Tower. Expertise in this delicate repair is essential and usually performed by an experienced oculoplastic surgeon.