The eyes have a significant impact on the appearance of the entire face. Crow’s feet, droopy eyelids, bags, and dark circles under the eyes can make anyone appear older and less vibrant. Fortunately, eyelid surgery (technically known as blepharoplasty) can eliminate or minimize these and other signs of aging. Overhanging eyelids can obscure your vision, and eyelid surgery can have health benefits as well as cosmetic benefits.
If puffy, hooded, baggy eyes are adding years to your appearance or interfering with your vision, schedule a consultation to discuss eyelid surgery with Dr. Christopher C. Chang. Dr. Chang is a highly trained, technically-skilled plastic surgeon, who focuses his professional practice upon facial surgery, and who has a friendly, down-to-earth personality that his patients appreciate. We serve the entire Washington DC area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures that provides a number of benefits, from aesthetic to functional. Eyelid surgery can reduce the signs of aging by correcting:
- Sagging upper eyelids
- Puffiness above the eyes
- Bags below the eyes
- Drooping upper eyelids obstructing your field of vision
- Excess fatty deposits on the eyelids
- Excess skin and fine lines of the lower lids
Eyelid surgery can refresh and rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes and give the face a more youthful, refreshed and attractive appearance. It can also improve vision if it is being obscured by saggy eyelid skin. Double-eyelid surgery (Asian blepharoplasty) can add a fold to the upper eyelid as an aesthetic enhancement that has the additional benefit of making it easier to apply makeup.
How is eyelid surgery performed?
Eyelid surgery can be performed on either the upper eyelids or the lower eyelids, or both in the same procedure. In this surgery, incisions are made in the natural folds of the eyelids – in the upper eyelid crease and just below the lower lashes or behind the lower eyelid – so the incisions are hidden after the surgery heals. Occasionally lower eyelid tightening can be performed without any external incisions at all.
After the incisions are made, excess skin and fatty deposits are removed with surgical instruments. Some muscle tissue may also be removed. Sutures or tissue adhesives are then used to close the incisions while carefully smoothing and restructuring the areas around the eyelids and eyebrows.
Eyelid surgery in Washington, D.C.
For eyelid surgery or any facial cosmetic procedure, it is essential to choose a doctor you can trust. Dr. Christopher C. Chang is a recognized leader in plastic surgery, and serves the entire Washington, D.C., area. He has outstanding professional credentials from Yale, Harvard Medical School, John Hopkins, and other distinguished institutions.
As Dr. Chang has dedicated his professional practice to facial plastic surgery, he has refined both his technical skills and his artistic eye for creating balanced facial structures that appear lovely, harmonious, and natural. He takes a comprehensive approach to his patients – providing treatment with kindness and respect, and a full dedication to achieving results that are natural and attractive, rather than appearing pulled or tight. You want people to notice how good you look – not that you have had “work done.”
If your eyes are showing signs of aging or droopy eyelids are obstructing your vision, eyelid surgery may be the right tareatment option for you. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chang to have a full facial evaluation.