Winter is almost here, which means so is cold and harsh weather. Though patients often seek the help of a cosmetic surgeon in the summer months to attain perfect skin or a great beach body, undergoing a blepharoplasty in the winter months can be a great choice for individuals who are beginning to show signs of aging around their eyes.
Think of it this way—with the cold quickly approaching, the sensitive and very fragile skin on our face begins to show signs of aging. Sometimes, cold weather can be to blame for a tired looking face. One way to help beat the cold and to keep a youthful look is to consider blepharoplasty surgery, a minimally-invasive procedure that can help bring life to your eyes in the dreary winter months.
One of the most noticeable and tell-tail signs of an aging face happens when excess skin and fat collects around our upper eyelids. This excess skin or fat not only makes us appear tired and worn out, but can sometimes even hinder our field of vision. Upper blepharoplasty helps to give eyes a more youthful and awake look. The goal of the procedure is to remove excess skin around the patient’s eyelid, resulting in a raised eyelid that appears more youthful. If the patient is experiencing ptosis, or a droopy eyelid, the muscle responsible for raising and lowering the lid can be tightened.
During your upper blepharoplasty procedure, Dr. Taban will make a hidden incision in your eyelid that will allow him to remove excess skin and fat. The incision is then closed with sutures, making it completely unnoticeable when healed. Upper blepharoplasty is commonly performed in conjunction with lower blepharoplasty, and can also be combined with laser resurfacing to even out skin tone and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes.
Because dark and gloomy winter days have the tendency to make people feel tired, the very first area on our body to show these signs are the dark bags that can appear under our eyes. Under eye bags and dark circles can either be caused by fullness of the lower eyelids or hollowness below the eyelids, varying form individual to individual. The aging process can also result in the loss of elasticity in the skin around our lower eyelids, meaning that the sensitive skin in this area extremely susceptible to an aged look.
During lower blepharoplasty procedure, your oculoplastic surgeon in Beverly Hills will reposition or remove the excess fat through a scar-less incision made on the inner surface of the patients eyelid. When a patient is experiencing deep hollows, the use of fillers can also help achieve a more full and voluminous youthful look. Excess skin can also be removed, through skin pinch or other method.
Speak With Dr. Taban Today
Mehryar (Ray) Taban is a board certified oculoplastic surgeon with offices in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. If you would like to learn more about the steps that can be taken to provide you with a wide-eyedwinter look, please contact Taban MD Oculoplastic surgery by calling (805) 669-9101 to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Taban has an extensive knowledge in the performance of both upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty surgeries and will aim to produce his patients with only the best results. For additional information, please contact Dr. Taban today.
Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is one of the few board certified surgeons who is a member of the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS), and the American Board of Ophthalmology (AAO or ABO). Dr. Taban specializes in eyelid and facial plastic (cosmetic and reconstructive) surgery. He uses the latest technology in surgery, including minimal incision techniques, to provide quicker recovery times and natural outcomes. Learn more about Dr. Taban here.