Blepharoplasty/Eyelid Lift: What are my options for my lower eyelids?
So you want to have those sexy, alluring, inviting eyes? Don’t waste your time with optical illusions. Great eyes require a skilled hand that can deliver exactly what each individual needs, whether it’s an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty, Nip & Tuck, bag removal, or eyelid skin tightening. Now, to just figure out which one is perfect for you.
“My patients sometimes are not privy to all the possible surgical options when it comes to cosmetic eyelid surgery,” says internationally renowned oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr Shoib A. Myint, founder of Myint Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Las Vegas. “Patients typically come to see me and have been told about options which do not make sense for that particular patient.”
There is an internal approach and an external approach to balancing your eyes. It all depends on your facial structure and harmony. Let’s be honest, the last thing you want people to say at your post-surgical “coming out party” is “Oh my gosh what happened?” That’s why the right approach also is directly dependent on your anatomy not to mention your age. The older we get the more gravity sets in and less likely an internal approach will solve your problem.
Here is the difference: external involves for the most part removing skin as well as some fat or transposing or moving the fat. Stitching is required. Internal approach is most commonly removing or transposing or moving the fat around. No stitching, no visible scars. Both can be performed with a knife, laser, or electro cautery. The last two are sometimes referred as “bladeless blepharoplasty.” So if you want that eyelid/cheek loose skin lifted, you are a candidate for an external blepharoplasty. If you have only bags under your eyes and not much skin, you are a candidate for the internal approach.
The names most commonly attributed to an internal approach or a blepharoplasty/eyelid lift are: transconjunctival blepharoplasty, fat transposition blepharoplasty. The names most commonly attributed to an external approach are: external blepharoplasty, skin pinch blepharoplasty, skin/muscle blepharoplasty, and fat transfer blepharoplasty.
The downtime and healing are quick for the internal approach (usually 1-2 weeks). The external approach is typically 2-4 weeks on an average. Your eyes are the most important feature on your face. Make sure you only consult with a seasoned expert in that area. Call Dr. Myint today, and see how this skilled surgeon can give you the perfect look.