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The eyes are typically considered the most expressive feature of the face, which is why puffiness, dark circles, and lax skin around the eyelids often feign the appearance of tiredness and fatigue—even at your most energetic state. Tired-looking eyes may be experienced by a diverse range of ages, from individuals in their twenties to middle-aged patients and beyond. If you struggle with a weary appearance, both upper and lower blepharoplasty can help you look more awake and alert by minimizing the characteristics that give the impression of aging or fatigue.

In the upper eyelids, puffiness, crow’s feet, and eyelid hooding can culminate to jeopardize a bright and wide-eyed aesthetic, often making patients seem older than they are. Upper blepharoplasty is designed to minimize this aged look by variously tightening loose skin, smoothing wrinkles, removing excess fat bulges, and rejuvenating droopy lids (medically known as ptosis). By resolving these tissue attributes, the eyes can generally appear more expressive and youthful.

In the lower eyelids, loss of support from the tissues surrounding the eyes can cause shadowing, dark circles, and eye bags to develop. Lower blepharoplasty is often utilized to treat these concerns, with the procedure intended to smooth the contour under the eye. This is accomplished by addressing protruding excess fat as well as tightening loose skin and lax supporting structures. Depending on your concerns, upper and lower eyelid surgery can be performed in one surgery, or as lone procedures. In both cases, blepharoplasty can effectively rejuvenate the upper third of the face for long-lasting results that appear natural.

For more information about how our facial rejuvenation procedures, or to book an appointment with Dr. Tong, please contact our practice today.

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