Introduction to Eyelid Surgery
At our boutique practice in Aventura, centrally located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, eyelid surgery is our most popular procedure and expertly performed by double board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon, Gregory D. Lewen, M.D. Our practice offers eyelid surgery for men and women in Miami and the surrounding areas of Florida. Dr. Lewen is one of the few plastic surgeons in the region who specializes in plastic surgery of the eyes and has done extensive training in this field.
What is Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty?
Cosmetic eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that is commonly done to improve the appearance of droopy skin, heavy bags, and/or tired-looking eyes. This procedure can be performed for the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or for both areas. Commonly, many people will desire this surgery to brighten up the eyes and to help make them appear more rested, refreshed, youthful, and confident in their appearance.
The eyes are a very sensitive and important part of the body, and your vision may be the most valuable of your senses. When considering any cosmetic eyelid surgery, it is so important to seek a surgeon with experience and who has advanced knowledge of the anatomy of the delicate areas around the eyes and surrounding parts of the face. When it comes to eyelid surgery, an oculoplastic or oculofacial plastic surgeon, as compared to a general plastic surgeon or any other specialty, is specifically trained in microsurgical techniques to address the finer details around the eyes while ensuring the health of the eyes and vision remains a top priority.
What are the Reasons to Get Eyelid Surgery?
Due to the delicate and thin skin around the eyes, this is one of the first areas of the face that can show early signs of aging. Some of these signs may include fine lines, deeper wrinkles, heavy eyelids, drooping skin or brows, eyelid bags, eyelid puffiness, dark circles under the eyes, and shadowing or darkening of the eye area. Any of these changes can contribute to making you look tired or aged in appearance, especially since the eyes are the first characteristic that most people notice when they look at your face.
Do your eyes tell other people the correct story about how you feel inside?