Eyelid surgery, medically known as a blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic or functional surgical procedure that can reshape upper and/or lower eyelids by removing excess tissue and fat, while also reinforcing the underlying muscles. As we age, our upper eyelids can begin to sag and, in some cases, can even interfere with vision. Additionally, lower eyelids can become puffy or develop bags. For those who are genetically predisposed to this type of physical change, symptoms may begin to occur when patients are still in their 20s. Eyelid surgery can change that.
If you live in the Miami or Fort Lauderdale areas and are interested in eyelid surgery, you can consult with one of the nation's most respected plastic surgeons. With his extensive credentials and years of experience, Dr. Bernard A. Shuster places great emphasis on patient consultation and care with every procedure.
If you would like to learn more about how eyelid surgery can benefit you, please visit our consultation page. You can also call our office at 954.961.5500.
First, let's state what eyelid surgery will not achieve:
Eyelid surgery can also give your upper and lower eyelids a more youthful appearance. As a natural part of aging, your upper eyelids can accumulate extra fat, or the skin can lose some of its elasticity, creating a drooping effect. A blepharoplasty can remove this excess tissue, and return your upper eyelids to their original appearance.
In our lower eyelids, aging can also lead to a sagging effect as the soft tissue normally located right below the eye can slowly descend toward the upper cheekbone area. In doing so, it creates what is commonly referred to as bags under the eyes. Eyelid surgery allows that soft tissue to be repositioned back to its original place, and giving a fresher, more exuberant appearance. Learn more about the eyelid surgery procedure.
An upper eyelid surgery in someone of Asian descent is known as an Asian blepharoplasty. People of Asian ethnicity, specifically those from East and Southeast Asia, have a different anatomical design to their eyelids. In fact, nearly half of this population is single-lidded, meaning they are born without a supratarsal eyelid crease. Eyelid surgery is a very effective way to create a crease above the eye in patients who seek such a change. Among people of an East or Southeast Asian ethnicity, Asian blepharoplasty is the single most popular type of cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Shuster is experienced in numerous eyelid surgery techniques and will use the most appropriate procedure relative to each patient's needs. You can request a consultation to meet with Dr. Shuster in his centrally located Fort Lauderdale/Miami office about your eyelid surgery.
As with any surgery, a consultation is an important and necessary step. With eyelid surgery, it is especially important to take into account the overall health of your eyes and your current vision. Learn more about what to expect at an eyelid surgery consultation with Dr. Shuster.
With our office in Hollywood, Florida, we are conveniently located close to Miami and Fort Lauderdale. If you would like to request a consultation with Dr. Shuster to discuss eyelid surgery, please contact us today.