- Posted on: Apr 15 2019
The skin around our eyes is some of the thinnest on the entire human body. Plus, it is usually exposed to the elements. The combination can make our eyelids droop and sag and contribute to an older facial appearance.
Dr. Chandler specializes in eyelid surgery in Philadelphia, clinically known as blepharoplasty or eyelift. In upper blepharoplasty he surgically removes excess tissue and sculpts the upper eyelids and eyebrows.
How does upper eyelid surgery improve the eyes?
Upper blepharoplasty targets drooping and sagging in the upper eyelids. You may have heard the procedure also called an eyelid lift. The goal is to remove the sagging in the lids and make the person’s eyes appear more open and alert. Sagging eyelids tend to make a person look perpetually sleepy and worn out.
Sometimes the upper eyelids are drooping due to ptosis. This is weakening of the muscles that control the eyelid. Dr. Chandler often combines the aesthetic aspects of blepharoplasty with an eyelift if needed for ptosis.
Who could benefit from upper eyelid surgery?
Our eyes show aging changes before other parts of our body and face. That’s because the thin skin of the eyelids and their continual exposure to the elements, along with genetics, makes them almost universally prone to sagging and drooping. If a person has hooding on the upper eyelid, this is an excellent procedure to feel better and look great!
Upper blepharoplasty surgery can take up to a decade off of the patient’s facial age. It makes the person look more refreshed and alert than any diet, exercise, or cream ever could. Plus, the results are subtle in that most people (unless you tell them) have no idea that you have had surgery. They only know you look somehow younger and more refreshed.
Is there scarring with upper eyelid surgery?
Dr. Chandler has extensive experience with blepharoplasty. He is able to effectively hide the incisions for upper eyelid surgery in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. This makes the incisions virtually invisible.
Are you interested in addressing the sagging in your upper eyelids? Please call Dr. Chandler at his Moorestown / New Jersey office, (609) 877-2800, or his Jenkintown / Philadelphia office, (215) 885-6830, to schedule a consultation for upper eyelid surgery.
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