In your late 30s or early 40s, aging around the eyelids becomes visible. Crow’s feet develop in the outer corners of the eyes. Bagginess is evident as structures loosen and the fat that cushions the eyes protrudes. Add some slackness to the skin and possible drop in the eyebrow region, and the result is a tired, puffy look. Following this simple eyelid procedure, both men and women report receiving compliments on their increased alertness and more youthful appearance.
In the upper eyelid procedure, Dr. Maxwell makes an incision in a normal crease of the eyelid and removes excess skin and fatty deposits. The incision is closed with a fine thread that is removed in about five days. Typical recovery time is five to ten days. Some puffiness and swelling can persist longer, but most bruising is undetectable, even soon after surgery.
The lower eyelid is a more complicated structure. Again, an incision is made underneath the eyelid crease to remove fat, skin and/or muscle and to tighten the outside corner of the eye. This tightening restores the crispness and youthful almond shape to the eye. Alternatively, a small incision may be made on the inside surface of the eyelid, to remove fatty deposits. This approach is ideal when fatty deposits are the problem and when skin tightening with a laser will also be involved. Dr. Maxwell will thoroughly discuss these procedures with you during your consultation.
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