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Blepharoplasty: How Your Eyelids Look Different After Cosmetic Surgery

Blepharoplasty in Chicago

Your eyes can reveal a lot about you, hence the saying, “The eyes are the window to the soul.” One of the qualities you may wish it did not reveal about you is your age. For better or worse, your eyes are susceptible to a lot of changes as you get older. If you do not like the way these changes affect your appearance, you may wish to make cosmetic improvements with blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. Dr. Marco Ellis, a board-certified plastic surgeon, describes the ways that blepharoplasty can boost your appearance.

What Upper Eyelid Surgery Changes

Upper eyelid surgery is chiefly concerned with drooping upper eyelids. As you age, excess skin and fat can accumulate just above your eye, which puts undue weight on the lids. These heavy lids then droop lower over your eyes, which allows less of the sclera (white part of the eye) to show. By tightening your eyelid muscles and removing the excess tissue dragging down your upper eyelids, Dr. Ellis can help you to open your eyes more fully without effort. He can also improve the symmetry between the eyelids.

What Lower Eyelid Surgery Changes

Lower eyelid surgery addresses the bags and hollows immediately below the eyes. Weakening bones and drooping fat can exaggerate the bulging below your eyes, which causes tear troughs to become more prominent, sometimes with dark circles to match. By repositioning fat and smoothing out the skin, the eyes look refreshed and even.

The Overall Effect of These Changes

You may worry how blepharoplasty changes the way you look. The important thing to understand is that you still maintain the way you look. Rather than looking like someone else, you look more like you did years prior, before signs of aging started to appear.

While your friends are likely to notice that something is different about you, it won’t necessarily be that you had cosmetic surgery. Often, they see the smoother under-eyes and wider eyes and first assume that you are getting more sleep and generally taking better care of yourself. They might also perceive you as being in a good mood since your eyes look reinvigorated.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Ellis is a talented plastic surgeon in Chicago who specializes in facial procedures. He enjoys performing eyelid surgery because it helps his patients to look as vibrant as they feel on the inside. To speak to him about upper or lower blepharoplasty — or both surgeries — please schedule a consultation by calling (312) 695-6022 today.