The eyes are one of the first features that someone notices about another person. If your eyes are no longer as attractive as you would like due to a defect, injury or aging, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Ellis can help to refresh your appearance with eyelid and orbit surgery. Using precise techniques, he can make both aesthetic and functional improvements to the eyelids. His patients who have had eyelid surgery typically look younger, more attractive and more alert.
What Can Eyelid and Orbit Surgery Do?
If the condition of your eyelids has changed with age, you may be a good candidate for cosmetic eyelid surgery. Upper blepharoplasty removes the loose skin and fat above the eye that weighs down the upper eyelid and causes drooping. The eyelid muscle is also strengthened so that the eye can open more fully and expand the field of vision. Lower blepharoplasty targets the bags that form beneath the eyes that make the face look more tired. By removing excess fat and smoothing out the skin, Dr. Ellis helps your face to look younger and better rested. Most patients wait until their 40s or 50s to have cosmetic eyelid surgery, though timelines differ from patient to patient.
Aging is not the only reason to seek eyelid surgery, however. Some people — from birth or physical trauma — have imperfections on the eye or orbit that can benefit from plastic surgery. Dr. Ellis treats patients of all ages who have ptosis (sagging upper eyelid) or ectropion (a lower eyelid in the incorrect position). Facial paralysis and frequent squinting can also be improved with eyelid and orbit reconstruction. Finally, if the eyes are not symmetrical, that can also be improved.
Why Dr. Ellis Is a Smart Choice for Your Eyelid Surgery
While many plastic surgeons perform cosmetic blepharoplasty, few have the in-depth knowledge of facial reconstructive surgery that Dr. Ellis does. With cross-sectional imaging technology, he can devise a customized surgical plan that ensures your eyes both look and function at their best. His patients consistently report results that look natural while making them appear less tired or “angry.”
Dr. Ellis also has a nuanced understanding of when a situation warrants surgery and when an injectable (Botox or dermal filler) is the preferable treatment to achieve the same effect without requiring surgery. If you would like to discuss an eyelid procedure with Dr. Ellis, please contact his Chicago office by calling (312) 695-6022.