No More Tired Eyes: Eyelid Surgery for Under Eye Circles
By The Landings Surgical Centre on May 23, 2015
You wake up in the morning feeling alive and full of energy. Your blood is pumping, and you feel ready to take on any challenge that could possibly await you. You step into the bathroom, take a look in the mirror, and say good morning to…someone who looks ready to climb back into bed and get a few more hours of sleep.
If this sounds like you, then you may be an ideal candidate for lower eyelid surgery to correct under eye circles, those dark, baggy circles that can make you look perpetually exhausted even when you are feeling fantastic and full of vigor. Eyelid surgery, clinically known as blepharoplasty, is a time-tested plastic surgery procedure that can take years off of your appearance through minimal incisions, leaving you looking and feeling your absolute best. The board-certified plastic surgeons of The Landings Surgery Centre combine finely honed aesthetic sensibilities with exceptional surgical precision to deliver consistently excellent results to their patients, time after time. You can rest assured that if you elect to undergo eyelid surgery for under eye circles at our Nova Scotia practice, you will emerge looking naturally beautiful and rejuvenated.
Are you a good candidate for eyelid surgery for under eye circles? The only sure way to find out is to meet with one of our esteemed plastic surgeons for a confidential, one-on-one consultation at your earliest convenience.
Why do you have under eye circles in the first place?
You may well be wondering why you have under eye circles to begin with. For some people, these circles appear with age; for others, they are congenital. In many cases, they develop as the result of a variety of factors, including:
- A loss of volume in the skin in the under eye area
- A loss of the skin’s natural elasticity, which is inevitable with age
- Overexposure to sun, wind, or dry climates
- The movement of fatty deposits from the eye sockets to the under eye region
- Years of heavy smoking
- Poor sleeping habits, especially over long periods
- Sagging of the cheeks
In most cases, once under eye circles have formed, they are permanent. Lifestyle changes can help to improve their appearance, but only by degrees. Make-up can be used to conceal dark under eye circles; however, the only true long-term solution to a lack of volume in the under eye area is eyelid surgery.
How is eyelid surgery performed?
Lower eyelid surgery addresses the problem of under eye circles through the removal of excess fatty tissues from the region and the re-sculpturing of the remaining tissues to produce more flattering contours. This is accomplished through tiny incisions placed carefully in the skin of the lower eyelid. Because these incisions are made in the natural folds of the eyelid, any resulting scarring will be virtually impossible to detect with the naked eye.
Eyelid surgery can be performed on its own or in conjunction with facelift, injectable treatments, or other treatments as part of a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation plan.
Learn More about Eyelid Surgery for Under Eye Circles
To learn more about eyelid surgery for under eye circles, please contact The Landings Surgery Centre today.
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