For many men in the Chicago area, saggy and drooping eyelids are a noticeable side effect of aging. The appearance of saggy and excess skin around the eyes can have substantial negative effects on self-image and mental health. However, via cosmetic operations, these signs of aging can be greatly reduced, and Dr. Steinbrech offers procedures that serve to give men a fresher and younger facial appearance. An operation known as an eye lift, or blepharoplasty, works to eliminate the tell-tale signs of aging around the eyes, potentially taking years of aging off of the face. The procedure can improve the appearance of both the upper and lower eyelids. With legitimate medical benefits as well as aesthetic advantages, the eye lift can help men around Chicago regain their self-confidence and youthful countenance.
Less extensive than a traditional facelift, the eye lift helps rejuvenate your facial features by targeting signs of aging around the eyes. The procedure removes excess skin, reducing the bagginess of the lower eyelids and droopiness of the upper. Because skin loses elasticity as we age, excess skin collects around the upper and lower eyelids. In addition to making men appear older, the presence of this sagging skin can affect vision by blocking a portion of the eyes.
Eye lift surgery is available to men in Chicago as a solution for this problem. The procedure treats bagginess of the lower eyelid, excess fatty deposits around the eyes, and loose skin of the upper eyelid. An eye lift will NOT rid men of crow’s feet, dark circles, or wrinkles in other areas of the face. This procedure is specifically designed for the eyes, and the eyes only. Oftentimes, an eye lift can be paired with other cosmetic procedures, such as filler injections of a neck lift, to more completely rejuvenate the face.
Men in Chicago considering an eye lift should know that, unlike many cosmetic surgeries, blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure. It requires relatively little recovery time, and patients are able to return home as soon as the operation is finished. The operation can focus on the lower eyelids, the upper eyelids, or both. The precise way in which an eye lift is performed depends on each individual’s circumstances, especially which part of the eye the procedure is targeting.
During the operation, Dr. Steinbrech will make minor incisions around the eye area. In procedures focusing on the upper eyelids, incisions are generally made in the natural eyelid creases. This is done in order to reduce scarring, and ensures that any scars that may remain are virtually invisible. For operations focusing on the lower eyelids, there are two main ways the procedure is performed. In one method, incisions can be made with the “open” technique of adding a cut below your lash line. The second is completed by using a “closed” technique with an incision inside your lower eyelid ridge. Both methods result in minimal scarring.
Many men in the Chicago area experience the droopy skin and saggy eyes that often come with age. Mild sagging of the eyelids is not atypical, but in extreme cases, sagging of the upper eyelid can cause vision impairment. An eye lift can remove these obvious signs of aging and make men look years younger. And since the delicate skin around your eyes is one of the first places that show signs of aging, blepharoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures among men in Chicago.
Fortunately, recovery from an eye lift operation is quick and simple. As mentioned above, the procedure results in minimal scarring. While some swelling may occur around the eyes, it tends to disappear within a few days. Some mild bruising may also occur. As the operation focuses on the eyes, some patients will experience temporary itchiness, light sensitivity, or blurred vision. When performed by a board-certified cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Steinbrech, however, the eye lift is a safe and effective procedure.
Most patients are able to return to work within days of the surgery taking place. Dr. Steinbrech is sure to advise each patient on aftercare.