Blepharoplasty from CT ENT

Blepharoplasty can assist with the look and function of your eyelids

Prevent droops and bags that are spoiling your look and confidence.

What is the skin around your eyes saying about your age, stress, and sleep? Are droopy eyelids and large bags under your eyes telling others your age? Or even worse, are they telling people that you’re older than you are?

Eyelids are not a part of the body that we pay much attention to, that is until they begin to collect excess skin and fat or begin to droop. You deserve to feel confident with your look. If your eyelids are preventing you from being happy and confident with the way your face looks, schedule a free consultation today.

Droopy eyelids and bags under your eyes can affect your health. Here’s how.

As you age, so do the skin and muscles on and in your face. Around your eyes, there are tissues and muscles that begin to weaken, which can cause your eyelids to stretch and droop.

There are also small amounts of fat in your face that help support the function of your eyes. This fat may collect in your lower eyelids as you age, which results in puffy bags.

Your eyelids don’t only impact your look -- they impact your vision. When the skin around your eyes sags, it can partially block your peripheral vision, which is the ability to see out of the sides of your eyes. This skin can also restrict your entire field of vision. This means that your eyelids are capable of destroying your youthful look and restricting your ability to see the world around you.

Learn below about blepharoplasty, a common, safe, and effective procedure for preventing the impact droopy eyelids and bags under your eyes are having on your life.

What is blepharoplasty?

Our Aesthetics professionals can help you determine if you'd benefit from a blepharoplasty.

Depending on the issues a patient is facing with their eyelids, a procedure on the upper and/or lower eyelid may be performed.

Blepharoplasty, when performed on the upper eyelid, is often referred to as an eyelid lift. While it doesn’t “lift” your eyelids, the procedure focuses on removing excess skin and fat from (or adding fat to) your eyelids, increasing your range of vision if obstructed by your eyelids and restoring a youthful appearance. The procedure lasts around 1-3 hours and takes approximately 1-2 weeks for recovery with no swelling or bruising present.

During blepharoplasty, incisions by the surgeon are made to facilitate removing the excess skin and fat from the eyelids. The skin is then stitched (canthopexy) to form a new crease in the eyelids.

Transconjunctival blepharoplasty involves making an undetectable incision inside the eyelid or near the eyelash. This allows for fat, but not excess skin, to be removed without having scars or visible cuts present after the procedure is completed and fully healed.

Learn how blepharoplasty can bring youth back to your face and potentially improve your vision by visiting Dr. Waters from CT ENT.

When is blepharoplasty needed? How to tell if you’re a candidate for blepharoplasty from CT ENT

Blepharoplasty, which is essentially surgery on your eyelids, can assist with the look and function of your eyelids as explained above. If your eyelids are obstructing your vision and/or visibly impacting your look, you may consider blepharoplasty as your long-term solution.

Patients undergoing blepharoplasty often suffer from a medical condition. Do you have any of the following conditions?

  • Protruding eye: An eyeball that is protruding out of the cheek can cause the lower eyelid to be in a troubling position.
  • Dry eyes: When the lacrimal film of the eyes is disrupted, dry-eye syndrome can form.
  • Palpebral skin laxity: Found in the lower eyelids, palpebral skin laxity is when the eyelid becomes loose.

If you experience any of the issues above or are unhappy with the appearance of your eyelids, schedule an appointment today with Facial Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Heather Waters.

Stop sagging skin and the bags under your eyes from impacting your look with CT ENT’s Dr. Waters

Dr. Heather Waters brings her years of experience as an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon to CT ENT. She has a long track record of achieving desirable results for her patients, and can help you achieve the eyelid look and function you desire.

Dr. Waters is known as an expert in blepharoplasty. She also utilizes fillers and injectables, performs rhytidectomy (facelift), brow lift, rhinoplasty, otoplasty, skin cancer reconstruction of the face and neck, and all aspects of functional nasal surgery including nasal fracture repair and septoplasty.

Do you want to improve your health and experience long-term results? Get started by requesting an appointment.