Beautify the Window to Your Soul
The eyes are often lauded as the locus of true beauty—the color, depth, and shape of the eye have captured the minds and hearts of poets, painters, and lovers throughout time. But sometimes, the effects of age, sun damage, and genetic predisposition can cause the eyelids to droop, obscuring the beauty that has often been referred to as the “window to the soul.” In addition to causing the dazzling splendor of your eyes to become obscured, drooping eyelids can sometimes obscure vision, causing a functional impediment that is vital to resolve. Lower eyelids can sag or become swollen, with unsightly bags under the eyes. With blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, drooping eyelids can be revitalized, restoring the magnificence and function of the eye.
There are many options for eyelid surgery, and it is often performed in conjunction with other surgical rejuvenation techniques, such as nose surgery or a face lift. Drs. Burton and Reps Sundin and their team of fully-licensed and highly experienced aestheticians at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery are adept at the latest blepharoplasty techniques, and can recommend a surgical procedure that will align with your facial features and desired aesthetic outcomes.
At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, with offices in Richmond and Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, the highly-skilled team of board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin will speak with you about your needs and aesthetic objectives. Eyelid surgery is an excellent option if your goals include:
- Reducing loose or sagging skin of the upper eyelid
- Eliminating visual impairments caused by skin folds
- Smoothing away lines and wrinkles under the eyes
Eyelid Surgery—A Range of Options
The human eye is unique to each individual, and the needs in relation to eyelid surgery are widely varied. There are two basic types of eyelid surgery, each of which can be performed independently, or in conjunction with the others. In addition, other surgical rejuvenation techniques are often combined with blepharoplasty, such as a brow or face lift.
The skin of the upper eyelid can often become droopy and lack-luster as a result of aging, sun damage, or injury. In some cases, the skin may droop to such an extent that it impedes the field of vision, altering the functionality of the eye. During an upper eyelid lift, the skin and muscle tissue around the upper eyelid will be tightened, shaped, and proportioned to offer optimal functionality while also achieving an elegant, gracefully arched eyelid that displays the true beauty of your eye to its best advantage. Typically, an incision will be made within the crease of the upper lid, concealing it from view. The skin and muscle tissue will then be tightened and aligned to reflect your aesthetic goals.
There are two types of lower eyelid lifts. For the elimination of bags, puffiness, or creases under the eyes, an incision will be made along the lower lash line, where it is difficult to detect when healed. The skin and tissue under the eye is then tightened, contoured, and shaped to achieve a smooth, youthful appearance. In cases where the eyelid sags significantly away from the eye, causing the whiteness of the eyeball to be readily visible (eyelid ptosis), a transconjunctival eyelid lift is often recommended. In this case, the incision is made on the inside of the lower lid, concealing it completely from view. Excess fat and tissue will then be removed, causing the lower eyelid to tighten and once again maintain contact with the eye, removing any unsightly bags and wrinkles as well.
Contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery
At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, with offices conveniently located in Richmond and Tyson’s Corner, our ultimate goal is to ensure you achieve naturally-gorgeous results that reflect your inner beauty and vitality, while providing you with excellent medical care that maintains and supports your health and well-being. Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin are both Board Certified in plastic surgery with extensive specialized training and decades of experience, enabling them to stay abreast of the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation procedures. Their dedication to the powerful combination of cutting-edge techniques, open and honest communication, and a patient-centric philosophy is sure to maximize your safety and comfort.*
If you are interested in an eyelid lift, or would like more information on any of our surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedures, we encourage you to contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to hearing from you!
*DISCLAIMER: Individual results may vary. Results are neither guaranteed nor permanent. All patients must have realistic expectations of what plastic surgery and/or non-surgical procedures can achieve.