The eyes are often the first place people notice about you, but they are also a common area of concern where the signs of aging appear. With the effects of gravity, sun exposure, heredity, and age, many patients develop heavy under-eye bags and drooping eyelids that contribute to a tired look. Athens plastic surgeons Dr. Ed Pittman perform blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) on both upper and lower eyelids to restore a more youthful and rested appearance. Blepharoplasty can be performed on both healthy men and women.
Drs. Pittman perform upper eyelid surgery by removing excess skin and fatty tissue to correct hanging eyelid skin. Incisions are made within the eyelid’s natural fold so scarring is minimized. The remaining skin and muscles are also tightened for a firmer appearance. Lower eyelid surgery addresses the puffy bags that form under the eyes. Incisions are hidden along the lower lash line to lift and tighten the orbicularis muscle (muscle that controls eye blinking and closing). This facial cosmetic procedure can be performed under sedation or general anesthesia at our AAAHC accredited surgical center, thus avoiding a trip to the hospital.
Following blepharoplasty, plastic surgery results will be long-lasting and patients can maximize results by using medical grade skin care products to protect post-operative skin. At Pittman Plastic Surgery, we provide a variety of moisturizers, cleansers, and sunscreens from SkinMedica®, Obagi®, Revision® and more. Adopting a healthy skin regimen will not only optimize results but help prevent further skin conditions from occurring. Patients can typically take advantage of monthly skincare specials on select products and procedures.
If you are interested in eyelid surgery or other cosmetic procedures offered at Pittman Plastic surgery, contact us today to schedule your consultation. For all the latest news on plastic surgery and monthly specials, be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.