Aging effects begin to show relatively early in the eyelids because of the delicate skin in this area. Eyes express so many emotions that aging eyelids can affect more than just the youthful appearance to make you look sad, tired or angry. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Koltz provides eyelid surgery in Toledo, OH to restore a refreshed, alert, and naturally youthful eye appearance.
Dr. Koltz will recommend lower or upper eyelid lift or a combination of the two to reverse the aging effects from your eyes. A custom eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty will erase wrinkles and fine lines, correct droopy eyelid skin, remove the eye bags or puffiness, and restore a lifted, rested, and youthful appearance to your eyes. If the droopy eyelids are obstructing your vision, the problem can be corrected with an eyelid surgery.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
An upper or lower blepharoplasty or a combined eyelid lift surgery will offer you life-enhancing aesthetic and functional benefits. Patients of Dr. Koltz often report the following benefits after their eyelid surgery.
- Cosmetic Benefits: Upper blepharoplasty will eliminate droopy skin from the upper lids that may be obscuring the natural skin fold. Your surgeon can also remove the upper lid puffiness that may be giving you a tired look. A lower blepharoplasty will tighten the loose lower lid skin to remove fine lines and wrinkles, while also removing the under eye bags. If the saggy eyelids are exposing the white portion of the eye below the iris, an eyelid surgery will correct that effect.
- Functional Benefits: Sagging eyelid skin can obscure your peripheral vision, which will be corrected with an eyelid surgery. Loose skin in the upper lids sometimes causes irritation or heaviness during blinking as the sagging tissue rubs together. Removal of excess skin folds around the eyelids will provide relief from this discomfort. Drooping eyelids may also cause muscle strain in the forehead when the excess tissue is weighing down on the eyes. An eyelid surgery will eliminate your forehead discomfort.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Loose, wrinkled or droopy skin in the upper eyelids can make your eyes appear dull and tired, while also changing your natural facial expression. An upper eyelid surgery will restore a youthful eye contour and eliminate excess skin that is partially covering your upper lashes. If you are looking for a more open and rejuvenated appearance of the upper lids, this surgery is well-suited for you.
To perform an upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Koltz will create a small incision within the natural crease just above the eye. Through this incision, he will remove the excess tissue, redistribute the fat pockets, and reposition the underlying muscles to restore a refreshed upper eyelid appearance. If excess upper lid skin is obstructing the vision, this procedure will let you open your eyes fully.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Under eye bags and puffiness in the lower lids can occur even at a relatively younger age if the herniated fat cells get deposited below the eyes. Skin laxity with age will make these eye bags more conspicuous. Moreover, fine lines and wrinkles in the lower lids can take away the focus from other areas of your face, and make you look older than you really are.
Dr. Koltz can correct these conditions with a lower blepharoplasty. In this surgery, he will place an incision on the lower eyelid’s external edge, just under the lower lashes, or sometimes within the lower lids. Through the incision, he will redistribute or remove the excess fat to restore a natural under eye contour. He may also remove loose skin and tighten the lower eyelid muscles to create a naturally youthful looking eye appearance.
Dr. Koltz is a double fellowship trained ABPS board-certified plastic surgeon and performs a range of facial plastic surgery procedures in Toledo OH, Maumee, Northwest Ohio and Southeastern Michigan.
For eyelid surgery, turn to pēkomd® to achieve a rejuvenated eye appearance. To learn more about our facial plastic surgery procedures, book a private consultation with Dr. Koltz at our Toledo, OH office.