Are you plagued by a fatigued appearance because of your sagging or puffy eyelids? Despite feeling energetic or young, the aged appearance of the eyes can tell a different story. Over time, it is common to develop bulging fat and excess skin along the eyelids. While acute eye puffiness can be a result of allergies, dehydration or lack of sleep, when your puffy eye bags take up permanent residence, it is likely a sign of aging, and it may be time to see a plastic surgeon. … Continue reading
No part of your body is exempt from getting older. In fact, even your eyebrows age! While it may not seem like a big deal, the change in the shape, fullness and contour of your eyebrows can drastically impact the way your eyes and upper face appear. In fact, aging brows can subtly add years to your overall complexion. Here’s a closer look at what to look for as your brows age and what you can do to help rejuvenate your eyes.
During adolescence, most of us were learning how to tame our thick full eyebrows. While the trend for attractive eyebrows have changed over the decades, one thing remains, youthful eyebrows tend to be fuller and longer. Unfortunately, what we see as we age are eyebrows that become sparse and patchy. The tail and front of the brow will also tend to recede, and it is not uncommon to find white or grey hairs in the eyebrows as you reach your 50’s or 60’s. The loss of hair color in the brows will also cause them to be coarser than they used to be. Finally, and most notably, the eyebrows lose their youthful arch as we age, which can pull down the eyes and make them look droopy or sad. … Continue reading
Does the appearance of your eyes make you look tired, old or angry? A plastic surgeon can help. Many patients know they need rejuvenation through their eyes but are unsure as to whether they qualify for an eyelid lift, brow lift – or both!
While a brow lift and blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) are both procedures that enhance your appearance and combat the signs of facial aging, they are two very different procedures that are performed on two different aspects of the face. Here is a closer look at what each of these facial plastic surgeries entail and what they are intended to address. … Continue reading
Besides a desire to look better, most men are seeking cosmetic procedures in order to gain a competitive edge in the workplace. Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, a Manhattan-based plastic surgeon, describes the demand for what he calls a “Forbes Facelift.” Men want to enhance their careers by looking distinguished (leaving a few wrinkles) yet still portraying a youthful, confident appearance at work. Men seeking plastic surgery for corporate reasons often get a neck lift, eyelift, jawline recontouring and perhaps liposuction as well. … Continue reading
There are countless procedures that can enhance your facial appearance. However, when it comes to cosmetic eye surgery, the results can be especially rewarding. Your eyes not only help you see the world around you, but they are often the first feature others see in you. The eyes are considered a “window to the soul.” Therefore, choosing to enhance this facial feature can bring impactful and lasting benefits. … Continue reading
The pockets of swelling that occur underneath the eyes are commonly called “under-eye bags.” While this is typically a cosmetic concern in older adults, it doesn’t always signify aging. Just like dark circles, your tendency to have puffiness underneath the eyes can be a genetic trait as well as a reaction to certain lifestyle habits. Your diet can even influence how much fluid you retain in your face and around your eyes. In some, under-eye inflammation is an allergic response to something in the environment. Regardless of the cause, it is important to know your options as far as treatment. These include both surgical and non-surgical solutions. Some people may even find that they can improve the appearance of under-eye bags by making some adjustments at home. … Continue reading
Plastic surgery is something that many age groups can take advantage of. While you may think of men and women in their 40’s or 50’s undergoing cosmetic procedures, there has been a rising number of older or aging adults who want to take advantage of plastic surgery. In fact, recent reports have confirmed that plastic surgery for senior citizens has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Just like any age group, seniors want to improve their appearance and look younger too. However, this silver-headed population may also have a few additional reasons for scheduling that appointment for plastic surgery. … Continue reading
The skin around the eyes, especially the lids, are much thinner and more delicate than other facial tissues. Due to the nature of this skin and the constant expression and motion the eyes make throughout the day, signs of aging can be very noticeable. For example, many aging adults find themselves most dissatisfied with the way their eyelids are drooping.
Eyelid drooping can be blamed on genetics as well as the natural aging process. Nonetheless, there is a procedure that can restore a youthful appearance to your eyes – blepharoplasty! Blepharoplasty is often referred to as eyelid lift surgery and can involve either the upper, lower or both eyelids. … Continue reading
When experiencing the signs of aging in the face, adults almost invariably notice it around their eyes. The delicate skin around the eyes often loses its elasticity first, causing wrinkles, sagging skin and other unwanted concerns. Since the eyes show expression and vigor, it is common for patients to request eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, to make them look younger and even appear happier. For many, it is also a means to restore proper vision, as excessive upper eyelid skin can cause hooding and impair full sight. … Continue reading
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is one of the most popular procedures in facial plastic surgery. While this simple surgery is known for rejuvenating the appearance of the eyes, it can also provide significant improvement to a patient’s vision. … Continue reading