If you constantly look stressed or fatigued despite getting a full night’s sleep, you’re not alone. Given the delicate nature of the skin and tissue surrounding the eyelids, this region is usually one of the first areas in the face to show indications of aging. Dark circles, under-eye bags, and puffiness in the upper and lower eyelids are telltale signs of tired-looking eyes. Thanks to genetics and lifestyle habits, these concerns may develop no matter how rested or refreshed you feel. Dr. Geoffrey Leber, our board-certified plastic surgeon, understands that patients often feel powerless when their appearance doesn’t match their energy. Fortunately, upper and lower blepharoplasty at our Scottsdale practice can achieve subtle yet transformative results in helping brighten and refresh the upper face.
Also known as eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty can be an effective procedure to reduce shadows under the eyes, as well as to smooth puffiness in the periorbital region. Lower “eye bags” develop when the fat pads protrude outward, causing a baggy or puffy look. This often has the adjunctive effect of causing dark shadows under the lower eyelids and exacerbating the appearance of tired eyes. The following techniques can offer solutions to enhance the eyelids:
- Upper blepharoplasty: Upper eyelid surgery can successfully address drooping skin in the eyelids that may be causing “hooding.” This not only removes any loose tissue interfering with your vision, but also smooths excess skin and brightens your appearance.
- Lower blepharoplasty: Lower eyelid surgery is the primary technique to improve puffiness, bagginess, and dark circles under the eyes. The procedure repositions and removes displaced fat causing eye bags, often reducing shadows under the eyes in the process.
As you get older, it can be discouraging to see signs of aging and exhaustion in the upper face. Dr. Geoffrey Leber is committed to addressing your concerns with modern techniques that can give you a brighter, more rested appearance. Don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Leber at our Scottsdale office for more information or if you’re ready to book a consultation.