Normal aging causes the skin around the eyes to become thinner and less elastic. Environmental factors such as the sun and wind can also affect the skin, as can smoking and family heredity. Fortunately, new facial and eye rejuvenation techniques such as blepharoplasty surgery can make a significant difference in enhancing appearance.
Good candidates for Eyelid Rejuvenation (Blepharoplasty), which can include an eye lift and a brow lift, are those who want a natural looking and younger, healthier more vibrant appearance. Recapture your youth by correcting droopy eyelids to refresh your look. Lower blepharoplasty and upper blepharoplasty can also be done for medical reasons, such as removing malignant or benign tumors, or improving peripheral vision compromised by heavy lids that overhang the eyes, making it difficult to see.
Advances in cosmetic surgery have allowed ophthalmic plastic surgeons like Dr. Mark Jaffe to use minimally invasive techniques (frequently involving a laser instead of a scalpel) for rejuvenating the eye area. Procedures are performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia.