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Dr. Jill L. Hessler recognizes that the delicate skin around the eyes often develops the first signs of aging. Fine lines, wrinkles, bags and droopy eyelids often make the entire face appear older and less energetic. In order to correct these aesthetic concerns, Dr. Hessler offers several leading-edge techniques of eyelid surgery. Read on to learn whether you might be a San Jose / San Francisco eyelid surgery candidate, and how this surgery can help you restore a more youthful appearance.
Eyelid Surgery: Is It For Me?
The skin around the eyes is very thin and sensitive, which is why it is often affected by various environmental and lifestyle factors more than the rest of the face. Fine lines and wrinkles can occur in patients as early as their twenties, or into their thirties and forties. Many of patients complain that people think they look tired even when they are well rested. This fatigued appearance is created by a combination of drooping of the upper eyelid skin, bulging eyelid fat (also referred to as pseudoherniation), wrinkles of the eyelid skin and descent of the eyebrows. Occasionally, one factor is responsible for the look of fatigue in the eyes; however, more often a combination of these factors contributes to the tired appearance.
The cause of the redundant upper eyelid skin is either excessive skin of the upper eyelid, descent or drooping of the eyebrow, or a congenital fullness of the upper eyelid skin referred to as blepharochalasia. When you come in our office, Dr. Jill Hessler will provide an in-depth examination and discuss the cause of your eye concerns and offer the best treatment option tailored to your needs and concerns.
Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty
The eyes can be refreshed and rejuvenated with a simple procedure called blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty is often referred to as an eyelid lift or eyelid surgery. Dr. Hessler will take time during your consultation to discuss your specific eyelid concerns and explain in detail the best treatment plan for you.
Eyelid surgery can be divided into upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery. Upper eyelid surgery can be performed alone (without lower eyelid surgery), and lower eyelid surgery can be performed without upper eyelid surgery. These procedures can also be performed together for those patients who have a significant amount of excess skin and deep wrinkles in the eye area. In addition, our blepharoplasty patients may combine eyelid surgery with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as forehead lift and facelift in San Francisco.
Schedule Your Eyelid Lift Consultation Today
If you feel self-conscious because of your eye appearance, Dr. Jill Hessler encourages you to schedule a personal appointment by calling her offices at (650) 799-9009. During your consultation, Dr. Hessler will perform a thorough evaluation, discuss your treatment options, and recommend the most appropriate surgical plan.