The Eyes Have It
No doubt you’ve heard it said: “The eyes are the window to the soul.” It’s certainly true that it’s the eyes that draw us in first when we meet new people. The eyes function as a compelling point of communication, and the assumptions we all make upon facing new people can unconsciously—or, all-too consciously—derive from what we see there.
Each of us relies on our eyes to obtain information from the world. But, consider too that we communicate out to that world with our eyes in a multitude of ways. Eye contact reinforces communication both in business and personal relationships. That is why it is so important that our eyes appear open, alert and ready to interact. But the effects of genetics and aging can interfere, sending out an inaccurate portrayal. Drooping upper eyelids and lower eyelid puffiness (those under-eye bags!) make people look tired and aged.
If you are concerned by heavy or tired-looking eyes reflecting back at you in the mirror, then it might be time to consider a surgical fix. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can revive your look and create a more youthful, more alert appearance. Excess or loose skin that hides the natural fold of the upper eyelids, as well as excess skin and wrinkles underneath the eyes, can be surgically eliminated. Blepharoplasty is commonly done on patients as early as their mid-thirties and can be performed on all four eyelids, or just the upper or lower eyelids alone. Eyelid surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis, under local or general anesthesia.
Call Villano|MD today to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your concerns. We are ready to address your goals and expectations when it comes to eyelid surgery. Dr. Villano is a dual board certified specialist in facial plastic surgery practicing in Bend, Oregon. Embrace the possibilities at Villano|MD.