“You have such beautiful eyes.”
When was the last time someone paid you that compliment? Your eyes may be the windows to your soul, but they often reveal something less poetic… your age.
As we get older, there are a host of predictable changes to the eye area that occurs to a greater or lesser degree in all of us. These changes are often the first visible evidence that we no longer look our youthful best. The question then becomes, “Are you okay with looking your age or do you want to maintain your youthful appearance?”
If you feel healthy and remain vigorous, the answer is often that you want to look your best so that your appearance is in synch with how you feel. So then, what can be done to remedy the situation?
Fortunately, with modern, state-of-the-art techniques, many procedures are available to enhance one’s eye area. These can often be performed in just a matter of minutes to an hour, in an office environment using nothing more than local anesthesia to numb the area and with results that will last for years to come. Through a combination of treatments such as injecting fillers just above the bone at the eyelid-cheek junction, dramatically tightening and smoothing the lower lid skin with customized peels or laser treatments, surgically contouring the excess skin, muscle and fat of the eyelids and maintaining the results with medical-grade topical serums and creams, the area around the eyes can be made both more youthful appearing and more beautiful.
By enhancing this critical facial feature, your eyes will once again visually “pop.” More importantly, when these techniques are performed properly, the natural shape of your eyes and the eyelids’ important functions will not be disturbed. Fears of looking “startled” or “different” should be put aside. When we see people who do not look like themselves after a cosmetic procedure, it is the choice of the procedures performed or improper execution, not the procedures themselves. If they are properly selected and artistically performed, the procedures discussed above will leave you appearing well rested and relaxed, healthy and youthful.
The emotional boost that my patients get from these procedures makes performing them tremendously gratifying. If you are considering cosmetic facial enhancement, I encourage you to seek the advice and expertise of a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Look your best today!
Seth A. Yellin, MD, FACS
Director, Marietta Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center
Board Certified, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons