Eyelid surgery, which is medically known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure performed by Dr. Zenn at Zenn Plastic Surgery in which he can help men and women have a more rested and youthful appearance. Blepharoplasty can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelids or both. Dr. Zenn has performed thousands of blepharoplasty procedures and specializes in facial aesthetic surgery. In fact, Newsweek has named him one of the country's top plastic surgeons for blepharoplasty procedures. If you are interested in having blepharoplasty, you should be aware that there are differences between a lower eyelid surgery and upper eyelid surgery:

Upper Blepharoplasty

For people who have droopy eyelids, Dr. Zenn can perform an upper blepharoplasty to remove excess skin and fat from the area. The natural aging process is the main culprit for loose skin. Droopy eyelids can leave men and women looking tired all the time. Eyelids that droop from too much skin can also cause vision impairment and become problematic. Excess fat causes many patients to look excessively puffy in their upper eyelids. 

Dr. Zenn can perform an upper blepharoplasty to remove that excess skin, turn back the hands of time, and give you a more youthful and rested appearance.

During an upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Zenn will remove excess skin and fat through a hidden incision in the upper eyelid's natural crease. This incision will leave a minimal undetectable scar when the eyes are open. Also, scars in this area can be the best anywhere in the body. Some men and women are nervous about pursuing blepharoplasty because they've seen (or heard about) others who have been left with a "wide awake" look. Not to worry – Dr. Zenn is careful not to overcorrect and provides all his patients with natural-looking results.

Lower Blepharoplasty

If you suffer from excessive undereye puffiness, dark undereye circles, or fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, a lower blepharoplasty at Zenn Plastic Surgery may be just what you need to restore youthfulness to your face. Dr. Zenn can also correct eyelids that have pulled away from the eye, causing an elderly appearance and problems with tearing. This can happen as we age, and the skin and eyelid tissues lose elasticity. Also, for patients with excessively puffy eyelids, the excess fat pushing out underneath their eyes can be removed. 

Some people have the opposite problem – emptiness under the eyelids. These patients may have fat transferred to the area underneath their eyes to restore lost volume and youthfulness.

During a lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Zenn will make a small incision below the lower eyelashes or in the skin or inside the eyelid. These approaches allow either the removal of excess skin or fat, depending on each patient's unique needs. For over 25 years, Dr. Zenn has been performing blepharoplasties and knows all the tricks to make your eye area look great again. 

Suppose you hate the tired appearance of your eyes when you look in the mirror, even after a restful sleep. In that case, Dr. Zenn can help restore your eyelids to look more refreshed and youthful. See Dr. Zenn and let him show you the best approach to your eyelids.

Dr. Zenn and his friendly staff are here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions or want to make an appointment, please call Zenn Plastic Surgery at their office at (919) 480-3885. Lastly, they will be happy to help you however they can.

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