Achieve a More Youthful Appearance with a Blepharoplasty

Aesthetic eyes are a focal point and a highly prized facial feature for women and men. However, the eye area can show early signs of aging, including drooping eyelids and bulging under the eyes. An eye lift, also known as a blepharoplasty, is a popular way to bring back youthful expression. Pensacola, FL, ophthalmologist and facial surgeon Dr. David Mills performs customized, precise procedures for patients, restoring shape and smoothing away sagging skin for more alert, younger-looking eyes. The procedure also has functional benefits. Blepharoplasty to improve vision is often partially or fully covered by insurance.

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A blepharoplasty can address sagging or bulging eyelids for a more youthful appearance. 

About Eyelid Surgery

Droopy eyelids and fatty pockets can decrease the size and change the shape of the eyes, making you look tired, listless, and even sullen or angry. Some men and women are genetically predisposed to heaviness in the upper eyelids, which tends to get worse with time. In some cases, excess, hanging skin can begin to interfere with vision, especially peripheral vision. Natural facial anatomy also contributes to the appearance of under-eye bags, which can be bothersome to patients of any age. This condition also tends to get worse with passing years, and the texture of the skin changes, causing an overall aging effect. A blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery can eliminate signs of aging that alter the natural, youthful appearance of your eye. 

An eye lift may include surgery on the upper or lower lid only, but both areas are often targeted at one time for significant results. Your procedure may include removal of excess skin, tightening of sagging muscle and tissue, and repositioning of fatty deposits. An optimal blepharoplasty smooths, defines, and provides more open eyes, restoring an attractive, alert appearance. For younger patients, a blepharoplasty can erase bothersome under-eye puffiness to enhance your appearance. In addition, some patients seek to create a more defined eyelid crease, sometimes called double eyelid surgery, and an eyelid lift can help.

Customized Blepharoplasty Procedures

With extensive experience in oculofacial, and cosmetic facial surgery, Dr. Mills has a comprehensive understanding to effectively treat the delicate anatomy of the eyes. He can provide stunning outcomes for patients seeking to rejuvenate and perfect their eyes and face.

At Mills Eye + Facial Surgery, we perform blepharoplasty procedures on patients of all ages. Upper eyelid surgery involves an incision in the natural crease of the eyelid, which should leave an undetectable scar when fully healed. Lower eyelid corrections are achieved with either an incision just below the lower lash or on the inside of the lid. The optimal technique for you depends on whether you wish to have skin removed or are targeting fat pockets only.

With extensive experience in oculofacial, and cosmetic facial surgery, Dr. Mills has a comprehensive understanding to effectively treat the delicate anatomy of the eyes. 

Dr. Mills’ advanced techniques minimize pain and scarring after eyelid surgery. Your full results will appear gradually as you heal and swelling decreases. Recovery usually takes about two weeks or less, and most patients return to normal activities within a week to 10 days.

Dr. Mills can combine eyelid surgery with complementary technologies and procedures. These additions may include facial liposculpture, laser skin resurfacing, or a brow lift. In many cases, BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used to enhance the eye area and forehead, decreasing wrinkles and lines for a completely rejuvenated appearance.

Contact Mills Eye + Facial Surgery

Are you ready to achieve your cosmetic dreams? Please contact our practice today to set up a private consultation with Dr. Mills.

Mills Eye + Facial Surgery

Mills Eye + Facial Surgery is a premier oculoplastic practice offering advanced surgical options and effective, non-invasive cosmetic treatments.

Our surgeon, David M. Mills, MD, FACS, has won several prestigious awards and is affiliated with various organizations: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons

Together with Wes Mayes, OD and James A. Tammaro, MD, Dr. Mills is proud to provide state-of-the-art ophthalmology and optometry to the Pensacola community. To discuss your goals with our doctors, request an appointment online or call us at (850) 266-7500.

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