Eyelid Rejuvenation (Blepharoplasty) in Knoxville, TN
What is the first thing you notice about a person whom you have just met? The eyes. People say the eyes are the window to the soul, and at The Lucas Center Plastic Surgery in Knoxville, we agree.
Unfortunately, the eyelids are often the first thing on your face to fall prey to the effects of time. That’s because eyelid skin is thin, making it susceptible to gravity and damage from the sun.
Furthermore, there is a muscle which keeps your eyelids open, giving you an alert look and maintaining your field of vision. If that muscle begins to droop, not only can you have a sleepy, droopy look to your eyes, but sometimes you can even have trouble seeing. An eyelid rejuvenation can be of great help.
Board certified plastic surgeon Jay H. Lucas, M.D. of Knoxville, TN approaches each eyelid rejuvenation (Blepharoplasty) as a comprehensive analysis of the entire eye region. The goal is to ensure harmony among the forehead, the brow, and the eyelids – both upper and lower.
For droopy upper lids, Dr. Lucas will remove excess skin, restoring a crisp crease in your upper lid area and allowing your eyes to appear open and alert. But, in order to keep you looking like you, his approach will be measured, so as not to change the angle of your eyelids or the overall appearance of your eyes.
For lower lids which are puffy and allergic-looking, Dr. Lucas is uniquely qualified to surgically repair the condition, known as tear trough deformity. His extensive training and experience in craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery give him a deep understanding of the eyelid support mechanism and allow him to avoid complications in this complex area of the face.
Through the use of fat repositioning, he will correct your tear trough deformity by blending the junction of your lower lid and cheek, making it less distinct. This cutting edge technique differs from that used by some surgeons in which large amounts of fat are simply removed from under the eye, yielding an unnatural appearance. Instead, Dr. Lucas will carefully remove small amounts of fat from under your eye, and transpose the fat to your cheek, blending it to look smooth and natural.
Because the eyelid is one of the most complex areas in all of plastic surgery, Dr. Lucas is constantly following the latest literature, seeking refinements in his technique for eyelid surgery.
If your eyelid skin has been damaged by exposure to sun and the elements, The Lucas Center of Knoxville, TN also offers non-surgical treatments such as laser resurfacing or chemical peels under the guidance of our own esthetician.
If you are interested in learning more about regaining a youthful appearance with Blepharoplasty please call to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Lucas, at The Lucas Center Plastic Surgery located in Knoxville TN (865) 218-6210.