Is Eyelid Surgery Right For Me?

As the saying goes, the eyes are the windows to the soul. They are also typically the first thing people notice when they look at someone’s face. That’s why to minimize the effects of aging and keep ourselves looking young, it all begins with taking care of the eyes. As we age, it’s only natural for the skin around our eyes and eyelids to begin to sag, creating bags and dark circles under the eyes and making the eyes look tired.

For patients interested in rejuvenating the areas around their eyes, I offer eyelid surgery. Otherwise known as a blepharoplasty procedure, eyelid surgery is able to refresh a patient’s face by removing excess skin and pockets of fat from the eyelids. Eyelid surgery can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids, depending on the patient’s specific needs.

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, eyelid surgery can provide benefits for patients seeking relief from a wide variety of facial imperfections. Eyelid surgery can treat bags that appear under the eyes or puffiness on the upper eyelids. It can also help patients that experience obscured vision that results from excess skin and fat on the eyelids.

If you are in good mental and physical health and have realistic expectations for your procedure, eyelid surgery can work wonders to create a more youthful appearance for your face. Certain medical conditions like glaucoma and dry eye may prevent certain patients from undergoing this procedure. To confirm that you are a candidate for eyelid surgery, I recommend coming in for a complimentary plastic surgery consultation. During your consultation, we will discuss your medical history as well as what you hope to achieve with your surgery to determine if an eyelid surgery is the right choice for you. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery tips, news, and updates.

Dr. David Whiteman Discusses Natural Breast Augmentation Options

In the following video, Dr. David Whiteman discusses natural looking breast augmentation results. Patients who are considering breast enhancement often say they want to increase their breast size without creating results that are overly obvious. Dr. Whiteman uses patient consultations to help achieve natural-looking results. He takes time discussing the patient’s detailed medical history, desired surgical results, and body type. During the consultation, Dr. Whiteman also addresses the location of scars after breast surgery. For breast augmentation, incisions can be placed in the armpit (axillary incision), on the edge of the areola (nipple), or underneath the breast. No matter what type of incision is used, Dr. Whiteman can offer advice for reducing plastic surgery scars. Watch the video below to learn more about natural looking breast augmentation options or contact us today to schedule a consultation.