This 43-year-old woman noted that people thought she was chronically tired and unhappy
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The most common chief concern of patients with aging eyelids is a sad and tired look. Both men and women frequently see this as one of the first signs of aging. Sometimes it is genetic; patients relate that their mom or sister had their eyelids done. Motivation to stay competitive in the workforce is another worry.
If colleagues mention that you look tired or sad, correction of this look may be possible with treatment. For many, the concern can be vision related. Droopy upper eyelids can restrict peripheral vision. Ladies may be interested in the ability to see eye makeup that they have put on. For some, the ‘crepey’ quality of skin is more of a concern than skin excess. In the lower lid region, the main complaints are dark circles or bulging fat pads, in addition to a constantly tired appearance.
Dr. Duncan’s approach is conservative, with very natural appearing results. She is careful not to take out too much upper eyelid skin. Instead of removing fat from the lower lid region, she “recycles” it, using that fat to fill the hollow dark circles under the orbicularis muscle.
While incisions are present, the location is well hidden. A rested and pleasant appearance is the goal.
The procedure utilizes two types of laser resurfacing. While the primary goal of a laser lift is correction of a crepey skin texture, a secondary effect is significant skin tightening without cutting skin out. The laser lift is superior to the traditional surgical approach when mild to moderate correction is needed, and crinkled skin is a major concern. While lower lid skin wrinkles are improved and lax skin is tightened, the laser approach cannot correct bulging fat nor dark circles.
Attention to detail is the secret of a beautiful outcome. First, an assessment of the target areas is performed. Each individual has different needs, so the analysis is the key to a successful outcome and younger appearance. Dr. Duncan has many years of experience; she has been performing eyelid surgery for over 25 years. A keen aesthetic eye is the final step towards a lovely aesthetic outcome. Dr. Duncan’s focus is doing the right thing—choosing and performing the best procedure that will give optimal results is her goal.
Laser treatments are probably less expensive. While the temporary deformity is less with surgery, laser procedures are superficial, and once the skin is healed, there are no activity restrictions.
Dr. Duncan writes medical journal articles and speaks nationally and internationally about surgical blepharoplasty vs. minimally invasive options for eyelid rejuvenation. Her level of experience combined with a high level of attention to detail make her a top resource for correction of eyelid concerns.
Dr. Duncan’s artistic style results in dramatic, yet natural improvements. She works with each individual patient to create a personalized treatment plan based on his or her unique situation and desired goals. We would love to speak with you about achieving the best version of yourself. Call Plastic Surgical Associates in Fort Collins today at 970.493.7445 or click the button below to request a consultation. You can also email us any inquiries at [email protected].Contact Our Office