Your Eyes – The Window To Your Being

Plastic Surgeon serving Lutherville Timonium, Baltimore & Columbia areas of Maryland

The eyes are the second most important facial feature that people notice. They are window from which the soul shines through. As we age, the skin on our body begins to sag, and the eyelids are no exception. As aging happens in humans, the muscles that are holding up the eyebrows tend to grow weak with the wear and tear of life, and therefore the eyebrows may fall somewhat, no longer being "ideal".

When this change begins can depend of several things, but is largely determined by the sort of lifestyle a person has led. If they have spent most of their life eating an unhealthy diet, and they have been neglecting their body in general, signs of aging will usually begin to appear as they reach their mid thirties or early forties, particularly if they have routinely spent a great deal of time in the sun.

However, Dr. Adam Basner at The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland knows, for some of us, our eyelids will sag and not necessarily from aging. There are other conditions that can cause the skin around the eyes to sag. A fairly uncommon condition called Ptosis can cause either one or both eyelids to sag. A person can be born with this condition or it may develop at any time during a life. This condition affects the eyelid muscles, the skin and the connective tissues that are pertinent to the eye's proper shape.

There are rare cases where tumors can affect the eyes as well. They can be brain tumors or in the proximity of the eyes. Other potential causes found are conditions such as bacterial infection, never damage, severe trauma or a third cranial nerve palsy.

The skin around our eyes is especially delicate. Extra care and caution should be exercised when attempting to take care of sagging eyelids. For many years, it was believed that wrinkles could be prevented with skin care products advertised to do just that, prevent wrinkles. However, it has been discovered that some skin care products may speed up the process of aging and could even be the starting grounds of premature aging, including the eyelids sagging. As such, it has been found from through studies that a chemical based product shouldn't be used on any area of the body, especially in the areas close to the delicate skin around the eyes.

While the majority of us are now looking to use all natural skin care solutions. you can find a variety of eye serums made from all natural materials today. With the concern for skin care becoming more and more popular, manufacturers are answering the needs for these types of products. Still yet, caution should still be exercised with what we apply to our skin as not all products are created equal.

Even though there are numerous, all natural products on the market that are specifically made for sagging skin around the eyes, many adults come to us at The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland, still considering having a blepharoplasty procedure. It is considered to be the best method to get back that youthful appearance and be rid of the saggy eyelids. This surgical procedure removes excess skin from the upper eyelids and the bags under the eyes.

However, to correct the condition of sagging eyelids, many surgeons, such as Dr. Basner, may recommend to their patients to consider brow lifts rather than having a blepharoplasty procedure. It is felt by many that the eyebrow should be shaped in a certain way, so when the sagging areas around the eyes are caused by aging, surgeons feel that a brow lift is more appropriate over a blepharoplasty procedure.

Each surgeon has a different opinion and each patient has a different scenario. Your particular problem may be an eyebrow issue and not an eyelid issue. Many feel that the eyes are what matter and therefore, a blepharoplasty will rejuvenate a patient's appearance and look more natural.

In today's culture and societies, energetic and youthful looking eyes are an indication if the person behind them is energetic and young, as well in good shape, healthier and sexier. When you look at yourself in the mirror and you see a tired face looking back at you, give us a call at The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland. A consultation* with Dr. Adam Basner can give you the outlook to a fresher, younger looking appearance. After all, revealing the inner beauty in you is our goal.