Up until very recently it was thought that tightening the skin was the best method for smoothing out those wrinkles and lines that come with ageing. However this is not necessarily the case. Dr Bryan Mendelson, Plastic Surgeon and internationally recognised authority on facial anatomy and ageing, uses a procedure he calls “Bright Eyes”, or Internal Fixation, being lauded as the most natural and lasting technique around today.
Blepharoplasty has helped thousands of patients restore and refresh the eye area to turn back the clock. The Internal Fixation technique is where the skin is brought back to where it was before it started to sag, creating a more distinct fold above the eye. Not stretching or removing any of your actual surface skin, the skin is gently pulled back to its original position due to the anchoring that occurs underneath the skin. Dr Mendelson says, “The longevity of the Internal Fixation procedure is due to it taking effect beneath the skin, and not on it. Any procedure that pulls or removes excess skin in this area (as all areas on the face), will lead to distortion and short term results, as the skin stretches over time, and is not recommended.”
Facial ageing occurs because of the loosening of muscles and tissues beneath the skin in the deeper layers. As Dr Mendelson says, tightening the skin will only be a temporary solution and is often noticeable and appears “forced”.
Natural Looking Results
The Internal Fixation technique is said to give completely natural looking results as the skin does not appear pulled or overstretched. Dr Mendelson clarifies why, “The natural shape of the eye forms the basis for the internal fixation with the result being that the eyes look bright and full of life. There is only one small incision, carefully concealed in the eyelid crease, which is undetectable within four months, even when the eyes are closed.”
Blepharoplasty, or eye surgery, is one of the best procedures for turning back the clock a few years. Eyes are one of the first areas of the face to show ageing. The procedure can offer other benefits such as:
- Restoring vision by lifting any skin that drapes over the eyes;
- Reduce any fat deposits that give the eye a puffy appearance beneath the eyelid;
- Help reduce bags under the eyes;
- Minimise the appearance of crow’s feet (will not eliminate them entirely);
- Improve the shape and contour of the eyes.
If you’d like more information on how blepharoplasty can help you, or to arrange a consultation with the highly skilled and expert Dr Mendelson visit his website.