WHY SHOULD WOMEN CONSIDER BLEPHAROPLASTY?
The face is the first impression and representation of our personalities. Our age, humor, engagement, intelligence, health, etc., are personified in our faces first. Our eyes are the most expressive part of our faces and dominate people’s impressions of us. This is why Shakespeare called our eyes “the windows to our souls.”
Family traits, time, and gravity can cause our eyes to begin to change. The lids can droop giving a “heavy lidded,” tired, and disengaged appearance. The droopy lid or excess skin can drape into folds, lying on the eyelashes and extending out past our eyes to give a sad, sleepy impression. Bags can often appear in the upper inside corner of the eye, giving us an older, unhealthy, tired look. Together, even small amounts of these changes can significantly alter our appearance. These impressions are often not how we feel at all and are misrepresentations of our true self.
Dr. Stout designs his patient’s upper eyelid blepharoplasty to artistically restore a person’s eyes to the anatomy more like they once had before the aging changes took place. An upper eyelid blepharoplasty removes the droopy lid or excess skin, reduces bags, and restores the eyes to an alert, rested, engaged, and more attractive appearance. An upper blepharoplasty can be performed on its own or at the same time with a lower lid blepharoplasty. In that design, the patient’s features blend naturally with the other structures of their face providing a very natural look.
He works as a restorative artist to try to return people’s eyes to the features they once had and not create a surgical, startled, unnatural look. The goal is to revitalize, rejuvenate, and refresh one’s appearance, not to change it into something abnormal and out of place with the other facial features.
I AM INTERESTED. HOW SHOULD I PROCEED?
Dr. Stout’s goal during the consultation is to provide the patient with information and teach them as much as possible. He begins by listening and will ask the patient what they would like to discuss and what their goals are. The patient’s input is very important. This allows Dr. Stout to work together with the patient through the decision-making process and establish a plan based upon their goals. He believes that knowledge is empowering as it enables his patients to make decisions with confidence and makes them a better partner in the entire process.
Dr. Stout is happy to have the patient bring a family member or friend to the consultation to ask questions and listen. He encourages patients to bring up any concerns that they may have. His consultations are designed to understand each patient’s situation, teach them and give them honest advice so they leave with useful knowledge with which to consider their options.
If you are considering this procedure, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stout.