As we all know, aging can cause a host of different changes in our bodies. In addition to altering their normal day-to-day functions, time can also have a pretty drastic affect on our appearance.
The skin specifically is especially subject to the passage of time, and for many of us, is one of the first visible signs of aging. As we get older, the proteins and chemicals that keep our skin firm yet elastic, tend to break down, due to normal wear and tear, resulting in saggy, wrinkled skin.
And when our facial skin begins to break down, our aging is even more noticeable to others. The eyes, particularly are a common area where saggy skin tends to develop, sometimes obstructing vision, in addition to drawing attention to a person’s age. The condition is so common in fact that blepharoplasty, a procedure to correct sagging skin around the eyes, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world.
This is exactly what Anna, a 71-year-old patient of Dr. Beldholm, was experiencing, prior to her procedure with Specialist Cosmetic Surgery. During their one-on-one consultation, Anna detailed for Dr. Beldholm exactly how the skin hanging over her eyelashes was making it difficult for her to read. Not only that, but her vision was also deteriorating because of the condition of her eyelids.
After determining Anna’s expectations, as well as addressing any concerns she felt about the operation, she and Dr. Beldholm developed a procedure plan catered specifically to her unique situation, and set a date for surgery.
After the procedure and seeing the results, Anna couldn’t be happier. Now she no longer feels like her vision is being constantly obstructed, and as an added bonus, the procedure has given her face a youthful vigor she hasn’t had in years!*