Blepharoplasty: Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, is a procedure, performed on the upper or lower lids or both, that removes fat deposits, excess tissue or muscle to improve and rejuvenate the appearance of the eyelids.
“Droopy, Wrinkled, Crepey…I’m A Real Vision.”
Those aren’t my eyes; it’s like I’m staring into one of those mirrors in a fun house that distorts everything. The closer I look, the worse it looks. And those aren’t fine lines. There’s nothing in the world ‘fine’ about them. It’s like my eyes are young on top, old on the bottom, the right out of proportion to the left, kind of making my whole face look out of proportion. The way my eyes look in the morning, I want to go back and hide under the covers. But they’re there all the time. Permanently ugly. I don’t know how else to say it. Wearing sunglasses to work doesn’t seem to be a viable option.
“Looks Aren’t Deceiving.”
I was in the mall with my girlfriend on the way to do some serious shoe buying damage, when this guy hyping supposedly “magical” skin creams appears out of nowhere. (You know who they are.) Anyway, he was right on me, trying to shove a sample in my hands. Usually I blow past them, but he says, “I have something that will really help your puffy eyes.” Indignantly laughing, (and a bit challenging if I have to admit it) I I turn to my friend…puffy eyes…I don’t have puffy eyes…do I? With just a beat-too-long, hesitant silence, she told me that of course I didn’t. That my eyes were beautiful. Which immediately told me that there was some truth in it. Denial wasn’t going to cut it.
“50, Going On 70.”
I like to think I take care of myself. I guzzle water and imbibe my fair share of green smoothies. I am seriously athletic, and while it might not be 6-pack, I do have abs. But my eyes…a whole thing altogether. One look in a mirror and I feel like I’m looking at my father. My eyes not only look old, but make me feel absolutely geriatric. They sag big time. And I have these dark circles…Deep grooves under your eyes is not a good look. Gravity has become my mortal enemy. These are eyes for some serious seniors.
“It’s Hard to Apply Makeup When You Can’t See Where to Put It.”
We spend Taj Mahal fortunes on makeup. We Amazon Prime every new product. We Instagram everything that has to do with looking Red Carpet and perennially young . And by “we”, I’m right in there. I buy into the promises. But who am I kidding? Makeup stopped shaping and contouring my eyes a long time ago. Now makeup just sticks in the lines and creases. Mascara gets all over my upper lids which now actually sag. My eyes end up a mess instead of amazing. Which doesn’t exactly make me feel confident going anywhere. My husband assures me the no-makeup, clean face Alicia Keys look would look great on me. I love him, so I refrain from telling him he’s crazy.
“There’s an art to doing eyes.”
I’ve done the research. There are a lot of reasons for having cosmetic eyelid surgery; if you have excess, hanging skin covering the natural fold of the upper eyelids,if your upper and lower eyelids appear puffy, making your eyes look tired and aged,if you have deep grooves under your eyes…Sometimes it’s not for even for cosmetic reasons, but because sagging skin starts to impair your vision. I definitely fit in there somewhere. And it more than bothered me. I just felt horrible about myself. OK, so vanity plays a part here. I admit it. It got to the point I knew I wanted my eyes done. But not just by anyone. For me it wasn’t just about finding a plastic surgeon, but finding the right plastic surgeon. I did my research there, too, and it led me straight to Dr. Thomas A. Narsete. He spent a lot of time with me and really put me as ease. His years of experience and skill clearly showed in the results I saw. But he also assured me that those results were about being subtle, not seriously and frighteningly drastic. I trusted that he had a real eye as to what was right for me, and so….
I got even more than I hoped for. You know you have a great surgeon when people notice how rested and refreshed you look without knowing how you got that look. Isn’t that what you want? So what are you waiting for? Make an appointment to see Dr. Narsete about eyelid surgery now.
If there’s an art to doing eyes, he is definitely a master artist.