A recent study conducted on 96 sets of identical twins has resulted in a rather unusual finding: contact lenses increase the risk of premature eyelid ptosis (drooping) even when factors such as sleeping habits, work-related stress, and tobacco use are taken into account. Perhaps this factor plays into the more than 200,000 eyelid surgery procedures performed in the United States every year.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyelids, regardless of contact use, board-certified Salem plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson can help. With eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), Dr. Chatson can produce a lifted, alert, and youthful look to the eyes, all while eliminating dark circles and puffy skin underneath for a fully refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
Eyelid surgery is very effective on its own, but may be enhanced with nonsurgical options such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers. These options can reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles around the eyes, further improving your results by producing a smooth and attractive appearance.
If you are interested in learning if eyelid surgery can help you reach your aesthetic goals, please contact George P. Chatson, MD to schedule your initial consultation. Our board-certified plastic surgeon serves Salem and surrounding areas of New Hampshire.