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There is such a concept as “periorbital aging” or the process of aging caused by changes in the eyes and surrounding eye areas. If you often hear friends and colleagues comment out that you have “tired eyes”, then most likely you are experiencing periorbital aging. There is no need to cry, as you can choose to have your eye area rejuvenated through the procedure called blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery.

Blepharoplasty procedure is actually intended to correct these cosmetic issues:

drooping upper eyelids
drooping lower eyelids
sagging skin on upper lids
sagging skin on lower lids
bulging fat (puffy bags) in eyelid area
hollowness beneath the eyes
tired and long looking lower lids

In other words, while there is an effective procedure available and advanced tools and techniques in our midst, eyelid surgery must be undertaken by a capable surgeon. The surgeon should be both precise and artistically inclined enough to deliver the needed aesthetic results. After all, the procedure involves the delicate balance of one of the most visible features in your face. The surgical outcome should never make you appear “operated on”, but rather an enhancement and a younger version of your self.

At the very least, you should choose a surgeon with proven certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). Being board-certified, you are assured that the surgeon has the necessary education, skills, training, apprenticeship, and experience with plastic surgery practice. The surgeon is also required to practice with high quality patient care: safety standardized procedures and accredited level facilities. At the very least, having a certification from ABFPRS, you are confident that your surgeon is not a quack doctor kind.

Jennifer Parker Porter, MD, is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and also the medical director of Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Porter is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.

As a Board Certified eyelid surgeon, Dr. Porter’s surgical record is known for meticulous attention to details with impressive artistic touch to boot. Upon evaluation, she will outline the likely surgical outcomes for you to achieve the balanced facial features that you aspire.

Schedule a consultation now with Dr. Porter by calling us at (301) 652-8191 or by submitting this Email Contact Form.

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