What Your Eyes Say About You

Maryland Plastic Surgeon serving Washington DC, & Virginia including Alexandria and Fairfax.


More than any other facial feature, your eyes reveal the most about how you feel. When your eyes are bright and alert, you appear to be energized, well rested, and in control. If you have lower eyelid puffiness, dark circles, or drooping upper lids, however, others may assume that you are fatigued, angry, or unhappy.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery in Maryland

Eyelid surgery is performed on men and women of all ages who want to improve their self-image. Most people have eyelid surgery to minimize the effects of aging. However, many people in their 20s and 30s may also benefit from the procedure. If you have any of the following conditions, you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery.

Upper eyelids

  • Excess skin that hides the natural fold of your upper eyelids
  • Loose skin that hangs down from your upper eyelids
  • Puffiness in your upper eyelids that creates a tired look

Lower eyelids

  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of your lower eyelids
  • Puffy “bags” and in some cases, dark circles beneath your eyes.

Your goals, your features, and your surgeon’s preferences will determine the specific method used for your eyelid surgery. Within the first week after surgery, you may resume most of your normal (non-strenuous) activities. In a few weeks, most traces of surgery will disappear. However, the skin around your eyes must be treated with extra care for several months. When you go out during the day, you should wear sun block on your eyelids and darkly tinted sunglasses to protect your eyes from wind and sun irritation.

The results of cosmetic eyelid surgery near Washington, DC, are long lasting. Keep in mind, however, that your face will continue to age. You will, therefore, want to do all that you can to keep your face as youthful as your eyes. And your options are many—medical skin care products to retard the aging process: BOTOX® Cosmetic to eliminate fine wrinkles, Restylane® and collagen to firm sagging skin and add fullness, and perhaps in the future, even a facelift. Together, you and your plastic surgeon can design a program that meets your needs while restoring harmony and balance to your face.

To visit our cosmetic plastic surgery office in National Harbor, Maryland, serving Washington, DC, and Alexandria, Virginia, request a free consultation online or call the office at 866-BELLA 06.

By Michael F. Chiaramonte, MD, FACS, Bella Cosmetic Surgery