Ladies & Gentlemen: The Eyes Don’t Lie

By Dr. Randy Rudderman
In Plastic Surgery Articles

At some point in life, most people look into the mirror & feel their eyes make them look tired, sad…old. Eyelid Surgery is the answer! This surgery restores youthfulness to an aging face.


The most common complaint surgeons hear from older, wiser patients is: “my eyelids are too heavy, puffy, dark, tired, wrinkled and just old looking.” Genetics, lifestyle, aging and trauma/disease are all causes of aging eyelids.  The eye area is one of the first to show dramatic signs of facial aging as the skin begins to slacken, muscles start to droop and skin tissues around the eyes get weaker. Loss of elasticity in the upper eyelid creates a “tissue paper’ appearance as the lid droops downward to rest on the eyelashes.  Simultaneously, shadowy hollows appear below the eye while eye bags and excess fatty deposits become more prominent.  Women know that even the greatest makeup artist can’t hide many of these problem areas.  Men and women understand impaired vision caused by droopy, overhanging upper eyelid skin. This can be corrected with Eyelid Surgery. Eyelid Surgery is performed on men and women of all ages and stages in life. Eyelid surgery is one of the most popular surgeries done today…because it can take 5, 10, 15 years off an aging face and keep you looking younger for as many years. It’s often said: “The eyes are the most engaging & colorful attraction of the face & inviting eyes are essential to a youthful look.


Eye Surgery or Blepharoplasty can offer the following results:

  • Eliminate loose or sagging eye area skin
  • Can improve eyelid symmetry
  • Reduce puffiness of upper/lower eyelids
  • Restore natural upper eyelid contour
  • Reduce under eye bags & droopiness
  • Correct & tightens lower eyelid skin
  • Remove fat that causes puffiness
  • A more rested, youthful appearance


Are you concerned about any of these problems?

  • Loose sagging skin around the eyes
  • Excess upper eyelid skin that impairs your vision
  • Puffy upper and lower eyelids
  • Fatty deposits below the eyes becoming more prominent
  • Sagging around the corners of the eyes
  • Looking older than you feel
  • Strong desire to correct these issues & restore youthfulness to the eye area

If you answered yes to one or more of these, you could be an ideal candidate for Eyelid surgery. You should be in good general health and capable of realistic goals and expectations.


Where to begin? Schedule a consultation with a trusted Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. During the consultation discuss your concerns, your options, family history, goals for now and in the future, lifestyle, facial anatomy and much more. From the consultation evolves…trust, respect, mutual understanding and a correctly personalized treatment plan. You will realize that there truly is a difference in how surgeons approach their profession.  That difference means understanding your desires & goals & providing a level of service that places safety & comfort alongside predictable & desirable outcomes.



Dr. Randy Rudderman

Dr. Randy Rudderman

Since 1989, Dr. Randy Rudderman has been in private Plastic Surgery practice in Atlanta, focusing on the full range of aesthetic procedures – eyelid surgery, breast augmentation and breast lifts, liposuction, abdominoplasty, facelifts and facial reconstruction, among others. He also has a distinguished career in the reconstructive surgery arena, including facial and breast reconstruction. He has worked as a key member of teams from several prestigious organizations – including the AO-ASIF (Association for the Study of Internal Fixation) Foundation in Davos, Switzerland, and has conducted research at Case Western Reserve University Medical Centers, CWRU Engineering School, and NASA – producing breakthroughs in joining the science of facial biomechanics and reconstructive Plastic Surgery with rapidly evolving technological innovations.

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