LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Dec 4, 2013) - Since a person's eyes are a focal point of the face -- and because the areas around the eye are prone to show signs of aging faster than others -- Las Vegas plastic surgeons W. Tracy Hankins, MD and Dr. Samuel Sohn consider blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) one of the best ways to restore a youthful appearance. Drs. Hankins and Sohn perform blepharoplasty to remove excess skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids and reduce the "sagginess" that can cause patients to look tired, sad, or older than they really are.

A recent blog post titled "Eyelid Surgery Benefits: Rejuvenation And Beyond," revealed the number one reason patients of Drs. Hankins and Sohn choose to undergo the procedure. "When patients come into our practice to discuss their options for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), the most common complaint we hear is that their eyes look tired, regardless of how much they are sleeping at night," the surgeons say. They also note that, in addition to making patients look older than their actual age, heavy sagging lids can actually obscure a person's vision if the upper eyelid impedes the visual field.

Regardless of whether patients are seeking eyelid surgery for aesthetic reasons or to restore their field of vision, the blepharoplasty patients of Drs. Hankins and Sohn span a wide range of ages. They say the ideal blepharoplasty candidate is typically a person who is in reasonably good health and is seeking a safe and effective method of rejuvenating the areas around the eyes.

Drs. Hankins and Sohn recommend a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure that eyelid surgery is the best way for patients to achieve their aesthetic goals. In some cases, Drs. Hankins and Sohn say patients may also opt for a browlift in conjunction with blepharoplasty in order to address signs of age and exhaustion between the eyebrows and along the forehead for a more comprehensive rejuvenation of the upper face. Though some people look to dermal fillers to restore their appearance, the surgeons caution that these solutions are temporary and cannot correct sagging skin that is often one of the main issues affecting the appearance of the eyes as well as the ability to see without visual obstruction. Ultimately, say Dr. Hankins and Dr. Sohn, eyelid surgery can help patients look more youthful and refreshed with long-lasting results. "Blepharoplasty is a safe, effective means of helping you to take years off your appearance, refreshing your look without significant downtime."

About W. Tracy Hankins, MD

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. W. Tracy Hankins earned his medical degree at Indiana University Medical School. In addition to his extensive training and experience in breast surgery, Dr. Hankins once served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Hankins is available for interview upon request.

About Samuel M. Sohn, MD

A graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Samuel Sohn is a board-certified plastic surgeon and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. He currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Touro University and is known for his expertise in laser liposculpture techniques. Dr. Sohn is available for interview upon request.

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