Your eyes are one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Sagging eyelids, bags under the eyes, and crow’s feet are the most commonly seen effects of growing older. There are various over-the-counter creams and remedies for these issues, but they do not offer long-lasting or effective results.
This is the case especially regarding drooping or sagging eyelids. When your eyelids begin to sag, they can create some discomfort as well as hinder your vision to some extent. Apart from this, sagging or droopy eyelids can also make you appear tired or sleepy.
It can be pretty annoying to have people constantly asking you why you look so tired all the time. If you have droopy eyelids, you should consider a blepharoplasty.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, is a surgical procedure that improves the structure and appearance of your eyelids. It can be performed on either or both eyelids depending on the case.
Eyelid surgery can help you rejuvenate your appearance and resolve functional problems, if any. This is achieved by removing any excess skin and fat from the eyelids. Many individuals combine this procedure with a facelift or dermal fillers to improve their overall appearance.
The Best Candidates for an Eyelid Lift
If you have any of the following conditions, you should consider undergoing an eyelid lift.
- Tired looking eyes
- Puffiness in the upper eyelids
- Drooping upper eyelids
- Excess skin or fat in the upper eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
Blepharoplasty is also recommended for people who are experiencing some physical discomfort or vision problems. Drooping eyelids can eclipse part of your visual field, forcing you to crane your neck for a full view. This can cause you to develop nasty headaches or neck problems. Get in touch with your local cosmetic surgeon if you have any of these issues.
What to Expect During an Eyelid Lift
Your doctor will determine the best technique for an eyelid lift by discussing your problems and expected results. While most people undergo blepharoplasty only on their upper eyelids, some people have their lower or both eyelids treated. The surgery can involve either general or local anesthesia depending on the procedure and patient’s comfort.
The surgeon will make small incisions along the inside of the eyelid. This allows them to remain concealed after they are healed. Through these incisions, excess fat and skin are removed. Excess fat is sometimes repositioned and not removed depending on the case. The remaining muscle and skin are pulled tight and the incisions are closed.
The Results of an Eyelid Lift
You can notice the results of the surgery immediately after the procedure. You will experience some swelling and soreness for a few days, but they will subside over time. After the sutures have healed, you will notice that your eyes appear wider and more awake. Your face will look brighter and you will seem more alert. There will also be fewer wrinkles for you to worry about.
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An eyelid lift can remove years from your appearance. Contact us to set up a consultation with Dr. Shane Palmer for more details on how to look younger and rejuvenated with an eyelid lift.