Loose and sagging skin on the eyelids is a common problem that accompanies the aging process. Eyelid surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, can resolve these issues on both the upper and lower lids. In fact, eyelid surgery can provide a solution for a number of aging troubles with the eyes, including puffiness and bags beneath the eyes. If you’re struggling with the way your eyes have changed in recent years, you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery.
Soothe Your Puffy Eyes
Because the skin loses elasticity as we age, many prospective patients notice that the upper and lower eyelids start to drape around the eye. Fat cells from around the eye will also drift forward. The overall effect is the appearance of “bags,” loosened skin made puffy by the presence of unwanted fat pockets. Eyelid surgery on your lower eyelid can reverse this trouble by removing the excess fat cells and excess skin. Following surgery, the lower eyelid will appear flatter and more youthful.
Cheer Up Your Sad Eyes
Drooping eyelids and bags beneath the eyes can also have an impact on your social interactions. Eyes that have loose skin tend to appear tired and sad, leading many people to ask you what’s wrong. It can be frustrating to appear in a way that is in direct contrast with your real emotions. Some patients experience the effects of aging so drastically around the eyes that smiling can’t even reverse this fatigued look.
Apply Your Eye Makeup Again
Especially when the upper eyelid droops even a little, applying eye makeup can become a difficult chore. Smoothing eye makeup along a surface that catches and crinkles with every stroke of the brush is so frustrating that many women give up completely. There’s no reason to sacrifice looking and feeling good about yourself, especially if it only takes something as simple as eye makeup. Get back a more youthful look and have fun with cosmetics once again, all thanks to blepharoplasty., which is also called an “eyelid lift”
Clear Up Your Blocked Vision
It may seem extreme, but in some patient cases, the skin sags and stretches enough to actually obscure their vision. For these patients, the skin drooping over the eyelashes into the field of vision can impede some of the most basic daily tasks. Many struggle to drive safely, work at a computer, read to their children or grandchildren, and more. Typically, the first sign that this condition is occurring is the feeling of pressure of skin on your eyelashes. Once this happens, you could be at risk for vision troubles. Meet with a facial plastic surgeon to take a proactive stance with an eyelid surgery consultation.
Look Younger With Eyelid Surgery
Tired, sad, puffy eyes with drooping, sagging skin are not a quality shared among youthful-looking people. When you take control over the aging process by opting for eyelid surgery, you can reverse many of the signs that point to older age. Because this surgery focuses on the eyes, a central feature of the face, older-looking eyes can make you look older all over. Making them look younger can have the same amazing effect, seeming to brighten your entire face and alleviate the heaviness that makes you appear older.
Eyelid surgery often involves the removal of excess skin and fat as well as the tightening of muscles in an effort to restore the look you’ve gradually lost throughout the years. Eyelid surgery patients are happy to have the second chance to enjoy more youthful looking eyes, wear makeup again, make great first impressions, communicate emotions effectively, and look happier.
Are There Limits to Eyelid Surgery?
Because there are so many wonderful things that eyelid surgery can offer to a patient, it’s easy to forget that it’s not a cure-all for all of your aging troubles. If you can only choose one area to work on, livening up your heavy, sagging eyelids with blepharoplasty is an easy and effective way to get that youthful boost. However, for more extensive work to reverse aging signs, adding on another procedure might be a good idea. If you’re looking to address the following issues, you may need to pair up another surgery with your eyelid lift:
- The removal of wrinkles from the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet). Injectable treatments may help manage wrinkles in this area.
- The lifting of sagging eyebrows. A brow lift can alleviate drooping of the forehead and eyebrows, which may affect the look of the eyes as well.
- The elimination of dark circles from beneath the eyes. Seek help from an aesthetician at a skincare clinic for the best results against discoloration.
- Any anti-aging effects of the upper or lower face. A facelift procedure can help with the chin and jaw, while a brow lift is the best way to rejuvenate the upper portion of the face.
For a comprehensive approach to rejuvenate the face and achieve a more youthful look overall, combining eyelid surgery with the procedures listed above is often a possibility. When you consult with your facial plastic surgeon about eyelid surgery, express your concerns about other areas of the face and procedures that might be potentially helpful. Together, you and your surgeon will work to design a complete procedure to address your concerns and achieve the desired results you have in mind. Plus, your paired procedures will double the anti-aging effects without adding on to your total recovery time.
Where Can You Plan Your Eyelid Surgery?
Discover the many ways that eyelid surgery and other add-on facial surgeries could benefit you by meeting with a facial plastic surgeon who has extensive knowledge, experience, and outstanding qualifications on the matter. Schedule your appointment today to consult with Dr. Alexander Donath, a double board certified surgeon specializing in Facial Plastic Surgery. Contact Dr. Donath’s office today by calling 877-416-3223.