The eyes are one of the most attractive and unforgettable components of the face and, sadly, they are also among the first parts of our face showing signs of aging. Excess skin, caused by a natural decrease in skin laxity, can cause a droopy upper eyelid or even a wrinkled, crêpey appearance on the lower eye area. Women experiencing this frequently say they have difficulties applying mascara and other eye makeup.
Excess eyelid skin and protruding bags could be remedied through a surgical procedure known as blepharoplasty. Patients often voice concern about looking tired, and are frustrated because they look older than they are actually. The goal of a blepharoplasty is to look rejuvenated and relaxed without anyone being aware of what you had done.
Some individuals are born with heavy lids or get swelling under their eyes much earlier than others their age. This is normally a hereditary predisposition and can be helped through this frequently performed surgical procedure.
There are a few limits to blepharoplasty: fine wrinkles around the eyes will not gain an noticeable benefit from blepharoplasty on it’s own. However, laser resurfacing and Botox® procedures are options that can reduce wrinkles in this area. Excess upper eyelid skin might be partially due to descended eyebrows, and if this is the case, an eyebrow lift can be performed to maximize your result.
The operation is permanent and it is uncommon for someone to need a secondary blepharoplasty. Following your procedure you will probably get asked “Have you been on vacation?” or “You look so good! What have you been doing?”
- Puffy eyelids
- Drooping eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Excess skin around the eye