There are a lot of things you may do to try to give yourself a younger appearance. However, there is only so much we are able to do on our own. Fortunately, various cosmetic procedures are available to help the skin and face appear younger. The eyelids are no exception. In fact, when you are carrying on a conversation with someone, those sagging eyelids may be among the first things the person sees while looking you in the eyes as you talk.
Eyelid surgery that is performed in order to help you look younger is also referred to as blepharoplasty. It is done to remove excess skin that is causing the eyelids to sag. As you begin to age, the skin may not fit as tight as it once did in places like the face and eyelids. This is because a natural substance produced by the body that is called elastin is not there in the same quantities it was when you were younger. Elastin is what gives the skin the ability to retract back into its normal size and shape when it is stretched. When it loses some if its ability to do so, sagging may be the result.
In many cases, sagging eyelids do nothing more than impact the appearance. There are situations, however, when they may interfere with vision. If they sag to the point that they begin to block light from reaching the pupil of the eye, a reduction in vision is likely the result. In these situations, eyelid surgery may be medically necessary.
If you are wanting to undergo eyelid surgery to make yourself look younger, the procedure may be performed on either the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids or both. It all depends on the unique situation.
In addition to removing excess skin, eyelid surgery may also remove some fatty tissue that has bulged forward into the eyelids. This bulging occurs when the membranes that hold the fat in place weaken and allow the fat to move into the eyelids.
We kindly invite you to set up a consultation at Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery to learn more information about eyelid surgery. Mr. Salerno and his team in Moonee Ponds want to help you achieve your aesthetic goals, and eyelid surgery may be just what you’ve been looking for to do it. We are happy to serve clients in the Melbourne and surrounding areas. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for eyelid surgery.