Your eyes can look bright and attentive, or they can look old and tired. The latter is due to the shape and strength of the eyelids. Mature adults often experience drooping of the lids, and this creates a shadowed appearance. A buildup of fat beneath the skin is the main culprit, but a decreased amount of moisture retention or less collagen in the skin can also result in a brittle-appearing lid that sags.
We can help. We are experts in the area of blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. Think of the procedure as a miniature facelift, except that the treated skin is the eyelid rather than the facial skin. Properly performed, an eyelid lift can improve your overall appearance. It can make your facial features appear more balanced, and it can even improve your ability to see. Contact us to learn more!
What Does Eyelid Surgery Treat?
A lifting and smoothing of the upper or lower lids can correct excess skin that is creating folds. Bags under the eyes can also be corrected. Loose lower lids can increase the visibility of white under the iris, and this can have a very negative effect on the individual’s appearance. Blepharoplasty can dramatically improve this.
Fatty deposits beneath the skin can cause a baggy appearance to either the upper or lower lid. Eyelid surgery removes this fat so that the skin can now lay flatter and appear tauter.
Consultation and Treatment
During the consultation, we will examine the eyelid skin closely to determine whether fat removal is sufficient to correct the problem of sagging. In some cases, we will suggest a lifting of the skin. This means removing a skin strip and lifting the skin from below to tighten it.
We may also suggest a transconjunctival procedure. This involves making an incision on the inside of the lid. This makes it much easier for us to use the removal tools to get at the fat deposits. Whichever procedure we recommend, pre-treatment care and at-home preparation on the part of the client is minimal.
The client may have to wear bandages for a few days, and we may prescribe some special eye drops as well as an antibiotic. Recovery can be short, with downtime averaging just a couple of days. The results are long-lasting because it takes years for fat to once again build up beneath the skin.
The eyes now look more balanced, and the appearance of the individual is now one of sharp awareness. The eyes themselves look brighter and more youthful.
Maintain That Youthful, Vibrant Appearance
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a very simple procedure that yields quite positive results. If you’re unhappy with the way your eyes look, contact Real Cosmetic Plastic Surgery today to learn how to correct the problem.