Specialized eyelid surgery is usually performed to enhance the appearance of the upper and/or lower lids. As we continue to age, the eyelid skin can begin to sag. Fat buildup can make this problem worse. As the lower eyelid sags, it can pinch together, and the result is darker skin tone and an unwanted wrinkled, shadowed effect. The upper lid can droop because the eyebrow itself is lowering. This can negatively affect eyesight because the lashes are now getting in the field of vision.
Blepharoplasty, the fancy name for an eyelid lift, can correct all of these problems. Think of the procedure as similar to a facelift or brow lift but on a much smaller scale. Makeup and concealers can help with the visual problems for a while, but now it’s time to take the next step. You really can regain that youthful, attentive posture you had when you were younger. Below, we offer a bit of an overview of this popular cosmetic treatment for dropping, sagging eyelids.
Eyelid surgery is relatively simple to perform. Basically, an eyelid lift can improve the appearance of loose and sagging skin on the upper lid, folds that develop on the upper lid, and drooping lower lids that cause too much of the eyeball white to show.
Fatty deposits can cause the upper and lower lids to look puffy. This fat can be removed or redistributed during eyelid surgery. Wrinkles generally don’t appear on the upper lid, but they can become quite prominent on the lower lid. Properly performed, blepharoplasty can smooth out the lid skin and get rid of the wrinkles.
Consultation and Treatment
There isn’t one single way to perform this type of surgery. We can consult with you so that we can observe the shape of your eyes, the strength of the surrounding muscles, and the amount of wrinkling in the lid skin. We’ll design a customized treatment, one that may involve slightly different procedure steps for one eye versus the other.
Recovery is quick. You’ll have to wear bandages for a few days and keep the eyes hydrated during the healing process. The incision lines are so thin that no scarring results.
A Brighter, Healthier Appearance
If your eyelids are getting saggy or puffy, you can correct this with eyelid surgery. Today’s procedures are very simple to perform, and you can be back to your normal activities within just a few days. Get back your youthful, attentive appearance with blepharoplasty at REAL Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds and Werribee. We serve residents throughout the Melbourne area. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!