Aging is a natural process, and part of that process involves losing some elasticity to the skin, making it look loose and saggy. On the face, eyelids may stretch and the muscles that support them may weaken. This can result in sagging eyebrows, heavy and droopy eyelids, and puffy bags under the eyes. Not only can this make you look older, but these aging effects can impact peripheral vision.
Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, is a surgery that corrects droopy eyelids and removes excess skin, muscle, and fat around the eyes. This surgery can reduce vision problems and make your eyes look younger, more alert, and rejuvenated.
During a blepharoplasty, the surgeon will make an incision along the fold of the upper eyelid, redistributing and removing the excess skin, muscle, and fat. The incision is then sutured shut. On the lower eyelid, the incision is made just below the lash line or inside the lower eyelid. If the upper eyelid droops closely to the pupil, your doctor may provide additional support to the eyebrow muscle using a procedure called ptosis. Your doctor can also combine laser resurfacing with this procedure to reduce lines and wrinkles.
Blepharoplasty might be a good option for you if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Puffy bags under the eyes
- Droopy upper eyelids
- Excess skin on the upper eyelids that may interfere with your vision
- Excess skin on the lower eyelids
Please contact our office if you suffer from any of these symptoms to see if you are a good candidate for a blepharoplasty.