When your eyes appear vibrant and youthful, so do you. Unfortunately, the eyes are one of the most delicate parts of the face and tend to show a person’s age fast. That means that when you’re eyes look aged and tired, so do you. Many men and women aren’t happy with this new look, especially when baggy, puffy eyelids and sagging skin become a problem. Blepharoplasty is the best way to reverse wrinkles, drooping, and many other problems. If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate the eyes, your reasons are undoubtedly your own but they’ll most likely echo some of the most common factors for surgery.
What Is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery can reduce the appearance of aging signs that cause us to look tired and sad. It can be tailored to the unique needs of each individual patient, whether the lower lids, upper lids, or both areas are considered trouble spots. Your facial plastic surgeon will talk to you about strategic changes he or she recommends, while also listening to your specific concerns.
While every eyelid surgery is different, most will involve the removal of excess skin and fat to leave a smoother, firmer pair of eyelids. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia with IV sedation, although some may require general anesthesia. All incisions are made with laser precision in the natural creases around the eye. Both the upper and lower lids can be altered to achieve the patient’s desired final result.
Smoothing “Bags” Beneath the Eyes
Developing sagging and puffiness below the eyes is one of the fastest ways to appear tired and older. These “bags” are a common symptom of the aging process that is often exaggerated by environmental factors and heredity. Although many of the eye creams available in today’s skincare marketplace claim to reduce bags under the eyes, only eyelid surgery can deliver the long-lasting, dramatic results you may be looking for. By removing the lax skin and excess fat cells, the lower eyelid is smoothed to appear firmer, flatter, and more youthful.
Reviving Tired Eyes
Many patients complain about tired-looking eyes during an eyelid surgery consultation. When the skin around the eyes loses its natural elasticity, sagging skin can make a person look tired all the time. When the sagging worsens with time, fat deposits start to shift downward and cause puffiness. Friends and family might start to comment on how tired you look or that you appear run down or exhausted. Reducing the puffiness of the upper and/or lower eyelid is a good way to revive those tired-looking eyes and look just as vibrant as you feel.
Brightening Up Those Sad Eyes
Just as the aging process can cause the eyes to appear tired, it can also create a false look of sadness about you. Loose muscles and skin can make the eyelids pull downward and appear sad to varying degrees, sometimes enough to worry those who care about you. Reverse this problem with the help of a board certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in eyelid surgery and facial rejuvenation procedures.
Applying Eye Makeup Again
Every painter needs a smooth, flat canvas to create his or her artwork. In the same way, a smooth upper eyelid is the best place to apply eye shadow, eyeliner, and other makeup products. When age brings crinkled skin and sagging lids into the equation, many women give up their daily makeup routines out of frustration. Reclaim your eyelids as your own after eyelid surgery and a successful recovery. Not only will the surgical changes make you look younger, but your new ability to apply makeup will brighten up those gorgeous eyes.
Solving Vision Problems
Although rare, it is possible to develop sagging of the upper eyelid that is so extreme it can actually obstruct your vision. When the skin hangs at the eyelashes or lower, it can make the simplest daily activities difficult, including driving, reading, and working at a computer. Sagging skin that is this severe can also lead to eyestrain serious enough to cause headaches. If your upper eyelids are causing problems at this level, you should take action right away. Consult with a facial plastic surgeon to determine the best surgical approach to solve your vision problems.
Consult With an Eyelid Surgeon Today
To better understand the benefits that eyelid surgery can offer you, no matter what your motivation might be, contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center to book an appointment with Dr. Anurag Agarwal or Dr. Richard Maloney, our double board certified facial plastic surgeons. They have been featured on many of the major news networks, including ABC, NBC, and FOX, as recognized experts on a variety of facial plastic surgery topics. Dr. Agarwal and Dr. Maloney believe that educating and communicating with their patients are the keys to helping them achieve successful, natural-looking results. Book your appointment at the Aesthetic Surgery Center, located at 1175 Creekside Parkway #100 in Naples, FL, by calling (239) 594-9100.