Eyelid Surgery For Younger Eyes
Aging skin shows signs of its years in many ways including a loss of collagen, wrinkles, hyper pigmentation problems and sagginess. Some of the skin that is most susceptible to the outward signs of aging includes the delicate skin around the eyes. The eyelids themselves often begin to droop and grow heavier with age while excess skin causes the eyes to look less alert and youthful. For those who are experiencing eyelid bagginess in their upper or lower lids, eyelid surgery (or “blepharoplasty”) is a popular treatment option.
Eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure that can be performed on both the upper and lower lids at once if necessary. Eyelid surgery is performed to treat excess fatty deposits that tend to make eyes look puffy or swollen, bags underneath the eyes, excess skin and fine wrinkles that gather on the lower lid as well as excess, sagging skin on the upper lid.
Blepharoplasty surgery involves removing excess skin and/or fat, depending on what is needed. For the lower lid, if puffiness due to excess far is the problem, surgery can be done without any ouside , skin incision by removing fat from the inside of the lower lid, thus leaving no outside scar. Skin incisions for skin removal in the upper lid are well hidden in the lid crease, and, in the lower lid, become imperceptible, hidden right underneath the lash line.
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are those who are reasonably healthy and do not have medical conditions that might impair the post-surgical healing process. Candidates for eyelid surgery are non-smokers who are free from any serious eye conditions that might pose problems to the outcome of the surgery. Potential patients should also have reasonable expectations and spend time consulting with their doctor to obtain a full understanding of what kind of results they can expect for their individual circumstances.
During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss any medical conditions and drug allergies you might have and ask if there are any medications you are currently taking or if you’ve had any previous surgeries. The surgeon will also discuss all your eyelid surgery options and take “before” photos of your eyelids, recommend treatment options and discuss the process with you.
Though results will certainly vary person by person depending on a number of factors such as the severity of the condition, age, overall health, but most patients can expect to enjoy long term results as the “eye-lift” turns back the clock bringing back a younger, more refreshed you. A forehead lift to lift droopy brown can be done with or independently of eye lid surgery. You and your doctor can discuss your concerns and the best way to address them.
Your surgeon can suggest the best way to prepare for the surgery but a common list of items are usually encouraged to have on hand at home post-surgery including gauze pads, ice cubes or an ice pack, clean washcloths and over-the-counter pain medication.