Everyone knows that skin begins to loosen and sag as we age. This is true for all skin, even the delicate skin surrounding the eyes. Sagging eyelids can typically make a person’s face look older. If you have drooping eyelids, you might consider elective blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery to restore and replenish your youthful appearance.
As with other areas of the body, the skin around the eyes changes as you age. Skin begins visibly losing elasticity after age 30 and continues to loosen as one ages. The delicate skin of the eyelids will also thin with age and the muscles around the eye become weaker. Weak muscles and loose, thin skin will result in visible sagging near the eyes causing you to look older or even sad. Severely drooping lids will fold over into the peripheral field of view and can cause problems with vision. The solution is simple: eyelid blepharoplasty.
Symptoms that Can Benefit from Eyelid Surgery
The following are some of the conditions that can be treatad with blepharoplasty:
Puffiness caused by fat deposits in the upper lids
Droopy skin causing folds which disturb the usual shape of the top lid or result in reduced vision
Stretched or extra skin and lines of the bottom eyelid
Baggy skin under the eye
Droopy lower eyelid skin
You’ll need to consult with your doctor to determine the root cause of your droopy lids and to see if you’re a viable candidate for a blepharoplasty. Eyelid surgery can be performed by Dr. Schwarcz, a renowned cosmetic plastic surgeon, in his office in New York City or Scarsdale. Dr. Schwarcz’s expertise as an oculofacial cosmetic plastic surgeon makes him extremely qualified in dealing with the delicacy and sensitive nature of surgical correction of the eyes. Some issues cannot be corrected with a blepharoplasty. If the underlying issue is a problem with the function of the lid, then your cosmetic surgeon will likely recommend a procedure known as ptosis repair. Another cause could be a downward displacement of the eyebrow. In this case, the brow would need to be elevated to retract the extra skin from around the eyes.
While each patient is different, most patients achieve excellent results following blepharoplasty. Normal activities can be resumed approximately two weeks’ post-surgery. Following a blepharoplasty, many people experience bruising near the eyes, puffiness, or dry eyes. All these symptoms can be alleviated with a cold compress and medications provided as part of your aftercare.