Drooping, sagging eyelids can make you look tired and sleepy. This condition may also affect your eyesight. Surgery to correct skin sagging around the eyes is known as blepharoplasty. It usually involves the removal of excess skin and fat and the repositioning of the remaining structures. It’s an outpatient procedure that does not require a hospital stay.
Your eyes are one of the first things people notice about your appearance, even if it’s a subconscious observation. Eyes that look naturally shaped and bright will enhance your other facial features. If you’re suffering from age-related eyelid drooping, a simple cosmetic blepharoplasty procedure may be all that is needed to freshen your appearance and make you look younger.
An eyelid lift is a simple procedure, but it’s important to consult with us first to see if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment. During a consultation at our office, we can evaluate your health and medical history to see if surgery is safe for you. We will also assess the condition of your eyes to determine if this procedure is likely to give you the results you desire.
Generally speaking, eyelid lifts are tissue repositioning or tissue removal procedures. In some cases, sagging eyelid skin is not caused by fat deposits or a lack of skin support. Ideal candidates will be mature adults who have thinning eyelid skin pulled down by gravity because the support tissues are weighed down by fat.
As the name implies, an upper eyelid blepharoplasty procedure is performed on the upper lids. A lower eyelid droop can be corrected with lower eyelid blepharoplasty. If you are struggling with drooping skin on the upper and lower eyelids, a combination procedure can be performed.
During a consultation at Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery, you can get all the facts about blepharoplasty surgery. We may also give you instructions on how to prepare your eyes for the procedure. This may include special cleansing of the eyes and the avoidance of taking certain medications.
If this sounds like the procedure you’ve been looking for to correct drooping, sagging eyelid skin, make an appointment at Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery to learn about how a simple blepharoplasty procedure can take years off your appearance. You may look younger and feel more confident after eyelid surgery.