Does this sound familiar? "Is it my eyes that make look so tired and worn out"? This is a common question we hear everyday. Droopy upper eyelids and baggy lower eyelids are a big problem for many men and women. These problems can really contribute to an aged appearance. Although many office-based nonsurgical treatments exist that improve the appearance of the eyelids, plastic surgery is the definitive answer. A blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) removes the excess skin and fat around the eye, resulting in a rejuvenated and natural appearance. These procedures are completed in the office and have minimal downtime (5 to 7 days).
Often, worsening droopiness of the upper eyelid is also related to heaviness of the eyebrows. Eyebrow drooping is very common and is difficult to prevent. In extreme cases, the eyebrow droops to the level of the eyelids, and subsequently can obstruct the vision in the upward gaze. If you want to re-define your brow shape and open up the look of your eyes, a brow lift is often the best option. Most brow lifts are completed endoscopically, utilizing small incisions in the hairline to reposition the eyebrow. This procedure is completed in an operative facility and the down time is one week to 10 days. This procedure can also be combined with a blepharoplasty of the upper and/or lower eyelids.
Ultimately, cosmetic eyelid surgery is about reversing the structural changes that occur around the eyes with aging. The muscles are repositioned, excess fat is removed or transposed and the skin is reduced and reinforced. The first step to a permanent solution to your droopy upper eyelids or bulging lower eyelids is to make an appointment for a consultation. Come in and we'll talk about what's best to achieve the outcome you desire.