As we get older, our upper and lower eyelids may droop or become baggy. The aging process can sometimes cause the eyelid skin to stretch, the muscles to weaken, and fat pockets to become more prominent as the lower eyelid bulges. This condition can also be a hereditary one.
These conditions can sometimes give you an older or tired look, detracting from the overall appearance of your eyes. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can give you a more youthful look by getting rid of those unseemly hooded eyelids. It gives you the younger-looking eyes that you’ve been hoping for.
Having droopy eyelids is one of the main reasons why people consider getting blepharoplasty. The surgery removes and tightens any excess eyelid skin to give you a more youthful, alert appearance.
Another reason why people consider this surgery is because the surgery can give them clearer vision by removing the excess skin that might be blocking their line of sight. Obstructed vision won’t be a problem once the droopy eyelids have been improved.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
This surgical procedure removes the excess skin, tightens drooping muscle tissue, and repositions bulging fat from the eyelids. Some cases only require the removal of skin and no muscle. Some cases require the surgery to be done on both the lower and the upper eyelids, while others involve only one set of lids.
To address eyelid hooding, upper-eyelid surgery is used. This procedure elevates the margin of the upper eyelid when the excess skin is literally weighing down the lid, making it droop and seem hooded.
Blepharoplasty surgery involves anesthesia, small incisions, and removal of tissue. Once the recontouring is complete, dissolvable sutures are typically used to close the incisions.
Ideal Candidates for Blepharoplasty
The perfect candidate for blepharoplasty is someone who understands that the surgery is performed to remove undereye bags, restore vision that could previously have been obstructed by drooping eyelids, and correct the sagging and puffiness exhibited in the upper eyelids.
An ideal candidate may have:
• Puffy upper eyelids
• Excess skin on the upper eyelids
• Eyes that always look tired
Not everyone is an ideal candidate for eyelid surgery. This procedure would not be ideal for those with pre-existing problems with their vision and those with certain medical conditions.
People considering blepharoplasty should be at least 18 years old. Although most candidates who have this surgery performed on them are over the age of 35, some people might start developing hooded and droopy eyelids from an earlier age.
The candidate must also be in good physical and mental condition. They should expect realistic results. Make sure you discuss the specifics with your surgeon before you get this surgery.
Come In for Blepharoplasty
Do you feel that your eyelids are experiencing hooding or other issues? If so, you may need to pay a visit to our office for a blepharoplasty consultation. Dr. Burke Chegar is double-board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology. Dr. Chegar will be available to discuss eyelid surgery during a consultation, so contact us today and arrange your appointment.