Drooping eyelids can be a major concern for aging men and women. In the majority of cases, drooping eyelids might be among the first signs of aging and weakening skin tissue in the eye area. The skin around our eyes is fairly weak and sensitive to prolonged stress. As we grow old, the skin tissue around the eyes loses its elasticity and begins to sag, resulting in eyelids that are permanently droopy.
If you’re suffering from unsightly droopy eyelids, then cosmetic surgery can help. Blepharoplasty is a revolutionary cosmetic procedure that can help fix the problem of drooping or sagging eyelids and provide a more youthful and rejuvenated look to your face.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Often known simply as the eyelid surgery, Blepharoplasty is employed by cosmetic surgeons worldwide for the purpose of minimizing droopiness of the upper eyelid through the removal of excess loose skin and fat tissue.
The Blepharoplasty can not only help enhance the aesthetics of your facial features but also improve eyesight in cases where a drooping eyelid interferes with the patient’s normal vision. Since Blepharoplasty is majorly targeted at correcting the problem of loose droopy skin on the upper eyelid, it may be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures such as forehead lifts, filler injections, and laser resurfacing to achieve more comprehensive results.
The Ideal Candidates For Blepharoplasty
You may be the right candidate for blepharoplasty if you suffer from excessive sagging or droopiness of your eyelids and are otherwise in good physical health. While a majority of the patients who undergo blepharoplasty are 35 years of age or older, you can go for the surgery sooner if you have a history of droopiness or bagginess of eyelids in your family and you want to correct them before they become more noticeable.
Most importantly, you must discuss your desired goals with your surgeon and have realistic expectations from the procedure.
How Long Will The Results Last?
The results of blepharoplasty typically last anywhere from five to eight years. While a repeated lower eye surgery may be rarely required, the natural process of aging will eventually take hold once again. However, if you need a follow-up treatment, you might want to opt for a forehead lift instead of another blepharoplasty in the future.
How Is Blepharoplasty Performed?
More often than not, a blepharoplasty of both the upper as well as lower eyelids takes around two hours and may be carried out under the effect of oral/intravenous sedation or local anesthesia.
The surgeon will make an incision along the natural crease of your eyelids and remove the excess loose skin or fat tissue from underneath. The incision will be closed and left to heal.
Your surgeon can employ another procedure with the erbium or CO2 laser to further reduce the visibility of fine lines in your eyelids. While you might experience mild swelling or bruising around the eyelids after the procedure, the inflammation will resolve on its own within a few days.
Contact Our Office
Getting rid of the sagging skin around your eyes not only eliminates the droopy look of your eyes and improves your aesthetic allure, but also allows you to see better. Contact our office today to learn more about blepharoplasty with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Stagnone.