Eyelid Surgery – Is It Right For Me?

The eyelids tend to sag as a person ages. Drooping eyelids make you look older and can also make you look drowsy or disinterested. Stress, smoking, heredity, and exposure to the sun can also contribute to skin aging around the eyes, eye bags and dark circles. Eyelid surgery helps rejuvenate the eyes and provide you with a more alert, youthful look. The treatment can improve loose or sagging skin above the eye, remove puffiness in the upper eyelids, resolve bags beneath the eyes, reduce lower eyelid droopiness, and even remove wrinkles in the area.

Is Eyelid Surgery the Right for You?

To determine your candidature for this surgical procedure, you should consult a surgeon who is experienced in this cosmetic surgical procedure. You should be healthy enough to undergo the surgery. Individuals with glaucoma, dry eye or a detached retina are not good candidates for the treatment. Thyroid disorders, cardiovascular diseases, drug allergies, or recent medical treatments are other reasons why a person may not qualify for this procedure.

Eyelid surgery can be performed on healthy men and women of all ages who want to improve their appearance and self-image. People usually go for eyelid surgery to minimize the effects of ageing. Upper and lower eyelid surgery can help resolve many conditions

Upper Eyelids:

* Excess skin that hangs over the eyelids
* Excess skin that hides the natural folds of the upper eyelids
* Puffiness in the upper eyelids that creates a tired look

Lower Eyelids

* Excess skin and fine wrinkles in the eyelids close to the eyelashes
* Dark circles
* Puffiness

Cosmetic Surgery to Restore the Beauty of Eyelids

As eyelids are delicate and most complex areas of human body, surgery to correct issues related to this area requires expertise and a thorough understanding of the anatomy and aesthetics. In addition to rejuvenating the eyes, the procedure can correct vision problems that occur when the upper eyelids hand down and obstruct sight. Upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can improve corrugator hyperactivity or glabellar frown lines.

Surgery to restore the beauty of eyelids can involve the following:

* Repositioning the corner of the eye (canthopexy)
* Repositioning the eyelid
* Repositioning of lateral tarsal strip eyelid
* Fat tear trough ablation
* Eyelid fat sliding procedures
* Extensive orbicularis release

For optimal results, it is important that the procedure is performed in an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery center by a board-certified plastic surgeon specialized in eyelid surgery.