Should You Consider Eyelid Surgery? | Evergreen Eye Center

Should You Consider Eyelid Surgery?

Bags under your eyes and sagging lids can cause you to look older than you are. They can also make you seem tired, even though you may have lots of energy.

If you wish to improve your appearance, eyelid surgery can be an excellent solution to fix your lids. Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is an outpatient procedure that can help you turn back the clock and restore your glowing, youthful appearance.

Keep reading to learn more about eyelid surgery, good candidates for blepharoplasty, and reasons to consider the life-changing procedure.

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery is a procedure that addresses both cosmetic and functional concerns on your upper or lower eyelids or both.

During eyelid surgery, your oculoplastic surgeon at Evergreen Eye Center removes sagging skin or excess fat and tightens and repairs the muscles in your eyelids.

The delicate and complex procedure can significantly improve your vision and appearance, helping you feel better about yourself.

Good Candidates for Eyelid Surgery

You may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty if you have the following:

  • Puffy upper eyelids
  • Bags under your eyes
  • Droopy lower eyelids
  • Wrinkles on the upper or lower eyelids
  • Loose, hanging skin impairing your vision and ability to see

Types of Eyelid Surgery

There are two kinds of eyelid surgery: upper and lower eyelid surgery. Some patients may need both upper and lower blepharoplasty to achieve the best results.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery or upper blepharoplasty is a popular procedure done to rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes, making you look more refreshed, more vibrant, and younger.

Depending on your aesthetic goals and specific needs, your surgeon will customize your upper blepharoplasty procedure to:

  • Fix droopy eyelids
  • Get rid of sagging skin
  • Reduce excess fat
  • Smooth creases and lines in your upper lid
What to Expect During Upper Blepharoplasty

Your surgeon will start by administering local anesthesia. Next, they will create small incisions within the natural creases of your upper eyelid.

Incisions in the eyelid’s natural crease are more seamless, making them less visible after upper blepharoplasty. Your surgeon will carefully remove excess fat and skin and contour fatty tissue through these incisions to reshape your upper eyelid.

If necessary, your surgeon will also reattach or tighten any loose upper eyelid muscles, restoring them to their correct positions, so they no longer droop or sag. Finally, your surgeon will smooth out and stitch the remaining skin together.

It usually takes less than an hour to complete the entire procedure.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Also known as lower blepharoplasty, lower upper eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure that targets and repairs the signs of aging in and around your lower lids. Your surgeon will tailor your lower blepharoplasty to address the following:

  • Wrinkles
  • Extra tissue
  • Undereye bags
  • Extreme droopiness
  • Displaced fat pockets
What to Expect During Lower Blepharoplasty

You’ll have lower blepharoplasty performed under IV sedation. For older patients, surgeons begin by creating an external incision right below the lower lashes for older patients.

Next, your surgeon will address any hollow spaces underneath the eye by plumping them up. They do this by repositioning the extra fat from the eyelid.

Your surgeon may also tighten the muscles in the lower eyelid, if necessary, improving any weakness and providing the most natural results. For younger patients, your surgeon often makes an incision on the inside of the lower lid.

Reasons to Consider Eyelid Surgery

You may need eyelid surgery to:

Correct Ptosis

Ptosis or droopy eyelids is a condition that happens when your levator muscles weaken and fail to lift your upper lids properly. The most common cause of ptosis is aging.

Other causes are neurological conditions, previous eyelid surgery, and injuries. When ptosis is severe, it can cause your eyelids to sag too low and block your vision.

In addition to poor vision, ptosis can lead to headaches and eyestrain.

Blepharoplasty can shorten or tighten your eyelid muscles, which helps correct ptosis and restore your vision.

Remove Skin Tumors

Excision of skin tumors involves removing cancerous growths on the eyelids. Removing a tumor helps minimize the chances of cancer returning.

However, removing a cancerous tumor also involves removing some healthy skin from the eyelid. After removing a tumor, reconstruction is usually necessary.

Eyelid reconstruction with blepharoplasty returns normal lid function, reduces visible disfigurement or scarring, and improves the appearance of your eyelid.

Look More Refreshed

If you have bags under your eyes, the swelling under your eyes can make you look exhausted all the time, even when that’s not the case. Eyelid surgery can eliminate bags under your eyes, giving you a more alert and rejuvenated appearance.

Reduce the Signs of Aging

Loose skin is especially prone to wrinkles and fine lines, which may add years to your face. Eyelid surgery can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, making you look younger and more vibrant.

Boost Your Self-Esteem

Droopy, baggy eyelids can take a considerable toll on your self-esteem and ruin your self-image. If you’re self-conscious about your eyes, eyelid surgery will help you feel younger and more attractive.

This can have a significant impact on your self-confidence.

Rejuvenate Your Appearance with Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery performed by the experienced oculoplastic surgeons at Evergreen Eye Center can transform your appearance, help you see better, and help your confidence skyrocket.

Do you want to rejuvenate your appearance and love what you see in the mirror? Schedule your appointment at Evergreen Eye Center to learn more about eyelid surgery and whether it is right for you!

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