If you have noticed that your facial appearance is being negatively impacted by drooping eyelids, you may be able to improve it with eyelid surgery. The procedure is called blepharoplasty and is often referred to as an eyelift. Drooping eyelids can affect your appearance and make you look older. They can also reach the point of interfering with vision whenever they droop far enough.
Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids. Sometimes, it is done on both. If you want to improve your appearance through rejuvenation of the skin surrounding your eyes, you should have our specialist evaluate your condition and let you know what you can expect from an eyelift. If you are in fairly good health with no conditions that will impair healing and do not have any serious eye problems, you may be a good candidate for the procedure. It also helps if you are a non-smoker.
The eyelids can begin to droop when the skin becomes loose and does not retract to its former position as it once did. Eyelid surgery can remove the excess skin and fat and return the skin to a level of tightness that you enjoyed years earlier.
Fatty deposits can work their way forward into the eyelids at times. There is a layer of fat that is present to serve as padding between the eyeball and the skull. When the membrane that holds this layer in place begins to weaken, the fatty tissue can move into the eyelids. This fatty tissue can be removed with eyelid surgery.
As you age, the muscles that work your eyelids can become weaker. This makes it harder for them to hold the eyelids in place. The force of gravity can take over and cause the upper eyelids to droop over the eye. The lower eyelids can be pulled away from the eye. This causes more of the white part of the eye to be exposed. This can also be addressed with eyelid surgery.
If sagging eyelids are the first thing you notice when you look in the mirror, you should have a discussion with Dr. Wortham at the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center about eyelid surgery. You may decide it is just what you need. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Lynnwood or Mount Vernon.