When you look in the mirror do ever feel like your eyes look tired even though you are wide awake? For people who struggle with dark circles, bags under the eyes or drooping eyelids, the saying “the eyes are the windows to the soul” just doesn’t seem true. The area around the eyelids is one of the places we often don’t think about when it comes to fighting the effects of aging, but for some, an eyelid lift could make a radical difference in how old they look.
A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, can be performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both. When it comes to the upper eyelid, excess skin or fat is often removed to improve the appearance of loose or sagging skin. On the lower eyelid area, the fat is removed, repositioned or sculpted to remove the appearance of bags under the eyes or puffiness.
Some patients experience so much eyelid droop in the upper eyelids that it may begin to interfere with their vision. This can be frustrating and dangerous. For these patients, eyelid surgery will improve not only their appearance, but also their vision and quality of life.
The procedure only takes around 45 to 90 minutes, and any scarring is hidden in the creases of the eyelids or by the eyelashes. Most patients return to work in a week and find recovery is quick and easy. Eyelid surgery is one of the best surgical options to help fight aging and return a youthful appearance to the face.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, call us at the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center in Lynnwood at 425-276-7103.