The first part of the body that shows noticeable signs of aging is usually the face. Facial aging typically causes tissue weakening, particularly in the delicate eye area, which can lead to loose skin. Drooping, puffy eyelids can make a person appear much older or more upset than they really are, and it can even obstruct their vision. Patients who suffer from sagging eyelids can achieve the subtle yet effective facial rejuvenation they want with upper blepharoplasty.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Upper blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift surgery, is a procedure that enhances the eye area by correcting skin laxity and puffiness of the eyelids. Incisions are created within the natural crease of the eyelids through which excess skin is removed and remaining tissues are tightened. In some cases, excess fat on the nasal edge of the eyelid is removed for optimal results.
Blepharoplasty brightens the face and creates a happier, younger appearance. This conservative approach to facial rejuvenation also provides the following benefits:
- Improved vision
- Enhanced eyelid contours
- Imperceivable scarring
Am I a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Candidates for any cosmetic surgery must be in good health and have realistic expectations of the procedure. You may be considering blepharoplasty if you can relate to any of these eyelid imperfections:
- Sagging eyelid skin that hangs over the natural fold
- Eyelid skin that droops in front of the eye, impairing your vision
- Puffiness of the upper eyelids
- Skin laxity of the upper eyelids that makes it difficult to apply makeup
For more information about blepharoplasty and other facial rejuvenation options, schedule your personal consultation at Skin Physicians & Surgeons by calling 909.981.8929.