As we age, the skin on our eyelids can begin to lose elasticity and result in tired, droopy-looking eyes. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure that eliminates excess skin and fatty tissue from the upper and lower eyelids to make your eyes look well-rested and beautiful. Also, aging around the eyelids can result from loss of “fullness” due to the disappearance of fatty support. At Grotting & Cohn Plastic Surgery located in Birmingham, Alabama, we can perform blepharoplasty to give you a more youthful eye and facial appearance.
What Can Blepharoplasty Do for Me?
Youthful Eye Appearance
When too much skin hangs down in the upper eyelids, it can make you look tired and worn out. Wrinkles, fine lines, and folds around the eyes can also make you appear older than you are. Blepharoplasty can address these imperfections to restore a youthful and refreshed appearance.
Increased Field of Vision
Both men and women may lose some of their peripheral vision due to excess skin hanging over their upper eyelids. This can be especially dangerous while driving or participating in everyday activities. Eyelid surgery can remove excess skin to improve your field of vision.
Boost in Confidence
Many patients who struggle with excess skin and fat on their eyelids feel self-conscious about their facial appearance. Blepharoplasty can not only create aesthetically pleasing eyes, but it can also produce natural-looking results to boost your self-esteem.
My thought was, for a muscle that works up and down thousands of times a day, why was it sagging? Also, I had never worn eye makeup/eyeshadow that would have led me to “tug” at my eyelids everyday washing my face. I’ve been gentle to my skin. I’ve taken care of my body. I work at a dermatologist’s office, so I use the best, scientifically proven skincare products. The only thing I did not do right over time, was to apply sunscreen to my eyelids. Anyway. at 53 years old, the elasticity of my eyelids was nonexistent. I was very self-conscious about the extra skin. I watched YOUTube videos about how to camouflage my eyelids. When I saw the suggestion to use TAPE for my eyelids, I knew I had to see a plastic surgeon.