Combat Tired, Sagging Eyelids with Blepharoplasty
The first thing that most people do when they have eyes that look tired is get some rest. In some cases, just getting a couple nights of good sleep or even going on a restful vacation is all that is needed to help a person improve their appearance. After getting the needed rest, their eyes and their entire face look refreshed. There usually comes a point in a person’s life when getting enough rest and relaxation is not all that is needed to help a person improve the appearance of their eyes and face. The aging process takes a toll on their eyelids, causing them to look tired and baggy. If you are dealing with saggy eyelids, blepharoplasty may be able to help you.
Blepharoplasty is more commonly referred to as an eyelid lift. This procedure can be performed on the lower eyelids, upper eyelids or both. When you come in for your consultation, our skilled plastic surgeon will be able to help you decide on the best plan for you in order to improve your appearance and get the longest lasting results.
There is no particular age limit for qualifying for an eyelid lift. Patients at any age can benefit from this procedure if sagging eyelids are reducing their quality of life. It is usually only in cases where a person’s genetics are causing them to have sagging eyelids when they request this in their younger years. If this is the case, having the surgery performed in their younger years may be the best option. It can help prevent further sagging and help them to have a rejuvenated and fresh look for years to come.
While the process involved in blepharoplasty is personalized for each patient, the procedure generally consists of removing excess fat and tissue from the upper or lower eyelids. When performed on the upper eyelids, patients may even benefit from improved vision. This is because in extreme cases, the eyelids can droop so low that they actually impede the affected person’s line of sight. Blepharoplasty can easily fix this.
Blepharoplasty can help you brighten your eyes and improve your overall appearance again. If you are interested in finding out if an eyelid lift is right for you, our talented plastic surgeon can help you learn more at the office of Daniel I. Shapiro, MD in Scottsdale. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more!