If your eyelids seem droopy and you look tired when you are not, then eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may be just the cure for you.  Often times, the toll of aging effects different areas of the face.  Some people may have more wrinkles above their eyes in the forehead region, or have developed smile lines around their mouth, but many see the effects of gravity in the eye region.   The eye region is often one of the first areas where age and sun damage begins to show.  Most people get crows’ feet at a relatively young age, but droopy, baggy eyelids is a common complaint in the 40’s and beyond.  Because the skin of the eyelids and around the eyes is very thin, this area can develop wrinkles very easily.  Also this is a “high-traffic” area of the face where your skin is subject to a lot of activity.  Blinking, squinting and making facial expressions all involve movement of the skin around the eyes.

When the skin loses elasticity and becomes lax, gravity allows the eyelids (upper and/or lower) to begin to slide downward creating a saggy look.  Often, excess tissue will build up under the lids making the eyes look baggy and dark shadows will form.  Unfortunately, at a certain point in the process, no amount of makeup can hide the effects of the aging process.   Blepharoplasty or cosmetic eyelid surgery is a way to restore your eyes to their natural beauty and help you look younger overall.  Here are 4 reasons to consider eyelid surgery:

• Reduction in bags under eyes – lower eyelid surgery will remove the excess skin and tissue under the eyes to reduce the dark circles and loose skin.

• More alert appearance – when upper eyelids sag, it makes you look tired (or drunk) even when you are wide awake and sober.  Upper eyelid surgery will tighten up the upper lid and remove the extra skin tissue.  This will stop droopy lids and allow you to open your eyes fully.

• Look Younger – when the tissue around the eyes is taunt and the wrinkles removed by eyelid surgery, you will naturally look younger than prior to the surgery.

• Improved vision –  eyelid surgery is often more than a cosmetic procedure.  At times, the sagging lids can obscure peripheral vision making it difficult to drive or see objects correctly.  Blepharoplasty is the way to treat this issue and restore vision to its full range.

Eyelid surgery is done on an outpatient basis and it generally considered very safe.

If you would like to learn more about cosmetic eyelid surgery, please set up a complimentary consultation by calling us at (813) 975-3223

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