Excess eyelid skin is very common as we age and results in an overall tired and disinterested appearance. Removing excess skin and smoothing contours/bulges allows more of the eye itself to be visible and instantly creates a refreshed appearance.
This type of procedure might be right for you if you've ever said:
“Everyone tells me I look tired and mad all the time.”
“Why are my eyes so puffy?”
“I’m constantly raising my eyebrows to see.”
Excess eyelid skin is very common as we age and results in an overall tired and disinterested appearance. People most commonly complain that the way they look doesn’t reflect the way they feel and most people assume they’re angry. Over time hearing this from everyone in your social circle is discouraging, and that’s how most people end up seeking consultation with a Plastic Surgeon.
Eyelid surgery is one of the quickest ways to brighten up and rejuvenate a person. It's true, “Eyes are the window to the soul.” Removing excess skin and smoothing contours/bulges allows more of the eye itself to be visible and instantly creates a refreshed appearance. You will look happier and more rested without looking like you had major surgery.
Decades ago, plastic surgeons would often take out large amounts of fat from the upper and lower eyelids, resulting in a very skeletal appearance. We have learned from prior mistakes and now know that fat needs to be appropriately distributed to preserve a youthful appearance. Smaller amounts of fat are removed from the lids and the extra floppy skin is removed. By getting rid of the bulges and heavy skin, it allows the eyelids to have a larger aperture and show off those bright beauties.
Eyelid surgery is almost exclusively performed in the clinic with numbing medicine. The areas of extra skin and fat are marked taking into account any asymmetries you might have. It is common to have a little extra skin or fat on one eyelid versus the other. The skin and fat are then removed or repositioned during the surgery. Incisions in the upper eyelid are hidden in the natural crease and are challenging to find, while incisions on the lower eyelid are hidden on the inside or just under the lashes where no one can see them. Swelling is the most bothersome in the first few days after surgery but resolves with ice and head elevation. It’s also common to have bruising of the areas, particularly if you take blood thinners.