As we age, our skin loses elasticity and glow. As a result, we start to experience wrinkles, sagging, and other issues around our eyes. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is used to correct several of the common problems that patients experience. Recognizing common signs of aging can help determine if this procedure is right for you.
Common Signs of Aging
As we age, there are several changes that occur in our face. One of the most common changes is the sagging of the eyelids. This tends to occur when the skin on the eyelid loses its strength, and there is a decrease in the production of collagen.
Another common sign of aging is atrophy of the skeletal system. Facially, individuals begin to lose the facial bone structure that supports their cheeks and eye sockets. This can lead to eyes sinking in and creating a tired appearance. This type of change is often common in cases where there is also the deterioration of muscles around the eyes, which can further exacerbate the problem. Finally, many see a general drooping of the skin on their face.
Factors That Lead to Eyelid Surgery
In addition to the aging process, there are various other factors that can result in problem areas on the face and around the eyes. These factors include:
- Increased squinting
- Sun exposure
- Having to blink more often
- Problems from extensive computer use
- Problems associated with skincare products
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Excessive eye rubbing
When patients experience excessive signs of aging, eyelid surgery can help reduce some of the wrinkles, lines, and drooping.
How Eyelid Surgery Can Help
Eyelid surgery is an effective method for adding more structure to the affected area. It can help remove loose skin and create a more youthful appearance. Eyelid surgery helps to remove fat and any excess skin and muscle from the lower eyelid, upper eyelid, or both.
See if Eyelid Surgery Is Right for You
If you are interested in seeing how eyelid surgery can benefit you, reach out to the Salem, MA, office of Dr. Keamy at Keamy Eye & Laser Centre. The office can be reached by calling 508-836-8733 or by filling out the form online to request an appointment.