What causes droopy eyelids?

iStock 1256093883 Your eyes are one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. The good news is that you don’t have to grow old gracefully and accept the appearance of your tired-looking eyes. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, gives patients a younger, more rested appearance and has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates among cosmetic surgery procedures.

Here are the causes of droopy eyelids and how eyelid surgery helps correct this and reverses the signs of aging around the eyes. 

  • The skin of the eyelid is thinner than the rest of the face, which is one reason why it shows signs of aging faster than other areas of the face and body. Droopy eyelids are caused by the natural aging process, sun damage from sun exposure and artificial tanning beds, smoking, stretched skin and obesity. 
  • Patients often seek eyelid surgery if they have a tired- or angry-looking appearance and want to remove the sagging and heaviness from their eyelids for a more rested, youthful appearance. 
  • Candidates for surgery are men and women, usually in middle age or older, who are in good overall health. Candidates shouldn’t smoke and don’t have any serious eye conditions or medical conditions that could impair healing. Patients need to have realistic expectations for the outcomes of surgery. 
  • Eyelid surgery consists of removing excess skin, repositioning and removing excess fat and tightening muscles in the upper eyelids, while removing excess skin and fat in the lower eyelids. This reduces sagging and puffiness in both the upper and lower eyelids. 
  • Many patients undergo upper and lower eyelid surgery as they can benefit from addressing both areas. 
  • Some patients have a functional need to have upper eyelid surgery performed as the sagging or droopy eyelids are impairing their vision. 
  • One of the reasons why this surgery is so popular is because it delivers subtle results. Incisions are hidden within the natural creases of the eyelids, so scars are mostly hidden. Many people will notice that you look more refreshed and youthful, but they won’t know you had work done. 

If you’re interested in learning more about blepharoplasty, call 978-239-4746 today.

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