Eyelid Surgery Tightens Sagging Lids and More

Undereye puffiness and saggy eyelids can make you look older than your actual age. Puffy eyelids can also make you look tired all the time. Aging and stress contribute a lot to how the eyes and the surrounding areas begin to appear. Cosmetic surgery is an option to correct these problems. Eyelid surgery is very effective in taking care of problems such as excess skin or bulges.

Eyelid Surgery – The Procedure

The medical term for eyelid surgery is blepharoplasty. It can be done on both upper and lower lids. The surgery is often performed using general anesthesia, but you also have the option of going for local anesthesia with intravenous sedation for the procedure. Your doctor will discuss these options with your prior to the surgery.

Usually the incisions are made on the outside of the upper or lower eyelids. But to specifically take care of excess fat deposits in the lower lids, your doctor may opt to access the area through a small incision on the inner side of the lower lids. This technique requires no removal of skin.

The sutures used to close the incisions will usually need to be there for a week or so after the procedure. Dissolvable sutures may be used, and these will not need to be removed.

Once the swelling from the surgery subsides, you can see improved results from the procedure. Your whole face will look rejuvenated due to the improved eyelids. You will appear more alert and attractive.

There are no major side effects from the surgery. A small amount of swelling is expected, but this will only be temporary and will subside soon. Cold compresses may be used to further reduce the swelling.

The Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Excess skin on the upper eyelids can sag, obstructing vision, and can make a person look older than they actually are. This is a common age-related problem. Drooping lower eyelids are also a common issue. They can perpetually expose the white portion that is below your iris. Eyelid surgery is a very effective way to take care of these problems.

With age or due to stress, excess fat can gather in the eyelids. This can appear as puffiness. The only effective treatment for these stubborn fat deposits is eyelid surgery. Puffiness under the lower eyelids appears as bags or bulges. These bulges can make a person appear constantly tired. You can get eyelid surgery to eliminate these bags for good.

Fine lines in the eyelids look unattractive. Creams and other cosmetic products do not work very well on these creases, but eyelid surgery is a viable treatment option to remove fine lines from the eyelids.

The results from this type of surgery are long-lasting. You rarely need to repeat the procedure for continued improvements. Eyelid surgery can also be combined with other procedures such as brow lift for a more rejuvenated look.

Want to Learn More?

If you want to find out more about what eyelid surgery can do for you, contact the office of Dr. Mitchell D. Kaye. Dr. Kaye, a skilled surgeon, will be available to answer your questions. Schedule your consultation today!