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Category: Blepharoplasty Before and After

Eyelid Surgery for Droopy Eyelids

One of the first things people tend to notice about each other is their eyes. As the saying goes, the eyes are windows to the soul, revealing emotion and character. Although the eyes play such an important role in showing others how we feel, what they reveal can be deceptive. Aging that causes droopy upper eyelids can make you appear sleepy, angry, sad, or upset, regardless of how you are truly feeling. If you have perpetually droopy eyelids, upper eyelid surgery can rejuvenate them and refresh your appearance.

Upper Eyelid Surgery Before and After PhotosHow Eyelid Surgery Is Performed

Upper blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can correct drooping upper eyelids. To resolve upper eyelid ptosis (sagging), the redundant skin is excised. Fat pads may also be removed to eliminate eyelid hooding. With the removal of excess skin and fat, the upper eyelids will no longer droop. After a recovery period of a few weeks, patients will be able to see significant improvements in the appearance of their upper eyelids and eye area.

Aesthetic Benefits

Eyelid surgery improves the aesthetics of the eye area by correcting the effects of aging. Aging is the most common cause of drooping eyelids (excluding congenital or medical conditions), and it alters the appearance in ways that may be perceived as negative. As a person ages, skin laxity increases, resulting in sagging upper eyelids and wrinkles that can cause the person to have a worn, lethargic appearance. Drooping upper eyelids can also mask your genuine emotions and give you a perpetually upset, sad, or even angry expression. Eyelid surgery corrects this by removing the excess skin, softening wrinkles, and helping the eyes to open up. After eyelid surgery, you will look more awake, approachable, and refreshed. Your eyes will no longer be hidden by baggy upper eyelids, and eyelid ptosis will no longer falsely represent your current state of being.

Functional Benefits

Drooping eyelids that fall significantly lower than normal may affect your vision as well as your appearance. In severe cases, eyelid ptosis can cover part or even all of the pupil, thereby limiting your range of visibility. You may develop discomfort or strain from continually lifting your brows and forehead muscles to make it easier for you to see. With eyelid surgery, upper eyelid hooding is corrected by removing the excess skin and tissue that is sagging, which can improve your ability to see since your vision will no longer be obstructed.

To learn more about eyelid surgery and how it can rejuvenate your appearance, schedule your personal consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Schlechter. Call (847) 737-5036 or contact us online to request your appointment today.