Among the first facial areas to show noticeable aging signs is the eye area. As part of the normal aging process, your upper and/or lower eyelids might become baggy or droopy over a period of time. In addition to this, your eyebrows could also begin to droop or sag with increasing age.

A lot of people feel unhappy about the appearance of sagging eyelids and under eye bags. But it is possible to correct sagging or droopy eyelids through a cosmetic procedure known as blepharoplasty.

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that helps reduce the appearance of bags in your lower eyelids. The procedure involves removing excess skin from your lower or upper eyelids and tightening the remaining skin.

With the stretching of the eyelid skin, muscles begin to weaken and the fat pockets tend to become more noticeable (bulging). This condition might be hereditary.

Why You Need Blepharoplasty

A blepharoplasty procedure helps to eliminate excess skin and fat deposits from your lower and/or upper eyelid, eliminating your tired look and making your face appear more youthful. In most cases patients who undergo a blepharoplasty procedure end up combining it with other alternative cosmetic procedures like a brow lift or dermal fillers for enhanced results.

In addition to removing sagging skin, the lower eyelid surgery can also involve getting rid of excess fat deposits that are very prominent under the eye. When these deposits are removed along with the sagging skin, the upper part of your face looks smoother, firmer, and refreshed.

A lower eyelid surgery also allows the transfer of fat/dermal fillers to the hollowed areas which have developed under your eye. This means you are left with plump and healthy-looking skin on your face.

Although blepharoplasty is usually undertaken for cosmetic purposes, it is also an effective treatment for improving eyesight in the elderly who have sagging upper eyelids interfering with their vision.

The Procedure

In order to perform blepharoplasty, your plastic surgeon will make a discreet incision under your lower lashes. He will then remove all the excess skin, fat tissue, and muscle tissue as deemed appropriate. In some cases, the surgeon may redistribute the fat to reduce the swelling and puffiness.

Any problem related to loose muscles will also get addresses during the surgery. The good news is that the incision used in a blepharoplasty procedure heals very quickly and stays hidden in the natural creases of your eyelids.

Recovery

Patients who undergo a blapharoplasty will need to sleep with their heads elevated for about a week and avoid physical strain as much as possible. After about a week, you may return to work and begin driving. Swelling and occasional bruising are common after a blepharoplasty procedure but the eyelids will be restored to their normal state within one to two weeks.

The ideal candidates for a blepharoplasty procedure are:

• Individuals in good health.
• 35 years of age or older.
• People who have realistic expectations from the surgery
• People who suffer from baggy or droopy eyelids

Contact Our Office

For a lot of people, dealing with the effects of aging can be difficult. If you’re unsatisfied with the appearance of your eyelids, and you want to make a change, contact us to schedule a consultation. Dr. Heresh Yalamanchili, a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon, will help you acquire the looks you desire.