Droopy eyelids and baggy eyelids can have a drastic impact on our appearance, and traditional treatments aren’t always effective at treating them. In some cases, it can be impossible to eliminate these conditions when they are due to congenital factors and age rather than health or lifestyle issues, and that’s where the cosmetic procedure known as an Eyelid Lift comes in. Known in the medical field as blepharoplasty this treatment can eliminate baggy or droopy eyelids.
How Do Eyelids Age?
During our lives, skin can begin to lose its elasticity resulting in excess skin gathering around the eyes. This can result in bulges and wrinkles on the lower eyelid while the upper eyelid can experience a fold of skin that hangs over the eye. In severe cases, this can even interfere with vision. In some cases, the problem lay with the layer of fat that helps to protect the eyeball from the skull coming forward due to the weakness in the membrane holding it in place.
Is Eyelid Surgery Right For Me?
While many people can benefit from eyelid surgery, it is best suited for those who are in good health and understand what is possible with this procedure. The majority of patients who get this procedure are over the age of 35, but for those whom these conditions run in the family, it may be prudent to have it done sooner. While this procedure can improve your confidence by making you happier with your appearance, it isn’t going to change your facial structure or necessarily achieve the look you dream of.
Are Eyelid Surgery Results Permanent?
The results of lower eyelid surgery are often permanent, with no need of them being repeated. Upper eyelid surgery can last for up to seven years, and if further treatment is needed is usually managed in the form of a forehead lift. Another eye lift is generally ineffective in this case.
What Should I Do to Prepare For Eyelid Surgery?
The first part of preparing for this procedure will be ensuring that you have someone waiting to take you home following it. Most people choose to have this person remain with them the night before the procedure. It will be necessary for you to not work for several days following this procedure, the eyelids will require time to heal.
What Side Effects Can I Expect?
The majority of side-effects from this procedure involve dry eyes lasting for a period of no more than two weeks after the surgery. Dry eyes following this procedure for a period longer than this contact your physician and advise them of your condition.
An eyelift can go a long way towards improving your appearance and making you feel more confident. Don’t let your embarrassment over drooping or baggy eyelids keep you from feeling great about your appearance, contact Dr. Amber Allen at Allen Aesthetic Surgery in Raleigh, NC.