Are drooping, baggy eyelids getting you down? As mature adults, we notice changes in our appearance. Regarding our facial features, the skin becomes more loosely connected to the subdermal tissues. Creases and folds develop. The eyelids begin to sag because of a decrease in collagen in the skin and also because of the buildup of fatty deposits. Eyelid surgery can correct the problem of drooping lids. It can be performed on both the upper and lower lids, the result being a more attentive posture to the eyes. This type of surgery, known as blepharoplasty, can also give the eyes a more balanced look. No one wants to look old, tired, and bored. We highly recommend this type of surgical procedure for our clients who come to us with concerns about the appearance of their eyelids.
What Blepharoplasty Corrects
The most common age-related problems with the eyelids are puffy upper eyelids that exhibit a bagginess beneath the lash, contracted skin on the lash that makes the individual look old and tired, and excess skin that results in horizontal wrinkling. This wrinkling can cause a shadowing effect that is considered distasteful in appearance, but it can be corrected via eyelid surgery.
The lower lids often appear baggy because of excess fatty tissue buildup. This results in a somewhat ballooned appearance, almost as if the lower lid was full of water. Removing excess skin and fat through a simple blepharoplasty procedure can correct this problem.
Consultation and Treatment
We will need to consult with the client in order to determine the cause of any drooping and wrinkling. Based on our observations, we will construct a customized surgical treatment. We will give the client precise instructions on how to prepare for the surgery.
Blepharoplasty is minimally-invasive, but it does require sedation. We may perform surgery on the upper eyelid and/or the lower eyelid. It all depends on the unique situation. Our surgeon may remove a bit of fat and skin and may reposition some muscle tissue. The skin is pulled upward so that it is smooth and taut.
Positive, Long-Lasting Results
The major benefit of blepharoplasty is, of course, a more youthful appearance and a significant boost in self-confidence. If this is what you seek, set up a personal consultation at the office of Dr. Daniel J. Leeman in Austin. You might be surprised at what a simple blepharoplasty procedure can do for your appearance and self-esteem. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!