Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can significantly improve the appearance of drooping or sagging eyelids. The results can be quite dramatic, and this specialized skin ablation and repositioning procedure can yield long-lasting results. Although it’s considered a cosmetic treatment, blepharoplasty can produce important functional results as well.
The procedure is similar to a facelift, but the area of skin being repositioned is very localized. Both the upper and lower eyelids can be treated in this manner. Lifting of the skin, combined with the removal of excess fat and repositioning of a bit of muscle tissue, results in smoother skin without the obvious baggy appearance. Eyelid surgery can actually help the individual see better in many cases.
Drooping Eyelids: A Real Problem
As we age and mature, our eyelids begin to accumulate fat. Gravity does the rest. Poor skin support and a loss of collagen in the skin layers can make the bagginess even worse. Wrinkles develop and are difficult to smooth away because of the thinness of the eyelid skin.
If the upper lids are drooping, this can result in a lowering of the lashes, and it makes it difficult for the individual to see properly. When the lower lids droop, they constrict and can become darker in tone. This makes the individual look old, tired, and inattentive. Blepharoplasty can correct these problems.
We want to consult with you if you’re considering any sort of surgical procedure to correct drooping eyelids. We need to see how severe the problem is and if it’s being caused primarily by fat accumulation and/or poorly supported skin. If we determine that excess skin can be removed safely, we can plan a procedure that is tailored to meet your wants and needs.
The details of each procedure vary from patient to patient. Recovery from blepharoplasty is typically quite rapid. Once you have fully healed, you can enjoy the results of your procedure.
Better Appearance and Better Eye Function
This treatment improves the overall appearance of the lids, and it also corrects problems with too much visibility of white below the iris. When the upper lid is treated, the pressure of the skin on the eyeball decreases. Some of our clients have found that eye irritation is being caused by drooping lids, and blepharoplasty can help improve this condition.
Talk to Dr. Pacheco at Adoro Medical Spa about what eyelid surgery can do for your appearance and how it helps your eyes to function better. Dr. Pacheco specializes in blepharoplasty and is at the ready to help you, whether you live in Columbia, Annapolis, or the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Severna Park!