Wrinkled, sagging skin can be tightened and smoothed by repositioning the skin upon the subdermal tissues that lie beneath. The eyelid skin, although very thin, can be smoothed in much the same way a facelift tightens the skin on the cheeks. This procedure is known as reconstructive eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. Most individuals who have this procedure performed on them enjoy less bagginess, puffiness, and wrinkling on the upper and lower lids.
Our skin ages as we do. It loses its ability to retain adequate moisture, and it also contains a decreased amount of proteins such as collagen and elastin than it did when we were younger. An eyelid lift procedure is rather simple to perform, and the positive results can last for many years.
Are You a Candidate for Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery?
You may have noticed that your upper lids are beginning to droop, and this causes the lashes to sag as well. It gives you a tired, unhealthy look, and it can also impair your ability to see properly. Your lower lids may also have begun to sag, and this is due to a buildup of fatty tissue beneath the skin. Gravity pulls the eyelid down and makes it shadowy and unattractive.
The lids may also appear brittle and dull, darker, and full of very tiny wrinkles. Reconstructive eyelid surgery can correct all of these problems.
Designing a Customized Treatment
We will consult with you and examine your eyelids closely. We want to note the amount of wrinkling and the location of natural crease lines that aren’t caused by the drooping. This examination will allow us to determine the technique to use in order to tighten the lids.
The Surgical Procedure
We’ll correct the appearance of the upper lids by removing a strip of the skin before pulling up the lower portion. Stitches are rarely necessary in this type of procedure. We raise the lower lid in much the same manner as the upper lid. We will remove excess fat from beneath the skin to correct puffiness and bagginess of the lower lid.
The result is a much more youthful-looking appearance. Your eyes will look brighter and more attentive, and any wrinkling on the lids will have been smoothed away.
To find out if you’re a suitable candidate for reconstructive eyelid surgery, simply speak with the professionals at Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park. We’ll be happy to sit down with you and discuss this procedure in more detail. We also serve residents in Annapolis and Columbia. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!