Trim Sagging Skin and More with an Eyelid Lift

Published on March 13, 2017

Your eyes are often the first thing people notice about you. They can showcase how you’re feeling and show whether or not you’re engaged in a conversation. Unfortunately, they are among the first parts of your body to show the negative signs of aging. Overtime, you may begin to look tired and less engaged as your skin loses its elasticity.

Time and gravity work against your youthful appearance and leads to the accumulation of sagging skin around the eyes. These may appear as either wrinkles or bulges around the edges of the eye.

Additionally, there is a thin layer of fat underneath the eyelids that provides a cushion to the eye ball in the skull. The anchorage membrane of the fat loses its elasticity and pushes it outward to give an appearance similar to a hernia.

Eliminate Sagging Skin with an Eyelid Lift

If you want to bid your droopy eyes farewell, a blepharoplasty, commonly known as an eyelid lift, is the most effective choice. During the procedure, excessive skin and pockets of fat around the eyes are removed surgically. In addition to cosmetic benefits, eyelid surgery also provides functional benefits to patients who experience:

  • Excessive irritation around the eyes
  • Discomfort while wearing contact lenses or reading glasses
  • A heavy forehead caused by skin accumulation over the eyelid

Details of the Procedure

Your surgeon will begin the procedure by tracing along the upper crease of the eyelid. Any excess skin that inhibits your vision and gives off a droopy appearance will be targeted and trimmed away. In case of muscle deposition, the tissue will be excised following skin removal.

The upper eyelids are usually the first thing your surgeon will work on. If you need work done on the lower eyelid, your surgeon can work on that as well. Surgery on the lower eyelids begins with an incision on the inner surface of the eyelid. The excessive fat tissue in the area will then be removed.

Sterile instruments like laser assisted excision beams, scalpels, and other cutting devices based on radio frequency are used during the procedure. The exposed incision site is either closed by sutures or skin glues. Any excessive skin that remains after the procedure is eliminated with carbon dioxide lasers to make the eyelid smooth and even.

Laser beams are employed to remove any fine lines and wrinkles. Alternatively, a fine incision along the water line is made to drain excess fat and remove skin. For the best results, you should work with an experienced surgeon who has a history performing the procedure.

Eyelid Surgery Can Remove Excess Skin and More

In addition to the removal of excessive skin and fat around the eyes, an eyelid surgery can:

  • Correct droopy lower lids that expose the white below the iris
  • Remove eye folds that are caused by excessive skin and fat
  • Improve the appearance of puffy eyes that caused by fat deposition
  • Help you reclaim your youth by removing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes

Contact Our Office

Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery’s Skin Care Center offers both ablative and non-ablative fractional laser treatments, as well as many other laser options. To learn more, please contact The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery a call at 850-474-0155.

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