When a person wants to remove the bags from their lower eyelids or remove excess skin on their upper eyelids, they turn to eyelid surgery. In the vast amount of cases, eyelid surgery is done for cosmetic reasons. However, it is also used to help individuals who have sagging upper eyelids that obstruct their vision.
Before having the procedure done, people should understand that eyelid surgery, or an eye lift, is not designed to remove the dark circles that develop under some people’s eyes.
It is also not designed to address crow’s feet or any other form of facial wrinkles. These problems are best addressed by another treatment.
Understanding How the Eyes Age
As the skin around the eyes ages, it begins to lose its elasticity. This loss of elasticity, coupled with the pulling affect gravity has on a person’s eyelids, leads to excessive skin in the upper and lower eyelid.
As a result, wrinkles and bulges appear. The accumulation of baggy skin on the upper eyelids can become so great that it gets in the way of a person’s ability to see.
Is Eyelid Surgery for Everyone?
A good candidate for eyelid surgery is a person who has a realistic expectation for what the surgery can and cannot do. Generally, these individuals are in good health and are over the age of 35.
However, in some instances individuals younger than 35 may have the procedure done, especially if baggy or droopy eyelids run in their family.
It is important that a person walks into the procedure with a clear idea of what the end results will be. This is because, although eyelid surgery will improve your appearance and can help boost your confidence, the end results will not give you the perfect face, nor will it do anything to alter your facial structure.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Eyelid surgery is designed to be a long-lasting procedure. Surgery performed on the lower eyelids may last significantly longer than surgery performed on the upper eyelids.
Contact Us Today for A Consultation
Eyelid surgery is an effective way for an individual to rejuvenate the appearance of their face and improve their vision.
At the office of Dr. Steven Warnock, MD in Draper, alternative methods for eyelid surgery may be used depending on each patient’s distinct features. Contact us today to schedule your customized consultation.