A person’s eyes say a lot about them. It is for this reason that many poetically refer to a person’s eyes as windows to their soul. When a person has droopy eyelids, their face looks tired. They begin to look haggard, and their youthful appearance all but disappears. For this reason, many people who have droopy eyelids consider eyelid surgery.
In some instances, eyelid surgery does more than just improve a person’s appearance. It can help them see better by removing the obstruction caused by drooping eyelids.
Eyelid surgery will sometimes involve removing excess skin, but it could also involve removing loose muscles and extra fat from either the upper or lower eyelid.
The type of surgery that is referred to here is blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty can cause the eyelid margin to raise slightly if excessive weight of fat or skin on the eyelid is causing the eyelid margin to droop.
When a person has blepharoplasty performed for cosmetic reasons, this is solely done to change the way a person appears. Blepharoplasty is usually performed in response to eyes that have become baggy or that have begun to sag as a result of age.
As a person ages, their eyelids start to stretch. The muscles that cause the eyelids to raise and fall get weak. Also, fat deposits on the eyelids begin to grow, become prominent and bulge. For some people, heavy, drooping eyelids are hereditary.
If these problems are not fixed, they drastically detract from a person’s attractiveness. They cause their eyes to seem squinted, give the person a tired appearance, and can make a person seem a lot older than they are.
The best way for a person determine whether or not they are a candidate for eyelid surgery is to sit down and talk with a surgeon. The cosmetic surgeon will evaluate the drooping and sagging skin around a person’s eyes to determine whether it is the result of normal aging or if it has been exaggerated by other conditions.
Most surgeons will encourage potential candidates to keep their expectations moderate. At times, surgery can make drastic improvements to a person’s appearance.
Blepharoplasty could take years off a person’s appearance. The positive results from the surgery can last for more than a decade. It is more than worth it for anyone who feels that their face is prematurely aged because of the appearance of their eyelids.
Contact Princeton Plastic Surgeons today to schedule your consultation.