What Problems Can Eyelid Surgery Fix?

Posted on: 16 May 2018

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyelids, eyelid surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, can help to correct many problems. Taking the time to learn what issues can be addressed by having this type of surgery will help you to know if this procedure, or a different cosmetic one, will give you the desired outcome you are looking for. Here are a few of the problems that eyelid surgery can fix. 

Loose and Sagging Skin

As you age, your skin loses some of its elasticity. When this occurs, your skin begins to sag or droop. When it comes to your eyelids, sagging skin can be very noticeable, simply because there is not a lot of skin in this area. And unfortunately, those who do not have large eyelids may also notice that the sagging and drooping interferes with their vision or irritates their eyes. During eyelid surgery, excess skin and fat is removed from the upper eyelid area, helping you to see better and look years younger. 

Under Eye Bags or Puffiness

Under eye bags or excess puffiness can be caused by different things. In some cases, your lower eyelids can be sagging, creating the illusion of under eye bags or puffiness, or enhancing the bags that you have. A doctor will determine if the bags you have are being caused or enhanced by lower eyelid sagging. If they are, removing excess skin from the lower eyelids can help to reduce or remove the problem you are having with under eye bags or under eye puffiness. 

Fine Wrinkles Near the Eyelids

The last problem that eyelid surgery can correct is fine wrinkles that are present near the upper and lower eyelids. When excess skin and fat is removed, your skin is tightened up and firmed. This helps to remove the wrinkles that are present because your skin in the area is being pulled tighter, much like what happens when a face lift takes place. If you have deep wrinkles, having eyelid surgery in conjunction with the use of fillers can help to smooth out the entire area. 

If you are unhappy with your eyelids and are looking to correct issues, contact a cosmetic eyelid specialist. This type of doctor can take a look at your eyelids and listen to the things that you dislike about them. Based on what you are wanting to change, they can recommend blepharoplasty or a different cosmetic procedure to give you the results you are looking for. Call a cosmetic surgeon to schedule a consultation today.