Although it may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to aging, the upper eyelids and undereye area can be some of the first places to show it. Over time, the eyelids can lose their elasticity and youthful position, resulting in sagging and drooping. Fortunately, eyelid surgery is a quick and easy procedure that can be performed in-office on both the upper and lower eyelids. Here are some reasons to consider this option as part of your facial rejuvenation package.
Drooping skin, especially in the upper eyelids, can cause the eyes to look tired, heavy, and aged. Even if you don’t feel this way, it can affect the way people perceive you. Drooping is usually the result of skin that loses its elasticity and firmness, and removing this excess skin can create a new, naturally rejuvenated crease in the eyelids for a more renewed and awake appearance. In the case of the lower eyelids, drooping can cause the appearance of bags or troughs, taking away from the shape and contours of the cheeks and midface. In both cases, eyelid surgery can lift and restore the eyes with an in-office procedure.
Improve Quality of Life
In some cases, blepharoplasty can have medical benefits when sagging upper eyelids obscure vision or lower eyelids cause dry eyes. This usually happens when the skin of the upper eyelids or brows hangs over the eyes, or the skin of the lower eyelids begins to sag and pull away from the eye itself. Although rarer than its cosmetic benefits, this can mean you enjoy a greater quality of life with the excess skin removed and the natural shape of the eyelids restored. Many patients enjoy the cosmetic benefits that come along with eyelid surgery to correct obscured vision or dry eyes.
Improve Makeup Wear
With droopy or hooded eyes, it’s likely a common occurrence that your makeup gets lost in an excessive fold or very little eyelid space. Additionally, eyeshadow creasing can be frustrating and defeating, especially when picking even the most long-wear products. This can lead some women to ditch eye makeup altogether. Eyelid surgery can lighten your natural crease and uncover more eyelid space, helping you get the most out of your favorite eyeshadow looks.
Improve Masculine Features
Most men don’t think of the eyelids or eyes as an integral part of the traditional masculine profile but are pleasantly surprised at the benefits that eyelid surgery can offer. Although many men focus on areas like the nose or jawline when it comes to achieving the masculine ideal, sagging or drooping eyelids can take away from the great results these procedures offer. Anti-aging can often require a well-rounded approach, so eyes that don’t appear tired or angry can be an important part of looking your best.
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Your eyes are likely the first thing people see, so make sure to leave a good impression! To begin discussing your options for eyelid surgery with Dr. Rosenberg, contact our Baltimore office by calling or filling out our online form.