Sagging skin around the eyes can cause more than one problem. The most obvious one is with appearance. If you have sagging skin in this area, it can make you look older than you really are. Another problem that can be caused by sagging skin is a decrease in visibility. This happens when the skin sags enough that it actually covers part of the eye.
Eyelid surgery is a method that has been in use for quite some time to tighten this loose skin. It can be done on both the upper and lower eyelids. When it is done on the upper eyelids, the excess skin that is causing the sagging can be removed. Surgery on the lower eyelids will likely involve the removal of some skin as well. The exact details of each procedure vary from patient to patient, since each individual and situation is unique.
This type of surgery is also known as blepharoplasty. Sometimes, the procedure is done along with other treatments and/or procedures that will target fine lines and wrinkles.
Both wrinkles and sagging eyelids are common parts of the aging process. With age comes loose skin. When the skin becomes loose, it wrinkles or sags. The pull of gravity can pull the upper eyelids down to where they cover part of the eyeball. It will also pull the lower eyelids away from the eyeball. This is complicated by the fact that the muscles become weaker with age, making it more difficult for them to hold the eyelids in place.
Another thing that can happen with age is fat deposits moving into the eyelids. This happens when membranes that hold these fat pockets in place become weaker. This allows the fat that was formerly in place as a cushion between the eye and the skull to move into the eyelid. The excess fat in the eyelids is frequently removed with eyelid surgery as well.
Eyelid surgery is a safe and effective way to rejuvenate your appearance. If you have sagging skin around your eyes, make an appointment at Smith Facial Plastics to see if eyelid surgery is right for you. Dr. Smith and his team of professionals would be happy to address whatever questions or concerns you may have as they determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Smith Facial Plastics is located in Gahanna, Ohio. Contact our Gahanna office today to schedule a consultation for eyelid surgery.