When the skin under the eyes is stretched for a long period of time, it begins to sag and loses its elasticity. Our eyes are an area of the body that receives a lot of stress from our everyday lives. As we age, the skin loses its elasticity and is more prone to sagging. Many people also have very little fat in this area, making the tissue even more susceptible to drooping.
When droopy eyelids start to interfere with a person’s everyday life and begin to feel self-conscious about their appearance, eyelid surgery may be a viable option to reduce their appearance. One of the best restorative surgeries includes upper and lower blepharoplasty, which is designed to repair drooping eyelids and remove swollen bags underneath the eyes.
What is Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty?
It is a procedure to re-tighten the attachments that hold the eyelid in place and remove any excess skin, fat, muscle, and/or fat. This procedure can dramatically improve the appearance of patients with sagging eyelids, making them look more refreshed and youthful.
Benefits of Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty
Benefit #1: Look Younger and More Alert
As we age, the skin of the upper eyelid begins to droop and sag, which can make us look tired, sad, and haggard. Upper blepharoplasty surgery can help to improve a patient’s appearance by removing excess skin and tightening the skin of the upper eyelid. This makes the eyelids look more alert, making the eye area appear larger, more awake, and less dull.
Benefit #2: Reduce Eyebags
As we age, we begin to experience an accumulation of fluid in our lower eyelids, which can make us look tired. This is typically due to a breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. The body’s natural aging process and lifestyle and environmental factors cause collagen and elastin to break down over time.
As these substances break down, fluid begins to accumulate in this area. Lower blepharoplasty surgery can help to eliminate this excess fluid by removing the excess fat, which compresses the underlying tissue and can cause it to bulge.
Benefit #3: Improve the Appearance of Dark Circles
Dark circles typically stem from a loss of soft tissue under the eyes. As fluid accumulates in this area, the skin becomes thinner, causing the blood vessels to show through the skin. This makes the area look darker and can give the appearance of bags under the eyes. Lower blepharoplasty surgery can eliminate any excess skin and fat under the eyes, making them much less noticeable.
Benefit #4: Improve Vision
Patients with drooping eyelids will often experience one eye seeing better than the other. This occurs when the eyelid droops over the front of the eye, making it hard to see out of it.
If a patient is visually impaired because of this issue, upper eyelid surgery can be performed to remove excess skin and fat and make it easier to see. Lower blepharoplasty surgery can also be performed to remove the excess skin and fat from the lower eyelids, which can help the patient see more clearly and eliminate dark circles in this area.
The Bottom Line: Enhancing Your Eyes, Vision, and Confidence with Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty
Bags and sagging skin under the eyes can make us look older than we actually are, but upper and lower blepharoplasty can help patients to appear younger and more energetic by eliminating excess skin, muscle, and fat from their eyes.
How Can Dallas Surgical Arts Help You?
If you’re thinking of getting eyelid surgery, SARPE surgery, or genioplasty in Dallas, check out Dallas Surgical Arts. Dr. Sanovich offers cosmetic facial plastic surgery, including eyelid surgery, brow lifts, facelifts, botox, and more. Book an appointment and see how we can help enhance your appearance today!