It is common to hear people say that the eyes are windows into the soul. No matter if you believe that or not, everyone would agree that the eyes are an extremely important facial feature. They can help a person to express their emotions, they allow others to know that you are paying attention when they are speaking to you and of course, they help you see.
Unfortunately, many individuals have problems with excess skin and fat around their upper and lower eyelids. For this reason, they are interested in eyelid surgery. This is also called blepharoplasty.
For the most part, eyelid surgery is done to improve a person’s appearance. When a person has droopy upper eyelids or bags under their lower eyelids, they look much older than they really are.
They also look tired. Eyelid surgery is also used to help people improve their vision. At times, saggy upper eyelids can stop a person from seeing well.
How the Eyelids Age
As a person gets older, their skin loses elasticity. Also, gravity will cause their skin to be pulled downward. Both of these things can affect a person’s upper and lower eyelids. When there is excess skin on the lower eyelids, wrinkles and bulges begin to appear. Excess skin on the upper eyelids can cover a person’s eyelashes and cause problems with their vision.
Another issue that people have as they age has to do with the thin membrane that holds fat in place. Normally, this membrane will enable the fat that cushions the eyeball from the skull to stay in place.
However, as the membrane weakens, the fat that normally acts as a cushion bulges into the lower and upper eyelids. This causes saggy, droopy lower and upper lids.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Eyelid Surgery?
For the most part, this surgery is performed on individuals who are 35 years old and older. However, exceptions are sometimes made for younger individuals if droopy or baggy eyelids run in their family.
It is important for an eyelid surgery candidate to have a good understanding of what the results of surgery will be. Their expectations should be realistic.
At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we work closely with our patients to help you get a good understanding of what the outcome of eyelid surgery will be.
It is important to understand that eyelid surgery does not eliminate crow’s feet, facial wrinkles or dark circles under the eyes. For a person to address these problems, they may decide to have eyelid surgery done in combination with other cosmetic procedures. It is common to have eyelid surgery done in combination with a forehead lift.
The results of eyelid surgery are long-lasting. Upper eyelid surgery can last from five to seven years, and lower eyelid surgery usually does not have to be repeated. Individuals who decide to do this procedure enjoy a refreshed, more youthful appearance and better vision.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
With locations in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita, Facial Aesthetic Concepts offers eyelid surgery as an effective way for patients to look and feel years younger.
We are here to help you every step of the way in determining if this procedure is right for you and carrying out the procedure with amazing results. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for eyelid surgery.