Eyelid surgery, also known as an eyelid lift, is performed as a means to improve the overall appearance of the lids and also to correct sagging or bagginess. Many adults experience a sagging problem due to the buildup of fatty tissue or a weakening of the subcutaneous material beneath the skin. Tiny wrinkles can form on the upper or lower lid, caused by a lack of moisture retention and a decrease in the amount of collagen in the skin.
You may be good candidate for an eyelid lift if you are experiencing any of these problems. This is a rather simple procedure, and it’s performed much like a facelift, the difference being the amount of skin that’s repositioned. Below, we outline the procedure in more detail so that you can get a good idea of what to expect.
Problems with the Eyelids
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, involves repositioning the skin after a bit of subdermal tissue has been removed. A major problem with the upper lids is loose skin that droops and causes a sagging of the upper lash line. This can even impair vision to some extent. An eyelid lift can correct this.
The lower lids often become baggy or wrinkled in appearance, and this is caused by a buildup of fat beneath the skin. This fat can be removed and the lower lid can be raised and tightened during this procedure.
If you have puffy lids, sagging upper lids that create a shadow effect, or drooping lower lids that reveal too much of the eyeball white, you’re likely a good candidate for blepharoplasty. You should be in good overall health, have realistic outcome expectations, and not have been diagnosed with any serious eye conditions.
Consultation before Treatment
We will examine your eyelids closely so that we can design a customized lift procedure. The shape and size of your lids, the amount of sagging, and the severity of any wrinkling determines the technique we will use as well as how much skin needs to be removed.
Outpatient Surgical Procedure
You won’t have to stay in a hospital for this procedure. In most cases, our clients can go home immediately after the procedure has been completed. We’ll give you an information packet so that you can properly prepare for the procedure.
The results of blepharoplasty can be quite positively dramatic. The eyes now appear more youthful and energetic, and the overall posture is more attentive in nature. Learn more with our professionals at Tate MediSpa, LLC about how an eyelid lift can greatly improve your appearance. We are conveniently located in Lebanon, TN. Contact us today to schedule your eyelid lift consultation!