Age impacts the body in so many ways. Most people focus on the impacts of arthritis, wrinkles, and vision loss, but the effects of aging go much deeper.
It’s important to remember that age causes changes to the eyelids as well. One of the most common eyelid problems involves drooping of the eyelids. This drooping causes the face to look much older and more fatigued than you probably feel.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a minor procedure that can have a major positive impact on the appearance of the face.
The skin loses its firmness as you age; it’s unavoidable, even with the best skincare routine. By the time you turn 30 and continue into your 40s, your body produces less and less collagen and elastin each year.
Since collagen and elastin are the two most important components of healthy skin, their absence causes the skin to lose its integrity and structure. The eyelids are not excluded from this phenomenon. As the eyelids stretch and the muscles supporting them become weaker, stores of fat create a saggy, droopy appearance. This can affect the upper lids and bags under the eyes, causing an older appearance and even limiting your field of vision.
If you have developed any of the following signs of aging around the eyes, blepharoplasty may help with the following problems:
Blepharoplasty is a simple outpatient procedure that can restore your eyelids to look years younger. During blepharoplasty surgery, your ophthalmologist cuts along the fold of the upper eyelid to remove excess skin, muscle, and fat. On the bottom lid, he cuts below the lashes, where the eye has a natural crease, to remove or redistribute fat, muscle, and skin. Once the cuts are closed, your eyelids once again look vibrant and help your entire face appear rejuvenated and youthful.
Dr. Older is a prominent ophthalmologist in Tampa with more than 30 years of experience with blepharoplasty and other eyelid procedures. Call him today at 813-971-3846 to find out if you are a candidate for this transformative surgery.