They say the eyes are the window to the soul, but drooping eyelids and under-eye bags can obscure the view. Dr. Hause at Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery can restore a wide-eyed, youthful appearance with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). This face procedure can address the sagging skin in your upper and lower eyelids, puffiness, lines and wrinkles and other cosmetic concerns that make you appear older and perpetually tired.
What Causes Eyelid Drooping?
The skin around your eyelids is delicate and prone to damage from excessive sun and environmental exposure. As you get older, your skin loses its volume and flexibility because your body creates less collagen and elastin, taking a visible toll on your eyelids. The underlying eyelid muscles may stretch and lose strength over time due to age or a medical condition and contribute to the drooping appearance of your eyes. The sagging tissues may cause fat to accumulate below and above your eyelids, creating under-eye bags and sagging eyebrows that make you appear tired, sad and older than your given age.
Some people with significant eyelid sagging have to manually lift their eyelid to see clearly, in which case blepharoplasty may be considered a medically necessary procedure to correct vision impairment.
The Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery removes the loose skin tissue and excess fat in the eyelids to provide a brighter, well-rested appearance. Dr. Hause will customize your blepharoplasty to address your cosmetic and visual needs and may recommend combining eyelid surgery with a brow lift for further facial rejuvenation. Blepharoplasty offers several benefits, including:
- Reduces lower eyelid puffiness and under-eye bags
- Restores your entire field of vision
- Contours the eye shape for a youthful look
- Addresses dark circles under the eyes
- Refines the appearance of crow’s feet and other wrinkles around the eyes
- Improves hollowed appearance in the lower eyelids
The Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Eyelid surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty involves a small incision in the eyelid crease through which Dr. Hause removes loose skin and fat and tightens the muscles. Lower eyelid surgery involves a tiny incision made in the lower lid or directly beneath the lower eyelash line. Dr. Hause eliminates the puffy appearance of the lower eyelids by removing excess fat and contouring the area for a smoother appearance.
Schedule Your Eyelid Surgery Consultation in Sacramento
If you struggle with drooping eyelids that make you appear older and tired all the time, contact Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery to schedule your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Donald Hause. Call (916) 646-6869 or email us today.