It is not uncommon to see old people with droopy eyes. The skin on the face like every other part of the body loses its elasticity as we age. When the facial skin starts to sag, excess skin develops around the eyelids resulting in droopy eyelids, eyebags, and sagging eyebrows. However, advanced age is not the only factor in developing droopy eyelids; lots of people develop excess skin or fat deposits around their eyelids for various reasons such as weight loss. The experts at Syed Ahmad, MD offer eyelid surgery also known as blepharoplasty as a solution to correcting sagging eyelids.
Understanding the Procedure
Blepharoplasty, commonly known in the mainstream media as an ‘eye lift’ is a procedure under the umbrella of oculoplastics. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin or fat from the area around the eyelids. The surgery is usually performed in two areas of the eyelid as either upper or lower eyelid surgery.
What Drives People to Get Reconstructive Blepharoplasty?
A big percentage of people seek eye lifts for cosmetic purposes, to improve their appearance and feel rejuvenated and youthful. The impact on your appearance from excess skin and fat around the eyelids can be significant. Aside from aesthetic appeal, eyelid surgery on its own or in conjunction with other procedures such as brow lifts, can help improve vision in older people.
Surgery and Recovery Process
Blepharoplasty is a procedure that has minimal downtime. Still, the amount of time it takes varies depending on individual cases. Local anesthesia is used before treatment and at times sedation to ensure total comfort. You might have to wear bandages for a few days or as instructed by our doctor.
It is normal to feel a sense of tightness around the eyes after the surgery but it usually goes away in a few days. Our doctor will prescribe medications to counter any discomfort and offer post-care guidelines to aid in the recovery process. Considering the surgery is mild, you should be able to go back to your usual activities in a week.
By getting rid of the bags under your eyes or the excess skin over your eyelids that make you appear tired and aged, you can drastically transform your appearance and look more youthful. Dr. Ahmad of Syed Ahmad, MD in Plano, TX is a specialist with years of expertise in reconstructive eyelid surgery under his belt. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!