The eyes play a crucial role in our appearance. We express with our eyes during every instance of human interaction. A central aspect of the face, the eyes are also one of the first features that are noticed. While we rely on the eyes for expression, we may not realize that they are “talking” even when we’re not. Eyes that are hooded, wrinkled, and puffy do not give the impression that we are energetic, motivated, and happy. Because aging can make the face appear tired, angry, sad, and all sorts of other negatives, many people consider the value of eyelid rejuvenation surgery.
Eyelid rejuvenation, as it sounds, is helpful in refreshing the face. The specific ways in which this happens include:
- Lifting droopy tissue. The skin around the eyes is incredibly delicate. On the upper lids, the effects of aging can lead to loose, wrinkles skin over the eyes. Upper blepharoplasty can trim away the excess skin so the eyes are more open and energetic.
- Restore the natural crease. When the skin on the upper eyelid droops, it progressively obstructs the natural eyelid crease; the one you used to highlight with makeup. For some, the laxity of the upper eyelid skin is so severe that they must hold the upper eyelid up even to apply mascara. Trimming away loose, sagging skin restores the smooth, natural contour of the eyes.
- Remove fat. Yes, the eyelids can look heavy with fat. This isn’t a result of weight, it is caused by tissue looseness. When conducting an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, Dr. Salzman may remove or reposition fatty tissue to accentuate the eye properly.
- Eliminate bags. The lower eyelids can change significantly as collagen and elastin deteriorate beneath the skin. Structural weakness beneath the eye can lead to bulging fat pads that appear as bags. As you may know, puffiness is a common problem that makes the face appear tired. Lower blepharoplasty can redistribute fat along the lower lid and trim excess tissue so the dermis provides more support for underlying fat.
More people are considering eyelid rejuvenation as the benefits of this procedure are coming to light. Restore the youthfulness of your face just by focusing on the aging eyes. To learn more about eyelid rejuvenation, contact our Louisville office at (502) 425-5200. We’re happy to help you explore both surgical and nonsurgical options for younger-looking eyes.