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Home Blepharoplasty Drooping Eyelids? You Might Need An Eyelid Lift

September 30, 2018

| emmett plastic surgeryDo you have eyelids that sag or bulge? An eyelid lift, also called eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty, can diminish bulges and bagginess in the upper and lower lids. It can also get rid of excess skin to help enhance eyesight, particularly in older individuals. Read on to learn why you might need this surgery and if you are a good candidate.

What an eyelid lift can do for you

As mentioned, an eyelid lift can remove extra skin and get rid of sagging or baggy eyelids. Understand that an eyelid lift cannot remove crow’s feet, facial wrinkles, or dark circles under the eyes. This procedure is sometimes done in conjunction with another facial cosmetic procedure.

Why do I need an eyelid lift?

As we age, our skin loses elasticity. This allows for gravity to take over and cause skin to droop and sag. Around the eyelid area, this can result in excessive skin collection on the upper and lower lids, resulting in wrinkles, sagging, and bulging on or near the eyelids.

Am I a good candidate?

If you are in general good health and have a proper perspective about what eyelid surgery can do for you, you are an excellent candidate. For instance, if you think that eyelid surgery will dramatically alter your life, you need to readjust your expectations. Eyelid surgery can make you look younger and enhance your appearance, but it won’t magically give you that work promotion or increase your likability. The real magic of an eyelid lift comes in the form of renewed confidence. Like any cosmetic procedure, the results can make you feel refreshed and more at ease in social situations.

Typically, patients elect to get an eyelid lift after the age of 35, but if drooping eyelids are genetic in your family, you may want to get the procedure done earlier.

Arrange a consultation

For more information about how an eyelid lift can improve your look, contact Emmett Plastic surgery today. You can reach our team by contacting us at 303-955-7545, at our office located in Lone Tree, Colorado.