Droopy eyelid surgery is officially called blepharoplasty. It can repair both upper and lower eyelids by removing fat, excess skin and useless muscle. There are two main ways droopy eyelid surgery can benefit you. The first is to improve your appearance. The second is to improve your vision.
Who is a Candidate?
The skin around the eyes is much more fragile than other skin on the body and shows age more quickly. When the skin becomes weak, it begins to sag. The upper lid may also cover part of the eyeball, reducing the field of vision. You may slowly start tilting your head back a bit in order to see without the obstruction of the eyelid and not even realize you are doing it.
The lower eyelid may start to sag and pull away from the eye. This might make you look sad and older than you are. The sagging eyelid may also promote under-eye bags and wrinkles. You may not be able to hold contact lenses in your eyes if the lower lid is drooping. The best way to know if droopy eyelid surgery can benefit you is to have your eyes examined by our specialist.
What to Expect
If blepharoplasty is a good option for your droopy eyes, our specialist will discuss your medical history and ask if you have any eye problems, circulatory problems, allergies or diabetes. You will need to mention any medications you are taking, including vitamin supplements. It is also important to tell the doctor if you smoke and how much alcohol you drink per day. You will be asked to stop smoking for a set amount of time before and after the surgery because smoking interferes with healing. You should also avoid aspirin and ibuprofen for a few days before the surgery.
The exact procedures you need will be explained to you so you can have realistic expectations about the surgery and results. Droopy eyelid surgery can be done along with other cosmetic procedures, depending on the situation. You may have a physical examination, a vision examination and your eyelids may be photographed for before and after pictures.
How to Get Started
If you look older than you are because of drooping eyelids and always look sad and depressed even when you are happy, droopy eyelid surgery at Luxe Aesthetics could benefit you. Contact us today to book an appointment in Greensboro, Raleigh or Cary and learn more about how you can improve your appearance and vision.