Signs You May Need Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid SurgeryDo you feel like you have droopy eyelids and wonder whether or not you might need eyelid surgery? The following information will help you decide if having elective blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is the right choice for you.

What Causes Droopy Eyelids?

Droopy eyelids are in part caused by age. During your late thirties and early forties, the elasticity in the delicate and thin eyelid skin starts to give out, while the rest of your face has maintained its elasticity.

However, aging around the eyes is also largely determined by heredity. For instance, if your parents had droopy eyelids, chances are high that you will have them too. Eyelid surgery is used to correct drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags under your eyes by removing excess skin, fat, and muscle. Having this procedure done can make lines and bags around the eyes go away and give you a more youthful appearance with minimal cost and risk.

What Conditions Do Eyelid Surgery Treat?

A physical exam by a an experienced facial surgeon can help you determine whether the cause of your saggy eyelids is age, heredity, or something else.

Eyelid surgery can help correct the following conditions for lower eyelids:

  • Minimize wrinkles and excess skin
  • Eliminate or reduce the size of bags under the eyes

Eyelid surgery can help the following conditions of your upper eyelids:

  • Minimize puffiness caused by excess fat deposits
  • Firm loose or sagging skin that creates folds in the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision

While some people may desire eyelid surgery to look more youthful, sometimes it is necessary to your quality of life to have the surgery if sagging eyelids are impairing your vision.

Is Eyelid Surgery Common?

An increasing number of people are electing to have eyelid surgery over a complete facelift because it is less costly and there is less risk involved. In 2012, eyelid surgery was the third most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure, and the number has increased steadily at a rate of about four percent each year since.

Want Information About Eyelid Surgery? Contact Dr. Frank

If you are interested in blepharoplasty in Calgary, contact us today. We can be reached at (403) 245-1228. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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