Wrinkled and puffy eyes can impact your life in more than one way. They can cause you to look older than you would like. In addition, they can reach the point of interfering with vision. In these situations, tasks like driving can become dangerous. This is when you should consider having an eyelid procedure done whether or not you are concerned about the appearance. Eyelid surgery is often referred to as an eye lift. The medical term for it is blepharoplasty. It is done when the excessive skin and other tissue is removed and the remaining skin around the eyes is repositioned.
Loose skin is a natural effect of aging. Collagen, the substance in the skin that keeps it tight, begins to decrease in quantity with age. The natural result is skin that sags and becomes wrinkled. The skin around the eyes can begin to droop. The upper eyelids will often come down over the eyeball, and the lower ones can pull away from it, exposing more of the white part of the eye.
Drooping eyelids can be made worse by weakened muscles, another thing that happens with age. Weaker muscles make it more difficult to hold the eyelid in place. The pull of gravity can take over and cause the eyelids to drop.
Another thing that contributes to eyelid issues is fatty deposits that move forward into the eyelids. This layer of fat is there to serve as a cushion between the eyeball and skull. It is held in place by a membrane that can grow weaker with age. When it does, it can no longer adequately hold the fatty tissue in place. This leads to the development of puffy eyes and the appearance of drooping eyelids.
Fortunately, all of these issues can be addressed with eyelid surgery. Of course, the exact details of each procedure are going to vary from patient to patient, but the end goal is to either improve appearance, restore vision or both.
Schedule an evaluation with our skilled surgeon at Adoro Medical Spa to see if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery. If you are in good health and do not have any active eye infections, it is likely that you will qualify for the procedure. Located in Severna Park, Dr. Pacheco and her team of professionals proudly serve clients in the Annapolis, Columbia and surrounding areas. Contact us today to book a consultation for an eyelid lift!