Cosmetic eyelid surgery is commonly referred to as a blepharoplasty or an eye lift. The purpose is to remove excess skin located on the upper eyelids or the bagginess found on the lower eyelids. This is usually a cosmetic surgery, although it can be used to improve the sight of older individuals by removing the sagging skin on the upper eyelids that can impair vision.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Cosmetic eyelid surgery restores the definition of the eyelids. This is the first place aging appears. It is generally a combination of bulging fat, excess skin, loss of bone volume, drooping brow and increased wrinkles. Surgery tightens the loose tissue, removes the excess tissue, replaces lost volume of fat and bone and redistributes excess fat. This is an effective way to provide a youthful appearance to the eyelids.
The upper eyelid is lifted by muscles that gradually weaken with age. The first sign of this weakness is a forehead wrinkle. Excess fat cannot be lifted by a weak eyelid. This results in a droopy brow or excess skin. This is very common with aging but the ligament and muscle can be tightened with cosmetic eyelid surgery. This also improves vision.
Age causes the eyelid skin to become paper thin. This leads to fat bulges and a weakness in the restraining ligaments. This alters the smoothness of the eyelid contour, causes depressions and bulges and causes an ageing appearance. The excess skin can be removed, the fat redistributed, the weak ligaments tightened and the area sculpted with surgery.
Surgery can eliminate tear troughs, cheek grooves and eyelid grooves. As people age, the tough ligaments connecting the bone to the skin become more visible. The grooves become more prominent and the bulges around them are more apparent.
If you are suffering from droopy eyelids or undereye bags, the professionals at Adoro Medical Spa would be more than happy to discuss your options with you. We are conveniently located in Severna Park, MD, but we also serve the surrounding areas of Annapolis and Columbia. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!