How Aging Affects Our Eyelids
As we age, the body naturally produces less collagen and elastin, with the skin losing its firm, flexible quality. The facial skin starts to wrinkle and sag, affecting the fine, delicate skin eyelid skin.
What are common causes of aging
If you lead a very hectic, stressful life, you may develop sagging lids or bags beneath your eyes earlier in life.
Saggy eyelids with excess skin and tissue can come about due to various factors:
- Poor diet
- Lack of sleep
- Sun exposure
- Exposure to excessive cold, heat
- Sleeping position
All of these habits and conditions can impact the quality of your eyelid skin, leaving you looking older and tired. Skin that has lost elastin and collagen will droop and fold. Chronic exposure to harsh weather or sun damages skin quality, and sleep position can lead to premature eyelid sagging, in one or both lids.
Can eyelid surgery help?
Eyelid surgery, technically termed “blepharoplasty,” will correct drooping, aging eyelids, significantly rejuvenating your facial appearance. By targeting the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both, you can achieve a refreshed, youthful look.
Eyelid surgery can:
- Reduce puffiness and resolve heavy, under-eye bags
- Remove sagging folds on upper lids
- Reposition loosened muscle structure
- Remove excess fat from around the eye
- Restore peripheral vision if impaired by sagging lids
- Reduce the appearance of drooping lower lids that reveal too much white
Eyelid surgery has effects beyond being a cosmetic enhancement. The surgery also reduces eye strain by removing excess skin that weighs down your eyelids and can resolve irritation in skin folds and allow cosmetics to be more easily and smoothly applied.
What results can I expect from eyelid surgery?
The results of eyelid surgery, when performed with Dr. Andres’ advanced surgical techniques, will rejuvenate your overall facial appearance, leaving you looking well-rested and refreshed in the most natural way. It could not be more important that the surgery is performed by a highly-rated, qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon to avoid too much alteration to the eyelid structure, and being left with a wide-eyed, unnatural look. Under the professional care of Dr. Andres, excess eyelid skin will be custom reduced and reshaped, so you have a single, well-defined crease on your upper eyelid.
Here is a patient before her blepharoplasty procedure:
Here are pictures from each of the seven days following her blepharoplasty procedure, showing the results after just one week:
Why choose Dr. Andres for eyelid surgery?
Dr. Andres is a board-certified plastic surgeon that has focused his professional career on aesthetics. He is recognized for his artistry and surgical skill, and the ability to create beautiful, scar-free results with a precision blepharoplasty technique.
Dr. Andres will determine the right approach for your surgery so that your results look beautiful and above all, natural. He excels at custom blepharoplasty and can be trusted to not over- or under-correct when performing this delicate facial procedure.
A private consultation with Dr. Andres will give you the opportunity to discuss your cosmetic goals and have all of your questions about eyelid surgery answered. You can feel confident knowing you are under the care of one of Phoenix and Scottsdale’s finest and most talented facial cosmetic surgeons.
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