As we age, the tissue above and below our eyes loses its elasticity, resulting in wrinkles, creases, and droopy eye lids. In some cases, droopy eye lids make it difficult to keep the eyes open, blocking your field of vision.
To combat droopy eyelids, many people turn to Blepharoplasty, or eyelid rejuvenation. This cosmetic procedure may be performed on the upper and lower eyelids, restoring the eyelid platform and even eliminating baggy skin beneath the eyes. After treatment, the eyes appear fresher, brighter, and more alert.
Your upper eyelid is susceptible to other issues, aside from droopy lids. For example, you have a collection of fat above and below your eye that cushions your eye. The orbital septum keeps this collection of fat in place.
However, as you age, your orbital septum weakens. The fat pad that cushions your upper eyelid will start to protrude and bulge awkwardly, creating a sagging hood over your eyelid. This not only blocks vision but it creates a tired and “older” look.
Like the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid is vulnerable to bags, wrinkles, and sagging. Your wrinkles start as tiny lines underneath your eye, or maybe crow’s-feet beside your eye. Unfortunately, those fine lines become deeper and more pronounced with time.
Also, as the orbital septum weakens, the fat pad in the lower eye pushes against the lower eyelid. But instead of creating a drooping hood, it results in puffy bags beneath the eyes.
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If you want to improve the appearance of your eyelids through blepharoplasty, call us at (708) 423-4070. Our physicians offer excellent cosmetic eye surgery.