Your eyelids are one of the first places that show your age. The skin on this area is very thin and sensitive to the sun and gravity. Fine lines, wrinkles, and drooping of the eyelids can show in a person as young as 30 years old. Fortunately, there are procedures available that can improve the look of your upper and/or lower eyelids, such as eyelid surgery.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can help lift the eyelids and smooth them out for a more youthful, rejuvenated look and feel. Upper eyelid surgery can remove the fatty deposits that cause the puffy look in the lids. In addition, sometimes your skin can become loose or sag around the upper eyelids and create folds that get in the way of your vision. Upper eyelid surgery can help by removing the loose, sagging skin and folds. Lower lid surgery can remove some wrinkles and excess skin around the lower lids. In addition, the bags or puffiness under the eyes can be improved with lower lid blepharoplasty.
Those who have healthy facial tissue and muscles can benefit from upper and/or lower eyelid surgery. For those who undergo upper and/or lower blepharoplasty, their results may make a huge difference in their appearance and self esteem. Generally, the patient will look more youthful in the eyes and also appear more rested and alert. As a person ages, skin laxity and gravity naturally occur, causing the eyelids and forehead to droop. In these cases, a corrective surgery or secondary blepharoplasty procedure may be done later on in life.
Dr. Hiatt is board certified in plastic surgery and offers upper and lower lid surgery at his practice in Mesa Arizona. Upon consultation, he can evaluate your personal needs and desires and help you decide if blepharoplasty is right for you. Call Dr. Hiatt today at (480) 844-1410 to schedule your consultation.