Saggy Eyelid Treatment
Blepharoplasty or saggy eyelid lift surgery helps in removing skin and adding or removing fat in the eyelids. Your eye surgeon will make incisions in the upper eyelid for removing fat and skin. They may use a thin stitch to bring the skin together and create an eyelid crease.
Incisions in lower eyelid surgery are placed directly below the lash line. Incisions in this case are made on the inside of the eyelid as well. This is called the transconjunctival approach. It allows access without making any visible incisions. The technique is perfect when patients need to remove or add fat.
The surgeon usually works on the upper lids if the saggy eyelid surgery needs to be performed on both lower and upper lids. The surgeon will cut along the eyelid fold and remove excess muscle, skin, and fat before closing the incision.
The surgeon will make a cut on the lower lid below the lashes or inside the lower lid. They will begin to redistribute or remove fat, sagging and muscle before closing the cut.
Your surgeon may conduct blepharoplasty if the upper eyelid begins drooping close to the pupil. This is done through a procedure called ptosis, which provide support to the eyebrow muscle.
Saggy Eyelid Lift Surgery Benefits
Excess fat and skin in the upper eyelid can cause a heavy looking eyelid, puffiness, aged appearance and blocked vision. Upper blepharoplasty helps in removing excess fat and skin. It can also improve the field of vision. Double eyelid surgery or Asian eyelid surgery helps in enhancing or creating an upper eyelid crease. The surgery is popular among ethnic adults.
Lower blepharoplasty helps in removing excess skin and improving the contour of the eyelid. The surgeon may correct sagging by simply tightening the eyelid. Laser skin resurfacing can go a long way in improving wrinkles and skin texture.
Recovery Involved in Eyelid Surgery
Removing loose and saggy tissue from the upper eyelids can greatly improve your vision. Lower or upper lid saggy eyelid surgery helps in making the eyes appear more alert and younger.
Saggy eyelid surgery can address the following:
- Droopy or baggy upper eyelids
- Excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids
- Eye bags