Our eyelids are very sensitive to gravity and eyelids with excess or loose tissue often make you look older and more tired. They can even restrict your vision.
A plastic surgeon can remove the excess skin and fatty tissue of the upper or lower eyelid. An eyelid correction or blepharoplasty is a relatively simple procedure of rejuvenation, revitalising your appearance.
EYELID CORRECTION: FIRST CONSULTATION
At your first consultation, the doctor will check whether your aging appearance is indeed caused by your eyelids. Sometimes the cause is not the upper eyelid but sagging brows. Solving a problem is always done by looking at the cause. So when dealing with sagging brows, you should consider an eyebrow lift.
Your medical records will be discussed at this first consultation as well. If you have any abnormalities of the eyes, the thyroid gland, the sphincter of the eyes or the tear production, an eyelid correction might not be possible.
DROOPY EYELIDS AND BAGS UNDER THE EYES: CAUSES
The main cause of droopy eyelids and bags under the eyes is the natural aging process. Everyone will be confronted with this problem sooner or later. Cigarettes, alcohol and sun exposure can, however, accelerate this process.
The elasticity of connective tissue fibre decreases as you get older. Consequently, your skin looses its tightness and flexibility and the upper eyelids start to hang. The connective tissue that keeps the fatty tissue in its place becomes weaker, making the fat stick out and resulting in the well-known bags. The solution for this problem is blepharoplasty. An eyelid correction is a very standard procedure that can rejuvenate your looks in a relatively easy way.