Our eyes can make us look young and bright or tired and aging—and as we age, sometimes the eyes seem to combine a frustrating mixture of both! If your droopy lids are contributing to a prematurely aged appearance that doesn’t reflect your inner vitality, you may be wondering if eyelid surgery can really make much of a difference. Is it possible for an eyelid lift to help you look that much younger?
Eye Appearance and the Aging Process
The skin around your eyes is extremely thin and delicate, which makes the eye area more susceptible to showing the visible signs of aging long before the rest of your face does. When eyelids begin to droop and sag, your entire face can take on an older, more tired look. Upper eyelid surgery can remove excess skin and fat deposits from the upper eyelid, helping you look more alert and vibrant.
Because eyelid surgery incisions are hidden in the natural folds of the lid, scars should heal up to nearly invisible.
Simply by removing excess skin and fat from the upper eyelid area, your entire upper face can seem brighter, less tired and more open after eyelid surgery. To see the best results from your eyelid lift, be sure to only work with a board-certified plastic surgeon who focuses on facial procedures. Following your eyelid surgery, you should find that attention has returned once again to your eyes rather than droopy lids, helping you look not only younger, but naturally refreshed.