How to Know When Eyelid Surgery Might Be Right for You

Eyelid Surgery Houston, TXThe eyes have a way of giving life to the face. They are one of the primary facial features that people “read” to see how we are feeling and to understand who we are. Aging eyes aren’t problematic because they make us look old, necessarily. The problem is that, when tissue on the upper and lower eyelids loses resiliency, the face can become angry- or unfriendly-looking. Eyelid surgery provides a way to correct the physical tissue changes that affect our appearance. Procedures on the upper and lower eyelids have grown in numbers in recent years, but how do you know if and when blepharoplasty may be right for you?

Take a Look at Your Upper Eyelids

All of the skin around the eyes is delicate and thin. Because of this, the tissue can degrade more quickly than other parts of the body. The loss of collagen and elastin from the skin can cause sagging that obscures the natural crease of the upper eyelid. In more severe cases, tissue can start to sag over the lashes and into the field of vision. This doesn’t have to happen.

Upper blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure during which Dr. Altamira tightens muscle and skin. Excess tissue is trimmed to restore the eyelid’s natural crease. Fatty tissue beneath the skin may also be repositioned or removed as needed to provide contouring.

Take a Look at Your Forehead

Does your forehead have horizontal lines? These don’t appear because of excessive worry, even though they are commonly called worry lines. The horizontal creases that you may see on your forehead are there because you may be unconsciously raising your eyebrows so they sit where they used to. As tissue weakens, the eyebrows can drop from their position across the upper orbital rim, a bony structure that surrounds the eye. If your eyebrows droop low, this could exacerbate the heaviness of loose upper eyelid skin. Not to worry, both problems can be corrected simultaneously by combining a brow lift with upper blepharoplasty.

The Undereye Area

The area under the eyes also has muscle, fat, and skin that get affected by age and environmental damage. Here, the loss of tissue firmness can lead to visible puffiness. The decline of fatty tissue can result in hollowing and dark circles. To refresh the undereye area, lower blepharoplasty tightens muscles and skin and either repositions fatty tissue or adds volume through injectable treatment.

Your eyes may be susceptible to the signs of aging, but these can be corrected with a simple rejuvenating procedure. Learn more about blepharoplasty and what it can do for you. Call 713.271.9000 to schedule a consultation at our Houston, Cypress, or Sugar Land office.

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