Especially as you get older, eyelids can tend to sag and droop. Some people also have more than typically drooping eyelids at a young age due to genetic factors.
If you’re concerned about the appearance of your sagging or droopy eyelids, or if you notice your range of vision becoming limited due to increasingly heavy folds of eyelid skin, you should know that you have effective treatment options available to you.
Renowned oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Raymond Douglas provides cosmetic and effective eyelid surgery from his offices in Long Beach and Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California. Turn to Dr. Douglas for help with your drooping eyelid concerns.
With Dr. Douglas’ extensive expertise, you can count on treatment that enhances your appearance, revealing your facial youthfulness and improving and broadening your field of vision. Here’s what Dr. Douglas wants his new and existing patients to know about the treatment available for droopy eyelids.
How correcting droopy eyelids improves your appearance
Your eyelids cover and protect your eyes, and are folds of skin that keep your eyes moist and reduce light exposure to let you rest. Your eyelids also make a big difference in the overall appearance of your face. You might be surprised how much difference the appearance of your eyelids make, in terms of your overall look and satisfaction with your face.
Excess skin and tissue above your eyes can droop down, making your eyes look sleepy and even potentially reducing your field of vision. This often occurs as people get older due to decreased skin elasticity and increased muscle weakness. Refreshing your eyelid area can also make you appear rejuvenated and more awake.
Upper and lower eyelid surgery
Dr. Douglas can perform eyelid surgery procedures, also known as blepharoplasty, on your upper eyelids, your lower eyelids, or both. Talk to Dr. Douglas about your functional and aesthetic concerns and he can advise you on the right procedures for your goals.
In an upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Douglas creates a small incision that will naturally be hidden by your eyelid crease. He can then reposition tissue and fat in your upper eyelid, removing excess tissue as needed to resolve your drooping or sagging issues.
A lower blepharoplasty addresses your lower eyelid, and can be used to reduce the appearance of under-eye bags, another way to subtly transform and enhance your overall facial look.
To learn more about how cosmetic surgery can help with drooping eyelids, get in touch with Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD today. Schedule your confidential consultation appointment by calling now, or request an appointment online.