Eyelids that are beginning to sag or have been doing so for quite some time can make you look older than you are. In addition, if sagging, upper eyelid skin hangs low enough, the overhanging, upper eyelid skin can interfere with your vision. If your vision or appearance is impacted by hanging upper eyelid skin, you may be a good candidate for an upper blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery.
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Katzen. Dr. Katzen can review your medical history, examine your eyelids and let you know if a blepharoplasty is an option for you. You will also have a better idea of what kind of results you can expect from eyelid surgery. If you have upper eyelids that are drooping, especially if they are drooping over the eyes, you may have an issue that can be resolved with an upper blepharoplasty. Drooping upper eyelid skin a common problem that frequently occurs as we age. As we grow older, the upper eyelid muscles that hold the eyelid in place become weaker. This weakening of the upper eyelid muscles can cause upper eyelid drooping. In addition, the upper eyelid skin loses much of its recoil and elasticity. This loss of upper eyelid skin elasticity can add to the drooping effect.
Excess upper eyelid skin can be removed with an upper blepharoplasty surgery. If the skin on the upper eyelids is drooping enough that it starts to interfere with vision, you may want to consider eyelid surgery for more than just cosmetic reasons. Drooping eyelids that impede your vision can put you in some dangerous situations, such as when you are driving. In these circumstances, an upper blepharoplasty may be considered medically necessary. In some cases, your upper blepharoplasty surgery may be covered by your medical insurance. Sagging skin does not only affect the upper eyelids. It can impact the lower eyelids as well, giving the appearance of bags under your eyes. Sagging, lower eyelids sag can pull the eyelid away from the eye and cause the white part of the lower eye to become more exposed. You may also be a good candidate for a lower blepharoplasty if you have fatty deposits in the lower eyelids. In addition to lower eyelid skin tightening, a lower blepharoplasty can remove excess lower eyelid fat. There are times when a lower an upper blepharoplasty may be done along with other treatment methods to restore your youthful appearance.
When you visit the office of J. Timothy Katzen, MD in Las Vegas or Beverly Hills, you can get a complete understanding of which procedures will give you the look you want. Dr. Katzen and his team are committed to helping you look and feel your best. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for an upper or lower blepharoplasty.