Can Blepharoplasty Fix My Drooping Eyelids?

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Have you noticed the appearance of sagging skin around your eyes? While the eyes are one of the most beautiful and unique facial features, they also tend to show signs of aging more quickly than other areas of your face. Droopy eyelids are a result of the gradual weakening in the tissue and muscles supporting your eyes, which can make you appear older or tired – even if you’re not. Drooping eyelids can narrow your peripheral vision, too.

For many individuals with droopy eyelids, a surgery known as blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) is the most effective way to tighten loose eyelid skin that causes the appearance of a droopy brow. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi performs upper and lower blepharoplasty to remove the loose, sagging skin above the eyes and also address puffy bags under the eyes. This cosmetic surgery in Beverly Hills, CA can help you gain a refreshed, youthful appearance.

Do I qualify for droopy eyelid surgery?

If you have sagging, drooping eyelids that cause you to look tired and older, or obstruct your vision, you’re probably a great candidate for upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). If you want to eliminate wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles under your eyes, a lower blepharoplasty may be performed in conjunction with your upper eyelid surgery. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Hakimi in Beverly Hills, CA to see if blepharoplasty is the best choice to fix your drooping eyelids.

How is blepharoplasty performed?

Depending on your specific cosmetic concerns, Dr. Hakimi may recommend that you have upper or lower blepharoplasty, or, in some cases, he may suggest both. Either way, you’ll receive a numbing medication prior to the start of your eyelid surgery, so you’ll be able to stay comfortable the entire time. Generally, blepharoplasty takes about 1– 2 hours.

Upper blepharoplasty: During an upper eyelid lift, an incision will be made along the crease of the upper eyelid to cut out excess skin and fat. Upper blepharoplasty gives your eye a tightened, rejuvenated appearance while also addressing any vision impairments caused by sagging skin.

Lower blepharoplasty: For some patients, lower blepharoplasty is paired with upper eyelid surgery. During lower eyelid surgery, the incision is either made just below the eyelashes or in the eye’s natural crease, and extra fat and skin are subtly lifted to give your lower eyelid a smoother, rejuvenated look overall.

After your surgery, you’ll have stitches in your eyes for about a week, and the full recovery process takes around three weeks. Most patients are able to see their new, lifted results within 1 – 3 months.

Restore your youthful appearance with an eyelid lift in Beverly Hills, CA

If sagging skin around your eyes is giving you a tired look or preventing your eyes from fully opening, it’s possible to fix your droopy eyelids with blepharoplasty. Eyelid surgery can help you appear younger and more awake while also addressing vision problems. To find out more about surgical eyelid rejuvenation, contact Dr. Michael Hakimi’s office to schedule a private consultation in Beverly Hills, CA.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.