Eyelid Surgery: What to Expect
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Bags under your eyes and droopy upper eyelids can make you look older than you are and can cause you to look fatigued all the time. Eyelid surgery is designed to address these issues. Here's what you can expect with eyelid surgery. The natural aging process definitely plays a role in a person starting to develop saggy eyelids. There are other factors at play as well, including sun damage, obesity, and smoking. The skin on the eyelid is thinner than the skin on the rest of the face, so it deteriorates faster, leading to puffy eyelids, bags under the eyes, and excess skin on the top of the eyelids that can be so bad that it can block a person's vision. When eyelid surgery is performed, the excess skin and tissue is going to be removed. Fat may also be removed. The muscles will be tightened as well. Both men and women make great candidates for eyelid surgery. It is going to refresh a person's entire look. It may be best for a person to only have their upper eyelids worked on. When this is done, the surgeon may remove excess skin, tighten muscles, and reposition fat deposits. When the lower eyelids are worked on, the same goals can be accomplished. Some individuals benefit from having both their upper and lower eyelids worked on at the same time. Once the procedure is over, you’ll have a recovery period. After this time has passed, you can truly enjoy the results of your procedure. If you're interested in learning more about the benefits that come from eyelid surgery in the Washington, DC area, please contact us today at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery in Bethesda, MD and schedule a consultation.