Are you tired of being asked if you’re tired? Droopy or sagging eyelids, or eyelids that are puffy and red, can give you a weary or aged appearance. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution.

At DERMABARE in Laguna Niguel, California, aesthetic specialist and surgeon Ramin Tayani, MD, and our team of registered nurses offer cosmetic eye surgeries to help improve eyelid appearance and restore self-confidence.

Dealing with drooping eyelids

As you age, a decrease in the production of collagen in your eyelids can lead to a loss of elasticity, which can lead to sagging eyelids. Alternately, you may simply have eyelids that are shaped so that they appear to droop. Your eyelids may also have multiple folds, or they may seem puffy and swollen due to tiny fat deposits under the skin.

Any of these conditions can be remedied with a common eyelid surgery known as blepharoplasty, also known as an eye lift. Blepharoplasty is an extremely popular cosmetic surgery, with around 150,000 procedures completed in the United States every year. The procedure surgically tightens the skin of your eyelids, removing drooping skin and excessive wrinkling for a more youthful appearance.

Types of blepharoplasty

There are two types of blepharoplasty. One procedure is for the upper eyelid, and one is for the lower eyelid.

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty

An upper eyelid lift can remove any excess fat and skin through an incision in the crease of the upper eyelid. This procedure tightens the surface of the eyelid and helps you look younger by preventing the upper eyelid skin from drooping.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty

A lower eyelid lift can remove fatty deposits that cause puffy bags, pouches, or bulges. The incision is hidden inside the lower lid, so there is no external scarring. This recontours the skin to give you a younger, fresher look.

Benefits of eyelid lifts

An eyelid lift can make you look younger. It can also be used to treat eyelids that droop so much that they impair a person’s vision. An eyelid lift can also reshape an eyelid following trauma or a tumor removal.

It usually only takes a couple of hours to perform a blepharoplasty on both eyes. Upper eyelid lifts can last for 5-7 years before further surgery is needed, and lower eyelid lifts don’t usually have to be redone at all.

If you’re ready to see the world in a whole new light, book an appointment online or over the phone with DERMABARE today.