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Help! My Eyelids are Drooping

Your eyes are the weakest link when it comes to maintaining a youthful appearance. They typically show the first signs of aging, and, unfortunately, these unwanted changes appear way ahead of schedule.

Sagging eyelids and lines around your eyes appear long before wrinkles and other signs of aging on your face. And nothing makes you look older than your real age like sagging eyelids.

We have a solution for drooping, wrinkly eyes here at Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton, and it’s called eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. With eyelid surgery, we can take years off your appearance by rejuvenating your eyelids and the area around your eyes.

Here’s the information you need to know about why your eyelids start to droop and how eyelid surgery restores younger-looking eyes.

Eyelids are vulnerable to aging

Your eyelids and the area surrounding your eyes are especially vulnerable to aging simply because the skin in this area is delicate. As you get older, changes occur within the skin all over your body that lead to wrinkles and sagging skin. But these changes affect the thin skin around your eyes faster than the rest of your body.

One of the most significant changes is a drop in the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. These essential substances give your skin strength, resilience, and hydration. 

As these levels decline, the skin in your eyelids and around your eyes starts to become thin, dry, and loose. That’s the start of sagging or drooping.

Changes also occur in the natural fat layer under your skin. You need this fat to maintain a youthful appearance because it keeps your skin smooth and contributes healthy volume.

Over time, however, the fat layer thins out, loosens, and gives in to gravity. Fat accumulation combined with loose, stretched skin results in drooping upper eyelids and bags under your eyes.

Eyelid surgery eliminates drooping eyelids

Eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, is a specialized procedure that targets age-related problems around your eyes. You can choose to have eyelid surgery on one or both eyes to repair problems such as:

We begin the procedure by placing the incision where the minor scar can be hidden from view. Then we lift and rejuvenate the area around your eyes by removing excess fat and skin, repositioning the fat back to its normal position, and tightening the underlying muscles to restore firmness. 

Recovery after eyelid surgery to rejuvenate your eyes

You can expect to have some bruising and swelling in the days after your surgery. However, most patients return to their normal activities within 10 days.

We perform eyelid surgery as an outpatient procedure, so you’re free to go home the same day. You can request at-home nursing, if desired, to support your recovery.

You can also stay in our overnight recovery suite. We created this suite to give you time to relax and recover in a comfortable, hotel-like suite that also offers all the nursing and medical accommodations you might need.

If you’re ready to restore the appearance of your eyes, call Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton or request an appointment online.

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