One of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging is the area around the eyes. As skin ages, it gradually loses its elasticity. A lack of elasticity plus the constant pull from gravity causes excessive skin to collect on the upper and lower eyelids. Under-eye bags and sagging upper eyelids that come with age can be corrected through cosmetic eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty. This relatively minor cosmetic surgery procedure can refresh the appearance of the face and leave it looking years younger.
Upper eyelid surgery, sometimes called an eye lift, dramatically improves the appearance of tired, droopy eyes. During upper eyelid surgery in Annandale, incision lines are made in the natural creases of the upper lids so any resulting scarring is hidden. Dr. Anne Nickodem trims away any excess skin that is obstructing vision or contributing to a droopy or tired appearance. In some cases, the muscles are repositioned as well. Then, the remaining skin is lifted and reattached for a more youthful look. The incisions are then closed with fine sutures.
The goal of upper eyelid surgery is to leave the patient looking refreshed. While the fat deposits, loose skin and drooping of the eyelids typically occur because of age, this wonderful procedure can reverse the effects of time to restore a youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
You may want to consider upper eyelid surgery if you experience any of the following:
- Excess, hanging skin covering the natural fold of the upper eyelids
- Loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids over the eyelashes
- If your upper eyelids appear puffy, making your eyes look tired and aged
- If you have deep grooves under your eyes
The best candidates for upper eyelid surgery are those in good general health who have a positive attitude and realistic expectations about the procedure. Contact Dr. Anne Nickodem at 703-560-8711 or aestheticallyyours.com to learn more about upper eyelid surgery or any procedure we offer in Annandale or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nickodem.