Drooping eyelids naturally occur as we age. They accumulate excess skin and fat, causing the eyes to appear partially closed or tired. The lower eyelids can also gather fat, appearing as bags under the eyes.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Procedure
Eyelid surgery can be performed on either eyelid, respectively. It can also be done on both, if necessary. In the case that your receive eyelid surgery on both eyelids, Dr. Esmailian will begin with the upper lids. He makes the incision along the natural fold of the eyelid, allowing the scar to be completely hidden following surgery. Once the incision is made, he goes to work removing excess skin, as well as muscle and fat beneath the skin. He then closes the incision using very small stitches so the scarring is minimal. The lower eyelid is next. Dr. Esmailian makes the incision directly below the lashes so the resultant scar is well hidden. Just like the top eyebrows, Dr. Esmailian will proceed by removing excess skin, fat, and muscle. Once he is satisfied that the new contours will provide a youthful and toned appearance below the eyes, he closes the incisions. The incision on the lower lid is made just below the lashes in your eye’s natural crease or inside the lower lid.
The surgeon removes or redistributes excess fat, muscle, and sagging skin. Depending on where the initial incisions are made, stitches may follow the lower lid’s natural crease or be placed inside the lower eyelid.
For patients with ptosis, otherwise known as a lazy eye, Dr. Esmailian will use another procedure to address that problem. If you are suffering from overly baggy eyelids, it may be wise to set an appointment with Dr. Esmailian. This condition will not only affect your physical appearance, but it will also affect the function of your eyes and vision. Call us today to ask any questions you have or to schedule an initial consultation.