Why Are My Eyelids Starting to Droop and What Can I Do About It? (Blepharoplasty)

Blepharoplasty before and after Beverly Hills

It can be frustrating to look in the mirror and see aging eyes staring back at you. Despite efforts to retain a youthful appearance, signs of aging are often inevitable. This is because, over time, the body produces less collagen, leading to sagging, drooping skin, especially around the delicate eye region. Charles S. Lee, MD, performs blepharoplasty in Beverly Hills, effectively turning back the hands of time for many patients.

What Causes Drooping Eyelids?

Drooping upper eyelids are also referred to as ptosis and can happen at any age, but the most common cause of sagging eyelids is aging. The muscle tendon that plays a major role in lifting the eyelid can become stretched and weakened with time. Fat can also accumulate in the lids, contributing to a puffy eyelid appearance. The resulting sagging can present as eyelids that are in a lower position than they should be, excess lax eyelid skin, or a combination of both.

How Blepharoplasty Can Help

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery designed to rejuvenate the eyelids and restore a youthful appearance. Depending on your unique needs, it can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

Upper blepharoplasty: With age, the reduction in the quality and quantity of collagen produced in the body can contribute to aging skin. In some cases, the degree of sagging is such that vision can become impaired, making drooping eyelids a functional concern in addition to a cosmetic one. Dr. Lee corrects this issue with blepharoplasty by carefully removing the excess baggy skin around the eyelids to improve their appearance. Your incisions will be skillfully placed to ensure an aesthetic result.

Lower blepharoplasty: A lower blepharoplasty addresses lower eyelid sagging and puffiness. Dr. Lee removes excess skin and redistributes or eliminates excess fat that has accumulated in this area to address unflattering eye bags, creating a more flattering look.

Blepharoplasty Benefits

Undergoing blepharoplasty can have many benefits, including:

  • Appear more like your younger self
  • Eliminate a tired or angry appearance
  • Experience a boost in confidence
  • Improve ptosis-related vision problems
  • Lasting results
  • Minimal scars
  • Can be combined with other cosmetic procedures

Book a Blepharoplasty Consultation in Beverly Hills Today

If you are tired of dealing with an unflattering, aging eye appearance, it may be time to schedule your blepharoplasty consultation with Dr. Lee. During your visit to his state-of-the-art plastic surgery and medspa practice in Beverly Hills, you will have the chance to ask questions and learn about how blepharoplasty can dramatically improve your appearance and help you maintain a younger appearance for a longer period of time, regardless of the natural aging process. To get started, schedule your consultation online or call our office today.

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