Many people consider having blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, in order to remove and tighten up their excess eyelid skin. Eyelid surgery helps patients achieve a more youthful, alert appearance. Eyelid surgery can also improve your vision by allowing more light to reach the eye as loose skin can act as a shade over the eye
Blepharoplasty routinely removes excess fat, skin, and muscle from the lower and upper eyelids. Some people only require skin to be removed during eyelid surgery but this is rare. You may also need to have the surgery done on both lower and upper eyelids. Dr. Azouz performs blepharoplasty at various facilities in Dallas and Plano, providing patients with a youthful appearance while keeping the eyelids functional.
What is Cosmetic Blepharoplasty?
This procedure is not a medical necessity and is done for cosmetic purposes only. As we age, our upper and lower eyelids can begin to droop or become baggy. If this occurs, your eyebrows may even sag or droop down. The skin of the eyelid stretches, the muscles weaken, and fat pockets can start to appear more prominent.
These conditions can detract from the beauty of the eyes and face. They can also cause a person to look older than they actually are. A board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. David Azouz can perform a blepharoplasty to improve the appearance of the eyes, which helps to improve the overall look and youthfulness of the face.
When is Eyelid Surgery Necessary?
A functional blepharoplasty occurs when there is a medical necessity for it. One of the most common reasons why this surgery may be necessary is when loose skin drooping down low enough that it severely impairs vision. This can cause problems with driving and other daily tasks.
Other conditions that require functional blepharoplasty include:
- Irritation that occurs from eyelashes rubbing the eye
- Discomfort or pain in the forehead from overworked muscles that severely and constantly strain to lift up the sagging eyelid skin with severe headaches
Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. David Azouz has decades of experience performing this type of procedure and routinely provides his patients with world-class results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
If you are experiencing sagging or drooping skin around your eyes, you may consider eyelid surgery. Remember, this problem is usually normal with aging and is often due to genetics. Sagging and puffy skin may also be exaggerated if you have other medical issues that irritate your eyes, such as edema or allergies.
Dr. Azouz offers a comprehensive exam of the face and eyes and can guide patients as to what eyelid surgery is best for them. Many patients elect to combine eyelid surgery with a facelift, neck lift or liposuction of the neck. Some patients elect to combine eyelid surgery with breast augmentation, breast lift, gynecomastia or liposuction surgery.