Drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes can make your look older and more tired than you feel. An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure that removes fat, excess skin, and other sagging tissues to revitalize the area around your eyes. This results in improvement of:
- Fat deposits under the eyes.
- Wrinkles around the eyes.
- Excess skin that obscures vision.
If your eyelids begin to droop significantly, Dr. Granzow can perform an eyelid lift that can even improve your vision and revitalize your appearance in the same surgery without looking “overdone”.
What Causes Eyelid Problems
Your eyes not only show your emotions, but may be the first place you may notice signs of aging. Though everyone eventually experiences some degree of aging around their eyes, the following are factors that can accelerate the process:
- Genetics. The main reason for sagging or drooping eyelids, your genetic background affects how you age and when the first visible signs of aging appear.
- Sun exposure. Getting too much sun can cause you to look much older than you are by accentuating wrinkles and lines.
- Time. As we grow older, our skin naturally loses elasticity that keeps it from sagging. Aging also redistributes facial fat that gives us a plump, youthful look.
Some non-surgical procedures, such as injectable facial fillers and Botox can also help improve aging. While each technique has its place, an eyelid lift is the only permanent solution for excess skin and sagging tissues.
What Eyelid Surgery Can Improve
Eyelid surgery is usually performed when your skin loses elasticity and your upper or lower eyelids begin to sag. Patients around 35 to 40 and older start seeing signs of aging around their eyes that cause:
- Upper lids to droop.
- Dark circles under your eyes.
- Skin to stretch.
- Muscles to weaken.
- Prominent fat pockets.
During your consultation, Dr. Granzow will discuss the improvements that you want to see and his approach to your surgical treatment. Dr. Granzow is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and provides patient conscientious care and surgical excellence.
Our Approach to Eyelid Surgery
Dr. Granzow takes ample time to get to know each patient individually. He focuses on achieving improvements while avoiding an “overdone” or “operated” look, making his patients look fresher, healthier and more rested. This concierge approach to plastic surgery focuses on developing deep doctor-patient relationships needed to ensure your wellbeing before, during and after surgery.
Patients who come in specifically for surgery will receive help with travel arrangements and follow-up appointments that accommodate their schedules.
Results of Your Eyelid Lift
After recovering from your eyelid lift, you will look refreshed and younger. Sagging skin will be removed and excess fat removed or carefully shaped. Patients who experienced vision problems due to excessive drooping will have improved vision along with a revitalized appearance.
To find out if you are a candidate of eyelid surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation. Call us at (310) 882-6261.