Your eyes can make you look much older and more tired than you actually feel. The skin around your eyes is much thinner than the rest of your face and is often the first place to show signs of aging. As you age, the eyelid muscles weaken, the skin sags and fat accumulates around the eyes creating bags. Heredity, sun damage, smoking, stress, and fatigue are factors that affect the appearance of your eyes.
Eyelid surgery can remove excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. Both men and women, young and old, can benefit from this cosmetic surgery procedure. It can make a big difference in how you look and feel about yourself.
While eyelid surgery can correct those drooping tired eyes and puffy bags, it can’t eliminate dark circles under your eyes, remove crow’s feet, or lift sagging eyebrows. A forehead lift, another procedure that often accompanies eyelid surgery, can lessen wrinkles and creases, and raise sagging eyebrows.
The best candidates are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations. Most are 35 or older, although you may require surgery earlier if you have a strong family history of baggy eyelids.