We all live busy lives these days. Between shuffling the kids to and from school, racing to dance class and softball practice, and trying to work a full-time job, it’s no wonder you’re exhausted. The only thing worse than feeling exhausted? Looking like you’re tired even when you’re not.
Sagging skin, extra fat deposits, and wrinkles can all make the “windows into your soul” look like they’re shrouded by curtains. The last thing you want to do is tackle your hectic schedule feeling less than optimal. With cosmetic eyelid surgery, you can revise both your eyes and your outlook on life. What could be better than that?
How Aging Affects Your Eye Area
As time marches on, your natural day-to-day facial movements and environmental factors, such as wind and pollution, combine to start stressing your skin. You may develop loose or sagging skin that folds over or under your eyes. In extreme cases, those folds may even obscure your vision. Some people have naturally occurring bags under their eyes or droopiness that makes them seem as if they’re sad or suffering from lack of sleep. While makeup only settles in the grooves, amplifying the problem, cosmetic eye surgery is a longterm solution that can help you recapture the natural contours of youth.
How Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Can Help
At Aesthetics, cosmetic eyelid surgery is performed using a type of light sedation that’s often referred to as “twilight sleep.” You’ll also receive some local anesthetic in your eyelids so you won’t experience any discomfort during the procedure. Incision lines are strategically made in the natural curves of your eyelid’s existing structure so that scars remain hidden once you heal.
If you’re looking to revise your upper eyelids, you may have fat deposits removed, muscles and tissue tightened, and excised skin taken away to rejuvenate and renew the lid. For the lower eyelids, incisions are made right underneath the lash line. From there, oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Catherine Cuite, can tighten the muscle and remove excess skin to shrink under eye bags and help you look more rested than you have in years.
Cosmetic Eye Surgery: Recovery and Results
Your exact eyelid surgery recovery and results depend on a number of factors, such as your age, skin condition, overall health, and the type of procedures you undergo. They will all affect how you’ll look once you heal.
Generally speaking, patients are thrilled when they’re finally able to look into the mirror and see a more refreshed and revitalized version of themselves. Imagine saying goodbye to the bags under your eyes, applying eyeshadow to your upper eyelids without having to stretch the skin first, or just no longer looking tired. It’s all possible, and we have the eyelid surgery before and after photos to prove it.
If you’re interested in seeing how Aesthetics can help you ditch the tired look in favor of something a little more refreshed, call Michelle Ford, Aesthetic Coordinator, at (309) 243-3875.