Droopy eyes or bags under the eyes can be detrimental to your overall appearance. Many symbols live here. The shape of your upper eyelids can make you look perpetually angry or worried, and bags under the eyes can make you look tired even when you are not.
Aging can cause the skin above the eyes to sag, sometimes so much that it impairs vision. This occurs as the fat under the brow disappears, muscles that hold the eyelids in place become weaker, and the skin stretches. By removing extra skin, fat, or muscle as necessary, an upper lid blepharoplasty can restore the eyelids to their youthful position, changing your look and correcting any resulting vision problems.
In the lower lids, skin and muscle sag with age to reveal bags of fat and a hollow beneath them. Wrinkles appear and skin seems excessive. A lower lid blepharoplasty is designed to correct all of these changes with a nearly invisible incision under the eyelashes of the lower lid and out into a crow’s foot.
Blepharoplasty can help with:
Upper and lower lid blepharoplasties are often combined with other surgeries that complement them including a brow lift and a mid facelift. Some patients who are considering a full facial rejuvenation may also consider a facelift to rejuvenate the lower face.
To change the look of droopy or baggy eyes, the surgeons at The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery make incisions either in the upper eyelid creases or just below the lashes of the lower eyelids. This placement means post-surgery scarring is virtually invisible.
Blepharoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis and takes about one hour to complete. You will have your stitches removed in less than a week and can return to work around then. Full recovery takes a few weeks, and scars will heal and virtually disappear in a few months.
Please view actual patient photos at our Before and After Photo Gallery.
You may also view 3-D animated procedures of many procedures we perform at Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery.
For more information about eyelid surgery and how it can help your overall look or correct vision impairment, please contact The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery for an initial blepharoplasty consultation. Austin-Weston is located in Reston, Virginia, and serves patients in the Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. area.
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