As we age our skin starts to stretch, droop and the muscles weaken. This affects the eyelids, as much as anywhere else, as the eyelids stretch and build up excess fat which leads to sagging and the appearance of bags under the eyes. A medical procedure called blepharoplasty helps correct that and will leave you looking younger and can help your vision.
The surgery will remove the excess skin and fat and strengthen the muscles and tendons to provide more stability to the area around the eye. Depending on the patient and the outcome the surgeon is trying to achieve, the procedure may be done on both the lower and upper eyelid, although the upper eyelid is more common.
Drooping or sagging eyelids aren’t just a cosmetic issue. The excess skin and fat can start to impair your vision because your eyes won’t open completely. This will impact your peripheral vision as well. Blepharoplasty will build up the area around the eye so that your eyes will be more open. This is why it is different than an eye brow lift, which is a purely aesthetic-based procedure, although the two sometimes are done at the same time.