The delicate skin on the upper and lower eyelids is prone to stretching and sagging. When excess skin sags on the upper eyelid, the eyes look half closed and tired. Excess skin on the lower eyelid can result in bags and wrinkles under the eye. This excess eyelid skin is called dermatochalasis, a condition that can be genetic or caused by aging. At pēkomd®, we offer excess eyelid skin removal surgery at our cosmetic surgery center in Toledo, OH.
Dermatochalasis can occur at any age, but it is most common among older individuals. The skin loses elasticity with age and the eyelid skin is vulnerable to stretching and drooping. On the upper eyelid, the excess skin can create a hooded appearance to the eyes. The eyes look smaller and tired as the skin sags down over the eyelid. In severe cases, the skin can sag into the line of vision.
The solution for excess skin on the upper eyelid is an upper blepharoplasty. An incision can be placed in the natural crease of the upper eyelid to remove excess skin and fatty tissue. The skin can be tightened, creating eyes that look more open and energetic for a youthful appearance.
Eyelid Lift Surgery
When there is excess or stretched skin on the lower eyelid, it tends to sag into wrinkles and bags under the eyes. The eyes and face look older and tired due to the permanent eye bags. To restore a more youthful appearance to eyes with lower dermatochalasis, blepharoplasty, or a lower eyelid lift surgery, is the solution. An incision can be made inside the eyelid or along the eyelash line to remove excess skin and fat, tightening the undereye area. The permanent eye bags are gone, improving the youthfulness of the eyes and face.
If excess skin on your eyelids is making you look more tired than you feel or adding years to your face, blepharoplasty may be right for you. To learn more about excess eyelid skin removal surgery, contact us at pēkomd®. Call our cosmetic surgery facility in Toledo, OH, to schedule your eyelid lift consultation.