Signs of aging can appear at any point in your face, but your eyes are often the first to show them. Eyes that look droopy or saggy make you look tired and the wrinkles that appear make you look older. Over time, these effects can even change your overall appearance so that your face doesn’t accurately express how you’re feeling. An eye lift, or blepharoplasty, can dramatically improve your appearance by addressing several different issues around the eyes.
Droopy or Sagging Eyelids
Skin tissue starts to lose important fibers as you get older, which are important in keeping your skin firm and tight across your body. Losing those fibers causes your skin to become looser and, consequently, more vulnerable to the pull of gravity. The pull is especially obvious around your eyes because the skin is particularly thin.
Eyelids, especially the upper eyelid, are usually the area where gravity has the most effect. The upper eyelid can droop so that the crease in the lid isn’t visible anymore and your eyes look like they are withdrawing into your face. In some instances, the upper eyelid can droop to the point that it impairs your vision.
Eye lift surgery literally lifts up your eyelids so that they are no longer droopy or sagging, giving your face a brighter, fresher appearance.
Bags Under the Eyes
This is one of the tell-tale signs of being tired. Dark shadows or bags under the eyes give you the look of someone who isn’t getting enough sleep. But if you aren’t really tired, why would you want to look that way? Just like your skin, fat deposits respond to gravity so that over time, they settle underneath your eyes. No matter how much rest you get, those deposits will stay put and give you the baggy appearance.
The good news is those fat deposits can be removed or repositioned so that your eyes don’t look so tired. Combining that with tightening the skin and the muscles underneath your eye will help you look more energized and ready to take on the world!
Wrinkles Around the Eyes
The muscles around your eyes are also known as dynamic muscles, which are muscles that move almost constantly. You also find these muscles around your mouth and in your forehead. Since your muscles are constantly moving your face and skin, those areas develop wrinkles first. Around your eyes, those wrinkles contribute to an aged appearance.
When your eyelids are lifted and adjusted in eye lift surgery, those wrinkles are improved so that they are not as conspicuous. Some surgeons find it helpful to boost your eye lift surgery and smooth out your wrinkles by adding dermal fillers like Botox or Dysport to the muscles around your eyes.
Eye Lift Surgery From Dr. Bustillo
Eye lift surgery is one of the safest facial cosmetic procedures available, but it still requires someone who knows what they’re doing. Your eyes are so important in creating your expressions that overdoing the procedure can result in making your appearance worse. There has to be a careful balance between improving the look of your eyes and completely changing your face.
Dr. Andres Bustillo has been a board-certified plastic surgeon for over a decade. He specifically focuses on facial plastic surgery and a significant portion of his patients come in for eye lift surgery. Dr. Bustillo is precise, meticulous, and develops a comprehensive plan for surgery that will give his patients the best possible results.
To schedule an eye lift consultation with Dr. Bustillo, call (305) 663-3380.