Are you feeling frustrated by your droopy eyelids? Do you notice them sagging more and more as you age? Saggy eyelids can make you look constantly tired and prematurely age your appearance. Saggy and puffy eyelids are a common cosmetic concern that can occur as we age. When botox and fillers just no longer produce the rejuvenated look you desire, it may be time to ask your cosmetic surgeon about eyelid surgery.
Annapolis plastic surgeons Dr. Henry Sandel and Dr. Claire Duggal offer surgical and non-surgical options to treat sagging eyelids. After a comprehensive exam and consultation, Dr. Sandel or Dr. Duggal will determine what options will work best for your unique needs and goals. Together, we will build a comprehensive treatment plan to achieve the results you want.
Eyelid surgical rejuvenation is recommended for patients who will not, or are no longer seeing results from other treatment options due to the severity of the eyelid sagging, puffiness and swelling. Eyelid surgery is safe and offers long lasting results with minimal risk. There are two eyelid surgeries that target different parts of the eye and cosmetic concerns.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Treats: Droopy or heavy eyelids
Process: A small incision is made in the crease of the upper eyelid and the excess skin is removed, lighting the weight of your eyelid. Sutures will be placed to close the incision.
Recovery: Approximately 5 days from surgery sutures are removed. Minimal swelling and bruising will subside in about 2 weeks.
Results: Eyelids appear lighter and rejuvenated. Many patients look less tired, and report feeling like they appear younger.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Treats: Improves puffy under eye “bags”
Process: An incision is made along the lash line or smile crease to reduce visibility of scarring. Excess fat, muscle and skin are removed and then the incision is closed. Some patients will request that excess fat is moved to their cheeks for a fuller and more youthful appearance.
Recovery: Most patients will be fully recovered in about 2 weeks. 5 days post op the sutures will be removed and patients will have some minor swelling and bruising.
Results: Reducing puffiness under the eyes can leave patients looking refreshed and feeling more youthful and confident.
Visit Annapolis Sandel Center
If you have been wanting a long lasting solution to puffy and sagging eyelids, eyelid surgery may be the cosmetic treatment option for you. Consult with Dr. Duggal or Dr. Sandel to find out what your best options are for your unique goals. Contact Annapolis Sandel Center today, or schedule an appointment online.