An eyelid lift is a procedure that can rejuvenate the upper and lower eyelids, so that you have tighter skin, reduction or elimination of bags under your eyes, and a more youthful appearance. Depending on your appearance, and whether you’re concerned about your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, you may have various concerns addressed before getting an eyelid lift.
The most common finding that patients want eliminated is excess skin of the upper or lower eyelid. If you can pinch extra skin above or below your eye, but the shape of your eye does not change, then you may be a candidate for an eyelid lift.
Puffy eyes in the upper or lower eyelid may be a sign of excess fat in the fat pockets of the eyelids, and can be removed during an eyelid lift. Everyone has small fat deposits in the upper and lower eyelids, but as you get older, they may become more prominent and visible, resulting in circles, bags, or eyelids that droop and hood. While the skin is being tightened during an eyelid lift, your plastic surgeon can also remove this small amount of excess fat.
Circles under the eyes can also be addressed with an eyelid lift. Your eyelid fat may need to be removed or repositioned to reduce and eliminate the dark circles underneath your eyelids.
If you have very droopy lower eyelids, then you may need a tarsal strip procedure. The tarsus is the white hard strip of tissue that your lower eyelashes come out from. If this is loose, then you may need to have the tarsus tightened to prevent continued aging.
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