The ageing process often has significant effects on the face and the area around the eyes can be commonly affected. Excess eyelid skin and sagging eyes are two of the most common conditions that may develop. In most cases, people who develop sagging skin affecting the eyelids are unhappy with the cosmetic appearance and in a small number of cases, excess eyelid skin may droop enough to affect vision. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty is the most appropriate treatment to correct sagging eyes and excess eyelid skin. Centre for Surgery is a centre of excellence for all types of blepharoplasty surgery including eyelid reduction and eye bag removal.
What is excess eyelid skin?
The natural ageing process commonly results in the development of sagging skin due to of the loss of collagen and elastin. Collagen is responsible for importing structural support to the skin and the natural decline of this protein over time results in a loss of skin elasticity. The upper and lower eyelids can be affected by skin laxity and loose skin as even when we were younger, the skin is inherently thinner in this part of the face.
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Many people are unhappy with the cosmetic appearance of the eyes due to the presence of loose skin on the eyelids. This can affect self-confidence with many people avoiding socialising with others due to being increasingly self-conscious about how they look. In some cases, vision may be affected if excess eyelid skin begins to cover the eyes. This could make certain hazardous activities including crossing the road or driving a car.
Some early tell-tale signs of ageing often affect the eyelids due to the thin skin in this area. In normal everyday life, our facial expressions often include blinking and squinting especially in strong sunlight. Repeated contraction of the facial muscles will result in the development of lines and wrinkles affecting the overlying skin with an associated loss of skin elasticity leading to the appearance of loose eyelid skin. Certain lifestyle habits such as smoking may accelerate the appearance of sagging skin affecting the eyelids. Long periods of time spent in the sun may also result in sun damage and the resulting loss of skin elasticity.
While certain treatments are claimed to tighten loose skin on the eyelids such as skin rejuvenation creams, facial exercises and anti-ageing facials, none are as effective as eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty surgery is the best treatment to permanently get rid of excess eyelid skin.
What are sagging eyes?
The upper eyelids can be raised under the influence of the underlying levator muscle. Weakness and stretching of the levator muscle results in drooping of the eyelids and the appearance of sagging eyes.
The skin around the eyes is known to be particularly delicate and gradually loses its elasticity as a result of the ageing process. Sagging eyes is a common outcome of ageing combined with other lifestyle factors including smoking and excessive sun exposure. There are certain medical conditions which may affect nerve and muscle functioning and this could cause the eyes to sag. Other causes of eye sagging include genetic conditions, injury to the eyelids and chronic inflammatory conditions of the eyelids. The best treatment for sagging eyes is eyelid reduction surgery also known as an eye lift. Blepharoplasty surgery can also correct excess eyelid skin at the same time.
Eyelid surgery at Centre for Surgery is one of the most effective ways of getting rid of excess eyelid skin or sagging eyes for an impressive rejuvenating effect with a procedure which takes no more than 90 minutes to perform. Blepharoplasty results in patients reporting a significant boost in self-confidence and emotional well-being.
What are the benefits of blepharoplasty surgery?
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid reduction surgery or eye bag removal is highly effective for correcting hooded eyelids, drooping eyelids or heavy eyelids and lower eyebags by surgically removing precise amounts of excess skin, fat or muscle. Muscles that have become weakened by the ageing process can be surgically tightened which gives the skin a much tighter looking and rejuvenated appearance.
Blepharoplasty surgery takes no more than ninety minutes to perform and is highly effective in achieving dramatic results with minimal recovery and quick healing. Patients also have access to several non-surgical treatments including laser eyelid tightening. Patients who have moderate to severe degrees of sagging skin affecting the eyelids will drive more benefit from having eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty is suitable for both women and men of all ages.
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If excess eyelid skin or sagging eyes has been troubling you, get in touch with us today on 0207 993 4849 to book a personal consultation with an expert surgeon at Centre for Surgery.