Droopy eyelids can make you look tired, angry, frustrated and just generally unapproachable. Unfortunately, many of us experience this problem as a normal part of the aging process. Because of changes that take place in our skin, muscles and the fat beneath our skin, the eyelids can take on a sagging, inelastic quality. An experienced cosmetic surgeon in New York City, Dr. Basil Pakeman can help you find the best droopy eyelid treatment to restore a more youthful facial appearance.
Aging is a Common Cause of Droopy Eyelids
Droopy eyelids are commonly caused by aging, although in some cases they may be a result of:
- Certain diseases or underlying health conditions
- Injury to the eye area
- Condition present at birth
A physician can help you rule out these causes, if you are concerned your droopy eyelids are not occurring as a normal part of growing older. Over time, it's normal for the muscles that hold your eyelids open to stretch and thin. Eyelids can also begin to droop because of excess skin and a breakdown of the collagen in your skin. Sun exposure over the years is one of the contributing factors to inelastic skin, as is smoking. All of these things and other normal parts of aging can result in saggy eyelids.
Your Options for Rejuvenating Droopy Eyelids
There are two main reasons that men and women alike come to Dr. Pakeman for an eyelid surgery consultation regarding droopy eyelids:
- Because droopy eyelids are making them feel unhappy with their appearance
- Because droopy eyelids are fully or partially blocking their vision
Eyelid surgery (also called blepharoplasty) removes excess eyelid skin, repositions fat and adjusts muscles to restore a defined eyelid contour and to lift your drooping skin out of your field of vision.
Another option for droopy eyelids is a brow lift. Certain people have bulgy or lax upper eyelids because their brows are pushing down on the skin beneath. Your brow and forehead begin to droop naturally with age, just like your eyelids and skin elsewhere. By lifting the brow upward, the eyelids may be effectively raised.
Dr. Pakeman has many years of experience with both rejuvenation procedures, and he is proud to provide his patients with results that look natural, and that do not look artificial or "windswept." The only way to know if one of these cosmetic procedures is the right way to address your droopy eyelids is to visit Dr. Pakeman for a consultation.
If you would like to learn more about surgery to rejuvenate droopy eyelids in New York City, please call the experienced team at Manhattan Surgical Care, at 212-308-1566 .