3 Signs It’s Time To Have Your Droopy Eyelids Taken Care Of

Share on Social Media

woman rubbing her eyelids

With age, it’s normal for your body to begin to feel the effects of gravity. Skin becomes loose, fat accumulates where it hasn’t before, and it seems like nowhere on the body is safe from it.

Indeed, even the eyelids can feel the effects of the passage of time. These can have some surprisingly negative effects.

Luckily, these days all you need is a simple procedure called a blepharoplasty if droopy eyelids are a problem. Keep reading for 3 signs it’s time to have your droopy eyelids taken care of!

1. You Notice the Symptoms

Blepharoplasty can treat a variety of inconvenient symptoms. These symptoms include:

  • Puffy eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Lower eyelids drooping so much that the whites of your eyes are visible
  • Sagging skin above the eyes
  • Difficulty keeping your eyes open because they are so heavy

These symptoms can range in severity. Only you can make the judgment call on whether you want to consider blepharoplasty.

2. It Affects Your Confidence

The change in your outward appearance can be so drastic that it has negative consequences on your self-esteem. Looks matter more to some than others.

Having options to feel better about the way you look is not a bad thing. Eyelid surgery can help you achieve a more youthful look thanks to a simple cosmetic surgery!

3. You’re Having Difficulty Seeing

In some cases, blepharoplasty is more than a cosmetic choice. Saggy skin can get so bad that it affects your vision.

This occurs when the skin hangs or swells to the point that it is physically blocking the pupil. In these cases, blepharoplasty can actually be life-changing.

How a Blepharoplasty is Done

A blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure, so you will be in and out of the office on the same day. During the procedure, the surgeon will need to make incisions in your eyelids.

There is a recovery period so expect to take some time off. If you have both the upper and lower eyelids worked on, then the surgeon will usually begin the corrections on the upper eyelid.

The incision on the upper eyelid is cleverly made in the natural fold of the skin where the eyelid opens. This obscures any potential scarring.

It’s an easy point of access for the surgeon to perform the necessary work. Sagging eyelids often involve more than an increase of fat or a loss of elasticity in the skin.

The eyelids need muscles to operate, and these muscles can begin to weaken. During the procedure, the surgeon removes or reallocates fat and excess skin.

They may need to reattach certain muscles to strengthen and lighten the eyelid. The lower lid involves much of the same process.

As there is no fold to cut along, the surgeon will either cut along the lash line or inside the lower eyelid itself. Both incisions will need stitches.

Recovering from blepharoplasty may take a few weeks. Any initial bruising and swelling should subside within about 12 days.

You will need to take special care of your eyelids as you recover. This means icing often and taking it easy for some time.

Book an appointment at Stahl Eyecare Experts in Garden City, NY to learn more about eyelid surgery!


Share on Social Media
GARDEN CITY, LONG ISLAND
450 Endo Boulevard Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516.832.8000
MANHATTAN
185 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor (On the corner of 34th Street) New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212.689.7676
HAUPPAUGE, LONG ISLAND
200 Motor Parkway, Suite D-25 Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: 631.952.8000
WANTAGH
1400 Wantagh Ave #207, Wantagh, NY 11793
Phone: 516.785.5757
HIPAA Policy PRIVACY POLICY SECTION 1557 - AFFORDABLE CARE ACT Accessibility Disclaimer
Facebook Twitter Instagram Blog

If you are seeking a Long Island LASIK specialist, the eye doctors at Stahl Eyecare Experts would like to offer you a great opportunity in laser eye surgery. Brought to you by professional, experienced Long Island LASIK surgeons, our one-of-a-kind medical facility brings not only cutting-edge technology, but experienced hands in ophthalmology as well. Helping you achieve your personal best vision is mission critical at our Long Island LASIK office. If LASIK cost is something that has been holding you back please feel free to review our options regarding LASIK Financing. We are dedicated to providing the best in patient education so that our patients can make a well-educated decision as to whether or not LASIK would be a good vision correction option. Remember, not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. This is precisely why you need to have an experienced LASIK surgeon in Long Island evaluate you to make sure that this is the right eye surgery procedure for you! If LASIK is not the best procedure for you, we offer other ophthalmology procedures such as cataract surgery to help you see better. If you are seeking a Long Island cataract surgeon we are happy to offer cataract consultations to educate you about this process and determine your vision correction options.

If you are using a screen reader and are having problems using this website, please call 888-557-4448.

All Rights Reserved. Stahl Eyecare Experts ©2021

Stahl Eyecare Experts
Back to top