All skin loses elasticity as it ages due to collagen loss and other factors. The delicate skin on the upper and lower eyelids may be the first areas where this is apparent. It can appear that the eyelids have excess skin due to stretching and the loss of elasticity. With drooping skin, the eyes look tired and older, impacting your overall appearance. Excess eyelid skin is called dermatochalasis and can be addressed with eye cosmetic surgery. An eyelift that removes excess skin on the upper or lower eyelids can rejuvenate eyes for a more youthful look.
On the upper eyelid, when skin becomes thinner and stretches, it sags and droops. The eyes look tired and smaller. An upper eyelid lift can remove excess skin and fat, tightening and reforming the upper eyelid. A small incision is made at the crease of the upper lid to perform this procedure, hiding the scar.
Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, uses excess eyelid skin surgery to open the eyes and revitalize their appearance. Dr. Rosenberg often combines this procedure with a lower eyelid lift or a brow lift. This combination creates a complete transformation of the eye area, helping his patients appear more energetic and years younger.
Reducing Eye Bags with Lower Eyelid Surgery
Sagging skin and tissue under the lower eyelid can create bags that age the face. Even when you feel energetic, you will look sad or tired when bags are always under your eyes. Removing the excess skin and fat and then tightening the skin under the eyes, can diminish bags. A small incision is made under the lower lashes to hide the scar. This procedure can make you and your eyes look well-rested and youthful.
If your eyes are showing your age, having blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, may be right for you. Contact the office of Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, to schedule your consultation, and learn more about the options available to rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes and face.