Cosmetic eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift, can dramatically enhance your appearance and freshen-up a tired look. It is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures performed in the United States.
BOTOX® Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A) injections are utilized to treat dynamic facial wrinkles, restoring a more youthful, rested appearance. BOTOX® injections block the impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles. The muscles relax and the overlying skin smooths. The effects of BOTOX® are temporary with results typically lasting 3 to 6 months. BOTOX® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.
What Causes Droopy Eyelids?
In the eye socket, the eye is surrounded and cushioned by fat. As we age, the tissues holding the fat in place can weaken, allowing the fat to protrude. This causes the upper eyelids to appear puffy and the lower eyelids baggy. Additionally, the overlying eyelid skin and muscle can lose their tone resulting in a droopy or tired appearance.
Upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty involves trimming the excess skin and muscle and removing the protruding fat as needed to produce an aesthetically pleasing and natural result. As each individual is different, surgery is tailored to provide the best result.