There is no doubt that your eyes play a vital role in the way that you look. Your eyes can make you seem bright, intelligent, or vibrant. Conversely, your eyes can make you look tired, frustrated, and uninteresting. Many people have the unwanted experience of having their eyes tell a story about them that’s just not true. Because their eyes are heavy and because their eyes are surrounded by dark bags, they look like they are sad, worn out, and frustrated. Maybe you are experiencing something similar. Maybe you’ve had friends or coworkers ask you if you are tired or if you are sad even though you feel energized and you do not feel sad at all. At AdvancedClinics in Oklahoma City, we understand your concerns and want to help you. If this is true, you may benefit from eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty.
Some refer to eyelid surgery as an eyelid lift. Some people in Oklahoma City have the procedure performed because the weightiness of their eyes is affecting their vision. However, most people have blepharoplasty done because their eyes are negatively affecting their appearance. Their eyes are making them look older than they really are. Since your eyes play such an important role in expressing who and what you are, it is understandable that you want to consider blepharoplasty when thinking about ways to reverse the signs of aging.
The reason your eyes are affected as you age is that your skin can start to sag. The amount of collagen you have in your skin when you’re older is not the same as when you were younger. And every single year that goes by your body produces less and less collagen. Collagen is what keeps your skin tight. Collagen is what keeps your face looking to fuller. When the skin around your eyes starts to get loose, the skin will droop over your eyes.
Another reason why your eye skin starts to sag as you get older is that the fat layer that serves as a protection between your eye and your skull begins to weaken. As it does, it moves out of its place, causing your eyelids to droop. Or it could be that the muscles around your eyes are weak. It is harder for them to resist the pull that gravity is having on them.
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure that is designed to address all of the above-mentioned issues that could be robbing you of your attractive appearance. The vast majority of individuals who visit us and have eyelid surgery performed are happy that they did. They look younger, they look more vibrant, they look more attractive, and they have more confidence in who they are.