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Are Your Eyelids Sagging?

Eyelids are lifted through a surgical procedure blepharoplasty. This procedure is done to people who are not comfortable with the appearance of their eyelids. Issues people have with their eyelids include too much skin on the upper eyelids and sagging and bagginess of the lower eyelids. This procedure will enhance appearance particularly for old women who want to look younger. The procedure is also used to enhance sight in the old folk whose upper eyelids sag thereby blocking their vision. Blepharoplasty will also do away with the darkening that appears on the lower eyelids. It is often done alongside forehead lift.

Ageing of the eyelids

As the skin ages, it loses its elasticity. This explains why old people have wrinkled skin. This loss of elasticity together with gravitational pull causes excess skin to accumulate around the eyelids. The effect of this excess skin on the lower eyelid is wrinkled, and eye bags. On the upper eyelid, the effect is usually sagging. The upper eyelid sags over the eyelashes to the extent of blocking vision. Fat deposits around the eyelids are also a cause of bulges on the eyelids. This effect of fat is rampant in old people because the skin membrane that restricts the fat is weak.

Candidates for blepharoplasty

For this surgery to be a success, a candidate has to be perfectly healthy. Candidates for this surgery are more often over 35 years. However, eye-bags and eye lids that appear droopy are common in some families. Members of such families may have this procedure done at a younger age. Its purpose is to improve the appearance and consequently boost the self-esteem and confidence of the candidate. This surgery does not change your appearance to a great extent. It is, therefore, important to give the surgeon details of the changes you need in your facial appearance.


The skin is subject to aging. This means this procedure is not a lifelong solution. The lower eyelids’ appearance will last ages. But the upper eyelid will show signs of ageing after 6-7 years. The procedure can be repeated if someone still feels there is a need for it. But in such cases facial procedures are more appropriate.

Preparation for surgery

It is mandatory to have a person waiting to take you home after the procedure is done. It is important to have a person staying with you during the recovery period. So it is important to arrange this before you enter the operating room.

To schedule a consultation with Body by Bloch call us at 1-847-686-3183.

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