Our eyes are one of our first features that people notice. Unfortunately, as we age, our eyelids start to sag and droop. This causes us to look tired, bored, or unwell. At Body By Bloch, we are proud to offer eyelid surgery in Glenview to help you restore youth and vitality to your eyes. Keep reading to discover which questions you should ask when considering this rejuvenation procedure.
Eyelid Surgery In Glenview: What You Need to Know
Will I Need Upper or Lower Eyelid Surgery?
Whether you need upper or lower eyelid surgery in Glenview or both depends entirely on your cosmetic goals. Upper eyelid surgery is used to remove excess skin from your upper eyelid, reposition pads of fat, and tighten visibly drooping muscles. Lower eyelid surgery is used to minimize the appearance of bags underneath your eyes and achieve a youthful, lifted look.
Will I Have Visible Scars?
One of the great things about eyelid surgery in Glenview is you will have no visible scars. Scars are typically hidden by the natural creases of your eyelids.
Will Eyelid Surgery Correct My Sagging Brows?
Unfortunately, eyelid surgery in Glenview only treats the eyelids. However, it is extremely common for people with drooping eyelids to also have sagging eyebrows. If this is the case with you, and you would like to lift your sagging brows, we recommend a brow lift. This procedure is often called a forehead lift. It tightens and gently repositions the underlying tissues to achieve a smooth, wrinkle-free forehead.
What Other Procedures Commonly Happen With Eyelid Surgery?
Besides a brow lift, patients often pair their eyelid surgery in Glenview with a facelift. This addresses the signs of aging from the middle of the face to the neck.
If you wish to address other signs of aging besides drooping eyelids but do not want to pair two procedures, treatments, such as dermal fillers or neuromodulators are excellent solutions. They add volume to the face for nine to 12 months at a time. Effects include:
- Smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles
- Providing structure and lifting drooping areas
- Restoring volume to regions that look hollow, sunken, thin, or flat
Examples of dermal fillers include Radiesse, Juvéderm, and Restylane. Examples of neuromodulators include Xeomin and Botox.
Am I a Good Candidate?
In general, ideal candidates for eyelid surgery:
- Do not smoke
- Are in good general health
- Do not have an active skin infection on the eyelid
- Wish to correct hooded eyelids
- Want to correct under-eye puffiness or drooping lower eyelid skin
- Have an excess of or sagging upper eyelid skin
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