Famed poet William Shakespeare once wrote that the “eyes are the window to the soul.” With that in mind, it is no wonder why people may be concerned with the appearance of their eyes. Aging, bad habits and genetics (among many other factors) can take quite a toll on the appearance of a person’s eyes, but luckily there are many things a person can do to improve that appearance.
Among the many procedures that can be done to improve the appearance of eyes, eyelid surgery may be a good choice. Eyelid surgery, which is also known as blepharoplasty, is a versatile procedure that can fix many problems that occur in and around the eyes. The following are four of the most common eyelid ailments that can be fixed, or drastically improved, through the blepharoplasty procedure:
1. Loose and Sagging Skin Around the Eyes
This problem is one of the most common reasons why a person opts to get eyelid surgery. The most common reason for loose and sagging skin around the eyes is due to age, although there are many other things that can come into play. The folds that are created from the sagging or loose skin can change the natural contours of the face and can even impair vision in extreme cases.
2. Excess Fatty Deposits around the Eyes
This problem can be caused by aging, but one of the most common reasons has to do with sudden weight loss or weight gain. Fatty deposits around the eyes can make the eyes look puffy, so a person kind of looks like they have just woken up all the time. An eyelid surgery procedure can remove the fat deposits and reshape the area around the eyes to make them look they did before the fatty deposits took hold.
3. Bags under the Eyes
Having bags under the eyes is one of the telltale signs of aging, and is one of the most noticeable. An eyelid surgery procedure can work much like a facelift procedure where bags under the eyes are concerned. The procedure can get rid of the bags and smooth out the skin below the eyes.
4. Wrinkles under the Eye
Crow’s feet are what wrinkles around the eyes are most commonly called, and many people prefer not to have them. Wrinkles can also occur under the eyes, and this is especially the types of wrinkles that eyelid surgery can repair.