How do I know if I have heavy eyelids?
Do you look in the mirror and always think you look tired or angry? If so, you may be experiencing excess upper eyelid skin, commonly known as having heavy eyelids. For some it is genetics, for others the natural aging process, but excess upper eyelid skin can dramatically affect the way you feel about yourself and can affect your self-confidence. For both men and women, maintaining the competitive edge at work often depends on looking your best and making excellent first impressions.
Can heavy eyelids affect other areas of my face?
There are different degrees of heavy eyelids that range from very mild to extra skin spilling over the eyelashes and weighing down the upper eyelid. Because it takes muscle strength and energy to hold up this heavy extra skin, many people who have heavy eyelids experience eyelid fatigue with noticeable difficulty reading in the evening or a decrease of the upper visual fields.
How can I correct heavy eyelids?
Treating heavy eyelids can be accomplished alone or as part of a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation program. In the simplest form, excess upper eyelid skin can be removed as an isolated procedure called blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift. This procedure can be done under local anesthesia in the office or under general anesthesia depending on your comfort level. The recovery time to look normal is generally 10-14 days and your friends and colleagues often can’t tell you had anything done but will comment on how well-rested and refreshed you look.
What if my eyelids alone are not the only issue?
If you have a heavy brow in addition to heavy upper eyelids, adding a brow lift to the eyelid lift yields excellent results and enhances the refreshed look. Although surgery is the mainstay of treatment for a heavy brow and upper eyelid skin, optimizing the results with a maintenance program of medical-grade skin care and Botox® will keep you looking your best long after your surgical incisions have healed.
Why should I come to Restore SD Plastic Surgery for my eyelid lift?
At Restore SD Plastic Surgery, we will guide you all the way through the process from the initial phone call to the treatment. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Katerina Gallus will partner with you to develop a treatment plan that is customized to your individual facial features, aesthetic goals, as well as your budget and timeline. Call 858-224-2281 or contact us online to book your consultation today.