When your eyes are bright and alert, you appear energized, well-rested, and in control. However, if you have lower-eyelid puffiness, dark circles or drooping upper lids, others may assume that you are fatigued, angry or unhappy.
You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you have any of the following conditions:
- Upper eyelids
- Excess skin that hides the natural fold of the upper lids
- Loose skin that hangs down from the upper eyelids
- Puffiness in the upper eyelids that creates a tired look
- Lower eyelids
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids
- Puffy “bags” and, in some cases dark circles
How Is Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Performed?
The specific method used for eyelid surgery will be determined by your features and Dr. Wigoda’s preferences.
Typically, the incision begins within the natural crease of the eye’s inside corner and extends slightly beyond the outside corner into the crow’s feet or laugh lines. Through this incision, excess skin and fatty tissue are removed. The incision line follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid, and is camouflaged when healed.
Usually, the incision is concealed just below the lower lashes. Through this incision, excess skin, muscle, and fat are removed. Dr. Wigoda may also make special adjustments. For example, the fat beneath the eye can be redistributed to eliminate puffiness or bulges. In some patients, the underlying muscle will be tightened.